The Floyd Broncos defeated the Logan High School football team 47-25 Thursday night in Logan. The Longhorn defense could not prevent big gains by the Bronco running backs. One Bronco, Jared Long, had touchdown runs of 65 and 75 yards and also caught a 55-yard touchdown pass. As if that were not enough, he intercepted a pass at the end of the first half.
Longhorn Coach Billy Burns praised Long’s athleticism.
“He’s a real stud. He’s really fast,” said Burns, “but our guys kept letting their running backs get outside on us.”
The Logan scoring attack sputtered in the first half. The Longhorns managed only two points on a safety when Wesley James and J.D. Estrada tackled a Bronco ball carrier in the end zone. The Longhorn offense got within shouting distance of the end zone several times in the first half but could not capitalize.
In the second half, the Longhorns got their offense working again and at one point were only 16 points down after a 30-yard touchdown pass from Drew Perez to J.D. Estrada.
Bad luck seemed to be stalking the Longhorns. Wesley James ran the ball down to the goal line and had the ball stripped from his grasp. The referees took what seemed to be an interminable amount of time to decide which team had recovered the fumble. They gave the ball to the Broncos.
The Longhorns made it interesting late in the third quarter when J.D. Estrada took a 50-yard pass down to the goal line. Estrada punched it in three plays later and Logan was down 32-18.
With just three and a half minutes left in the game, Estrada scored another touchdown to make it 39-25. Logan still had a fighting chance. Jared Long nixed a Logan comeback with a 45-yard touchdown run a few seconds later. Coach Burns said the Longhorns are going to need good things to happen to make the playoffs after their second loss in a row.
“We’ve got to keep the kids up,” said Burns. “I’m going to go talk to them right now.”
Logan is 3-2 on the season.