The Bronco 2016 Season Comes to an End at Home
Vista Murrieta put up a grand fight,but it was not enough against Mater Dei, whose football team is ranked number one in the State and second in the Nation by Maxpreps. The Broncos 2016 season ended as they fell 63-30 at home in the quarerfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship Playoffs.
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The Monarchs moved the ball almost at will as quarterback J.T. Daniels completed 23 of his 41 passes for 422-yards. The sophomore threw five touchdown passes against a tough Broncos secondary.
Mater Dei scored twice in the first quarter before the Broncos got on the board with a 17-yard run by senior Cole Dubotts. The Monarchs then rolled off consecutive touchdowns to take a 35-7 lead at the half.
Vista Murrieta scored a safety in the third quarter and then quarterback Karson Greeley pumped a little life back into the Broncos when he connected with Khalil Shakir for a touchdown pass to make it 35-16. Daniels then led the Monarchs to 2 consecutive scores to make it 49-16 and it was all but over.
The Broncos, playing for pride, managed to score two more times against the number one defense in the State. The Monarchs advance to the quarterfinal round of the CIF SS Division 1 Playoffs next Friday.
They will face off against Rancho Cucamonga who ran past Mission Viejo 42-36 Friday night.
Photos by Willie Shippen