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BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets regained their football swagger, swarming the North Central Knights 38-0 on Friday night at BHS’s Jacket Stadium.The Jackets’ impressive Conference III-A win snapped a four-game skid and improved BHS’s mark to 3-4, 1-3.The Knights, 1-7, were unable to mount much of an offensive attack, forcing them to punt for a majority of the night.Buford didn’t waste any time in this one, posting its first touchdown early in the first quarter with a 13-yard scoring run from senior fullback Brent McAteer.BHS senior kicker Josh Ferguson was good on the extra point for a 7-0 lead.The last score of the opening quarter came on a nifty 62-yard touchdown pass from Jackets’ senior quarterback Will Ford to senior wide receiver Chris Jacobs.Ferguson was again successful on the extra point, extending the Buford the lead to 14-0.McAteer also had a 10-yard run in the second quarter to give the Jackets a 20-0 lead at the half.McAteer had a banner night on the offensive end, posting three rushing touchdowns and 85 yards on the ground.“Brent stepped for us like a senior leader should,” BHS coach Mike Wells said. “Our line also deserves credit because they gave him some running lanes and we did a good job of executing our offense.”The Yellow Jackets opened the second half as they tallied another touchdown within the opening minute as McAteer scored on a three-yard run.Andrew Jennings, the Jackets’ junior running back, later took it in from two yards out for a Jackets’ touchdown and a 32-0 lead.The Yellow Jackets finished off the Knights with an huge punt return from senior defensive back Taylor Banks that was brought back 55 yards for six points.Ferguson was unsuccessful with the extra point.Knights’ head coach Ron Blackmon said his team missed out on several opportunities in the game.“We had a hard time putting the ball in the end zone tonight,” Blackmon said. “I try to tell my team to take their time and just play football.”Blackmon and his Knights have had it rough this season, failing to post a Conference III-A win thus far this season.“My team and I just have to weather the storm right now,” Blackmon said.Wells said he was happy to finally get back into the win column after a tough stretch of games, including three tough league defeats.“This past month has been a tough road, but we got a win tonight, so now we have something to build on. We were healthy for the first time in a while too, so that really helped out a lot,” Wells said. “We can build off this win to give us a lift for the rest of the season.“It’s a real good feeling to get back on track,” Wells said.Buford hosts McBee for its annual homecoming game Friday at 7:30 p.m. McBee dropped a 14-6 home loss to Indian Land on Friday night when the Warriors rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to notch the league win.North Central, idle Friday, will host Chesterfield on Oct. 24 before capping regular-season play with a home clash with Lewisville. Chesterfield blanked Lewisville 34-0 in Richburg on Friday night.