LEROY \u2014 Brock Nelson wouldn\u2019t mind an encore performance of sorts when Pine River goes for a 3-0 start on Friday\u00a0at Evart. He scored three rushing touchdowns and had 114 yards rushing against Kalkaska in\u00a0the season-opening 22-0 win on Aug. 24. \u201cWe came out and had a lot of butterflies, you could tell,\u201d Nelson said. \u201cThe only thing that killed us was ourselves. We had a lot of penalties and turnovers. All in all, we got the win. It was a great feeling and a great game.\u201d Nelson anticipates carrying the ball a lot for the Bucks this season. \u201cI feel I have good field vision,\u201d he said. \u201cI can see holes and have the ability to break tackles.\u201d Nelson is a junior but was also on the varsity last season, when the Bucks struggled through a 1-8 season. \u201cLast year we were young and no one was very confident,\u201d he said. \u201cWe didn\u2019t play like a team as we are this year. We\u2019re prepared this year.\u201d Kalkaska had defeated Pine River twice, so getting the win was huge for the Bucks \u201cOn defense, we looked awesome,\u201d said Nelson, a linebacker said. \u201cWe have to keep practices crisp and play well and play for each other.\u201d Pine River also beat Hesperia last week and will open the Highland Conference season at Evart on Friday.