It was a see-saw battle with the Pocahontas Area Indians Oct. 2, The Belmond-Klemme defense had a great night with two strong goal line stands that kept the Indians off the scoreboard, but the Broncos ended up on the losing side of the see-saw when time expired.
The first goal line save came in the middle of the first quarter with the Indians just inches from scoring. Nicholas Jenison’s tackle for a loss pushed PA back to the six-yard line. An incomplete pass stopped the Indians’ drive, and the Broncos took over on downs.
B-K was forced to punt after six plays, and the Indians drove down for their first score with three minutes gone in the second quarter. The point-after attempt failed, and PA led 6-0.
The Broncos answered back on the next drive, aided by four penalties on the Indians. Quarterback Jordan Meyer ran the ball in from the two-yard line for a touchdown. The extra point kick was good, and the Broncos took the lead 7-6 with 4:51 left in the half.
The Indians next drive was stymied by a goal line stand at the one-yard line. The Broncos took over, and ran out the clock.
The Indians had another chance in the red zone on the first drive of the second half, but turned the ball over on downs at the B-K 12.
A methodical march by the Broncos started with a long run to midfield by Tate Sander. A Meyer pass to Kaleb Carlson on a fourth down with eight yards to go kept the drive alive, and put the Broncos nine yards away from a second touchdown. Two plays later, Sander carried the ball into the endzone. The extra point was good, and the Broncos led 14-6 with 2:56 left in the third quarter.
As time expired in the period, the Indians scored and converted on a two-point play to tie the game 14-14.
The Broncos broke the tie by driving down to the PA 16. A successful field goal by Eduin Gonzalez made the score 17-14 with 6:59 left in the game.
It took only one play for the Indians to re-claim the lead. A 70-yard run by the Indian quarterback and a two-point conversion sealed the 22-17 win for the visitors.
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The Broncos wrap up the regular season with a road trip to Lake City to take on South Central Calhoun. The Titans have a record of 4-1. The Titans are ranked ninth in Class 1A; their only loss this season was to Southeast Valley.
The brackets for the state play-offs are scheduled to be released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association over the weekend. The first games will be played Friday, Oct. 16.