Eagles Get Their First Win in Rivalry Game

Broomfield Gets In the Win Column At Home Against Monarch in a Dominant 28-7 Win


Carson Orvis, Staff Writer - Sports

In week four, against the rival Monarch, Broomfield needed to get a win in their home opener. The Eagles were able to defend their home turf in a game they controlled from start to finish.

Monarch came out of the gates running the ball about every play, as usual.

On the Coyotes first possession, they were able to get a couple first downs to set up for a deep field goal, but their kicker missed the 52 yarder.

Broomfield was set up at their own 35 for their first possession. The Eagles marched right down the field and quickly put together a TD drive on their opening series. Dustin Detwiler (Sr.) capped the drive with a rushing touchdown.

Broomfield’s defense held strong, stuffing the run on Monarch’s second possession.

On their next drive, Broomfield’s offense picked up right where they left off. Midway into the second quarter, Junior QB Cole LaCrue put Broomfield up 14-0 with a 1-yard-rushing touchdown.

Monarch’s offense came back onto the field and needed to put up some points before the half. Broomfield’s defense kept limiting big run plays, which kept the clock moving. Even with six minutes to work with, Monarch ran out of time and threw up a hail mary to end the half that was picked off by Canon Juarez (Jr.).

Coming out of the half, Monarch’s defense made their first stop of the game. Their offense came on and put together a long TD drive, only running the ball. With four minutes to go in the third quarter, Cole Carlucci (Jr.) punched in a 2-yard-touchdown for Monarch.

After a stop and a score, it looked like Monarch had something going, but Broomfield’s offense got the momentum back.
The Eagles put together a nice drive, but faced a fourth and long just outside of field-goal-range. The Broomfield offense stayed on the field on fourth down, and Cole LaCrue hit Josh Dunn (Sr.) in the endzone for a touchdown. Dunn had the matchup he was looking for and LaCrue put it up and gave him a chance to make a play, and he came down with the big TD catch.

Down two touchdowns at the start of the fourth quarter, Monarch needed to make some big plays because of how long their offensive drives had been.

Broomfield’s defense didn’t let up, and made another stop on a fourth down.

Even up two scores with time running down, Broomfield stayed aggressive and looked to put Monarch away. LaCrue and Dunn added to their monster performances, connecting for a touchdown to extend the lead to 21 points. LaCrue pumped towards Dunn, the defensive back bit on the fake, and Josh Dunn turned upfield and was wide open for the easy pitch-and-catch to put the game away.

Eagle Analysis

Broomfield came into this game needing a win to get some momentum to make a run for the playoffs. Their offense needed to keep putting up points and their defense needed to play well. Both units dominated Monarch.

Monarch came in running the same offense as always, and Broomfield was able to play very physical and make stops. Limiting big runs was crucial for Broomfield, and Monarch had few rushes of 10+ yards. Without those big runs, Monarch wasn’t able to consistently wear down the defense.

Broomfied’s linebackers played really well and made it really tough on Monarch.

The Eagles’ defense played a great game, and the offense made the most of their opportunities.

Because Monarch’s offense eats so much of the clock, Broomfield’s offense only had 6 possessions, and came up with four touchdowns.

The offense was effective both on the ground and through the air. LaCrue completed an efficient 78% of his passes while the offense averaged 5.5 yards per carry.

In this game Broomfield had some very notable performances on both sides of the ball.

Standout Performances

QB Cole LaCrue finished with a 129.9 QBR, going for 276 total yards and three total touchdowns.
Josh Dunn added to his monster 2021 campaign with 122 yards and two more TDs.

Kadin Quintana (Jr.) was the lead rusher for Broomfield, totaling 76 yards on almost 6 yards per carry.

Dustin Detwiler picked up 50 receiving yards and scored on his only rushing attempt.

Three Eagles had double-digit takes in this game. Charlie Nevin (Sr.) led the team with 18 total tackles, Bode Hogan (Sr.) had 14, and Rylan Boehmer (Jr.) had 12.

Holden Potter (Jr.) had a huge game, totaling 8 tackles and 4 tackles for loss.

Hogan, Dondelinger (Sr.), and Lipshaw (So.) all had 1 tackle for loss.

Canon Juarez (Jr.) intercepted one of the three passes Monarch’s quarterback threw.

Week 5 Preview

Next Week, Broomfield is back at home against the defending 4a state champions and the team that knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs, Loveland. Loveland sits at 3-1 with their only loss coming to Ralston Valley, a very good 5a team. The Red Wolves have a similar offense to that of Monarch’s that Broomfield was able to slow down.
This will be a tough matchup for the Eagles, but if the offense keeps rolling and the defense comes out and plays like they did against Monarch, Broomfield can pull of the big home win.