San Juan football team dominates Monticello
The San Juan Broncos and Monticello Buckaroos renewed their gridiron rivalry August 28 on the SJHS football field.
The contest resulted a 60-0 domination by San Juan. The Broncos scored early and often, putting up five touchdowns in the first quarter alone.
The first score came just 1:19 into the game on a ten-yard touchdown pass from Jace Palmer to Ladd Ivins.
An errant snap on the first play from scrimmage by the Buckaroo offense led to another score for the Broncos just 23 seconds later when Landon Black carried the ball 15 yards to the house.
This set the tone early, and the Broncos never looked back. The score was 35-0 at the end of the first quarter, 45-0 at halftime, and 60-0 by the end of the third quarter.
The Buckaroo offensive struggles carried over from their August 14 performance against Kanab; MHS is still looking for their first point of the season.
The Broncos improve to 2-1 on the year while Monticello drops to 0-2.
There was nothing the Buckaroos could do to slow the Bronco rushing attack.
San Juan racked up 259 yards on the ground. Backup quarterback Jerzy Nieves led the team with 81 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Jensen Grover was also able to do damage on the ground with 70 yards and two TDs on only five carries.
Grover was also able to show off his athletic ability when he blocked a punt and returned it to the house. This gave Grover three touchdowns on the night.
Jace Palmer, Landon Black, and Zach Conway were all able to punch one TD each in on the ground as well.
The opening score was the only touchdown through the air on the night.
Freshman Ian Johnson led the Broncos with six tackles, three of them for a loss. The one interception in the game for the Broncos was hauled in by Ivins.
The San Juan defense was even able to put up points on a rare safety in the fourth quarter after a surprise 65-yard punt pinned the Bucks inside their own five.
The Broncos are looking for their third win on the season when they head to Spanish Fork to take on American Leadership Academy Friday, September 4.
The Eagles are also 2-1 on the year with wins over Carbon and Ben Lomond.
Monticello looks to notch their first win of the season this Friday against Gunnison Valley in Gunnison. The Bulldogs are also off to an 0-2 start.