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Broncos remain undefeated, thump Hyannis 50-25 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 17:45

DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze

Wes Anderjaska (9) hangs on as all five teammates come to help. From left, Weylin Davis (31), Jacob Maris (18), Connor Kayton (4), Jack McGraw (29) and Logan Bischoff (16).

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos continued their winning ways Friday night at Hyannis with a 50-25 win.

After Connor Kayton put the Broncos on the board first, Hyannis answered. Two short Jack McGraw touchdowns gave Wauneta-Palisade a comfortable 22-6 lead after the first quarter.

The Broncos widened their lead to 28-6, but an untimely whistle led to a Hyannis touchdown right before halftime to bring the score to 28-12.

“We told the players we cannot do anything about the call right before half, but we can control the second half, which we did,” said Coach Randy Geier.

Runs of 63 and 34 yards ended in third quarter touchdowns for Kayton. Wes Anderjaska added an interception in the quarter which he returned for a touchdown.

Hyannis scored on runs of 46 and 42 yards in the fourth quarter.

Kayton paced the Broncos with 163 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Tag team partner McGraw had 37 yards rushing, 10 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

“Connor had some big rushing numbers, the whole offense did a great job of blocking,” said Geier.

“Weylin Davis, Anderjaska, Logan Bischoff, Hayden Pollmann and McGraw all blocked very well for us. Jack also runs very hard which sets up our counter play for Connor.”

Jacob Maris completed three of five passes and Kayton added one completion. The pair spread the ball around with catches by Pollmann, Anderjaska, McGraw and Kayton totaling 66 yards.

McGraw topped the defensive charts with double figure tackles. He had 14 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles.

Davis added two sacks and a forced fumble to go with six tackles.

Maris also had six tackles and a fumble recovery and interception.

Bischoff had two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Coach Geier credited co-head coach Joseph Frecks with having the defense well prepared and executing very well.

The Broncos will need to be hitting on all cylinders this week when it travels to unbeaten Arthur County. The Wolves are three-time defending State Champs and in the midst of a 37-game winning streak.

Arthur County tops the Lincoln Journal Star football ratings. Wauneta-Palisade is listed at fourth.

The coaches hope for a good following at the away game.

“I would like to thank our fans making the long trip to Hyannis,” said Geier. “The communities of Wauneta and Palisade are made up of great people who care about our students and athletes.”