Tucker was expected to split the bulk of the ball-carrying duties with swift junior Laythen Good, who also doubles as a reliable receiver. In the opener last week, Good ran eight times for 88 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 21-yard pass.
Buffalo still leans on Jordan at quarterback. He's started the past 26 games for the Bison, and has career totals of 4,543 yards, 46 TDs and 15 2-point conversions.
"He comes in a year better,'' Sawyer said of Jordan, "and I feel like his receivers can step up and do a good job for us. He lost both of his top receivers from last year. Plus, the offensive line is doing a lot better, too, and that's the other key.''
Garison Erwin (three receptions, 75 yards) caught two of Jordan's TD tosses against Parkersburg Catholic. Trevor Meade and Gabe Garrison landed the others.
Buffalo visits Putnam County rival Poca on Sept. 7 in its next game.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.