|Mustangs run by Broncos on Homecoming|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00|
Joseph Sramek (51) runs past a would be tackler with Chris Carl (57) leading the way. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The defending Six-Man State Champions came to town Friday night and took out the Wauneta-Palisade football team on Homecoming night.
Silver Lake scored 50 first half points and cruised to a 50-6 lead.
“The score looked worse than the game, our guys played hard and Coach Frecks and I are very proud of our boys,” said Geier, expecting the Mustangs to be in the hunt for this year’s State Championship.
The Broncos advanced into Silver Lake territory on three out of its six first half possessions.
The clock ran throughout the second half due to the score. WP ran 11 plays in the second half.
The Broncos ran the ball eight times for 25 yards and completed three passes for 49 yards.
Silver Lake stuck with the running game in the second half, running 14 times for 70 yards.
Geier said he prefers the running clock in the second half, rather than ending the game, and that it helps keep the scores from getting out of hand.
Tyler Carl threw for the Bronocs’ only touchdown, a 23-yard pass to Brody Nordhausen in the third quarter. The pair connected twice in the quarter for 44 yards.
Carl completed seven-of-eight pass attempts for 133 yards.
“Tyler Carl had a great game overall,” said co-head coach Randy Geier. “He threw the ball very well and made some nice runs. He has a good arm.”
Carl added four solo tackles.
The Broncos struggled running the ball, only managing 40 yards on 28 carries.
Defensively, Geier complimented Nordhausen, Crowell and Chris Carl.
Nordhausen and Chase Rathe led the Broncos with 10 solo tackles each.
Geier added that Billy Straub had some nice kickoff returns.
The task isn’t any easier for WP this week. The team will travel to Wilcox-Hildreth to take on the 5-1 Falcons.
“Wilcox-Hildreth is a good football team, they are 5-1, but if we play well, we feel like we have a good chance to win the game. Our boys are getting better each week,” said Geier.