Five of those were pre-snap infractions, one when the Bison defense jumped offside on fourth-and-inches in the final minute of the first half, keeping alive a Wahama drive that eventually scored a TD with 16 seconds remaining in the half.
"We've got to cut out the penalties and turnovers,'' Sawyer said, "and make more stops on defense.''
Buffalo did befuddle the Wahama defense on occasions with a short passing game - either screens to the opposite side of where quarterback Levi Jordan rolled out, or quick pop passes over the middle a fraction after the ball was snapped.
Jordan completed 16 of 20 attempts for 201 yards and one TD, a 16-yard hookup with running back Jordan Tucker on a screen pass.
"We've played teams that probably throw the ball more than they did,'' Cromley said. "But what they did is throw the screens and dump passes, which made it tough for us and kept their offense moving.''
Wahama's victory on Friday marked its 31st straight in the regular season and the program posted its third consecutive 10-0 regular season record.
The White Falcons seniors are united in their quest to return to the Super Six state championships in Wheeling, where Wahama appeared in 2010 before losing in the Class A finals to Wheeling Central.
"Wheeling is our goal,'' said senior fullback Zack Wamsley. "We hope to go all the way this year.''
Wamsley said it didn't matter who the Falcons drew in the first round, or subsequent rounds if it came to that.
"If it's [Buffalo] again, that's fine with us,'' Wamsley said immediately after Friday's game. "We'll play just as tough as we did tonight.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.