Broncs Football Ready for Road Contest at Evanston

Written by on October 4, 2019

THE CODY BRONCS FOOTBALL TEAM FRESH OFF THEIR HOMECOMING VICTORY AGAINST JACKSON GET SET FOR THEIR LONGEST ROAD TRIP OF THE SEASON. CODY HEADS INTO TONIGHT WITH AN UNDEFEATED 4-0 RECORD AND GET SET TO FACE A WIN-LESS EVANSTON TEAM. WHILE THE RED DEVILS HAVE NOT WON A GAME IT’S NOT THAT THEY’VE BEEN BLOWN OUT EITHER. THEIR BIGGEST LOSS OF THE SEASON WAS A 14 POINT DEFEAT AGAINST LANDER VALLEY. EVANSTON EMPLOYS AN OFFENSE THAT IS RARELY SEEN IN THE HIGH SCHOOL RANKS, THE TRIPLE OPTION WHICH THEY RUN OUT OF THE FLEX BONE, ONE OF THE HARDEST OFFENSES TO PREPARE FOR ESPECIALLY ON SHORT REST. COACH MCFADDEN ON THE BRONCS DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN.

“IT REALLY JUST COMES DOWN TO DISCIPLINE. YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES IN OPTION FOOTBALL. YOU HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY DISCIPLINED THAT YOU’RE DOING YOUR JOB AND YOUR EYES ARE IN THE RIGHT LOCATION. YOU MESS UP ONE TIME AND YOU’RE IN TROUBLE. IT’S NOT A TEAM THAT YOU CAN ‘HEY WE’RE GOING TO OUT BLITZ YOU AND OUT ATHLETE YOU.’ THAT’S WHY THE OPTION WAS CREATED, SO YOU CAN’T DO THOSE THINGS. IT’S VERY CHALLENGING AND IT’S DIFFICULT FROM A DEFENSIVE PERSPECTIVE.”

ON THE OTHER SIDE EVANSTON RUNS A DEFENSIVE SCHEME THAT’S DIFFERENT TOO, COACH MCFADDEN ON THE OFFENSIVE GAME PLAN.

“THEY DO SOME THINGS THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN YET. THEY BLITZ, AND DO SOME ZONE BLITZ STUFF THAT IS CHALLENGING AND ONCE AGAIN STUFF THAT MAYBE YOU DON’T SEE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, SO THEY’RE A FEAST OR FAMINE. WHEN YOU BLITZ THAT MUCH AND YOU’RE SENDING GUYS YOU’LL GET A LOT OF PENETRATION AND THE GUYS GET OFF THE BALL AND THAT COULD BE A BIG NEGATIVE PLAY. IT GOES BOTH WAYS, SO WE’VE GOT TO PLAY OUR RULES AND STAY ON OUR TRACKS. JUST NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS OF THE STUFF THAT’S HAPPENING IN FRONT OF US AND JUST PLAY FOOTBALL.”

AND WHILE THE BRONCS DID HAVE SOME KEY RETURNS LAST WEEK, DREW TROTTER SETTING THEM UP FOR THE GAME WINNING SCORE, COACH MCFADDEN WANTS TO SEE MORE OUT OF THE RETURN GAME.

“I’D LIKE TO SEE THOSE GUYS ON, WHAT WE CALL SHOWTIME ON OUR KICK RETURN AND PUNT RETURN. I THINK WE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THOSE PHASES OF THE GAME. AND SO I THINK OUR KICK RETURN TEAM, PUNT RETURN TEAM, JUST OUR SPECIAL TEAMS IN GENERAL. I’D LIKE TO CALL THOSE GUYS OUT.”

THE CODY BRONCS HIT THE ROAD FOR THEIR LONGEST TRIP OF THE SEASON VS. 3A WEST OPPONENT EVANSTON. YOU CAN LISTEN TO ALL OF THE ACTION ON THE HOME OF CODY BRONCS SPORTS, KODI AM 1400 AND 96.7FM WITH PRE-GAME AT 6:40, KICKOFF AT 7PM.

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