TURLOCK -- Turlock had a tough time finding Jarrell Davis as he dashed toward the sideline Friday night. By the time it located Davis, it was too late to do any good.
"He gets behind that big line and you lose him, then he pops back out, " Turlock coach James Peterson said. "Once he heads upfield, he has an extra gear and he's a difficult guy to run down."
Turlock couldn't catch the wingback, as Davis rushed for 212 yards and two long TDs to lead Buhach Colony to a 28-27 win over Turlock.
Turlock (5-1, 0-1 Central California Conference) had an opportunity to force overtime when Kevin Kramer hit tight end Tyler Cook with a 20-yard fade pass in the left corner of the end zone on the final play of the game, cutting Buhach's lead to 28-27.
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"It was an unbelievable catch, but Tyler's got huge hands, so if anyone's going to catch the ball, it's Tyler," Kramer said. "When I was told we would kick, I felt we'd have a shot in overtime."
Peterson didn't even consider going for two, sending out Dominic Breshears for what he expected to be the fourth PAT of the night. The ball slid off the side of Breashers' foot as he followed through, but bounced off the left upright and back onto the field.
"I liked our chances going against Buhach in overtime," Peterson said. "If we go to OT and lose, I can deal with that. We have the team that can win in overtime and I wanted to give them the opportunity."
When the ball hit the upright, Peterson was left stunned. So were the thousands of Turlock fans who had squeezed into the bleachers to see if Turlock could extend its remarkable turnaround -- after going 0-10 a year ago.
That was all Buhach Colony (1-0 CCC, 6-0) needed to rush the field and create a mass of black-and-gold celebrating the biggest win in school history. When Buhach went 6-5 last year, it was the first time the school had won six games.
It probably won't get any easier for BC: Pitman (5-1) and Merced (3-3) are next on the schedule.
Turlock struggled with both backs in the first half, but had allowed just 50 yards on 12 carries in the second before Buhach took over on its 34 with the score 21-21 and 2:40 to go.
Davis broke free for a 64-yard TD on a sweep. Tanner Gleason kicked the PAT for a 28-21 lead.
"Turlock had been overpursuing the sweep, that's one of the reasons we didn't get more big plays out of it," Davis said. "Once I cut back, I knew the defense wasn't going to be able to stop and come back to me."