The Cerro Gordo Broncos varsity football team began the 2011 campaign losing their first 3 games. After losing some key players to injury Broncos head coach Andy Kerley decided to take the offense a different direction. Then a tough loss to rival Arcola dropped that dropped the Broncos to 0-3, Coach Kerley challenged his team to turn things around....
[audio:kerley.mp3]Cerro Gordo Head Coach Kerley[/audio]
The Broncos responded to Coach Kerley's challenge to put up 6 straight wins in their final 6 games, and finish the season at 6-3 plus clinched a share of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Championship. Now the Broncos face a tough task in the first round of their Class 1A playoff game in the Tuscola Warriors.
Tuscola comes off a trip to the state final last season. Like many great teams, Tuscola pride's itself on their defensive play, head coach Rick Reinhart says his defense's experience will be heavily relied on in this year's postseason.
[audio:reinhart.mp3]Tuscola Head Coach Rick Reinhart[/audio]
The two teams square off Saturday night at 7 in Tuscola. The winner takes on either #1 Salt Fork and #16 Central A & M.