Football rolls over Jacksonville

ADAM WINAY | STAFF REPORTER

The Butler football team is 3-2 (1-0 Pioneer Football League) going into the second week of PFL play after defeating Jacksonville 45-27 Saturday.

The Bulldogs host Stetson in their second PFL game Saturday.

Butler rallied from a 13-7 first half deficit to beat the Dolphins.

Butler’s comeback victory was led by the team’s running game, totaling 402 yards.

Butler senior running back Trae Heeter carried the team to victory on 222 yards on 34 attempts and two touchdowns.

Sophomore running back Rico Watson ran for 51 yards and one touchdown.

Senior quarterback Matt Lancaster added to the  Bulldogs’ ground attack with 95 yards and two touchdowns.

“Early in the game, we just kind of beat them up in the inside,” Heeter said. “The offensive line did a great job all day. They blocked well not only for me but for the other running backs as well.”

Butler looks to go 2-0 in the PFL on Saturday.

Stetson is 1-3 (0-1) coming off a 59-0 loss against San Diego in its inaugural PFL game.

Voris said the team will still prepare like any other week and still sees Stetson as a tough opponent despite the Hatters’ struggling record.

“[The Hatters] do a lot of things scheme-wise that you don’t see week in and week out,” Voris said.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in the Butler Bowl.

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