Bartlett Yancey bounced back from its first loss of the season in a big way, routing host Graham 54-6 in Mid-State 2A Conference action last Friday night. 

The Buccaneers’ offense was a two-headed monster against the Red Devils, recording 206 rushing yards and amassing another 204 through the air. 

Sophomore quarterback Brendan Nunnally accounted for five touches with four coming in the air for BY (8-1, 1-1 Mid-State 2A), who led 26-0 at halftime. 

Junior wide receiver Miles Jefferson recorded touchdown receptions of 43 and 15 yards, while junior Quinton Noble hauled in scoring passes of 21 and 3 yards. Noble finished with 123 yards on eight receptions. 

Junior running back Michael Slade scored on runs of 1 and 13 yards. Slade finished with a team-high 101 yards on 20 carries. He also caught three passes for 58 yards. 

BY middle linebacker Jacob Scales recorded a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown on the last play of the game. Junior Kyman Little-Tyler and sophomore Dylan Wall recorded a team-high seven tackles (all solo), while Jefferson and junior Justin Mitil each recorded six (all solo). Byrd finished with five. 

Jevon Jones scored the lone touchdown for Graham (0-9, 0-2) on a 39-yard fumble return. 

The Bucs’ defense as it forced five turnovers and limited the Red Wolves to only seven total yards of offense. Scales chipped in with BY’s lone interception while Tyler recovered a pair of fumbles and senior Triston Winn and Wall each added a fumble recovery as well. 

BY returns home Friday night when it hosts Carrboro in conference action. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. 

Volleyball

BY opened up the week with a 3-2 loss to River Mill Academy Monday night. 

Bartlett Yancey (10-10) won the first set handily, running past River Mill, 25-14. 

River Mill (13-9) edged out BY, 25-22 in the second set and gained a bit of momentum with a 25-18 victory in the third. 

Facing defeat, the Bucs bounced back and scored a 25-15 win in the fourth, but the Jaguars stole the wind from the Buccaneers’ sails in the fifth, clinching the game with a 15-6 win. 

Senior Lanie Ouzts recorded a game-high 20 kills for the Bucs. Senior Mattie Wrenn recorded a team-high three service aces for BY. 

Defensively, sophomore Elizabeth Proctor and junior Emma Jones paced the Bucs, each recording team-highs of 12 digs. Proctor also posted a game-high 21 assists. 

BY welcomed Graham for its Senior Night last Tuesday, and the Bucs made sure they sent their seniors out the right way, posting a 3-0 win over the Red Devils. 

The Buccaneers won each set by double digits, taking the first by a score of 25-9, while winning the second 25-15. The Bucs finished off the sweep with a 25-12 victory in the third. 

Ouzts, playing in her last regular-season game, was once again on fire, recording a team-high 14 kills. Proctor, Wrenn and junior Riley Webster each chipped in with six service aces. 

Defensively, Ouzts led the way, recording three digs, while Webster and Wrenn each added two. 

Boys soccer

Bartlett Yancey started off the week with a 6-0 loss to North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics last Monday night. 

The Buccaneers’ bad luck continued with a 4-0 loss against Mid-State 2A opponent Carrboro Wednesday and ended with a tough 7-6 loss to conference opponent Morehead. 

However, the Bucs bounced back and knocked off Cummings, 5-4, Monday night to break their three-game losing streak.