#19 Broncbusters off to a 2-0 start
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 23:09
For the first time since 2008, the Busters are a top-20 nationally ranked team.
Back-to-back wins over Independence (56-49) and Cisco (24-19) have earned the Busters a spot on the NJCAA polls.
It’s a ranking that will be put to the test this weekend when the No. 19 Busters host the No. 14 nationally-ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Blue Dragons are coming off of a loss to the No. 9-ranked Navarro (Texas) Bulldogs, 54-34. The loss dropped the Dragons four spots from their No. 10 national ranking. Navarro had racked up an outstanding 634 yards of total offense and had 3 different players rush for over 100 yards each. With an offense that averaged more than 50 points in its last 14 games, Hutchinson was held to 34 points and only had 369 yards of total offense.
Last week, Garden City hosted Cisco College (Texas) in a match up that was a tale of two halves. The Busters’ offense scored 24 points while the defense held Cisco to one touchdown and a failed extra point in the first half. However, the second half was a different story as the Busters struggled on offense while Cisco’s offense scored two touchdowns pulling closer with a score of 24-19. The Buster defense was able to hold off a Cisco drive with two minutes remaining in the game to lock up the win. “I feel we could have done better in the second half but a win is a win,” Ian Stone, starting free safety, said.