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Broncs Move On With Win Over Douglas

The Cody Broncs advance in the Wyoming 3A Football Playoffs with their 42-14 win over the Douglas Bearcats on Friday.

With a chilly Friday night with temperatures in the teens and even snowfall in the second half the Broncs were not swayed.

Douglas won the coin toss and chose to defer to the second half.

The opening kickoff was a semi type onside kick that the Broncs would recover inside Douglas territory.

Cody would take the opening drive 5 plays to the 7 yard line and with an unfortunate fumble that Douglas would recover.

The Bearcats would go 3 play and punt, Cody would get the ball back inside Douglas territory and start their second drive close to the spot of their first drive.

The Broncs took the second possession and marched 56 yards in 3 minutes 3 seconds in  9 plays with a 2 yard punch in from Junior Running Back Grady McCarten.

Broncs up 7-0 after the PAT from Conner Moss.

On the second possession for Douglas the Bearcats moved the ball 28yards in 9 plays that included a big -13 yard sack from Zac Barton and were forced to punt.

Cody took the ball 5 plays capped off by a 47 yard touchdown run from McCarten for his second touchdown of the game, Moss hit the extra point Broncs up 14-0 at the start of the second quarter.

The next drive for Douglas lasted 3 plays and 4 yards before the had to punt.

With 9:27 left in the second quarter the Broncs had the ball on their own 35 yard line Cody went 10 plays to get inside the 10 yard line when Douglas would get an interception and return it 52 yards.

Douglas would fumble the football on the very next play and the Broncs would get the ball at their 35.

Cody would go a quick 3 and out and punt, Douglas would do the same with a 3 and out and punt.

The Broncs would get the ball back at the Douglas 34 and would march, in 5 plays, for a 6 yard McCarten TD, his 3rd in the 1st half.

Broncs up 21-0.

Douglas would go 8 plays and end the first half with an incomplete pass.

The second half began with a 7 play drive that ended with a turnover on downs by Douglas.

Cody would get the ball for the first time in the second half and drive 6 plays for a 26 yard touchdown run from McCarten his 4th of the game.

Extra point good Broncs up 28-0.

Douglas would drive 9 plays and score their 1st touchdown with a 5 yard pass to Brody Wagner, Broncs up 28-7.

Cody would get the ball, and march 8 plays into the 4th quarter, with a 31 yard touchdown pass from Junior Maddax Ball to Senior Jace Jarrett 35-7.

Douglas would fumble on their next possession and Cody would recover.

Cody would go 71 yards in 13 plays with a touchdown run from Owen Peterson the Broncs up 42-7.

Douglas would get a 61 yard touchdown pass from Trey Rinn to Nate Halquist to give the Bearcats their second score 42-14.

The Broncs would end the game in the Victory formation.

Of the 10 possessions the Broncs had only 1 ended in a punt, 2 were turnovers by the Broncs inside the 10 yard line and the final ended in a kneel down to finish the game.

Cody scored a touchdown on the remaining 6 drives.

Grady McCarten ran for 129 yards on 15 carries and 4 touchdowns.

Maddax Ball had 12 carries for 61 yards and 10 for 12 in passing with 110 yards 1 touchdown, 1 interception.

Owen Peterson 11 carries for 58 yards and a TD.

Luke Moulton with 12 carries for 69 yards.

Jace Jarrett had 3 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.

The Broncs had 359 yards rushing and 124 yards passing for a total of 483 total yards offensively.

On the defensive side of the ball Chase Hatch led the team with 12 tackles 6 of those for a loss 2 pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

Ben Hogan had 3 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Logan Borgardus, Logan Class, and Zac Barton all had sacks of the quarterback.

The Broncs held the Bearcats to 120 yards rushing and 194 yards passing for a total of 314 yards.

Cody will host Evanston Friday at Spike Vannoy in the Semifinals of the Wyoming 3A playoffs.

Listen to the rebroadcast of the game below.


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