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The Amador High School varsity football team faced a powerful Sonora Wildcat team for the opening of Mother Lode League play on Friday, October 1, in Sonora.

Feeling right at home, the Wildcats found the endzone a number of times, scoring 44 unanswered points against Amador.

Despite the one-sided scoreboard, there were a number of standout plays and players for the Buffaloes.

“Jimbo “Barncat” Sampson he was all over the place and really has a nose for the ball,” said Amador Head Coach, Matt Kantack. “He deserves the recognition of being the defensive player of the game. Tyler McMahan was the leader of the herd and the lineman of the game. He battled and has the heart of a champion.”

On the offensive side Clayton Campbell was a bright spot in the game.

“Clayton had a great kick return and stepped up in crucial moments and was our special teams player of the game,” said Kantack. “ Overall, our guys are gonna give their best effort. I love their positive attitudes.”

Amador is 0-6 on the season and take on Summerville 2-2 of Friday, October 8 at Amador High School.