Doused by Mother Nature
Blackfoot quarterback Taylor Pearson, #3, runs through a hole during a jamboree with Burley at Highland High School
Friday. The Broncos were also to take on Highland, but a severe rainstorm shortened the afternoon.
POCATELLO â€” For the first time since fall camp began Aug. 12, the Blackfoot High School football got the chance to hit somebody else.
What was supposed to be jamboree between Blackfoot, Burley and host Highland was cut short by Mother Nature as a series of thunderstorms moved through Pocatello causing the day to halted early.
The Broncos did get to run a couple of series against the Burley defense.
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Sophomore quarterback Taylor Pearson through a touchdown pass and then ran in another from 20 yards out on an option play.
The sophomore looks to have the inside track as the starter for next weeks opener against Idaho Falls.
Gabby Botello took some snaps at quarterback for the injured Colton Schroeder, who was hurt in practice last week.
Botello capped of the last Broncos possession with an 18-yard touchdown run.
Then the rains came.
After a delay for lightning the teams got back on the field, but only for a brief moment as the rain came again ending the day.
Defensively the Broncos were solid, but head coach Stan Buck was not pleased with the play of linebacking corps. Numerous times on the afternoon Buck pleaded with his linebackers to make a tackle.
Despite the day being short, the Broncos were productive and will improve before Friday night's opener.
Blackfoot hosts Idaho Falls Friday at 7 p.m.