In a high-scoring game, Broadmoor’s rushing attack prevailed over Walker’s potent passing attack.
Despite surrendering six touchdown passes to Walker junior quarterback Terry Bozeman, Broadmoor quarterback Earl Butler and running back Brodrick Dellihue combined for 385 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns as host Broadmoor won 48-46 on Friday night.
Broadmoor (2-2, 1-0 District 4-5A) won its second straight game with 97 total points in that run. Walker (0-4, 0-1) lost its last three games by a combined four points.
“We had opportunities,” Walker coach Dwayne Severio said. “We are getting better. Both defenses struggled tonight. We came up a few points short.”
Walker led 27-20 with 5:48 remaining in the second quarter when Jalen Hills scored on a 10-yard run. The Wildcats appeared to be gaining momentum after forcing a quick Broadmoor punt. Walker’s next series ended with a fourth-down incompletion.
Broadmoor’s next series changed the momentum. The series was extended by two pass interference calls against Walker. A holding penalty helped set up a fourth-and-19 situation with 31 seconds remaining in the half.Walker called timeout and set its defense for a punt block.
When Broadmoor realized no defender was over the center, the Bucs called a fake punt and Butler ran up the middle for a 54-yard score. Butler passed to Brian Smith for the two-point conversion and the Bucs led 28-27 at the half.
“I was looking at their alignment on the punt and made a gutsy call,” Broadmoor coach Elliott Wilkins said. “We just did what we had to do to put points on the board. Our quarterback and backs ran well. We didn’t play our best on defense, but our offense played well.”
Butler rushed 12 times for 190 yards and scored on runs of 67, 11 and 54 yards. In the fourth quarter, Butler had a 12 yard gain and fumbled at the 1-yard line and Broadmoor’s Trevon Pope recovered in the end zone to put the Bucs up 40-33.
Walker’s next drive nearly ended in disaster but Jacob Kennedy fought to recover a fumble. On the next play, Bozeman passed 34 yards to Terrell Warner. The ensuing two-point pass try fell incomplete as Broadmoor’s Stanton Dickerson broke up the play as the Bucs led 40-39 with 3:47 remaining. Dickerson also had two interceptions in the game.
Broadmoor put together a four-play, 85-yard drive on the ground. Dellihue scored on a 59-yard run and also ran for the two-point conversion as the Bucs led 48-39 with 1:26 remaining.
Broadmoor’s Elisah Pryor had a 9-yard sack on Walker’s next series. Bozeman tossed a 45-yard scoring pass to Kennedy on the next play. The ball was tipped by another player and Kennedy caught it in the end zone with 34.9 seconds remaining. Walker’s Jay Claimer kicked the PAT.
Walker tried on an onsides kick but the ball went out of bounds. Broadmoor was one snap from victory.
Dellihue rushed 25 times for 195 yards and scored on runs of 2 and 59 yards.
Bozeman completed 22 of 36 passes for 381 yards. Warner caught three TD passes of 27, 24 and 34 yards. Warner had six catches for 110 yards. Jeffery Bell and Kennedy had five catches each for 78 and 95 yards, respectively. Kennedy had two scoring catches.
Hills rushed 10 times for 81 yards to pace the Wildcats. Bozeman has 15 TD passes on the season.
Butler had an 15-yard scoring pass to Smith in the third quarter.