Broncs quarterback Jared Bussier finds an opening to make the pass against the Drayton Valley Warriors. Bussiere was awarded offensive player of the game. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Broncs senior football team lose but get on the scoreboard

Broncs lose to Drayton Valley Warriors’ tough offensive line

Halfway through the season the Ponoka Broncs senior football team is struggling to find some momentum.

The Broncs played the Drayton Valley Warriors Sept. 28 at home with the team finding some movement but eventually falling short.

With a 30-0 score for the Warriors at half time the Broncs looked like there was little chance of any catchup. In an effort to gain some yardage and first downs, quarterback Jared Bussiere managed to find some openings and complete a few passes in the effort.

A few penalties against the Warriors also helped bring the ball closer to the goal line, bringing it to a first and goal at one point. The Broncs were able to run the ball in with a player just managing to get over the goal line.

Co-head coach Cody Baird said being halfway through the season, coaches wanted to see a few different plays being thrown at opponents. That may have helped them get on the scoreboard.

“You can start putting in wrinkles in different formations,” said Baird.

“Not only to mix things up, but somewhere to go to if you get in trouble.”

The Broncs weren’t able to convert the touchdown but players were rejuvenated by the successful run.

Not to be dissuaded, the Warriors clamped down and held the Broncs from scoring, while making special plays count to convert a few more touchdowns. At the end of the game the score sat at 49-6.

Bussiere was awarded offensive player of the game while #62, Derek Lange, was awarded defensive player of the game.

Baird praised both players for their work ethic. “Can’t say more (about Bussiere). He plays both sides of the ball.”

Laing is new to football, said Baird, but is an incredible athlete. “He’s just an amazing team guy. He’s probably one of the best teammates that you could ask for on a football program.”

“He doesn’t back down, doesn’t quit,” added Baird.

The biggest challenge in the game is team confidence.

“When a score looks like that you kind of start losing hope,” said Baird.

He feels the players need to find a strong sense of pride.

This week the Broncs have a bye, and then the team heads to Rocky Mountain house the week after.

 

Broncs’ Jaden Young handles this Drayton Valley Warriors player in an effort to create a first down.

Just Posted

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

84 bricks of suspected cocaine seized from California residents’ vehicle; largest recorded seizure.

WATCH: CP Holiday Train photos and video in Ponoka

Ponoka Food Bank gets big benefits from Holiday Train

Ponoka County land use plan to get public hearing

Area structure plan for westside of QEII amended slightly, receives first reading

Former NHLer Harry York to help town celebrate

Ponoka celebretes Canada 150 with free skating Dec. 10

Fine, time served for alleged carjacker

Michael Richter sentenced for separate harrassment incident in Ponoka court

WATCH: Maskwacis First Nations sign historic education agreement

First Nations on Maskwacis put into place education for students under one school authority.

Higher winds could complicate California wildfire fight

The expected strength of the winds have reached uncharted territory

North Korea says war is inevitable

North Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

UPDATE: Al Franken resigns from Senate amid allegations

Announcement coming from Sen. Franken amid fresh accusations

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said 62 per cent of registered voters favoured reform.

YouTube Canada Reveals the top videos of 2017

From a sea lion that got a bit too frisky to a toddler stealing popcorn from Prince Harry - we watched it all

Canadians urged to exercise caution in Middle East ahead of protests

Protests are in reaction to Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Feds planning to push back delivery date for new fighter jets: sources

The Liberals had planned to buy 18 Super Hornets

Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1%

Bank of Canada holds rate but sends fresh signals that hikes are on the horizon

Most Read