Mid Buchanan throttles Orrick

By Thomas Huitt-Johnson The St. Joseph News Press
Posted: August 30, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Ron Musser waited nearly five years for this moment — running onto the field for pregame warmups and greeting the opposition at midfield.

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Mid-Buchanan blasted Orrick 56-0, cruising after opening a 53-point lead at halftime. Although playing against weaker opposition, few expected this type of lopsided result.

“It felt good, but it’s going to feel good because we won,” Musser said. “It’s fun to see the improvement from day-to-day and week-to-week. We’ve improved so much last week compared to how we played in the (preseason) jamboree.

“Our lineman did an excellent job of run blocking tonight. I was encouraged to see how well we could run the ball. It’s encouraging, and they’re catching on to what we want done.”

Musser stepped down at East Buchanan following the 2006 season and said he enjoyed the retirement for about a year. After he began to miss it, he started looking at job opportunities.

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After Friday night’s blowout victory against Orrick School, Mid-Buchanan’s veteran leader with more than 200 games coached in his career said it felt great to be back. It looked great, too.