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Burns Broncs win big over Big Piney


November 7, 2019

Bonnie Banville for the Pine Bluffs Post

Top left: Burns Broncs Boe Clayson and Colten Kessler hustle with the ball. Right: Ben Banville nails the quarter back again.

The Burns Broncs move one step closer to state on Friday when they handily beat the Big Piney Punchers 57/6. While no one can deny that the Broncs seem hungry for the title this year, they aren't taking anything for granted. The boys are playing well together, but they haven't forgotten to stay humble and practice hard! "The boys came out ready to go last Friday. We thought we would have to play well to win, and we did. It seemed like the cold and early adversity slowed Big Piney down, and we were able to keep rolling." Stated Coach Morrison.

Early adversity is correct, seven minutes into the first quarter (34) Boe Clayson managed a 55 yard rushing touchdown with (11) Keenan Manlove picking up the extra point. The first quarter saw the Punchers struggle to get down the field, and with five minutes left in the first, Clayson managed a 22 yard rushing touchdown with quarterback (1) Kaden Lakin rushing in for a two point conversion bringing the score to 15/0 by the end of the first.

Four minutes into the second quarter Burns once again managed another rushing touchdown with Manlove making good on the extra point. The Punchers seemed to have some difficulty holding on to the ball allowing the Broncs superiority defensively, and when they had the ball, the Broncs seemed to sail down the field with each play. "Defensively, we were dominant. Offensively, we executed well and had great effort." Said Coach Morrison.

By halftime the Broncs managed two more touchdowns, and The Punchers were definitely feeling the pressure. The Broncs would manage to hold Big Piney to a zero score for the rest of the third while picking up two more touchdowns for themselves. Finally in the fourth, Big Piney would manage to make it to the end zone, but missing the extra point would only manage six. Throughout the fourth Burns would hold the Punchers to that six points and pick up another touchdown bringing the final score to 57/6

Bonnie Banville for the Pine Bluffs Post

Right: Broncs Gabe Childers scrambles for the fumbled ball.

While there is always room for improvement, the Broncs played hard and well on Friday. Coach Morrison stated that there was a need to clean up penalties on both sides of the ball, but he is looking forward to their next match up with Mountain View. "Mountain View has been generally regarded as the top since the season ended last year. They've got a championship program there. Coach Walk does a very good job preparing his kids, and making use of his talent. This will be a great test of how far we've come as a program. In order to win, we will need to continue to improve in practice, be focused and be resilient." Coach Morrison said.

We here at the Post are rooting for the Broncs! This will be their first State win since 2013, and I think the boys would love to be able to claim it. Coach Morrison has a plan to keep working his boys hard, and they seem to be up for the challenge. Close to home support has not gone unnoticed as well. Coach Morrison was quick to include his appreciation for the boys down the road. "I would like to shout out the Pine Bluffs football players at the game supporting us." The coach said.


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