Broncos get quick, easy win
Published November 09, 2012 10:00pm by
Meadow’s last district game wasn’t the most challenging of the season, but a win is still a win.
And a 55-0 early win is even less complaint-worthy.
The Broncos wrapped up their regular season at home Friday against Lubbock Harmony Science Academy. They kicked off an early lead against the UIL newcomers, then maintained it through halftime to call the match off early via a 45-point-lead "mercy” rule for six-man football. And with no injuries and few time-outs, the match seemed even quicker than its two short quarters.
But with the regular season now over, the Broncos (8-2) probably won’t see any more easy wins for a while. Their next step will a bi-district match against defending state champions Borden County, set for 7:30 p.m. next Friday in O’Donnell.
Two players who had been out with injuries were able to return Friday - thanks partly to a bye week that gave them extra time to recover - and Head Coach Kent Allison anticipates bringing another recovered Bronco or two back to the field for that playoff game against the Coyotes. Easy opponents also allowed more time in the end zone to less-frequently-scoring Broncos.
"We were trying to get as many guys touchdowns as we could who don’t score as often,” Allison said.
Most of the home team’s touchdowns were from single plays, often with barely a tackle attempt from the frustrated, inexperienced Tigers (0-10.)
Junior Brandon Flores scored just 13 seconds into the game on a 37-yard run, with the extra point sealed with a pass from seniors Christian Herrera to Andrew Castillo. Flores had a 62-yard punt-return touchdown a minute later. Other first-quarter touchdowns included a 43-yard run by senior Rafael Urias, a 20-yard run from Castillo on an interception of a Lubbock-Harmony pass, a 28-yard run by senior Evan Esparza and a 16-yard run by Brandon Flores following an intercepted Tiger pass.
Already 41-0 after a single quarter, the Broncos scored again in the second on passes of 38 yards from Herrera to junior Jonathan Flores and 33 yards from Brandon Flores to senior Alan Estrada.
The Tigers had a few decent passes, but never made it even to their 20-yard line before they were met with herds of defending Broncos.
For a preview story of the Broncos’ bi-district match against Borden County, see Wednesday’s issue of your hometown newspaper.