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Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:29

Logan Bischoff No. 16 wraps up Hayes Center’s Seth Gohl as a slew of Bronco teammates join the pile-on. Wauneta-Palisade fell to the Cardinals, 57-27.


By Carl Williams

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade/Hayes Center game Friday night started out with the Broncos kicking off. The intensity level was high with the Broncos stopping the Cardinals and making them punt.

W-P Quarterback Connor Kayton ran for the first two plays, picking up a Bronco first down. The lack of up-front blocking and a bad snap put the Broncos at third and sixteen.

The Broncos then connected on a perfect pass and catch from Kayton to Bo Fanning, putting the Broncos at fourth and one. Coach Bernhardt called a pass/run option and Kayton found Reese West crossing the field at full speed and connected for a 20-yard touchdown.

The PAT by Logan Bischoff was good putting the Broncos at 7, Cardinals 0.

With 7:03 minutes left in the first quarter Bischoff kicked off for the Broncos. Hayes Center stalled by good defense from Donald Hunt, Bischoff and Kaleb Straub. On third and 28, a Cardinal’s pass by Seth Gohl to Tyler Howard set up a touchdown on the Broncos’ one-yard line. With the Cardinals going in for the touchdown and the run for the PAT also good, put the score at Cardinals 8, Broncos 7.

With 2:10 minutes left in the first quarter the Cardinals surprised the Broncos with an on-side kick and recovery. Quickly taking advantage, the Cardinals passed for good yardage for another touchdown and a two-point run putting the Cardinals at 16, Broncos 7.

The second quarter started with a Bronco porous offensive line and a false start, a delay of game call and a bad snap covered by the Cardinals had Hayes Center marching down to the Broncos’ goal line and scoring on a pass play. A fake field goal turned into a fumble and the ball was recovered by Bischoff.

The Broncos’ three pass attempts resulted in an interception and the Cardinals moved the ball on two straight penalties. Hayes Center scored, the kick for the PAT was good with the score standing at Cardinals 29, Broncos 7.

With an end zone touch back, the Broncos front blocking broke down, catching Kayton in the end zone for a safety. At 23 seconds left in the game, the Broncos punted to the Cardinals’ Kasey Schwenk who took the ball 42 yards for the touchdown. The PAT kick was good, putting the Cardinals at 38, Broncos 7.

The second half started the same as the first half ended. The kick-off by the Cardinals put the Broncs in bad field position. A bad snap in the end zone was recovered by the Cardinals for a touchdown. The kick was good bringing the score to Cardinals 45, Broncos 7.

Another series going in reverse, cost Bronco Fanning being tackled for a safety with the Cardinals at 47, Broncos 7.

Again a series of penalties put the Broncos on the Cardinals 19-yard line, but a quick pass by Kayton to Fanning brought up a Bronco touchdown putting the score at Cardinals 47, Broncos 13.

After a trade off of series by both teams, Kayton found West on a good pitch and catch pass for a touchdown with 3:22 minutes left on the third quarter clock. With the Cardinals 47, Broncos 19, the Broncos kicked off to the Cardinals. With good passing and running, the Cardinals chose to kick a 30-yard field goal upping the score to Cardinals 50, Broncos 19.

Not too much time later with 6:43 left in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals intercepted a Kayton pass and ran it in for a 20-yard touchdown. The PAT kick was good, putting the score at Cardinals 57, Broncos 19.

After another series of penalties and dropped passes the Broncos got on track and moved the ball with Kayton running in from the 22-yard line for the touchdown, following up with a good pass/catch to Wes Anderjaska for two points. The Cardinals killed the last 55 seconds for the victory with the final score, Cardinals 57 Broncos 27.

Bronco Homecoming will be Friday night, Sept. 30 with Wallace with game time starting at 6:30 MT/7:30 CT.

Game stats were not available.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:31