Broadmoor junior quarterback Joshua Rogers rushed for two third-quarter touchdowns to lead the Bucs to a 20-6 victory over Walker Friday night at Broadmoor’s revamped football stadium.
Broadmoor’s stadium was built in 1960. In the last year, a new track was installed and new stands erected and this was the first home game since the completion.
A short celebration was held before the game complete with the lofting of balloons in Broadmoor’s three colors.
Rogers had scoring runs of 29 and 6 yards in the third quarter. He rushed for a game-high 153 yards on 19 carries and also had a second-quarter scoring toss of 12 yards to Reginald Williams. Devontae Thomas, a 6-foot-1 senior, added 125 yards on 20 carries for Broadmoor (1-1).
Carlton Perkins scored on a 15-yard run to give Walker the early lead with 11:32 remaining in the second quarter. The ensuing pass for two points was blocked by Broadmoor’s David Collins. Perkins rushed 25 times for 123 yards to pace Walker (0-2).
“Our kids played hard, but we’re just struggling to make plays in certain situations,” Walker coach Dwayne Severio said. “We’re playing a lot of young players and we need them to step up.
“We had trouble containing and tackling Rogers. He’s a very good player. He’s physical, strong and quick.”
“Rogers and Thomas make us go on offense,” Broadmoor coach Rusty Price said. “Rogers really knows the offense. He’s a three-year starter who plays tough on the field.”
Broadmoor drove 40 yards in seven plays to tie the game at 6-6. Williams gained 9 yards and Thomas 6 to convert third-down plays. Rogers passed to Williams for the 12-yard score with 1:44 remaining in the first half. Rogers was stopped short on a run for two points by Walker’s Kody Driver.
On Walker’s first series of the third quarter, the Wildcats went for it on fourth-and-5 but gained just 2 yards on a pass.
Broadmoor took over and drove 63 yards in 10 plays. Rogers had four carries for 43 yards in the drive. This included his 29-yard scoring run to the left side on a fourth-and-10 when he initially dropped back to pass. Thomas ran for two points as Broadmoor led 14-6 with 2:53 remaining in the third quarter.
Three plays later, Walker quarterback Tyler Lockhart was intercepted in the right flat by Broadmoor’s Deandre Jackson. Jackson made a 50-yard return before a Walker defender poked the ball out. Broadmoor recovered the fumble.
Rogers ran twice in the ensuing two-play drive. He gained 19 yards and scored from the 6. Rogers’ two-point pass attempt failed and Broadmoor led 20-6 with :31 remaining in the third quarter.
Walker drove 73 yards late in the fourth quarter to the Broadmoor 3-yard line. On the final two plays from that spot, Perkins was stopped for no gain and Broadmoor ran the clock out.
In Broadmoor’s first series, Rogers gained 20 yards on a fake punt play to keep the drive alive.