It’s been the scene all season for Butler. Opponents have a couple of big plays early and jump out to an first half lead. South Meck did it to Butler on Friday night. Thanks to two long runs by running backs Tim Palmer[singlepic=258,240,160,,right] and Spencer Shuey, the Sabres took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. That’s all they could manage, however, as the Bulldogs came back for a 28-13 win.

Butler moved to 9-0 on the season while South Meck fell to 4-5.

Sophomore Jawaun Edwards continued his recent strong play, scoring two touchdowns while recording two tackles for a loss. Quarterback Christian LeMay, also a sophomore, was 8-18 and 98 yards passing, but it was his 39 yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the game away.

The Sabres scored on their first two drives of the game, the first coming with just 1:58 seconds into the first quarter. Shuey rushed for more than 100 yards, including a 62 yard run setting up the Sabres second score. But the Bulldog defense stiffened after the first quarter, not allowing the Sabres in the red zone the rest of the game. The defense had more sacks (7) than Sabre quarterback Keith Cody had completions (3). Senior Bulldog Eric Connor had three sacks.