Ponoka senior Broncs take second win of season

The Broncs defeated the Wetaskiwin Sabres at home

There was just no stopping the Broncs.

Ponoka’s senior football squad took on the Wetaskiwin Sabres at home Sept. 21 and earned a resounding 43-14 win.

It was a game to remember, not just for the Broncs first second win in a season, but also for the point difference, explained coach Cody Baird. “We’ve never been on that end of the scoreboard before.”

Both teams appeared to be fairly evenly matched in the first quarter with scores eventually tied up 14-14. The Broncs looked like they were going to waiver against the pressure, but instead turned the tables and held Wetaskiwin.

Baird said a recent game against Sylvan Lake was a good example of the need for toughness. The Lakers took an early lead against the Broncs, which hurt them overall.

They used that loss to prepare for the Wetaskiwin game.

“It was all about prepping plays…and toughness this week,” said Baird.

A couple of early penalties against Wetaskiwin almost hurt the team. “As soon as we cleaned up our act, we did well.”

Baird credited Nolan Bull for his efforts on the defensive side of the game, adding that the whole team performed well.

As the game progressed it looked clear that the Broncs were on their way to a solid win. During the half time break, coaches reaffirmed that the team just needed to keep its momentum while also reducing unnecessary penalties.

Up next for the Broncs is an away game Sept. 28 against the Stettler Wildcats, which will prove to be a tough game. Baird says that the Wildcats defeated the Lakers in a recent game.

“They’ll definitely be the most seasoned team to beat,” said Baird.

“If we can hang in there, we’ll be fine.”

It’s a special Friday night lights game in Stettler.


Broncs quarterback Marcus Scheffer looks for an opening Sept. 21 during a winning game against the Wetaskiwin Sabres. The Broncs won 43-14. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Broncs were unstoppable against the Wetaskiwin Sabres Sept. 21 at home winning a resounding 43-14. Despite a cold wind and blowing snow, the team played strong throughout the game. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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