Dons bent in league opener by Buena, Beeson

Buena’s senior running back Chris Beeson went Beastmode on Santa Barbara High in the two teams’ Channel League opener on Friday, totaling 269 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 27-17 victory for the Bulldogs.

Buena improves to 4-3, 1-0 while the Dons drop to 5-2, 0-1.

Beeson scored Buena’s first two touchdowns to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead. The first came on an 84-yard catch-and-run play. The second was a 1-yard effort.

Santa Barbara cut the lead to 14-10 by halftime only to see the Buena’s lead creep back into double digits in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs led 27-10 when the Dons put together a 99-yard drive and scored their second touchdown of the game with 48 seconds remaining.