BARRINGTON – The Barrington Broncos live to play another week after defeating No. 15 seed Evanston Saturday, 23-8.
The Broncos defense consistently stopped the Wildkits and forced the Evanston offense to switch to a pass-heavy scheme early on. The defense has performed strong late in the season, surrendering just eight points in the past three games.
“They’re really starting to take it up a notch at the right time of the year, head coach Joe Sanchez said. "We’re happy to be preparing for another game next week.”
Junior linebacker Jake Coon was a standout performer on defense against the Wildkits, as he hauled in two interceptions and recorded a sack. Coon said he thinks the Broncos continue to improve each week and are playing their best football yet.
“We’re peaking at the right time," Coon said. "We wanted to progress throughout the season. We’ve been tightening things up the last three weeks and it’s shown on the field.”
Sanchez said members of the team who don't see as much action during games have been huge in helping the team prepare each week.
“We get great prep work during the week … our scout team, the guys that maybe don’t get to see the field on Friday or Saturday night, are the guys that are doing a great job preparing us all week," Sanchez said. "That’s a big part of our success right now.”
The third interception of the night was made by Scotty Miller, who also made his presence known on offense by grabbing three touchdown passes from Dan Kubiuk. Miller says the Broncos prepare to shut out their opponent every week and it starts on the practice field.
“It’s been a swarm," he said. "The biggest thing is that our practice has gotten better and better … we want it so bad, we want to shut teams out. That’s our goal every week,”
Barrington travels to Warren High School on Saturday for round two.