Broomfield Improves to 2-0 in League Play at Silver Creek

Broomfield Went Up to Silver Creek and Took Care of Business in Another Important League Game


Carson Orvis, Staff Writer - Sports

Broomfield went up to Silver Creek 2-4, but still with playoff hopes as they had the chance to improve to 2-0 in league games. The Eagles came into this game with a lot of confidence against a struggling Silver Creek team.

Getting off to a hot start has been a struggle in some games for Broomfield this year, but not this one.

The Eagles’ opened up the scoring with a 40 yard touchdown pass from QB Cole LaCrue (Jr.) to DJ Detwiler (Jr.). LaCrue felt pressure, rolled to his right and Detwiler was wide open in the endzone with nobody near him.

The defense for Broomfield started off hot, making some big plays and getting the ball right back to the offense.

The Eagles took a 13-0 lead on a touchdown pass to Josh Dunn that was set up by a 57 yard run by Cole LaCrue.

Despite Broomfield taking command early, Silver Creek hung around and scored on their next drive, keeping it close at 13-7.

The Eagles offense looked to take momentum back, and found themselves in a familiar situation; 4th and long just outside of field goal range.

Broomfield has been aggressive on long 4th downs is plus-territory this year, and in the second quarter, they kept the offense on the field for 4th and 13.

LaCrue connected with Blake Naranjo (Sr.) for a 36 yard touchdown on 4th down, as Naranjo was able to sneak behind the defense on a seam up the middle of the field.

Unable to convert the two point conversion, Broomfield held a 19-7 lead near the end of the half.

Silver Creek needed a little something from their offense to bring to the locker room if they wanted to get back into this game, and they were able to get a field goal and go into half down 19-10.

In the third quarter, the Silver Creek defense was strong, and held Broomfield scoreless.

The offense was able to get some rhythm and put together a touchdown drive, cutting their deficit to 19-17 going into the final period.

Broomfield’s offense needed to respond and take this game, and that’s what they did.

The Eagle’s offense had a nice drive going but after a huge sack, Broomfield found themselves in another 4th and very long, outside of field goal range.

On 4th and 25 from the 30, Josh Dunn (Sr.) found an opening in the middle of the field and Cole LaCrue threw a dart to score a huge touchdown, putting the Eagles up two scores.

Down 26-17, Silver Creek’s offense needed to pick things up and get points fast. Early in the drive, their quarterback rolled right and threw it right to Broomfield linebacker Bode Hogan (Sr.), and the Eagle’s offense was right back on the field.

A big run by Kadin Quintana (Jr.) to get inside the five-yard-line set up Quintana to put the game away with a short rushing touchdown.

Broomfield would’ve liked to win this game in more dominant fashion, but this was a big win that the Eagles needed.

Eagle Analysis
Broomfield’s offense came into this game looking to light up the scoreboard, and they started doing that quickly.

LaCrue and the offense were able to move the ball on the ground and through their air, while making some big plays.

The 4th and 13 touchdown, and the 4th and 25 touchdown were plays that completely took the life out of Silver Creek and kept Broomfield in the driver seat.

Being able to make big plays throughout the entirety of the game wears out the opposing defense, and keeps the momentum on your side. Continuing to make big plays will be huge in the upcoming games.

As for the defense, they played a good overall game. Broomfield’s unit was able to get some tackles for loss and sacks that killed drives and sealed the game with an interception.

Standout Performances
Cole LaCrue threw for 4 TDs and made a lot of big plays
Josh Dunn hauled in 2 TDs and was once again a difference maker
DJ Detwiler caught the big opening TD
Kadin Quintana was had some big runs and found the endzone

Garrett Keeler had a big game with 2 TFLs, a sack, and a batted down pass
Bode Hogan was all over the field all night and came up with the game-sealing interception