Coach Davis, Buccaneers recharge, prepare to battle rival Minutemen

B-U defense makes a big stop at the Phillip Barbour goal line during a previous game.

TENNERTON — Coming off of a tough loss to John Marshall back on September 16 in which several key contributors were banged up, the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers football team’s bye week seemed to fall at a timely point in the season this year. Sitting with a 2-2 record through four games, with two road games at University in Morgantown and then at rival Lewis County in Weston in the “Battle for the Pick” looking large the week after next.  

Despite facing some adversity with injuries, coach Davis and his staff are proud of his team’s resilience and progress up to this point in the season, with Davis saying, “There have been ups and downs. We are proud of the effort of guys have givens through four games. We have put ourselves in position to accomplish all of our goals. Our guys are a joy to coach. They enjoy practice and they will finish the season well!” 

Coach Davis and staff wisely kept things relatively laid back in practice this past week, saying, “We used the bye week to recharge and improve our fundamentals. Our goal for practice is consistent. We strive to get better every day.” 

Despite taking the bye week to get healthy and sure up their fundamentals and execution, coach Davis expects his team to be more than ready for the big games ahead, saying, “We take it one game at a time. We worked on ourselves during the bye week. We got a lot of good work in. We will then turn our focus to preparing for University. The Lewis County game is a big one every year for our program. Our guys will be fired up for that one next week.” 

B-U defense makes a big stop at the Phillip Barbour goal line during a previous game.

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