It did not take long for the Belmond-Klemme defense to show Algona Garrigan why it is among the leaders in Class A. Just a few plays into the Oct. 4 victory, Carson Lane snagged the Broncos’ first interception of the game.
B-K started its first drive on the Golden Bear 29-yard line. Six rushing plays later, the Broncos were inside the 10-yard line. B-K was only able to push down to the three-yard line before it was forced to turn over the ball on downs.
AG was not able to do much on their second drive, and punted the ball to the B-K 14. Four plays later, Jaace Weidemann took the ball at the 26-yard line and galloped down the center of the field for a touchdown. The extra point by Eduin Gonzalez was good, and the Broncos led 7-0 with 2:43 left in the first quarter.
The next Golden Bear drive ended on a fumble recovered by Kaleb Carlson at midfield. The Broncos were stymied there until B-K earned the first down on a fake punt. Two plays later, Weidemann was in the endzone, but the score was called back due to a penalty. The Broncos were not able to move the ball, and for the second time Friday, B-K could not convert a turnover into points.
It was a pass from Jordan Meyer to Carlson – threaded into a tight window between two AG defenders – that sparked a long drive to the endzone. Weidemann once again carried for the score. The extra point was good and the Broncos led 14-0 going into halftime.
The first two B-K drives after the break ended in punts. AG scored with just over a minute left in the third period, but the two-point conversion failed.
It only took two plays for the Broncos to answer back. Weidemann rushed to the B-K 42 on the first play, and then took the ball all the way down the field for his third touchdown of the night. With only 39.3 seconds left in the third quarter, Gonzalez kicked the extra point, and the Broncos led 21-6.
B-K tried to score on their next drive, but the Gonzalez field goal kick was wide left.
The final Bronco score came on a drive that started on the AG 46. It was all-Weidemann, all-the-time on that drive with the senior pounding the ball down the field on six rushes. He scored with 2:37 left in the game, and the Broncos led 28-6 after the extra point was kicked.
The game ended for Garrigan as it began – with an interception by the defense, this time by Javier Arriaran.
Stats on the night included.... read the entire story in the Belmond Independent.