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Bantam Broncs bend but never break

Peewees are off to a hot start
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By Todd Lewis

Bantam Broncs head coach

The Peewee Broncs had a back-to-back matchup against the Drumheller Titans. They first hosted the Titans on Sept. 2, where they earned a hard-fought victory (winning their inaugural game).

Ty Quast ( No. 34) led the charge, scoring all of the peewees’ touchdowns (five in total).

While the peewee defence struggled to contain the Titans’ outside runs, they adjusted and managed to contain their runners. Final score: 31-19, Broncs.

The second game had the Peewee Broncs in Drumheller, on Sept. 10. Some defensive adjustments and strong practices put the Broncs in a much stronger position to succeed.

The defence was stingy, aggressive, and tenacious.

As a result, the Peewee Bronc offence was on the field much more often, allowing the team to score more by committee.

Ty Quast had a few scores of his own, but No. 89 Morgan Jeffrey, No. 12 Ryder Malterer, No. 3 Parker Millar, No. 18 James Scott, and No. 90 Rhys Davis all scored as well.

James Scott was excellent as the team’s QB.

Passing is rare in the peewee league, let alone completed receptions.

Not only did Scott find his recs, he found them often and in the end zone — 42-18, Broncs. The future is bright for Ponoka football with players like these!

The next home game to spectate is on Sept. 30, (10 a.m.) when your Bantam Broncs face the Stettler Cougars.

Meanwhile, the Bantam Broncs had a tough first week on Sept. 10.

They headed off to Drumheller to kick off against the Titans. While the Bantams have a talented squad, talent and ability don’t substitute hard work.

The Titans started the game with more intensity and aggression, allowing them to control much of the game. 49-6, Titans.

Despite a tough first week, the Bantam Broncs showed true character all week.

Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they recognized their shortcomings and worked like dogs to improve. Focus was placed on “downhill play,” and attacking opposition territory.

Their motto for the week was, “Be the hammer, not the nail.”

The Bantams’ hard work paid off; at Saturday’s game against the Rocky Jr. Rebels, the Broncs fired downhill every snap.

Their aggression, ceaseless effort, and intensity put them in a pairing to succeed.

- No. 11 Carson Frank was a rock as the Broncs QB1, finding numerous receivers downfield.

- No. 8 Rookie Brandt Cabay scored his first TD hauling in a Frank TD as did #7 Tyzia Bull.

- No. 4 Truce Beaverbones showed why he was the team’s 2022 MVP: he was ferocious blocking, tackling, and running the ball.

- No. 69 Hudson Bruns set key blocks in offense and set the tone for the game - the kid played smash-mouth football.

- No. 85 Tyler Hawkings led the charge on defense, recording multiple tackles.

-No. 5 Reid Pinksen made his first interception of the season.

- No. 14 Parker Baines was sideline to sideline, flowing like a true linebacker.

- No. 20 Mac Cordel had great carries on offense, tallying a TD of his own while also making key tackles on defense.

Because of their relentless effort, teamwork, and massive improvement, our Bantam Broncs were successful. A synopsis of that success: 59-6, Broncs.

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