BLACKFOOT — Tonight's homecoming dance at Blackfoot High School will be a happy occasion as the Blackfoot football team swatted the Bonneville Bees 28-12 on the grid iron Friday night.
"We try to stay real focused in practice no matter who we are playing and that is what it's all about," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "You practice hard and know who your responsibilities are and things like that and carry it over into the game."
Blackfoot opened the games scoring late in the first quarter as junior signal caller Trae Pilster streaked through the Bonneville defense for a 20-yard touchdown run. After a Louis Oseguera extra point the Broncos led 7-0.
On the next Bronco possession Pilster showed off his passing skills, hitting Colton Dance in stride for a 20-yard touchdown strike to cap an 8-play, 64-yard drive.
"This game gets a little interesting but it was fun," Garrett Buck said. "We just try to do our thing but we still have a lot to work on."
Blackfoot tacked on a third touchdown in the first half, going 66-yards in 7 plays as Ryan Gallegos rumbled across the goal line from 5-yards out and heading to the locker room the Broncos led 21-0.
Out of the break Bonneville made a change at quarterback, replacing Parker Buck with Caden McGee. McGee responded with a nice drive for the Bees, throwing a 28-yard score with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter but the kick failed, leaving the score at 21-6.
On the ensuing kickoff, Bonneville executed a perfect onside kick, recovering the ball on the Blackfoot 48-yard line. Blackfoots defense then stiffened like a stubborn mule heading out of the barn, driving the Bees back and holding them on 4-downs to give the Bronco offense the ball on the 50-yard line.
6 plays later, the Bronco offense tallied their fourth score of the game as Pilster took a ball around left end for a 33-yard scamper to the end zone and once again Oseguera proved true on the extra point for a 28-6 Bronco lead.
"I felt that a lot of our kids got better tonight," coach Buck said. "Especially on our run support, we really did a good job so I know that they are giving good effort out there."
Bonneville was able to get a late score in the fourth quarter, largely in part to a pair of pass interference calls that went against the Broncos but that proved too little, too late as Stan Buck and his Broncos defeated his brother Mitch and the Bees.
"It's always fun to win homecoming," Garrett Buck concluded.