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ST. IGNACE — The Bark River-Harris Broncos passed their first post-season test here Friday night in a 44-20 football win over the St. Ignace Saints in a playoff opener of Division 8
BR-H (8-2) visits Iron Mountain (9-1) for a district final Friday at 7 p.m. The Saints finished 7-3.
The contest was tied at 14 at halftime before the Broncos opened it up in the second half. They were leading 28-14 after the third quarter.
“We just went with what we do best,” said BR-H coach Al Stenberg. “We went to our horse (senior running back Vincent Martin). They had a limited number and I think we ran out of them a bit. We raised a lot of freshmen and sophomores who helped us. They gave us depth.
Shawn Kingsbury put the Saints on the board first, returning the opening kickoff 65 yards for a score.
“We were on the ropes early” said Stenberg. “We had a long drive in the second quarter. I think we had momentum early in the half, although it would have been nice to get a score on the last drive. Then we fumbled on the opening drive in the third quarter. However, we got some quick scores at the end of the third quarter which helped us.
The Broncos rushed for 487 yards, led by WestPAC Iron Division Offensive Back of the Year Martin, who led the way with 282 on 30 carries and took his rushing total to 1,555 Tristan Halfway added 55 points and a key first down on seven attempts.
Kavin Fredrick was the defensive leader for BR-H with eight tackles and one interception. Josh Riley added an interception.