By: Kayler Smith
Bronco Football has taken this season by storm thus far. The history of the team was no barrier for this group. Last Friday, the boys earned a home playoff game, the first in school history. #1 seed North faced #8 seed Ray-Pec who they had beat 42-21 in week eight.
With the absence of starting quarterback Christian Carter, they had to dig a little deeper to get the offense sparked. Ontario Russell, senior, did just that, opening up the game with a 60 yard touchdown run to put the Broncos up 7-0. They remained scoreless the rest of the first half, and then responded to a Ray-Pec touchdown in one play with Ontario Russell earning a 69 yard touchdown run, putting the Broncos back on top 13-8. Shortly following, Keyon Mozee, junior, broke loose for a 52 yard touchdown run. Ray-Pec responded with a 12 yard passing touchdown early in the fourth quarter. It was not enough to make the Broncos go away. With 1:34 to go in the game, John Eldridge put the nail in the coffin with a 20 yard touchdown run, putting the Broncos up 26-14 and sending them to their second round of the playoffs.
LSN football has never won a playoff game, another accolade to add to this season’s legacy. They take on Liberty who they lost 35-39 to in week five of the regular season. The game will be at home this Friday at 7:00. Admission for everyone is $7, no athletic passes will be accepted.