Meadow-Ropes games are never what you would call boring, but Tuesday’s was pretty much the epitome of their heated rivalry.
The Broncos traveled across the Terry-Hockley County line to earn a narrow 46-45 victory over their longtime foes.
They led the Eagles 14-11 at the end of the first quarter and 25-19 at halftime, but were down 31-32 at the end of the third before they managed to barely outscore them in the fourth.
Head Coach Kyle Johnson attributed to hard-fought win to great teamwork, and added that he anticipated it would pump them up for some further upcoming tough matches.
"This was a total team effort, probably the best one we’ve had so far this year with all nine guys on the team contributing,” he said. "We’ve been talking about needing to have a ‘big’ win, and (Tuesday) we got one. We made some mistakes that we need to correct, but I’m proud how the boys handled adversity and continued to compete to get the win.”
Christian Herrera led the Broncos with 14 points, followed by Brandon Flores with nine. The Broncos’ season record is 4-1 in district and 11-7 overall.
The Lady Broncos lost 19-42 to Ropes. Individual scores and coach’s comments were unavailable as of press time.
Both teams will be back home Friday to face New Home, another tough-to-beat district opponent.