Broomfield Makes Easy Work of Vista Peak

On Thursday, the Eagles Moved to 3-0 with Another Dominating Victory

Carson Orvis, Sports Writer


Broomfield played their first away game of the season last night, and for the first time this season, they trailed during a game.
Vista Peak shocked Broomfield by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and shut out Broomfield’s offense in the first quarter.
In a game the Eagles were expected to dominate, they didn’t look like themselves early.
However, Cole LaCrue (‘23), Ryland Boehmer (‘23), and Brent Harris (‘24) led the second quarter domicance for Broomfield offensively.
Boehmer found success rushing into the teeth of the defense, where he could out-muscle every defender in his way.
LaCrue offset the run game by finding open receivers on almost every drop back.
Before the half was over, Brent Harris scored a receiving and rushing touchdown, Anthony Cobb (‘24) caught a TD, and Boehmer found the endzone. At half, Broomfield had a commanding 27-6 lead.
Vista Peak was depleted going into the second half, and it led to another big third quarter for Broomfield.
The defense was creating turnover after turnover behind a consistent pass rush that had Vista Peak’s QB under heavy pressure. And the defense capitalized on interceptable passes.
LaCrue continued his rhythm, scoring on the ground and hitting Kaelan Frey (‘23) for a long TD in the third quarter. Ryland Boehmor also added a second TD to his 95-yard rushing night.
When the fourth quarter rolled around, Broomfield had a 48-6 lead, and once again put in the JV starters. The JV squad was able to find the endzone once, ending the game at a score of 55-7.


After another blowout win, there isn’t much to take from this game that hasn’t been learned already.
What made this game more unique is the way the first quarter went.
Broomfield got off to a slow start, which is something they will look to fix. In big games, getting the momentum early is important.
The schedule is getting tougher for Broomfield next week when Erie comes to Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium. Getting off to a hot start will be a major factor for the Eagles winning their fourth game straight.
The way Thursday’s game started isn’t too big of a worry for Broomfield going forward. If they play their game, they can dominate all 60 minutes, and it would be surprising if there were another mishap like the kick return touchdown in the future.
Broomfield will have an extra day to prepare for their highly-anticipated matchup against Erie next week. The Tigers dominated the Eagles last year and finished as the 4A runner-up.
This game will feature two of the best QBs in the state in Cole LaCrue and Blake Barnett. Both teams will bring a major crowd, and LaCrue will look to get the last laugh against his former school.