Buchholz jumps out to big lead in 7A playoffs

For the second consecutive week, the Buchholz football team got all the points it would need in the first half.

The Bobcats built a 39-0 lead at the half and eliminated visiting University (Orange City), 39-7, to advance in the Class 7A state playoffs.

Last Thursday in the regional quarterfinals, Buchholz took a 35-0 halftime lead over Fleming Island en route to a 35-7 win. 

Two Buchholz players had a pair of scores.

Wide receiver Quan Lee scored on a 25-yard touchdown run to start the scoring and the senior added a 70-yard touchdown reception for a 29-0 lead against the Titans (7-3).

Sonic Drive-In Player of the Game Quinton Cutler had a 45-yard touchdown run and an 80-yard scoring run.

Buchholz (11-1) will host Nease (Ponte Vedra) in the regional final on Friday, Nov. 26. The No. 7 seed Panthers (9-3) upset No. 3 Niceville (10-2), 24-19, on the road.

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