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Friday, 16 September 2011 20:43

A wall of Potter-Dix Coyotes takes down Bronco Reese West as team mates move in to assist including, from left, No. 31 Weylin Davis, No. 16 Logan Bischoff, No. 64 Kaleb Straub, No. 9 Wes Anderjaska, No. 57 William Werner and No. 23 Keagan Haarberg.


By Carl Williams

The Wauneta Breeze


Potter/Dix’s offense was hitting on all cylinders Friday night as the visiting Coyotes knocked off the Broncos 82-68.

The game started with Potter/Dix deferring the ball. Joey Bailey of PD kicked off with Reese West and Keagan Haarberg back to receive for the Broncos with Haarberg taking it from the 6-yard line to the 33. The first play was stopped by a motion penalty which was the way the Broncos’ night went. The first pass by Quarterback Connor Kayton to West fell incomplete with pressure up front by 334-pound Troy Perez.

The first series ended after an incomplete pass by Kayton to Hayden Pollmann and an interception by the Coyotes on the 6-yard line. PD, with a pass/run play and a 60-yard touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion put the score at PD 8, Broncos 0.

With both teams playing smash-mouth football and some incomplete passing, the Broncos scored with Bo Fanning taking a pass from Kayton for 14 yards and with a beautiful block by Logan Bischoff, Kayton ran 39 yards for a touchdown. The extra point try was no good, putting the score at PD 8, Broncos 6.

After another Bronco pass interception by Potter/Dix, they marched down the field to the Bronco 6-yard line before the Broncos took over on downs. A pass from Kayton to Fanning for 38 yards and another Kayton pass to West put the Broncos in for the touchdown, putting the Broncos up for the first and only time, 12 to 8.

With the Coyotes scoring three touchdowns and WP’s defense going stale, the first quarter ended with PD 30, Broncos 12.

The second quarter started with WP’s defense holding Potter/Dix to a four-play series and the Broncos taking over on downs. The Broncos’ drive stalled again with two penalties, turning the ball over at 9:52 on the clock. The Coyotes quickly added another 8 points.

Exchanging pass interceptions, West for the Broncos was able to grab his at the Bronco 1-yard line with Donald Hunt and Kaleb Straub hurrying the PD quarterback to force the ball into traffic. With pass completions to Bischoff, Fanning and West, the Broncs stalled again and on fourth and 16, Kayton faked a punt and ran 36 yards for the touchdown. The extra point pass to Pollmann was no good putting PD at 38, Broncos 18.

After another series of penalties and dropped passes, WP got on track and moved the ball. With the help of a deflected pass caught by West for a touchdown, Kayton ran in for two points putting the score at PD 38, Broncos 26.

Not wasting any time the Coyotes came right back, scoring at ease. The first half ended with PD 56, Broncos 26.

The second half started by Bronco Reese West kicking off into the end zone. The Coyotes started on the 20-yard line and completed a 60-yard pass for a TD with the conversion no good.

After the PD kick off, the Broncos started with two incomplete passes and a 24-yard run by Kayton, putting WP at the Coyotes’ 20-yard line. Kayton passed to West for the TD and Kayton ran the ball in for the conversion.

With time against them, the Broncos were forced into catch-up mode. With WP putting 5 TDs and 2 conversion points up with running by Kayton, Fanning and West and receiving by Bischoff, Anderjaska and Davis and defensive work by Haarberg, Hunt, Werner, Straub, Fanning, Bischoff, Davis, Anderjaska, Kayton and West showed WP fans that even in tough games the Broncos played and coaches coached. The final score was PD 82, WP 68.

The Broncos travel to Haxtun, Colo., Friday, Sept. 16 with game time at 7 p.m. MT/8 p.m. CT, and hope to avenge last year’s 36-8 defeat.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:45