Broomfield Beats Windsor to Advance in the Playoffs

The Eagles Took Care of Windsor at Home to Start the Playoffs


Carson Orvis, Sports Writer


Coming off its bye week, 2nd seeded Broomfield had no problem against 15th seeded Windsor. The Eagles looked fresh and dominated the Wizards from start to finish.

After receiving the opening kick, Wisconsin commit Cole LaCrue (‘23) had the offense clicking right away.
Just minutes into the game, LaCrue threw a perfect pass, dropping it right in the bucket to Anthony Cobb (‘24) for a 67-yard touchdown.
The defense started the same way for the Eagles. Windsor was quickly forced to punt in the first possession.
Broomfield had all of the momentum at this point, and the offense kept rolling when it got the ball back.
Windsor was able to get the Eagles into a third-and-long situation, but LaCrue was able to find Canon Juarez (‘23) on an out-breaking route who not only picked up the first down, but found the endzone for a 33-yard score.
With Broomfield up 14-0 less than halfway into the first quarter, this game already felt over.
The Eagles tacked on another touchdown before half to make it 21-0.
Coming out of the break, Broomfield looked to put the game away, and get itself into a position to rest some starters.
The offense scored twice more in the third quarter, and Brent Harris (‘24) returned an interception for a touchdown to put an exclamation point on Broomfield’s flawless defensive performance.
The Eagles completed the 42-0 shutout, and will move to the third round of the playoffs.

Standout Performers

Multiple Broomfield players on both sides of the ball put up huge numbers in the 42-0 win. Here are biggest stat lines:
Cole LaCrue: 291 total yards, 4 total TDs
Luke Francis: 140 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD
Canon Juarez: 107 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD, INT
Anthony Cobb: 77 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD
Brent Harris: 1 receiving TD, 2 INTs, 1 pick-six
Garrett Keeler: 8 total tackles, 3 TFLs

Heritage Preview

In round three of the playoffs, Broomfield will face Heritage in a rematch of week 10.
Broomfield’s offense had some trouble against a solid Heritage defense in the first meeting between the two teams. Heritage was able to slow down the run game, causing Coach Hubbard’s offense to struggle to move the ball consistently.
Broomfield will look to establish the line of scrimmage early in this game to open up the run game. If Broomfield can run the ball, it will also open up the passing game for LaCrue.
If Broomfield plays how they can play on offense, it will be another high scoring game for the Eagles.

The Broomfield defense is nothing to worry about going into this game. It has dominated all season long, and faces a Heritage offense that lacks explosiveness.
The Heritage quarterback doesn’t pose any sort of threat downfield, and he doesn’t have many effective playmakers to get the ball too. Their offensive line also isn’t enough to get a run game going.
The Broomfield defense had no problem in week 10, and surely won’t in this week’s playoff game.

Despite the previous matchup between Heritage and Broomfield being close, this one should be a blowout in favor of Broomfield.
Broomfield will be at home this time, and if the offense is clicking, the Eagles are too fast and make too many big plays for Heritage to keep up.
Cole LaCrue has the offense dominating again, and that paired with the shutdown defense makes Broomfield the heavy favorite this week.