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May 27, 2014

Bronchos impress in Senior Bowl

CACHE — Being the smallest school represented in the Southwest Senior Bowl didn’t slow Central High down at Cache Stadium Saturday.

All five Bronchos started the game for the North side. Quarterback Kade Taylor and running back Kevin Harris both were instrumental in the North offense. On defense, lineman Dylan Waller, linebacker Austen DeWitt and safety Jackson Hall had no problem standing tall with the higher classes’ elite.

It gave the Bronchos pride to make a statement that they can play with anybody.

“Everybody that was there, was there for a reason, and the fact that a small 8-man Class B school had five starters was really cool,” DeWitt said. “I’m really proud of the way all of us played. I know it didn’t show on the scoreboard, but I felt we did the best we could and showed off our talents.”

The South side won the game 12-6, but twice it was stopped on the goal line. The second stop came late in the fourth quarter to keep the deficit at one score. DeWitt’s leadership played a key role in the defensive stands.

“I was trying to energize everybody, but it was definitely a group effort,” DeWitt said. “It was a really cool deal that I thought pushed a lot of momentum our way.”

After the South turned the ball over on downs inside the North’s one-yard line on its first drive, Harris got to make his first impact of the game. He broke out on a handoff to the right side and sped up the field. Instead of taking it the distance, a South defender cut him off. It still got the North out of its own end zone, but showed Harris this was a completely different game.

“With 8-man, when Kevin gets the corner, he’s gone and you’re just watching him run down the sideline,” DeWitt said. “I feel he adapted well and made some good plays. He made the most off all the opportunities he got.”

Harris said he enjoyed the opportunity to play with some of his teammates for a final time six months after their final game of the 2013 season. It was an honor for Harris to be there and play such a big role in the offense.

“God has blessed me with the abilities that I have, and I’m just honored that (the North coaches) have respect for what I do,” Harris said. “The hard work paid off.”

The coaching staff, which included Central High head coach Keith Burton, weren’t the only ones to gain respect for Harris and the rest of the Bronchos. Duncan lineman Daniel Moore, who had a couple of tackles for a loss in the game, raved about how the Class B athletes played after the game.

“Man, those guys can ball,” Moore said. “The quarterback was launching it out there. Kevin Harris, that dude can run the ball. He has great hands. So, we saw the talent from Class B all the way up to 6A is just out there.”

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