Broncs blowout Worland behind Cox’s 5 rushing TDs

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The visiting Worland Warriors were swallowed into the “Black Hole” at William T. McIntosh field Friday as the Jackson Broncs stormed out to another big halftime lead and never looked back.

The Broncs got five rushing touchdowns from star back Jeydon Cox enroute to a 48-7 beatdown of the visiting Warriors. Sadler Smith also found Evan Brunner and Peter Goettler on TD passes. If not for two turnovers in the red zone, the Broncs might have had more. Smith threw a pick in the end zone and fumbled into the end zone on two different drives.

Once again, even as the offense shined, Jackson’s defense looked as dominant. Worland managed little on the ground with their running back, senior Jaime Luna failing to get on track all night. Luna left the game early with leg cramps after never really breaking a big one.

Worland moved the ball a few times on pass plays to Luke Mortimer from QB Rudy Sanford. It was also Mortimer who came up with interception and fumble recovery for Worland.

Once again head coach David Joyce dialed up the same play-action pass to Nate Keipert that went for a touchdown on Jackson’s first play from scrimmage to start the 2019 season. Three plays into Friday’s game and Smith faked a handoff to Cox, and then also to Goettler who had come into the backfield in pre-snap motion. Smith then under-threw a wide-open Keipert by a step or the play could have gone all the way.

Joyce also pulled off a double hook-and-ladder to get Jackson down for a late score before the half. With the clock under a minute, Smith hit Goettler, who lateraled to another player, who lateraled to Cox, who rumbled down the right sidelines for a huge gain setting up an eventual score putting the Broncs up 27-7 at the half.

It was the first conference game for both teams. Jackson now moves to 3-1, overall; 1-0 in-conference. The Broncs travel to Cody for their biggest challenge of the season as they face-off against the “other” Broncs. Cody rolled over Rawlins 47-20 at home last week to go 3-0 on the season.

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