|Bronco football team continues to roll, tops ELNS|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Friday, 19 October 2012 15:56|
With Weylin Davis (31) looking on, Logan Bischoff (16, on ground) and Jack McGraw (29) take out the legs of the ELNS runner.
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
With a 56-19 win at Elba/North Loup-Scotia Friday the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos moved to 7-0 on the season and set up a match of undefeated teams to end the regular season.
Co-head coach Joseph Frecks said he and fellow coach Randy Geier were proud of how the team played after the bye week. “The boys were sharp and they came out and played right away in the first quarter coming off a bye week,” said Frecks.
The Broncos continued the trend of hot starts, putting up 29 points in the first quarter.
Wauneta-Palisade scored on runs of 55 and 52 yards by Connor Kayton and a 12-yard run by Jack McGraw. The defense got in on the act, too, with a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown by Wes Anderjaska.
“Once again, we were able to execute effectively in all three aspects of the game,” said Frecks.
Jacob Maris completed seven-of-13 passes in the contest and connected with Anderjaska for a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
“Elba/North Loup-Scotia is a very tough and physical team, and even though we got up 35-0 on them early in the game, they never quit and played hard the entire game,” said Frecks.
McGraw and Kayton each scored touchdowns of two yards in the second half and McGraw added a 21-yard touchdown run.
Coming off the bye week Frecks said, “The kids worked very hard to get better over the last two weeks of practice, and it showed with the way they came out and played.”
Kayton and McGraw each had 17 carries. Kayton picked up 218 yards and McGraw had 114. The team rushed for 322 yards.
Anderjaska snagged four passes for 52 yards. Hayden Pollmann caught two passes for 39 yards and Logan Bischoff had one reception for 22 yards.
McGraw continued to lead the defense, amassing 14 tackles. Maris and Kayton also racked up double digit tackles with 12 and 10, respectively.
“Going into next week’s game against Silver Lake we are going to continue to focus on the fundamentals,” said Frecks. “We still need to improve on our open field tackling and get better at staying on blocks, and that will be points of emphasis this week in practice.”
The Mustangs, also in its first year of six-man competition and with a new coach, come in averaging nearly 62 points a game while giving up just over 25.
Playoffs will start a week from Friday. The top eight teams overall according to points will be seeded into East and West brackets.