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Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:09

DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze

Freshman Chase Rathe (45)  heads up field Friday at Arthur County with blocking from teammates Gage Crowel, left, and Lorenzo Cavanaugh, right.
At right, Hayden Pollmann turns up field and heads to the end zone.

 

Set up #1 vs. #2 Friday in Wauneta

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos defeated the three-time defending six-man champions Friday.

Playing in Arthur, the Broncos outscored the Wolves 35-0 in the second and third quarters en route to the 63-24 win.

The Broncos scored just about every way possible. Hayden Pollmann (twice), Jack McGraw and Wes Anderjaska hauled in touchdown passes from Jacob Maris.

McGraw had three rushing touchdowns and Connor Kayton added another.

Defensively, Lorenzo Cavanaugh returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown and the team added a safety.

The defense had five takeaways while the offense didn’t have any turnovers.

The Broncos allowed 278 yards to Arthur County, but 185 yards came on four plays when the Wolves scored its four touchdowns.

Co-coach Joseph Frecks said that after giving up two big pass plays in the first quarter the defense settled down and played good football after that.

“We had players in good position on both plays, but just couldn’t quite make a play on the ball,” said Frecks. “We were really proud of our kids for how they responded after the big plays, and did not let them score again until the fourth quarter.”

Wauneta-Palisade, meanwhile, racked up 432 yards.

“The offense executed very well, and played well throughout the game,” said Frecks. “Jacob threw the ball very well, the line had a great game blocking and our backs ran hard.”

After three games on the road, the Broncos will finally play another home game Friday.

Undefeated Sioux County will make the long trip down from Harrison, Neb., for a 2:00 p.m. MT/3:00 C.T. contest.

The Warriors are also undefeated, coming off a 68-28 win against Hyannis last week.

Sioux County is ranked first by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World Herald. The Broncos are ranked second by the World Herald and third by the Journal Star.

“The kids will work very hard to prepare this week, and will be ready for a challenge Friday afternoon,” added Frecks.