BUFORD — Buford overwhelmed visiting Douglas County in the second quarter Friday night for a 48-0 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state football playoffs.
The Wolves (9-1) scored 31 points in the second quarter to build a 41-0 halftime lead, and advanced to a second-round home game next week against Cambridge. Their defense keyed the victory by limiting Douglas (7-4) to 21 yards — 34 in the first half and minus-13 in the second half.
Victor Venn rushed five times for 68 yards and two touchdowns, Gabe Ervin had 10 carries for 62 yards and a score and Dylan Wittke was 2 of 3 passing for 96 yards and a score.
Alejandro Mata’s 26-yard field goal and Wittke’s 58-yard TD pass to Isaiah Bond were the only scores of the first quarter, then Buford went off for four TDs and a 35-yard field goal from Mata in the second quarter. Venn had a 33-yard TD run, C.J. Clinkscales had a 14-yard TD run, Ervin had a 5-yard scoring run and Ashton Daniels scored on a 1-yard run to the second-quarter onslaught.
Venn added a 10-yard TD run in the third quarter, which was played with a running clock.