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Football: Cole LaCrue tosses 4 TDs, Broomfield downs Silver Creek

Eagles get back on winning track

FREDERICK — Broomfield QB Cole LaCrue ...
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FREDERICK — Broomfield QB Cole LaCrue runs for 57 yards to set up the Eagles’ second TD in the first quarter against Silver Creek on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Frederick.

FREDERICK — The rain stopped shortly after kickoff in the Broomfield-Silver Creek game, substituted by a fall breeze fitting for another rendition of Friday Night Under the Lights.

Only thing October-crisper may have been the deep ball of Eagles quarterback Cole LaCrue.

The junior slinger threw for three touchdowns on his first four completions and finished with four passing scores as the Eagles used enough big-play pop and a stingy defensive effort to beat Silver Creek, 33-17, at Frederick High School.

“I think we just had a great week of practice, a great week of preparation,” LaCrue said. “We are just mentally prepared for conference (play).”

LaCrue finished with 161 yards through the air for Broomfield (3-4, 2-0 Class 4A Northern 1) and connected with Josh Dunn on fourth-and-25 for his fourth passing TD of the game with 9:06 remaining to give the Eagles a two-score lead.

Dunn caught two TDs and Dustin Detwiler and Blake Naranjo had the others. Kadin Quintana added 87 yards on the ground and he all but sealed things with a short TD rush to push the advantage to three scores with 6:48 to go.

Broomfield had led 19-7 on LaCrue’s trio of long strikes before Silver Creek responded with a field goal off a turnover late in the half and a 33-yard TD strike from quarterback Eli Hubert to Bridger Sutherland in the third.

Holding onto a 19-17 lead, LaCrue answered, finding his favorite target in Dunn for what was the Eagles second TD on a long fourth down. Earlier, he’d matched up with Naranjo for a 36-yard strike on a fourth-and-13.

An interception by Bode Hogan on Silver Creek’s ensuing drive set up a clinching score by Quintana.

The win was Broomfield’s third in its past four games and its fourth straight over the Raptors dating back to 2014.

“The first three games were kind of a struggle and I think we’re starting to find our feet,” LaCrue said. “We’re just building a good connection right now and we want to keep building this towards the end of the season.”

Hubert threw for a score and ran for another for Silver Creek (3-4, 0-2), which has lost four in a row since starting the fall 3-0. Sutherland had a TD catch and a late interception and Cole Rogers had 56 yards on the ground.

It just wasn’t enough to match LaCrue & Co.

The Eagles junior threw for scores on his opening two completions. Sliding around in the pocket, he bought enough time until he saw Detwiler spring wide-open behind the defense, connecting on a 40-yard strike.

The lead grew to 13-0 later in the quarter as LaCrue set the Eagles inside the redzone with a 57-yard scamper before finishing off the drive with an 8-yard TD toss to Dunn.

Broomfield will host Brighton next week, while Silver Creek is at home against Windsor.