LAKE CITY\u00a0\u2014 The Pine River offense continues to roll. The Bucks improved to 3-2 overall on Friday night with a 42-14 road win over Lake City. \u201cThis was a pretty good example of a team win,\u201d Pine River coach Terry Martin said. \u201cThe offense was the main (ignitor) for the team. Our special teams stepped up and made the difference of the game.\u201d The Bucks kicked off the contest with a safety as Payton Pacola tackled Lake City\u2019s ball carrier in the endzone, pushing the Bucks to a 2-0 lead. Mitch McDonald added to the lead with an 84-yard kick return touchdown and Mason Powell added two touchdowns in the second quarter as the Bucks took a 21-7 lead into the half.\u00a0 Brandon Fulks chipped in a 72-yard touchdown scamper in the third and Dominic Garcia and Jeff Gross added touchdowns the rest of the way as the Bucks took the victory.\u00a0 \u201cIn the kicking game, Greg Park and Mason Powell did a good job,\u201d Martin said. \u201cMason had some beautiful punts. including one at the one-yard line. Greg Park had a squib kick that we wound up getting back.\u201d Fulks led the offense with 108 yards on nine carries while Garcia led the way defensively with 13 tackles in the win.\u00a0 The Bucks (3-2, 1-1 Highland) play Evart Friday. It\u2019s homecoming and Pine River\u2019s final home game of the season. It\u2019s also the annual Armed Forces game between the two teams. Evart had a forfeit win over Marion last week. \u201cI know Evart has struggled out of the gate a little bit,\u201d Martin said. \u201cAt the same time, they\u2019ve had two weeks to prepare. Coach (Pat Craven) does a good job there and will have his kids ready and prepared to play us.\u201d After this week, the Bucks will play at Manton and McBain and take a forfeit win over Marion. \u201cI think we\u2019re definitely getting there,\u201d Martin said. \u201cWe came off from two tough losses (to Beal City and Godwin Heights) and knew this was going to be a critical week. So we had to bounce back and beat a team we needed to beat. We got an overall good team victory. I think we\u2019re on our way to being where we need to be this time of year.\u201d Sportswriter Daine Pavloski contributed to this report.