Yellow Jackets shut out Buccaneers in second half to rally for win
Denham Springs scored on its first three possessions of both halves and held Broadmoor to just 37 yards of total offense in the final 24 minutes.
Broadmoor led 20-19 at halftime, but the Yellow Jackets’ offensive line helped clear the way for three second-half rushing touchdowns as Denham Springs prevailed 40-20 on Friday night at Broadmoor in a District 4-5A game.
“We have a large line and they wore out Broadmoor in the second half,” Denham Springs coach Dru Nettles said. “Our defense was really aggressive in the second half. This was a big win for us.”
Denham Springs (3-2, 2-0 in District 4-5A) had three backs rush for at least 50 yards. Senior Anthony Bracy rushed for two touchdowns and gained 79 yards on six carries. Junior B.J. Armstrong (12 carries for 55 yards) and junior Myles Johnson (three runs for 50 yards) both scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game away.
“We lost our composure in the second half,” Broadmoor coach Rusty Price said. “I made some bad calls. We just didn’t execute. Denham Springs played well, too.”
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Broadmoor quarterback Ryan Sibley was a bright spot in his second game back from injury. Sibley rushed for 40 yards on 11 carries and a tossed a 14-yard TD pass to Cedric Harris and two-point conversion pass to Marquise Foster that put the Bucs up 20-19 with 5:43 remaining in the first half.
Bracy’s 65-yard run on the second play from scrimmage put DSHS on the scoreboard first. Broadmoor’s Deandre Jackson blocked the PAT.
Broadmoor came right back with a nine-play, 69-yard drive. David Siggers, who led Broadmoor with 44 yards rushing on eight tries, scored on a 5-yard run to tie things at 6-6.
Denham Springs quarterback Matt Erwin tossed first-half TD passes of 10 yards to Kyandre Brooks and 17 yards to Bailey Holstein as the Yellow Jackets led 19-6.
Broadmoor’s Brodrick Dellihue scored on a 1-yard run with 6:22 remaining in the second quarter.
Denham’s next series lasted one play as Erwin fumbled and was knocked out of the contest. Broadmoor’s Darrell Barber recovered the fumble at the Denham 13-yard line. Sibley had his TD pass two plays later.
Denham senior Cole Spear had two interceptions in the game.
It was his second game of the season with two interceptions. His second pick set up Denham’s final score.
Sophomore Torez Kinchen took over at QB for DSHS following Erwin’s injury. He is the junior varsity quarterback and had seen limited varsity action.
“Torez came in and did a good job,” Nettles said. “We have confidence in him.”
Kinchen completed 2-of-5 passes for 32 yards, while Erwin was 6-of-7 for 44 yards. Holstein had three catches for 53 yards.
Bracy scored on a 5-yard run with 4:58 remaining in the third quarter.
Johnson had a 48-yard TD run around left end and Armstrong an 11-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Broadmoor junior Gregory Ramirez had a 65-yard punt in the third quarter.
Denham’s Garrett Osborne had a 16-yard sack of Sibley late in the game to end Broadmoor’s final drive.