Broncos Stomp on Chiefs


Adie Gonzalez

Chiefs lose their third straight game to Seminole Ridge in 3OT 30-27.

The Chiefs second district game went almost as poorly as the first one. The Chiefs have only lost two games this season, but both were to district rivals. That puts the Chiefs nearly at the bottom of the district. The only team worse than them in the standings: Spanish River which has been outscored 211-33 this season.

Santaluces went on the road to face the Palm Beach Central Broncos and went home with a 49-36 loss on their record. The Chiefs did just about everything they could do to win the game. Well, everything except for protect the quarterback, protect the ball, run effectively, or defend the run. So in hind sight, they didn’t do everything to win this game which is probably why they lost.

Let’s start with their offensive troubles. The Chiefs turned the ball over four times and only came away with one takeaway. But to be fair, that one takeaway immediately led to an interception. The Chiefs had a field day out in Jupiter, throwing five touchdowns, but had just a few turnovers too many for another big road win.

The pass game wasn’t all bad, however. It led to four of the five touchdowns scored offensively for the Chiefs. Three of those touchdowns went to senior Khurazze Williams. That puts his total at seven touchdowns in just the past three games.  He’s also accounted for 377 yards and 19 receptions in that span.

The Chiefs ran the ball 17 times for just 42 yards. They managed to run for a touchdown on those 2.7 yards per carry. But they were still two touchdowns away from their first district win.

The offense can’t be blamed for it all. The Chiefs defense allowed a total of 541 yards rushing.  Two running backs eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark. The Broncos scored all but one touchdown on the ground. So in all, the Broncos ran 52 times for 541 yards (10.4 yards per carry) and six rushing touchdowns.

Santaluces will now host their next two opponents (Seminole Ridge and Boca Raton) and will have to bounce back quickly to regain relevance in the district standings. Seminole Ridge has been outscored 97-48 during their three-game losing streak. Boca Raton sits at 2-0 in the district, beating Palm Beach Central and Spanish River. They have outscored district opponents 49-23. The Chiefs have allowed the most points in district games as they’ve allowed a whopping 79 points in just two district games.

Here are the full 8A District 10 Football Standings:

School District Record Overall Record
Park Vista 2-0 4-1
Boca Raton 2-0 3-2
Palm Beach Central 1-1 3-3
John I. Leonard 1-1 1-5
Santaluces 0-2 3-2
Spanish River 0-2 0-6