Broncs Claim Victory in Big Horn Brawl
Written by Cole Havens on September 27, 2021
Luke Talich scored four total touchdowns, Jackson Schroeder had two rushing touchdowns and the Cody Broncs used big plays to defeat their Park County Rival, Powell, Friday night by a final of 35-14 to reclaim the Big Horn Trophy.
Above: Broncs running out to the field. Below: Cody Football Picture Slideshow.
The energy was electric, each team traded blows as the Broncs and Panthers played in one physical brawl for Cody’s homecoming. The Broncs bullied their way to 450 plus total yards of offense. Schroeder led the Broncs with about 130 yards on the ground to go along with his two TD’s. The offensive line helped pave the way for over 300 total rushing yards.
Schroeder on running behind the big guys up front. “It’s a blessing. They work their butts off out there, every practice. We’re truly blessed to have an o-line and o-line coach that we have.”
The Broncs came into this match-up as the No. 1 team in Class 3A while the Panthers were ranked No. 2.
The Panthers would march down the field and score the first touchdown of the game behind a Reed Smith eight yard run. From then on it was all Cody.
The Broncs would reel off 38 straight points with Talich finding Drew Trotter for a 45 yard TD pass right before the end of the 1st quarter.
In the second, following a Powell muffed punt the Broncs were set up on the opposing 5 and Schroeder would score his first TD. Schroeder would again find pay dirt later in the quarter on a 63 yard burst to the end zone, untouched. Talich would score a rushing TD as well before halftime.
The Broncs would score twice in the second half, both TD passes from Talich. One to Kellon George and the other to Wilkins Radakovich.
At one point, Cody led 38-7.
Talich on what’s working offensively: “Practice is helping a lot. We’re just getting reps and reps and reps. Yeah, we’re just getting better at what we do and we’re running tempo and it’s going good.”
With the win, the Broncs improve to 4-0 on the season, now 1-0 in 3A West Conference play. The Big Horn Trophy remains in Cody. The Broncs have won four of their last five against Powell, including playoffs. This was the 125th all-time meeting with Cody holding a 66-54 advantage.
Up Next: Cody will be on the road to take on the undefeated Evanston Red Devils on Friday, October 1st. Kick-off is scheduled for 6pm.
Photo and Video Credit, Copyright: Brittany Brown