A super sized Burns Flat team came to Central High School and left behind a mercy rule, but not without getting a scare in the first half from a tenacious Bronchos football team.

The Bronchos surprised the Eagles by posting two unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter, putting the game in question at halftime.

But Burns Flat, using a roster that could easily work into 11-man football, looked fresh as a daisy the rest of the game and scored five touchdowns to put the game away 62-15 with about 8:30 left in the fourth.

Central High quarterback Wilson Nease, looking much bigger and faster than last year, showed he also has some kicking ability when he opened the scoring with a 33-yard field goal.

Nease also got the Bronchos into field goal range with the first play from scrimmage by picking up 25 yards running to get deep into Burns Flat territory.

But the CH defense couldn’t find a way to bring down Eagles quarterback Bryan Wilson, who carried his team and the Bronchos’ defense on his back for 136 yards rushing. Wilson broke tackle after tackle to get his game-high four rushing touchdowns.

But their first score was on a passing play to Brennan Morse. They scored two more touchdowns on rushing before an inspired Bronchos started giving them a game.

In fact, Central High could have held the game a little longer had it not turned the ball over twice in a row during kickoff returns in the first half. The Eagles turned both turnovers into touchdowns.

“It kind of surprised me because we spent a lot of time in practice working on special teams,” said Bronchos head coach Keith Burton after the game. “It’s one of those things where a couple of breakdowns lead to scores. But still, I’m pleased with the effort. We’ll just keep working on the little things.”

Meanwhile, coach Zach Oliver for the Eagles said he liked what he saw from twin brothers Bryan and Brett Wilson, both of whom he calls as smart as they are athletically gifted. Both seniors are looking at Ivy League schools for college.

Oliver also said his team as a whole is looking better and better as the young season progresses.

“We’re starting to get our swagger back. We made a few adjustments at halftime because we couldn’t get it done in the first, but the players showed they can make the changes needed to win when they have to,” he said.

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