Denver South Beats Broomfield in High Scoring Offensive Affair

Denver South was able to outscore Broomfield 48-40 in an offensive shootout Friday Night.

Carson Orvis, Staff Writer - Sports

Both offenses were clicking as each team had over 500 total yards and multiple explosive plays.
Broomfield jumped on Denver South and got out to an early 21-0 first quarter lead.

Early in the game, Broomfield established the run. Kadin Quintana (Jr.) set the tone for the Eagles run game early and put Broomfield up 7-0 early.

On Denver South’s next possession, Bode Hogan (Sr.) forced a fumble to put the Eagle’s offense in position to go up two scores.

Quickly after the fumble, Broomfield went up 14-0 on a Cole LaCrue (Jr.) 38-yard touchdown strike to Blake Naranjo (Sr.).
Up 14-0, Broomfield’s defense got another stop, and the offense capitalized, going up 21-0.

Down big, Denver South wasn’t out of the game. The Ravens quickly got back into the game, scoring two quick touchdowns to narrow the deficit to seven.

Broomfield responded and took the momentum back with a rushing touchdown from Cole LaCrue, giving them a 27-14 lead, but once Denver South’s offense got going, it didn’t let up.

Denver South went right back down the field and scored another touchdown to get the game back within one possession.
Denver South was able to score twice more, while LaCrue rushed for another touchdown, tying the game at 34 in the third quarter.

One the game was tied, it was all Ravens the rest of the way. South’s defense was able to get the ball back a couple times in the fourth quarter, and took a 48-34 lead with little time left.

Broomfield narrowed the final deficit on the last play of the game when Cole LaCrue rolled left and found a wide-open Tristian Caudill (Sr.) for a touchdown.

Eagle Analysis

Similar to week two, Broomfield’s offense was able to put points on the board, but had a couple costly turnovers and the opposing offense was able to make some big plays and put a lot of points up.

Broomfield’s offense played really well in this game, as it totaled 586 yards, with 263 yards coming on the ground. Kadin Quintana was very effective, rushing for 129 yards on about 8 yards per carry and scoring once.

Cole LaCrue and the passing game were also very efficient. LaCrue totaled 323 passing yards and two touchdown passes while completing almost 70% of his passes. Josh Dunn was the receiving yards leader with 148 yards, and Naranjo and Caudill both hauled in touchdowns from.

Broomfield’s offense was electric, but the defense gave up some big plays. Denver South totaled 539 yards, 261 on the ground. Chevelle Early had a huge game, rushing for 169 yards and three touchdowns on 7.5 yards per carry.

Denver South’s QB made huge plays throughout the game. He only completed 11 passes, but averaged just over 25 yards per completion with three touchdowns.

South’s defense was also able to create two turnovers, and their offense capitalized, costing Broomfield.
This game was pretty back and forth, but Broomfield gave up too many big plays to Denver South’s offense, allowing them to score quick and not putting much pressure on them.

Only being three games into the season, Broomfield has time to turn things around, especially with how the offense has been playing. If the defense can limit some of the big plays and put the offense in good field position, the Eagles can turn this thing around.