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updated: 9/21/2013 7:47 PM

Fenton gives up nothing

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By Joe Cosentino

Fenton jumped on Rich East early and continued on to win 31-0 on Saturday in Park Forest.

Alex Cowan scored 2 touchdowns and ran for 82 yards on 18 carries, but the key to the game was the Bison passing game.

Last season the Bison were predominately a passing team, however, coach Mark Kos has instilled a potent ground game to accentuate the passing attack.

Bison quarterback Willie Wassmann passed for 3 touchdowns. Wassmann hit Zach Jakalski on a 21-yard pass play to put the team on the board early in the first quarter. Alex Cowan ran for two more in the second quarter on runs of 19 and 5 yards to give the Bison a 18-0 lead at the half.

"These guys were a lot more physical," Cowan said. "We have to continue to get better. Our conditioning, our effort, our practice mentality, everything has to get better. We are never satisfied."

Wassmann came out in the second half and airmailed two scoring strikes from 35 and 54 yards to Greg Wagner to close out the scoring and seal the win for the Bison. The big tight end, not known for his speed, made it look easy.

"Based on our running plays, it set up the pass," Wagner said. "They were really fast, it was really hard to get open. But our coaches came up with the right plays and got me open."

With the score 31-0 the Bison defense shut down a Rockets offense that was plagued by turnovers.

"We're getting better week by week," Kos said. "Our play from our offensive and defensive line, that's going to win you every game you play based on how we control the line of scrimmage. ... When we play disciplined football, we're a tough team to beat."

The Rockets coach was disappointed in his team's performance, feeling the Bison did what he expected.

"There were a lot of little things we didn't do and that's disappointing for us," Rockets coach Barry Reade."We knew pretty much what they were going to do and they stuck to their game plan pretty well. They executed better than we did."

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