Buffalo dominate Taylor in Fall Classic

The Villages linebacker Collin O’Rourke, left, wraps up Taylor kick returner Juan Renteria in Thursday’s game.

It was only the preseason. But The Villages High School football team still gave its home fans plenty to look forward to this fall. The Buffalo blasted away at visiting Taylor (Pierson), piling up 34 first-half points en route to a 42-0 Fall Classic victory on Thursday night at the H.G. Morse Range. VHS needed just eight plays to secure an early 21-0 lead, while the Buffalo defense stymied Taylor all evening long — limiting the Wildcats to just six first downs and a 1-for-10 performance on third down. “I thought we did a lot of good things tonight,” said VHS 18th-year head coach Richard Pettus. “We’re still behind quite a bit from where we want to be because of the weather, but I was real

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