Football Broncs record thrilling victory

Amara Fofanah’s long punt return gives PCHS first win of the season

By Dale Cory

Victory doesn’t come much sweeter.

The Ponoka Composite High School Broncs have finally hit the win column in Western Alberta Six-man Football League action.

The Broncs, who were beaten by Drayton Valley and defending league champion Rimbey to open the season, travelled to Hinton Oct. 1, and came away with a thrilling 56-53 victory over the Wolfpack.

“This was our best character win in four years. The boys really enjoyed the victory,” said excited Broncs head coach Scott MacGregor. “This hopefully will spark a winning streak for the next few weeks.”

Ponoka trailed Hinton the entire game. Then, with just 17 seconds left on the clock, and the hometown Wolfpack leading by a slim 53-48 margin, Amara Fofanah took charge of the game. Fofanah, who returned a kick for a touchdown against Rimbey Sept. 22, hauled in a punt at the Broncs’ 25-yard line and rambled 85 yards for the winning touchdown.

“We were extremely patient,” added MacGregor. “The boys waited for the opportunity to win it. We had great plays from many players. The point-after conversions from Nick Clarke were all perfect, which made the difference in the game.”

For the second-straight outing, Zak Louis scored three touchdowns for the Broncs, who also received major scores from Ashton Smith, Scott Pylypow, and Cole Hogarth.

Next up… the 1-2 Broncs will go up against Caroline Friday at 4 p.m. at Ponoka Composite High School.

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