The Duncan Banner

October 27, 2013

Missed opportunities for Bronchos in loss

John McKelvey
The Duncan Banner

CENTRAL HIGH — For Central High, it was a case of what could have been in a 56-30 loss against Alex Friday.

Opening the game, the Bronchos (6-2, 5-2) looked strong the last two weeks. Fox had problems with them last week because of that. So did Alex (8-0, 7-0). Unfortunately for Central High, it couldn’t hold these leads. Coach Keith Burton is happy with his team forcing opponetns to play all four quarters, but the Bronchos needed a win to avoid third place in the district.

Kevin Harris did his part. Stopping the senior running back proved to be a chore for both the Foxes (7-1, 6-1) and the Longhorns. Harris exploded for more than 100 yards rushing Friday night and was a threat every time he touched the ball.

“I thought he played really well, and of course they were keying on him,” Burton said. “But he still was able to get his yards. He’s very valuable to our team.”

Coming so close and falling short has been difficult for the Bronchos, but Burton added that there’s a lot to be learned because of that.

“It shows us that we can play with the best teams in our district and not only our district, but in the state,” Burton said. “I feel like that should give us a lot of confidence that we can compete on that level.”

Up next for Central High is Waurika, which lost to Fox 56-8 on Friday.