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Burns Broncs dominated by Yuma


September 8, 2022

Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Above left: Burns Bronc No. 3 - Cooper Lakin tackles Yuma Indians player No. 5 - Jonathan Thomson.

New head coach Travis Romsa had been working hard with the Burns Broncs football squad this year. He was looking to turn the tide and have a better season than the 2-7 season of last year. The team hosted the out of state Yuma, Colorado team last Thursday. It would be a disappointing outcome but many lessons were learned and the team will practice and improve on them.

The Broncs defense had a problem containing the strong Yuma run game. They were able to hold the Yuma team to no points in the first quarter but Yuma kept running the ball. They would rack up runs of 15 yards, 17 yards and 19 yards in the first quarter. The Broncs defense was able to keep them out of the end zone. However the Broncs were not able to contain the run. In the second quarter Yuma was able to finally get into the end zone twice. Yuma's first score came on a 28 yard right side sweep into the end zone. And the second on the only completion that Yuma had, a four yard pass into the end zone. The Broncs defense kept it close through the first half and the Broncs headed into halftime down only by 14 points.

The third quarter Yuma continued to run on the Broncs. They just kept pounding the defense with run after run until they got the ball into the end zone again. The third quarter ended with a 21-0 score for the Broncs. However the fourth quarter finally found the offense coming alive. The Broncs scored 14 points in the fourth. A shining note to the end of a disappointing game.

Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Below: Burns Broncs swoop down on Yuma Indians #30 Silas Baucke and No. 5 Daman Hernandez do tackle the ball carrier.

All together the Broncs were able to put 181 yards of offense in the books. They had 170 yards of rushing and 11 yards passing. They lost one fumble and had a sack. Yuma was able to put 336 yards of offense in the books. They had 332 yards rushing and 4 yards passing.

Yuma seemed to dominate both the offensive and defensive lines. Coach Romsa will need to put this game behind them and focus on the good and not so good things that he learned from the game. Put those lessons into action on the practice field and look forward to their next game.

Coach Romsa had these comments on the game, "Jared Allen, Sr QB,  was 12-25 for 166 yrds and 2 TD. We played flat in the first half and fell behind early. Just a few mental mistakes was the difference in the game.

The Broncs will host the Torrington Trailblazers on Friday, Sept 9th at Broncs Stadium.


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