Broncos drop homecoming contest to Brewer

After a bounce-back victory over Wichita Falls the week before, Friday the Broncos lost their homecoming game, 45-13 to district opponent White Settlement Brewer.

Brewer took advantage of an early Denton fumble, scoring two plays later on an effortless C.J Washington touchdown run.

On the ensuing kickoff, senior Monroe Huband turned a seemingly busted return into a score for the Broncos, picking up the muffed ball and taking it 95 yards.

Junior kicker Michael Husbands would recover his own onside kick directly afterwards, but the offense would go three-and-out.

It was all Brewer after that: the Bears would score 17 unanswered points before the half was over, as well as 21 more in the second half.

Denton penalties were plentiful, especially in the first half. Two pass interference calls and one for roughing the kicker kept the Brewer offense on the field in one drive, resulting in another easy running score. Denton would rack up ten penalties for 97 yards.

Head coach Kevin Atkinson, who is 3-4 in his first year at Denton High, was displeased with his team’s lack of discipline.

“We’re not a very disciplined team right now,” Atkinson said. “And that’s something we’re going to really have to work on. It’s definitely a concern for me and the coaching staff as a whole.”

Denton’s offense could only manage 130 total yards, 115 coming through the air. The longest play from scrimmage was for 24 yards, something Atkinson came away from thinking was a major disappointment.

“We’ve just got to get better – point blank,” Atkinson said. “It’s a hard time, but just like I told our kids: a man is not judged when he’s winning the district championship, or making the playoffs, or winning the state championship; he’s judged during the hardest times. And when you lose like that on homecoming, it’s hard. We need to stay together and not pull ourselves apart.”

With just under five minutes left in the 4th Quarter, the score 45-6, senior quarterback Luke Satterfield came in to replace junior Cy Ward after another Brewer touchdown. The offense would go 61 yards on five plays, concluding with a 24-yard touchdown pass to junior Adarian Harris.

“I just had to go out and do what I had to do,” Satterfield said. “I didn’t care about the score; I just wanted to get some points on the board.”

Ward was 11-19 for 72 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. Atkinson says he isn’t considering a change at quarterback for next week, when the Broncos travel to Azle to face the 5-2 Hornets, who are coming off of a 29-22 loss to Wichita Falls Rider.