Eastside Offense Silenced by Buchholz in Rivalry Game

After scoring 63 points in their first two games of the football season, the Eastside Rams could not put up a score against powerhouse Buchholz at Citizens Field on Friday night.

As one of the top teams in the area, the Bobcats’ depth took over, and it walked away with a 35-0 win.

Struggling to Find Momentum

The Bobcats (3-0) held the Rams’ offense to its least productive night of the season.

Eastside (2-1) only put up 137 yards in the passing game and ended with negative rush yardage. A few miscues, an interception, and some bad snaps led to this offensive lull.

Dominant Defense

Eastside did record three interceptions, its first of the season. Junior cornerback Victor White was the standout player recording an interception in each half.

“Tonight, I feel like I played great, but, I mean, without my team, I wouldn’t be able to do it,” White said.

Rams coach Harold “Gator” Hoskins is excited about how his defense and White contributed to the game:

“Came up big, didn’t quit, kept fighting and fighting,” he said. “That’s all you ask for.”

Gator Commit

One player in particular made it a hard night for the Rams: Buchholz’s star running back and Gator commit Myles Graham. His offensive line helped him find his way up the middle time and time again, and Eastside’s defense struggled to stop him.

Buchholz has produced several SEC football players as of late. Gator fans should be excited to see this player in The Swamp next year.

Next Week

Eastside plays Bradford (3-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“We just got to get better up front (and) get ready for the next game,” Hoskins said.

About Victoria Kitchens

Gainesville native Victoria Kitchens attends the University of Florida. She is a second-year Journalism major with a specialization in Sports and Media.

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