Broomfield Gets Big Win on Homecoming

Broomfield Beats Windsor 18-10 on Homecoming in Their First League Game


Carson Orvis, Staff Writer - Sports

Broomfield came into this game 1-4, but still with playoff hopes as Windsor kicked off league play.

Windsor came in as a tough team who likes to run the ball, similar to Monarch and Loveland.

Windsor got the ball first, and got right to running the ball and eating the clock.

The Wizards were able to pick up some good chunks of 1st and 2nd down, putting them in 3rd and very short situations that resulted in easy first downs.

Broomfield was able to stop Windsor in field goal range, after 10 minutes had been chewed off the clock.

The field goal unit came out but messed up the snap, and Broomfield got off the field without surrendering any points on the long opening drive.

Broomfield’ offense came on the field and got to work.

The Eagles were effective running the ball on this drive and had some big plays through the air that led to the opening drive touchdown run by Blake Naranjo (Sr.). Getting a stop on the first drive of the game and taking the quick lead was exactly how Broomfield needed to start this game.

The Eagles were set to kickoff, and kicker Gabe Estebantes (Sr.) booted a kick on the ground that got away from the Windsor returners. The Wizards were able to recover the kick, but were pinned inside their own 5 yard line.

Windsor was looking to avoid a safety and get one first down so they had some room to work, but Broomfield was all over it. The Eagles stuffed the run, and Devin Furuiye (Jr.) led the way in forcing a safety, putting Broomfield up 9-0 and getting the ball back to the offense.

All of the momentum was with the home team at this point, but the Windsor defense made a huge stop and came up with a huge blocked punt.

With the first half winding down, Windsor had a short field in front of them to score after the blocked punt. With little time on the clock, they were able to punch it in on the ground to narrow the score to 9-7.

Broomfield played a very solid first half, especially the defense. The offense did their jobs and scored on their first chance, and the defense made great stops, got some points, and Windsor was only able to score off a blocked punt with great field position.

Going into the second half, the Eagles defense needed to keep doing what they were doing, and the offense needed to continue running the ball well and picking up some chunk plays through the air.

In the third quarter, both defenses came out strong, but Broomfield’s offense was still able to put a touchdown drive together, capped off by a touchdown run by QB Cole LaCrue (Jr.). The extra point attempt was no good, Broomfield led 15-7.
Going into the fourth quarter, Windsor needed a scoring drive quickly to have a chance in this game, and they were able to get a field goal.

Up 15-10, Broomfield looked to score a touchdown and put this game away, but they needed at least a field goal. LaCrue and the run game led a nice drive that had a chance to put the ball in the end zone, but the Eagles came up just short and Estebantes kicked a field goal, making the score 18-10.

Still with a shot to win, Windsor took possession and got some first downs. But after they crossed midfield, Broomfield’s defense came up big once again, recovering a fumble on fourth down, ending the game.

Eagle Analysis
Despite being 1-4, Broomfield came into this game, being their first league game, ready to start their playoff push. To do that, the defense needed to make timely stops on important downs and the offense needed to keep rolling.

The defense was great in this game. We saw Loveland wear this Eagles defense out running the ball all night, but Broomfield stayed tough and made stops all game. Whenever Windsor looked like they had something going, Broomfield made one or two big defensive plays that stalled Windsor’s drives. The Eagles picked up 5 tackles for loss, which were big in this game.

Broomfield’s offense wasn’t all they had been all year but they did what they had to. When they had the ball, they were able to control the clock with the run game and kept the lead for the defense. The offensive day would have looked better for the Eagles if some of the drops were eliminated, but they did what they had to do.

Against a team like Windsor, it is important to be playing with a lead. They like to take as much time off the clock as possible, and if they’re beating you it’s very hard to stop them and come back. Playing with a lead against them puts a lot of pressure on their offense to work faster than they’d like which helps the defense out a lot. This wasn’t a super high-scoring, exciting win for Broomfield, but it was a great win and it was great to see both sides of the ball doing what they had to to get a much-needed win.