Eagles Start Season 0-1

Despite a valiant comeback, Broomfield falls to Golden 22-29 on Friday, August 27.

Carson Orvis, Staff Writer - Sports

Week One
   Broomfield 22 @ Golden 29
The Eagles went down early, and they headed to the locker room behind 0-15 for a lightning delay.

In the third quarter, Golden took a 22-0 lead behind their quarterback, Jazel Riley, who was effective on the ground and through the air all night for the Demons.

Scoreless going into the third quarter, Broomfield needed a spark to get back in the game. The offense for Broomfield had been trying to get things going, but suffered some tough breaks through the first three quarters.

Junior quarterback Cole LaCrue sparked the offense, making a couple plays with his legs and punching in Broomfield’s first score of the night early in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles’ defense was able to get a stop and LaCrue came right back to hit Josh Dunn on a deep ball down the sideline for a touchdown. Dunn made a great catch over a Golden defender and took it in to narrow the deficit to 7.

Down 22-15, Broomfield had a costly turnover that led to a touchdown strike up the sideline by Golden QB, Jazel Riley.

With the fourth quarter winding down, Broomfield kept fighting, down 14.

The Eagles caught a break when Golden’s punter went down to pick up a bad snap, and his knee touched the ground, giving Broomfield’s offense great starting field position.

The next play LaCrue was flushed out to his right and hit Josh Dunn again in the back of the endzone for a quick score.

If Broomfield could get a quick defensive stop, they still had time to tie the game. Golden, however, was able to seal the game, getting a few big first downs on the ground as the clock ran down.

Golden was able to control the clock in the run game and made some big, timely plays through the air. Their defense held strong through the first three quarters and made enough plays to win the game.

Broomfield had trouble getting things going on offense until LaCrue and Dunn found their connection in the fourth quarter.
The defense gave up some big plays on the ground but started to slow Golden down in the second half.

DJ Detwiler was another notable player for Broomfield, making plays and getting yards on the ground after the catch.

Broomfield looks to bounce back and play up to their potential next week at Longmont on September 3. Longmont’s defense struggled in week one in a 49-43 loss to Chatfield, and the Eagles will look to light up the scoreboard and get back on track.