Broncos quarterback Austin Harmer (27) hands off to Taylor Thomas (34) during a recent game. Harmer completed 24 of 35 passes against El Camino for 253 yards, but the Broncos lost to the Eagles 70-28.

Photo by Joe Blenkle



By Joe Blenkle - Sacramento Sports News

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2013) -  The El Camino Eagles improved to 3-2 on the year with a huge 70-28 win over the visiting Bella Vista Broncos at El Camino High School in Sacramento.

     Despite the Broncos making a game of it through most of the first half, El Camino pulled away scoring 49 of its 70 points in the second and third quarters for the lopsided win.

    The Eagles took an early lead in the opening quarter scoring first on a Kijana Zigler 60-yard punt return followed by a 13-yard score by Maleek Stewart. Both extra point attempts by Kevin Loheit were good to give El Camino a 14-0 advantage.

    The Broncos showed signs of life in the second quarter, evening the score at 14-14 with a pair of touchdowns of their own. A 40-yard pass from quarterback Austin Harmer to Andrea Litton put the Broncos on the board. Jimmy Nickell's kick made it a 14-7 game. Then Harmer connected with Justin Baser on a 9-yard pass play and Nickell's PAT made it a tie game at 14-14.

    The two teams traded touchdowns to open the third quarter as the Eagles' Said Webster scored on a 10-yard run and then the Broncos' Taylor Thomas answered back on a 38-yard run to re-tie the score.

     El Camino then scored three more touchdowns to close out the second quarter on runs of 5- and 2-yards by Yosef Lanham and Jason Fields and a 45-yard pass play from Kamani Elam to Lacurtis Jones. All three Loheit kicks were good for the extra points and El Camino held a 42-14 lead at the half.

     The Eagles picked up right where they left off in the first half in the third quarter with another string of touchdowns to increase their lead to 63-14. Lanham started off with a 53-yard run for the first score and Greg Scott and Elam added a 24-yard TD and an 11-yard scamper for the Eagles' huge lead.

    Bella Vista added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to make it a 63-28 game. The Eagles scored their final touchdown in the fourth on a 20-yard run by Webster for the final 70-28 tally.

    The Broncos dropped to 2-3 on the season after the loss.

    Harmer completed 24 of 35 passes for 253 yards for Bella Vista, but El Camino out gained the Broncos on the ground with 389 yards rushing compared to only 136 for Bella Vista.

    Bella Vista has a bye next week, with El Camino traveling to Antelope for its Capital Athletic League opener.

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