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August 18, 2013

Buffs hold Black and Gold Scrimmage

McALESTER — The McAlester Buffaloes held their annual Black and Gold Scrimmage on Saturday at Hook Eales Stadium. Split into their starting and scout teams, the Buffs ran through many of the offensive and defensive plays they’ll use this season.

Without question, junior nose guard Riley Smith looked the most ready among McAlester’s varsity defenders. Shoving off opposing linemen with ease, Smith recorded at least four sacks or tackles behind the line during the scrimmage’s first rotation, which lasted about 25 plays.

Smith alternated between nose guard and defensive end last year, rushing the quarterback and recording multiple sacks from each position. With his wrestling background, Smith will mainly play nose guard this year, grappling with opposing centers.

Smith proved such a dominating defender that he also played several downs as the scout team’s nose guard, testing the varsity’s starting offensive line. He also broke off a 60-yard touchdown run down the left sideline during a later offensive rotation.

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