Broncs can’t catch a break in loss

Hanging on was something the Ponoka Broncs weren’t able to do much of last week.

Hanging on was something the Ponoka Broncs weren’t able to do much of last week.

The Ponoka Secondary Campus football squad lost its second game in a row Sept. 22, this time it was a 15-7 defeat in Drayton Valley.

Head coach Cody Baird was somewhat disappointed in the result, as the team simply had some bad breaks at the wrong times.

“We should have pulled that one out, but we had a tough time catching the ball and kind of gave the game away,” he said, noting the team responded very well following the lopsided loss in Stettler the week before.

“Things happened at a bad time and we had some trouble converting on second down.”

With the Broncs on a bye this week, it gives the coaching staff an opportunity to shift things around as Baird hopes to generate a bit more competition for spots on the roster.

“We want to get the players more reps in practice and have a little more open competition,” he stated.

“We’ve seen what some of the players can do and I want to see how they do in different spots with that talent. It will also help them think about working on keeping the spot they have.”

He added they will also be putting the players through game-style situations to see if they will carry over that new position knowledge before they hit the field again next week.

Extra point: After three games on the road, the Broncs will finish up the season with three straight home games starting with a really tough test on Oct. 6 versus Wetaskiwin. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The Broncs are also hoping supporters and others will help them with the discount card fundraiser $20 gets you a card that is good for a discount at various local stores. For details or to get your card, contact a member of the football team or call Ponoka Secondary Campus.