After the most successful regular season in recent memory, and recording their first playoff win since 2001, the Lakin Broncs’ season came to a screeching halt Friday night in a 41-0 loss to the No.1 ranked team in 2A, the Philipsburg Panthers.
The Broncs end the season at 8-2.
The Panthers (10-0) got off to a quick start scoring on a 7-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Trey Sides to senior classmate Treylan Gross with seven minutes left in the first quarter. Six minutes later, senior Nate Moon added to Phillipsburg’s lead and gave the home team a 14-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
Gross added his second touchdown of the game in the second quarter and was the principal yard gainer in the game, gashing the Broncs for 155 yards from scrimmage and his two touchdowns.
After Gross’ second touchdown, the Panthers added one more and took a 27-0 lead into halftime.
Defensively, the Broncs were able to keep the Panthers from scoring in the third quarter. The offense, however, could not find the end zone to cut into the big 27-0 Phillipsburg lead.
The Panthers resumed scoring in the fourth quarter adding two more touchdowns and closing out the game 41-0 and heading into the 2A state quarterfinals, where they will face Conway Springs.
The Panthers held the Broncs to 188 total yards and caused three Lakin turnovers — two fumbles and one interception.