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  • Roger Sims, Journal Staff

Buffalos come from behind to beat Chargers, 32-26

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Wide receiver Parker Schwarz had a big night on Friday in Prairie View's game against Santa Fe Trail. The freshman scored three touchdowns on 104 yards rushing. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

CARBONDALE – The Prairie View Buffalos proved their ability to battle back on Friday, Sept. 9, as they came from behind to beat Pioneer League opponent Santa Fe Trail 32-26 in Carbondale. Down 26-16 at the end of the third quarter, Prairie View scored 14 points while holding the Chargers scoreless in the final quarter.

The Buffalos were coming off a 56-22 loss at Parsons the previous week.

Early in Friday’s game, Prairie View found itself in a hole deep in their own territory on the 8 yard line with a 2nd and 18. A 28-yard pass play from junior quarterback Gabe Murillo to junior back Tanner Meadow gave the Buffalos a first down.

Down 14-12 in the second quarter, Murillo hit freshman wide receiver Parker Schwarz for an

11-yard gain. Schwarz came through in the third quarter with a 23-yard run for a touchdown, bringing the Buffalos within 2 of the Chargers, 20-18.

Schwarz would end up with three touchdowns with 104 rushing yards on 19 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Sophomore running back Steve McGuire had one touchdown on six carries with 23 total rushing yards or an average of 3.8 yards per carry.

Murillo completed 60 percent of his passes for a total of 63 yards. He threw one interception. On defense, Murillo had 5.5 tackles.

On defense as cornerback, Schwarz had 11 tackles, including one sack, forcing one fumble which he recovered. McGuire at defensive end also had five tackles, including one sack.

Prairie View hosts Osawatomie (0-2) at home on Friday at 7 p.m. Osawatomie comes off losses at Iola and Anderson County.

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