ATWATER -- The Buhach Colony offense grabs most of the headlines and rightfully so.
Running backs Dallon Muse and Jarrell Davis electrify crowds with jaw-dropping runs every week.
However, Friday night it was BC's defense that stole the show.
Buhach Colony held Clovis East's double-wing offense in check all night on its way to an impressive 21-7 win at Atwater High.
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"It started with everybody doing what they were supposed to do," said BC linebacker D.J. Dawson. "Everybody did their part. Some people had to take on blocks to free up others to make tackles. Everybody made plays."
It's the first time BC has started out 5-0 in school history.
For a school like Buhach Colony, which has only made the playoffs once and never won a conference title, the win over Clovis East may have been the biggest win in the short history of the program.
"This is a win that will put us on everybody's radar even more," said Muse, who racked up 170 yards on 22 carries. "This was a huge win for us."
Muse can thank players like linebackers Dawson and Eric Ramos, who made yards tough to come by for Nevada-bound running back Khary Coleman, who needed 29 carries to total 94 yards.
BC's defensive tackles J.J. Corn and Jeff Hallion dominated inside.
Clovis East's leading rusher in the fourth quarter was its trainer who had to make three trips across the field on one drive to attend to injured players.
Tight end George Maclas, quarterback Daniel Corona and fullback Jonathan Boyce all stayed on the turf after taking hits from BC players during a four-play stretch in the fourth.
Clovis East's only score came after Buhach Colony's Dakota Harkreader had his punt blocked and recovered by Clovis East on BC's 2-yard line. Coleman scored on the next play to cut Buhach Colony's lead to 21-7 with 4:24 left in the game.
"Coach (Kevin) Navarro and his defensive staff do a tremendous job of teaching their guys how to be a piece of the puzzle and they believe," Swartwood said. "All the pieces came together tonight."
Defensive back Jordy Kaiser set up BC's first score when he jarred the ball loose from Clovis East's Manuel Conde on a short fourth-down reception and Buhach's Robbie Garrett pounced on the ball on BC's 49-yard line.
Both Muse (back) and Davis (ankle) played hurt, but played hard.
Muse helped move the ball down the field with runs of 11 and 27 yards, and finally scored on a 13-yard run to give BC a 7-0 lead with 4 seconds left in the first quarter.
It was a lead Swartwood's boys would take into halftime after only running 15 plays.
Matt Small played a big role for BC in the second half.
He clobbered CE's Stephan Watson as he received a punt and jarred the ball loose, eventually setting up a 10-yard touchdown run by Davis in the third quarter.
Small later hauled in a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ben Watkins early in the fourth.
Clovis East 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Buhach Colony 7 0 7 7 -- 21
BC -- Dallon Muse 13 run (Tanner Gleason kick)
BC -- Jarrell Davis 10 run (Gleason kick)
BC -- Matt Small 45 pass from Ben Watkins (Gleason kick)
CE -- Khary Coleman 2 run (Colton Campbell kick)
Records: Clovis East 3-2; Buhach Colony 5-0.