Thursday, September 3, 2015

Junior Bison open season with big win over McCrory

Teammates celebrate with Carlisle's Kamryn Taylor after he scored his third touchdown against McCrory in the Junior Bison's win Thursday night. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

CARLISLE — The Carlisle Junior Bison opened the 2015 season with a 26-8 win over 2A-6 conference foe McCrory at Fred C. Hardke Field on Thursday night.
The Junior Bison took a 6-0 lead with 1:06 left in the first quarter on a 53-yard run by Kamryn Taylor. The two-point conversion was no good.
McCrory took an 8-6 lead with 6:21 left in the first half. T.J. Alford scored on a 37-yard run then added the two-point conversion.
The Junior Bison reclaimed the lead on a 67-yard run by Taylor with 5:49 left in the first half. Kaden Bray added the two-point conversion to make the score 14-8 at halftime. 
Taylor scored his third touchdown of the game on a 14-yard run with 7:24 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion was no good.
Carlisle's last touchdown was the defensive variety as Zac VanHouten returned a fumble 64 yards for the score with 3:45 left in the game.
The Junior Bison finished with 227 yards rushing. Turner had 124 yards on 4 carries. JaSean Harper had 68 yards on 5 carries. Bray had 29 yards on six carries. 
The Junior Bison will host Heber Springs next Thursday at Fred C. Hardke Field.

Carlisle's Kaden Bray tries to run through a tackle against McCrory. 

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