Broncos clip Eagles to stay perfect in district play

The Zachary Broncos Football Team new going into the 2008 season that defending their district title was going to be tough battle each time they stepped onto the field. Last Friday Night the Broncos came from behind to beat the Live Oak Eagles 31-24 to improve to 2-0 in district 6-4A.

The Broncos win over the Eagles sets up a big showdown this Friday Night against the Istrouma Indians. The Indians come into the game with a 1-0 district mark and a win by the Broncos would guarantee them at least a share of the district title with one district game left against Belaire in the final week of the regular season.

The Broncos got on the board first when Ben Hernandez scored on a 31-yard scamper to give Zachary a 6-0 first quarter lead. But the Eagles came roaring back in the second quarter as they would score eighteen straight points to take a 18-6 lead in the second quarter.

But perhaps the key play in the game took place before halftime as the Broncos inched closer to the Eagles and changed the momentum of the game in the process. Hernandez tossed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Jamazz White to cut the Eagles lead to 18-12 at halftime.

The Broncos ground game produced 200-yards rushing and the Zachary Offense racked up 340-yards of total offense in the win over the Eagles. Trailing 18-12 in the third quarter the Eagles came out and put the Broncos in a deeper hole with another touchdown to extend their lead to 24-12.

And then Zachary took over the game and dominated the final stages of the game. Zachary finished the game by outscoring the Eagles 19-0 to claim a 31-24 win over Live Oak. Wendale Collins came alive as he scored two second half touchdowns and Marcus Allen added a 24-yard run for Zachary.

Both teams did not play a clean game as Zachary fumbled the ball seven times and lost five while Live Oak returned the favor with six fumbles and one interception. Zachary improved to 2-4 overall but more importantly 2-0 in district play.

Wendale Collins finished the game with 143-yards rushing and two touchdowns and Ben Hernandez threw for 140-yards and a touchdown and he ran for another score. Zachary travels to Baton Rouge this week to take on the Istrouma Indians.

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