Senior running back David Siggers rushed for two touchdowns and 132 yards on 11 carries to help lead Broadmoor to a 36-12 season-opening home victory over Northeast on Friday night.
Siggers scored on first-quarter runs of 18 and 14 yards as the Buccaneers surged to a 22-0 lead after 12 minutes. Siggers also busted runs of 47 and 37 yards in the second half.
“Siggers does a good job for us on both sides of the ball,” Broadmoor coach Rusty Price said. “Tonight was the first full game of action for a lot of our guys, and I was pleased with their effort.”
Price said he found out Thursday night that expected senior starting quarterback Ryan Sibley would be out of action for at least four weeks with a hernia injury.
Versatile junior Earl Butler, a wide receiver and scout team quarterback, got his first start at quarterback. Butler made his first completion count by connecting on a 9-yard fourth-quarter TD pass to Anthony Johnson in a fourth-down situation to put Broadmoor up 28-12 with 11:45 remaining.
Broadmoor senior linebacker Deandre Jackson ended Northeast’s chances of a comeback when he returned an interception 23 yards for a score and Butler passed to Anthony Jackson for the two-point conversion to complete the scoring with 5:11 remaining.
Deandre Jackson had two interceptions in the game as he played both middle and outside linebacker spots. Anthony Jackson also had an interception and Broadmoor opened the scoring by forcing a safety. Northeast quarterback Marqueon Minor was tackled in the end zone on a botched punt play by Broadmoor’s Eric Green to put the Bucs up 2-0 just 78 seconds into the contest.
Broadmoor’s defense held Northeast to just 5 rushing yards on 28 attempts. Minor completed 12 of 26 passes for 83 yards with three interceptions. Darryl Adams led Northeast in receiving with six catches for 40 yards.
Northeast’s Dominic Yates scored on a 5-yard run with 3:30 remaining in the second quarter as the Vikings pulled within 22-6. Marvin Minor added a 4-yard run with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter as the Vikings pulled within 22-12 to cap a 56-yard drive.
Broadmoor sealed it with a 75-yard, 10-play drive that stretched over two quarters. Siggers appeared to be stopped near the line of scrimmage, but kept moving and broke free for a key 47-yard run.
Eric Green also scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter for Broadmoor. Green gained 56 yards on 11 carries.
“I thought Earl Butler did a pretty good job at quarterback,” Price said. “He really had limited practice time and little time to prepare for the start.”