|Cowboys wrangle Broncos in season opener, 39-0|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 05 September 2013 16:27|
The Bronco defense gang tackles the Cody-Kilgore runner. Pictured are Gage Crowell (72), Jeremiah Kerns (4), Wes Anderjaska (9) and Billy Straub (34). (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade Bronocs opened its season Friday night with a 39-0 loss at Cody-Kilgore.
Coaches Randy Geier and Jospeh Frecks had picked the Cowboys as one of the top teams in six-man football.
Frecks said it took some time for new players to settle in and some of the older players time to get used to new positions.
He said Cody-Kilgore had a big play action pass on the first play of the game.
The completion moved the Cowboys to the W-P five-yard line and Cody-Kilgore scored on the next play.
The Broncos’ bad luck continued with a fumble in its own territory to set up Cody-Kilgore’s second score.
The Broncos did have a chance to get on the board.
Wes Anderjaska completed a 42-yard pass to Hayden Pollmann to set the Broncos up at the Cody-Kilgore five-yard line.
The Broncos couldn’t convert and ended up heading into halftime down 20-0.
“With a couple of plays different it could have been a one or two-score game at half time instead of 20-0,” said Frecks. “We played very good defense in the 3rd quarter and held them scoreless.”
Jeremiah Kerns led the Broncos in rushing, picking up 13 yards on five carries.
Pollmann was the team’s top receiver, hauling in two catches for 53 yards.
Pollmann and Anderjaska each completed three passes.
Defensively, Anderjaska paced the Broncos with 16 tackles.
Chase Rathe also finished in double figures with 11.
“We saw a lot of things that we will be able to improve on, and we did do a lot of things well,” Frecks said. “Coach Geier and I are very proud of the boys, and have no doubt that we will work very hard this week and be prepared to play well against Minatare Friday.”
Kickoff against the Indians will be at 6:00 p.m. MT/7:00 p.m. CT.
Minatare is 0-1 on the season, losing to Sioux County 58-41.
Hayden Pollmann turns up field after hauling in the pass from Wes Anderjaska. (DeAnn Davis | The Wauneta Breeze)