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Burns Broncs vs Thermomopolis Bobcats


October 31, 2019

Bonnie Banville for the Pine Bluffs Post

Top left and right: Burns Broncs #40 Ben Banville for the tackle.

The Burns Broncs hit the ground hard on Friday scoring their first touchdown minutes into the first quarter. This was a hard fought win for the Broncs this time, as Thermopolis seemed to have an answer for every play the Broncs brought forward. With five minutes to go in the first, Thermopolis tied the score 7/7. Burns managed to eke ahead again in the second with #34 Boe Clayson managing a two yard rushing touchdown and #11 Keenan Manlove scoring the extra point.

So went the game, Burns would score and Thermopolis would answer with a touchdown as well. Burns managed to pull forward again by halftime with #34 Clayson completing a 15 yard rushing touchdown and #11 Keenan Manlove making good on the extra point. Burns began the third quarter with a kickoff to Thermopolis. Making their way down the field, Thermopolis once again brought the score to a tie by the end of the third.

Fourth quarter saw Thermopolis move ahead 28/21 and it looked like the boys might give up the game. With under a minute left in the fourth Burns quarterback #1 Kaden Laiken threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to Logan Lerwick bringing the score to 28/27 Thermopolis. With only seven-seconds left in the game Burns successfully completed a two point conversion to bring the final score to 29/28 Burns.

A big shout out to the boys in Thermopolis they played hard and fast, and it was not an easy win for the boys in Burns. "We knew Thermopolis was a very good football team. One of the top teams in 2A, they have only lost to top-ranked teams. They're a very physical team and have some tremendous athletes. We knew it was going to be a great game." Stated Coach Morrison. The Broncs have practiced hard and played well together. Coach Morrison watched as they worked the fundamentals throughout the game. "I was happy with how we ran the ball, and chewed up clock to keep their offense off the field. We were down 28-21 with 30 seconds left, and threw a great pass for a TD to make it 28-27. We knew if we scored we were going to go for 2 and the win." Coach Morrison said.

Bonnie Banville for the Pine Bluffs Post

#20 Joel Morales tackling #44 Logan Cole.

Always one to recognize the skill of the other team Coach Morrison was humbled by the win against Thermopolis. "It was an awesome game. Both teams deserved to win and we ended up on top." Morrison stated. The Broncs will have their next playoff game at home against Big Piney on November 1, at 7 p.m. Coach Morrison believes that if his team continues to focus, practice hard, and play as a team there's no stopping them. "Big Piney is a pretty good team. We've never played them in the history of Burns football, so we aren't real familiar with them. They are pretty big, have a couple good wideouts, and their QB is really good. They are little banged up, but we will have to play sharp to win. I feel good about where our kids are mentally and physically. We are going to continue to prepare for every game like it's the State Championship and fight hard every play. Focus and effort are going to be key points of emphasis in practice."

We here at the Post are rooting for the Broncs. And I for one, can't wait to watch this next game!


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