By Ray Conner
The junior varsity Broncs youth football team opened their season with a dominating victory.
Kern Valley began its year by traveling to Rosamond this past Saturday.
The Broncs cruised to the 29-6 win as the defense shut down Rosamond.
The Kern Valley offense was turning out as three different players found the end zone. Ethan Stockwell led the Kern Valley team with a pair of touchdowns. Bryce Smoot, and Zane Carver each crossed the goal line once.
Smoot was the leading rusher with nine carries for 67 yards. Carver finished with 21 yards with three touches, while Parks rushed for 18 yards with six carries. Stockwell had 10 yards rushing with one carry, while Jacob Redenius went for five yards on three rushes.
On the receiving end Stockwell hauled in two passes for 14 yards to lead the Broncs. Carver caught two passes for 11 yards, while Parks had one catch that went for nine yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kern Valley forced Rosamond into turning the ball over three times. They intercepted the Rosamond quarterback twice and pounced on a fumble. The defense also got to the quarterback six times.
Leading the way on defense was Mason Forichette with seven tackles, including a pair of sacks. Daniel Hinkey collected five tackles, with a sack, while Dalton Windham had four tackles, including a sack. Tye Humphers finished with three tackles and picked off a Rosamond pass. Smoot had three tackles and recovered a fumble, while Andrew Barton had three tackles, including a sack. Deegan Lee recorded three tackles, while Carver had a pair of tackles with a sack. Stockwell and Jeffrey Clark each had two tackles, while Tavin Watts and Gavyn Vandiver each were credited with one tackle. Aiden Quezada finished off the defensive side of the ball by grabbing an interception.
Varsity Broncs 0
The Kern Valley varsity youth football squad had a tough time finding offense when they traveled to Rosamond to start their season.
The Broncs managed to collect just 145 total yards. They rushed for 95 and threw 50 yards. Unfortunately, the Rosamond defense sacked the Kern Valley quarterback four times and he threw three interceptions.
The Broncs defense allowed one touchdown in the first half and one in the second half. They played well enough to keep the Broncs in the game, but to no avail.
Kaegen McCarthy was the leading rusher as he went for 55 yards on 10 carries. Ryan Prince rushed for 17 yards on seven touches, while Luke Brown went for 16 yards on four rushes. Jake Hurley picked up 12 yards on three touches, while Colton Carver gained five yards with one carry.
McCarthy threw the ball 18 times with three completions for 50 yards and the three interceptions. Carson Strange grabbed one catch for 44 yards, while Seth Stockwell hauled in one reception for 14 yards. Brown had one catch that went for 10 yards to wrap up the passing offense for Kern Valley.
On the other side of the ball, Christopher Lopez was the leading tackler with eight. Stockwell finished with six tackles, while Strange and Cameron Thomas each had four tackles. Prince, Carver, and Brown each collected three tackles, while Aren Acosta and McCarthy had two tackles apiece. Jesse Wagner, Adrian Ramos, Tyler Dourlain, Hurley, Edward Marks, and Wyatt Stuck recorded one tackle apiece for Kern Valley.
Freshmen Broncs 6
Opening the season the young freshmen Broncs couldn’t keep up with Rosamond.
Kayden Brown scored the lone touchdown for Kern Valley.
Note: That was the only offensive stats made available for this game.
Talon Montes led the Broncs defense with seven tackles. Luke Carver collected four tackles, while Jacob Arellanes had three. Jonathan Phillips and Jaxsin Martinez each had one tackle in the game.