Busters football team ends season on a good note
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 11:11
The Broncbuster football team had a rough season but went out on a positive note in their final game of the season, Oct. 29. They were able to take down Independence Community College by a 44 to 37 score to pick up their second win of the season.
Busters broke through and scored first off of an interception by Sophomore defensive end, Chaz Nelson.
Independence tied the game up just a minute and a half into the second quarter. They got their first score on a 44-yard touchdown run by fullback James Baker. The Busters responded with a touchdown run of their own with Andrew Pitts scoring on a five-yard run. The game went to the half with the Busters leading 14 to 7.
The third quarter turned into an offensive explosion. The Broncbusters struck first on a 13-yard touchdown run from quarterback Rashard Burkette. At the end of the third quarter, the score was Indy 30 and Garden City 26.
The Busters led 38 to 30 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The final Broncbuster score came on a seven-yard pass from Burkette to wide receiver Charles Payne. Independence tacked on another touchdown to tighten the game to 44 to 37, the final score for the game.
"Over all we play really well on both sides of the ball," Burkette, said.
Pitts and Nelson both turned in very impressive performances in their final games in a Broncbuster uniform. Pitts finished the night with 227 yards on 30 carries, and three touchdowns.
"Our running back had an exceptional game," Burkette said of Pitts. "He end up being the Jayhawk player of the week
The Busters finish their season with a 2 and 7 record overall and 2-4 in conference play.