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SoVaNow.com / November 07, 2012After restoring the program to respectability this season, the Bluestone Barons closed out the 2012 football season on a down note as they lost to Buckingham 60-8 on Friday.
The Knights celebrated Senior Night in style as they thoroughly dominated the Barons, who finished with a 3-7 record under head coach James Fowlkes, completing his first year at Bluestone.
Buckingham will continue on the Eastern Sectional playoffs with an 8-2 record and a third finish in the James River District behind Goochland and Central of Lunenburg. In beating Bluestone, the Knights bounced back from an upset loss to Goochland the week before.
Bluestone was limited to only 158 rushing yards for the game, with nearly half of that coming on one carry for 75 yards by junior Carnell Richardson. Richardson led the Bluestone offense with 80 yards rushing on two carries.
Darious Brooks, a freshman, accounted for the Barons’ lone touchdown on a five-yard carry. He also converted the two-point extra to account for the Barons’ eight points on the night.
The team’s leading rushers, Chris Watson and Deon Mosley, were held to 24 and 28 yards on the night, respectively. Josh Briggs added 13 yards on the ground.
Senior quarterback Marcus Tucker went to the air eight times and completed four passes for 53 yards, including a long of 28 yards to Watson. Watson had three catches for 48 yards and Dhaakir Barnes had one catch for five yards.
Tucker was a standout on defense, recording nine solo tackles and six assists from the linebacker spot. Briggs had five solo tackles and Javon Smith contributed four.
Watson had an excellent night returning kicks, taking one return 70 yards and finishing the night with six returns for 154 yards.
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