They're back! Bison shut out Class B No. 6 York, 21-0

Friday, September 13, 2019 ~ Updated 10:52 PM
Believe it or not, none of these four York Dukes would tackle McCook senior Corban Jernigan (below) as he broke free on a long run that set up the second touchdown of Friday night's 21-0 win at Weiland Field. Below, Bison assistant coach Richard Smock and others greet junior Torrington Ford (right) after he took a YORK blocked punt and carried it better than 50 yards to McCook's final TD. What a night!

McCOOK, Neb. Full moon, Friday the 13th and McCook Bison "beasts" who let it be known their 21-0 win over visiting York Friday night had nothing to do with crazy superstitions.

The Bison beat Class B's No. 6 team with what McCook's known for every Friday football night: clutch plays, strong running game and a relentless defense that never allowed York comebacks any chance to breathe.

Senior Cam Berry intercepted three York passes when he wasn't directing the Bison offense. Berry smoothly quarterbacked McCook's first game-opening touchdown drive this season for a 7-0 lead.

Classmate Corban Jernigan juked several Dukes en route to a long run setting up how own TD run to make it 14-0.

Bison defense dominated from that point as York seemingly couldn't run consecutive plays without penalties. And just when the Dukes blocked a Bison punt, some full-moon madness still went McCook's way.

Junior Torrington Ford saw the blocked football "roll right to him", then Ford began roaring downfield on an unforgettable 50-plus yard blocked punt touchdown run. He eluded at least three York tacklers while outrunning every other one.

Kicker Luke Maris' third PAT put the final touches on this unforgettable Bison win.

Yes, they're already thinking about a seven-game win streak right into Class B state playoffs again.

"That's the goal," Berry concluded.

Watch for more photos and details in Monday's McCook Gazette.

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