LONE OAK — On a chilly windy Friday night the Edgewood Bulldogs visited the Lone Oak Buffaloes to decide first place in District 12-2A.

Lone Oak took a hard-fought 14-0 win and the district championship.

Lone Oak started the night by recognizing its seniors and their parents and then introducing the football team sweetheart, Natali Taylor.

The Purple Bulldogs and the Buffaloes battled back and forth in the first quarter with neither team gaining an advantage.

First, the Buffaloes fumbled the football on the 50-yard line to set Edgewood up with good field position. But six plays later, Chase Stokes intercepted an Austin Dixon pass at the Lone Oak 24 to stop that drive.

Both sides had two more possessions in the first quarter before Lone Oak opened up the second quarter with a 10-play, 70-yard drive finished off with a 1-yard Alex Bowman stroll into the end zone for the touchdown. Cole Middleton’s PAT made the score 7-0, which stood up until halftime.

Bowman was the force in the first half with 17 carries for 94 yards and one TD while a stout Lone Oak defense held Edgewood to only 50 yards.

Lone Oak came out strong in the second half and stopped Edgewood cold. The Bulldog punter got off a 57-yard wind-aided punt to the Buffalo 8-yard line. Lone Oak then stayed on the ground and went the 92 yards in eight plays with Bowman dragging tacklers the last seven yards for his second TD of the night and a 14-0 lead after Middleton’s PAT.

Lone Oak then turned the game over to its defense, which shut the Bulldogs down, allowing only 117 total yards.

Stokes had 11 tackles and one interception.

Dustin Lyday and Bowman had nine tackles apiece.

Daniel Hanson and Tyler Jones chipped in five tackles each.

For the night, quarterback Blaine Moore was 8-of-15 for 62 yards. He added 30 yards rushing.

Bowman finished with 27 carries for 193 yards, which put him over the 2,000-yard mark for the season. This made him the first Buffalo in history to reach 2,000 yards rushing.

After the game, the Buffalo players chased down their head coach Randy Jackson and tackled him, holding him down for the traditional cold-water shower to enter the playoffs on a high note.

Lone Oak upped its season record to 9-1 and completed 12-2A play with a 5-0 record.

Edgewood dropped to 4-6 and 3-2.