Monday, December 18th, 2017

Broncos win bi-district title

The Broncos shook off the loss to Wellington in their last regular game of the season to defeat Vega in Hereford, 36-14, last Friday night.

The win puts them at 10-1 for the year and gave them the Class 2A Division II Bi-District Title. Clarendon will play for the Area Championship on Friday, November 24, against Bovina at Kimbrough Stadium in Canyon at 2:00 p.m.

Ryan Ward, Andy Davis, and Clayton White celebrate the Clarendon Broncos’ 36-14 bi-district victory over Vega last Friday night in Hereford. Clarendon will play Bovina this Friday, November 24, at 2 p.m. in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon for the Area Title. Enterprise Photo / Roger Estlack

“I thought our guys played very good after the first six minutes of the game,” first year head coach Clint Conkin said. “We started off slow but finished with a win.”

The Broncos put up good stats in the game as they had 364 total yards of offense. Three hundred eight of those yards were rushing yards. Daquawne Oliver had 23 carries on the night for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Oliver scampered 45 yards in the first quarter to put the Broncos on the board and go up by a point after the bonus. Oliver had a run of two yards in the second and the final TD from five yards out.

Ryan McCleskey had a big night running the ball going 105 yards on seven carries, which included on 71-yard run for a touchdown. Preston Elam caught a 19-yard pass from brother Noab for the other Bronco score.

Damarjae Cortez carried eight times for 25 yards and had two catches for six yards with two conversions, and P. Elam had three carries for 30 yards and caught a pass for 20 yards. N. Elam was five for 10 passing for 36 yards for one TD and two conversions.

Colt Wood had one catch for 20 yards, and Andy Davis snatched a pass for nine yards.

The Bronco defense was strong all night according to Conkin.

“Our defense played great once again,” he said. “We held Vega to 154 yards rushing and 41 passing. We had several guys flying around making tackles. Andy Davis and Damarjae Cortez both had an interception on defense, and Justin Christopher also recovered a fumble.

“I am very proud of the way our guys fought to win the Bi-District Championship,” Conkin said.

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