Broadmoor junior quarterback Joshua Rogers only completed one of four passes Friday night, but gave the Istrouma defense fits with his legs.
His two first-half rushing touchdowns set the tone for the Buccaneers as they defeated the Indians, 36-8.
“We had a good game plan and came out and executed that,” Broadmoor coach Rusty Price said. “This was a good, dominant win for our team.”
Istrouma had no answer for Broadmoor’s ground attack. While Rogers totaled 58 yards on nine carries, tailback Davante Thomas led the way with 98 yards and a score.
Istrouma also had more penalty yards (50) than offensive yards (18).
“It’s tough to send out seniors out like that,” Istrouma’s first-year coach Johnny Felders said. “Give Broadmoor credit. They shut our offense down, and we really didn’t have an answer.”
After a punt by the Indians netted no yards, Rogers and the Broadmoor offense got great field position for their first drive, starting at the Istrouma 30-yard line. Four plays later, Rogers scrambled into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown.
Thomas gave the Buccaneers an early 8-0 lead by running in the two-point conversion.
On the ensuing kickoff, Istrouma’s Javaris Washington fumbled on the return, and the Buccaneers recovered. That led to a 12-yard run by David Johnson to put Broadmoor up 14-0.
“I liked how our guys came out to start the game,” said Price. “We talked about getting ahead early before, and it worked out.”
It was much of the same in the second quarter as the Buccaneers as senior receiver Reginald Williams took a shovel pass from Rogers and scampered 22 yards untouched for the score.
Nearly four minutes later, Rogers ran an option keeper for a 25-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion made it 28-0 with more than seven minutes left in the first half.
Istrouma got on the scoreboard with a little over a minute left in the half after a snap sailed over the head of Broadmoor punter David Collins and into the end zone for a safety.
That was the lone first half highlight for the Indians, who trailed 28-2 and had only 10 yards of total offense at the half.
At the beginning of the third quarter, the Indians recovered a fumble by Thomas inside the Broadmoor 30 yard line. That led to a 9-yard touchdown pass as sophomore quarterback Marquise Kaigler rolled to his right and found an open Corey Whitfield on fourth down.
The Buccaneers put the game away for good with their first possession of the fourth quarter on a 33-yard touchdown run by Thomas.
“We kept them hanging around with a couple of penalties and turnovers towards the end,” recalled Price. “That touchdown right there had us feeling like we really sealed it.”
The Buccaneers defense kept the dual-threat Kaigler in check. He completed only three of 16 passes and was sacked 8 times for a loss of 38 yards. Senior running back Ron Clark was held to just 10 yards on six carries in the final home game of his career.