BLACKFOOT — Colby Pearson hauled in a six yard touchdown strike from Trae Pilster with :30 remaining on the clock on Friday evening and the Blackfoot Broncos emerged victorious in their homecoming game with a 27-22 victory over the Madison Bobcats.
The touchdown was quickly followed by a catch by Gabby Maldonado who scored the two point conversion, making the final score 29-22.
The Bronco’s hosted the Bobcats in what was not only Blackfoot’s homecoming game it was also the continuation of the annual Buck Bowl, as brothers Stan and Mitch’s teams faced off.
“It is always a good game between us, we kind of just throw the records out and try to play a good game,” Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said.
The first quarter was a little slow in the scoring as it ended with 0-0.
Blackfoot received the ball and Pearson ran 27 yards for a first and ten.
Later in the game, after Madison gained the ball James Wislodowski intercepted a Madison pass with 4:32 left on the clock, putting the Broncos on their own 6 yard line.
In the second quarter Madison had the ball but with 11:19 on the clock Cody Evans intercepted again for Blackfoot, and the Broncos started on Madison’s 26 yard line.
Then, with 8:48 left Carlton Moore cashed in on the turnover as he ran for a touchdown and a good kick from Luis Oseguera, put the Broncos on the board 7-0.
The Bobcats reciprocated with a touchdown two minutes later tying the score at 7-7.
With 3:41 left in the half, Moore ran for another touchdown and with another good kick the Broncos took the lead,14-7.
The Broncos held Madison on fourth and one taking the ball over on downs with 1:03 left on the clock, and Blackfoot ended the half with the 14-7 lead.
Colton Dance ran 20 yards for a first down with 9:25 minutes left in the third quarter. Then when there with 5:27 left on the clock and the Broncos facing a fourth and one Trae Pilster croke loose for a 35 yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 21-7 Blackfoot.
While Madison had the ball again it was quickly taken away by Pearson as he intercepted the ball, but the Bobcats came back with 3:48 left and scored a touchdown 21-14.
At 9:31 on the clock in the fourth quarter, Pilster threw the ball to Pearson who then ran it 33 yards. Madison was able to get the ball back and with 1:39 on the clock they made a touchdown and a two point conversion, 22-21 Bobcats.
Blackfoot came back at 1:29 when Jeremy Leavitt made a first down, and the Broncos were able to move the ball back down the field to Pearson and Maldonado who made the winning points 29-22.
“We had a lot of good things tonight. We had opportunities to fight back and we did. Defense bent a little and the penalties hurt us, but they did do good because we had three interceptions. And we had good turnovers to,” Buck said.
The Broncos take on the Rigby Trojans next Friday at Rigby, game starting at 7.