With an excellent combination of power and finesse, the Buckaroos of Monticello rolled over the Monument Valley Cougars in both football and volleyball last week, the football boys triumphing 57-0 and the volleyball girls winning 3-0.
The boys are now 3-1 on the year, with the offense in high gear, as they kept place kicker Jonah Cafferty busy in the first half Friday night. The Bucks rolled up 48 first half points.
Austin Maloy got the scoring parade going just three minutes into the game when he motored 53 yards to paydirt as the Bucks scored in just two plays.
Four minutes later, Maloy scored again from eight yards, with Cafferty converting the extra point again and it was 14-0.
The first play of the second quarter saw a bruising scoring run by Austin Wilcox from six yards out and the Austin-powered A-team was pretty much done for the night offensively.
Maloy finished with 94 yards on just six carries for the night. With backup quarterback Hunter Bowring in street clothes with a mild concussion, freshman McKade Maloy took over the QB job in the second quarter, throwing a 65-yard TD pass to Jake Duncan on just his third play from scrimmage.
Terek Esplin scored from four yards in the second quarter. Seniors Tim Ryan and Adam Black scored their first, and probably last, career offensive touchdowns.
Ryan scored from 16 yards out on a fumblerooski. Black leapt into the endzone after a ten-yard run on the last play of the half after a blocked punt.
Freshmen running backs, Brandon Musselman and Cole Eldredge did their best Austin-powered impression in the second half, with Eldredge motoring over people and Musselman around them.
Maloy added a TD on a interception in the second half and Cafferty converted one of three field goal attempts.
The going gets tougher for the Bucks this week as they travel all the way to Rich High School in northern Utah for a contest against the Rich Rebels, who are 1-2 on the year thus far.
Tony Esplin’s Buckaroo volleyball team continued to run on all cylinders with a dominating win over the Cougars of MV.
Swayzi Slade, Martha Beh, Robin Randall, Jessica Ewart, Shaylyn Black continued their pounding ways in the convincing 3-0 sweep.
The Broncos football team showed off their passing game Friday night in Blanding in a surprisingly lopsided 37-0 win.
Junior Barkley Christensen was deadly effective, completing 14 of 17 throws for 288 yards and two TDs.
Logan Meyer caught four of those passes for 82 yards and a TD, while Bobby Bowring had three catches for 95 yards and Maverick Shumway caught three more for 39 yards.
It was the big pass that did in the Cowboys with Parker Maeli adding a 35-yard catch from Christensen and Dylan Richmond a 25 yarder.
And when Christensen wasn’t throwing the ball, he was running the ball, garnering 92 more yards on seven carries and two more TDs. Meyer also added a rushing TD from short range.
Defensively, the Broncos were stifling, with Meyer collecting ten tackles and Bogh Bayles and Landon Palmer added seven each. Next up for the Broncos, a Friday night contest at 1-3 Richfield.
The annual Loyd’s Lake Classic cross country meet concluded under beautiful skies Wednesday in Monticello. Local runners did excellently in the meet capturing five of the six individual races.
Sara Musselman won the girls’ junior high race, Tyler Bird won the boys junior high, Cole Chamberlain won the boys JV, Ashley Hoggard finished second in the girls JV, Bailey Goodwine won the girls varsity and Jade Grover won the boys varsity race.
San Juan and Monticello traded team titles with ARL winning the girls junior high, with Alexia Stash, Jessica Walker, Skye Jeppson, Lexi James and Tallie Chamberlain placing 2,3,4,5, and 7. Hannah Getter and Millie Boyle placed sixth and eighth for Monticello.
MHS, behind Bird, won the boys junior high, with Eli Johnson, Jamikal Shakespeare, Brandin Clark, and Brian Tanner capturing 2, 4, 7, and 12th places.
San Juan grabbed both the girls and boys JV races. Kira Simpson, Teasha Jacobsen, Riva Thompson, Jolene Kirk, and Heidi Hiatt finished in a pack at 4, 5, 6, 7 and eighth to win easily. San Juan boys also finished in places 10-15 in the race to dominate. After Chamberlain, Christian Sherrow and Braden Meyer were second and third in the boys JV. Sheldon Black and Everett Hatch were fourth and fifth.
After Goodwine raced to the individual title in the girls varsity, it was pretty much all San Juan as Brielle Francom, Mackenzie Ward, Kendra Parker, Kelli Meyer and Katrisa Ward finished 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10. Buckaroo runners Cambria Welch (6), Lydia Chadwick (8), and Brittany Keith (10) kept the team race close.
MHS boys won the boys race, finishing in that now famous pack with Collin Hatch leading the way in third and Kelland Brewer, Jens Brewer, Easton Nielson, and Dallin Anderson finishing 3, 4, 6, 7, 8. Chase Chamberlain snuck into the Buck pack to finish fifth.