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Falcons blank Pirates in season opener

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013

Centauri senior Jason Buhr was responsible for five Falcon touchdowns on Saturday as they shutout the Pagosa Springs Pirates 40-0. Courier photo by Eric R. Flores

Courier Sports Editor

LA JARA—Playmakers are supposed to shine. That is exactly what several Centauri Falcons did on Saturday in the team’s 40-0 shutout of the Pagosa Springs Pirates in a non-conference home matchup.

“The funny thing is they are short plays that our kids made big,” said Falcon Head Coach Kyle Forster after the win. “We practiced getting the ball out to our playmakers.”

The explosive offense of the Falcons marched down the field with apparent ease as they accumulated 499 yards of total offense. One of the main stars was senior outside linebacker and running back Jason Buhr.

In addition to his swooping defensive ability that saw him get countless tackles, Buhr was responsible for 293 yards and five touchdowns. Buhr averaged 33.4 yards per carry as he had eight of them for 187 yards. He was also on the receiving end of three passes from junior quarterback KC Jarvies for 106 yards (35.3 yards per catch).

“It all started off out front,” said Buhr. “I got a lot of holes from the linemen and just went from there.”

“These kids have worked hard in two-a-days, we were excited to watch them play and they did a good job,” said Forster.

Jarvies converted on 12-of-22 (55 percent) pass attempts for 240 passing yards. He also had seven carries for 25 yards (3.6 ypc). In addition to Buhr, junior wide receiver Mitchell Wilson was responsible for a receiving touchdown when he caught a 13-yard lob pass from Jarvies.

Special teams came up huge to start the game as the Falcons hit an onside kick that nailed the front line of the Pagosa Springs’ return team and caught them off guard. When the dust settled, the Falcons came up with the recovery at the 47 yardline.

“We are a small team, we don’t have a lot of numbers,” explained Buhr of the team. “But what we have out here, are solid.”

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