By Wayne Crick
Cedaredge High School mixed in running and pass plays to move the ball 59 yards for the game’s first score on Friday night against Del Norte. Bruins quarterback Jacob Brown finished the six-play drive with a 34-yard pass to senior Alex Barron with 9:50 showing on the scoreboard. The kick for the point after failed to leave Cedaredge ahead 6-0.
The Bruins held Del Norte to a three and out on their first possession of the game and took over on their own 41-yard line following a holding penalty on the punt by the Tigers. A Brown to senior Adrian Neito pass covered 32 yards to the Tigers’ 16 yard line where Brown used his legs for runs of 10 and 6 yards to score Cedaredge’s second touchdown with 4:56 left in the first period. Senior Brody Wagner kicked the extra point to give the Bruins a 13-0 lead.
Each team had three possessions in the second quarter with neither team scoring and leaving the score at 13-0 at halftime.
A 20-point third quarter produced touchdowns for Brown (his second), Brooks and junior Ty Walck to go with Wagner kicking two extra points accounting for the points scored.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter with the Bruins claiming a 33-0 non-conference victory over Del Norte.
Jacob Brown had a solid day throwing the ball with nine completions in 15 attempts for 136 yards and one touchdown. Brown also used his legs to finish second in rushing for the Bruins with 72 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.
Brooks was the workhorse in the backfield with 11 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown for Cedaredge. Junior Lane Hunsberger ran the ball three times for 18 yards and senior Trey Geyer had four carries for 17 yards.
Nieto had three receptions in the game for 59 yards with senior AJ Robidoux catching three passes for 22 yards and senior Colby Rupp snagging two passes for 21 yards. Cedaredge had 354 total yards of offense in the game.
On the defensive side of the line, Walck had six total tackles with Robidoux and Alex Barron collecting five tackles each and Wagner and junior Hunter Kissner credited with four tackles each.
Cedaredge makes the short trip to Olathe for its next game with a Saturday (Oct. 17) kickoff time of 11 a.m. The Pirates (1-0) won their season opener in Trinidad, 48-0.