BENZONIA\u00a0\u2014 The Pine River Bucks improved to 2-0 on Friday night with a lopsided 55-13 nonleague football victory over Benzie Central. The Bucks put up 42 points in the first quarter and took a 42-0 lead into halftime. Benzie added two scores in the second half, but Pine River added seven points in the third and six more in the fourth to secure the 55-13 win. \u201cThe offense executed well,\u201d Pine River coach Terry Martin said. \u201cWe got help from our special teams. It\u2019s nice to have the offense doing so well and for special teams to be helping out.\u201d Brandon Fulks returned four kicks on the evening and netted two touchdowns and 221 return yards while also adding 52 yards on nine carries for two more touchdowns. Jeff Gross had five carries for 93 yards and a touchdown while Mason Powell had three carries for 71 yards and a touchdown and Mitch McDonald added six carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. \u201cEverybody has executed well,\u201d Martin said. \u201cPeople are fulfilling their roles.\u201d The Bucks have outscored their first two opponents 94-19. \u201cWhile we\u2019re picking up good numbers, we\u2019ve yet to pick up a 100-yard rusher,\u201d Martin said. \u201cWe haven\u2019t had a lot of opportunities to use our pass game we want to utilize that more.\u201d Martin has also been pleased with the defensive performance. Both offense and defenses will get a home test against defending Highland Conference and Division 8 state runners-up Beal City, which is 2-0. But the Aggies fell behind 14-0 to Clare before rallying for 15 straight points and taking a 15-14 victory. \u201cI think it will be a great game,\u201d Martin said. \u201cYou have two undefeated teams with (explosive) offenses and strong defenses. I\u2019m glad our team has a chance to be a part of this.\u201d Beal City\u2019s close shave with Clare showed the Aggies might be vulnerable. But they trounced Sacred Heart in the season opener and are still considered a state championship contending team. \u201cThe team we have now is up to the excitement of the challenge,\u201d Martin said. \u201cIt starts out our conference season with a lot of competition.\u201d Herald Review sports writer Daine Pavloski also contributed to this report.