Broncos battle swifts, lose 68-34
Published October 06, 2012 12:00am by
As Meadow Head Coach Kent Allison said later, "It took us awhile for us to get it going like it does every week but we pulled it out in the end.”
What Coach Allison was talking about was the Meadow Broncos’ 68-34 win over Nazareth Friday night at Bronco Stadium, a contest which was much closer than that for more than a half.
The Broncos led 30-28 at halftime and fell behind briefly in the third frame when the Swifts took a 34-30 lead, That was only briefly, though as the Broncos came back to score 38 unanswered points and make it a long ride home for the team from up in the Panhandle.
The victory ups the Broncos’ season mark to 5-1 and wraps up their non-district schedule. They will open District 3-1A Six Man action next Friday night, Oct. 12 in Anton.
The Broncos and Swifts traded touchdowns for the entire first half with the Broncos taking an initial lead on a 25 yard scoring strike from Brandon Flores to Zach England with 8:34 remaining in the first frame. Rafael Urias booted the PAT and MHS was on top 8-0.
After the Swifts had cut the margin to 8-6, the Broncos tallied again early in the second frame on a 67 yard gallop by Andrew Flores with 9:16 remaining in the half. Urias again booted the PAT and MHS was on top 16-6.
Following another Nazareth TD which cut the margin to 16-14, the Broncos scored again on a 70 yard Andrew Flores gallop to make the score 22-14.
MHS scored once more in the closing minutes of the first half on a 17 yard run by Andrew Flores and the half ended with the Broncos on top 30-28.
As already noted, the Swifts took the lead briefly early in the third frame 34-30 but that lead didn’t last long.
The Broncos quickly came back to tally on a 42 yard scoring strike from Andrew Flores to Zach England and to retake the lead a 36-34 and then recovered the fumble on the kickoff.
After that the Swifts might as well have got on the bus and headed home right then. They did nothing else right for the rest of the night as the Broncos scored five consecutive TD’s to turn the once close game into a rout.
The five TD’s were as follows:
--Andrew Flores, 28 yard run, 6:45, third quarter, PAT missed, score, 42-34.
--Andrew Flores 10 yard run, 1:41, third quarter, PAT missed, score 48-34.
--Andrew Flores, 44 yard run, 9:43, fourth quarter, PAT pass, Andrew Flores to Brandon Flores, score 55-34.
--Andrew Flores to Evan Esparza, four yard pass, 6:48, fourth quarater, PAT missed, score 61-34.
--Jonathan Flores, 41 yard run, 4:08, fourth quarter, PAT pass, Andrew Flores to Cesar Retana,
Rafael Urias also booted another PAT in the game.
Kickoff time for next Friday night’s game in Anton will be 7:30 p.m.