New Orleans, Louisiana 2020-11-17 20:15:00 –
Zachary High School’s regular football season on Tuesday, November 10 as coronavirus cases, contact tracing, and associated 14-day quarantine forced the last two district matches of Broncos against Central and Walker to be cancelled. Suddenly ended.
The impact of COVID-19 on the Broncos season began to be felt early on as several players, including starters and major special team players, were isolated in the previous two games between Denham Springs and Scotland Building.
For those who were able to participate in the game with limited seating, they featured veteran and deep aggressive lines, a talented young quarterback from Eliholstein, and an explosive running game and receive with Connor Wisham. An army featuring well-known playmakers like LSU’s commitment Chris Hilton and fellow senior Kenson Tate, who have seen the exciting and talented Broncos team.
Despite being hindered by the injuries of several starters, Broncos’ defense worked very well after abandoning 32 points in the opening win against St. Augustine. The defense threw a shutout with a 49-0 victory over Istrouma, abandoning a total of 26 points in three district games.
The kicker’s Logan Fletcher was 3 and 3 in the field goal attempt and didn’t miss any extra points throughout the season, so the special team was certainly special. Unfortunately, Fletcher missed two games in the quarantine (two additional points could have made a difference, including a game in Scotland Building) and lost two more games at the end of the season.
Looking at quality and depth, some people comment around town and in the press box that this could be the most talented Broncos team that coach David Brewerton and his staff had. ..
So where does this leave the team, as the playoffs are imminent and there are only five regular season matches? Fortunately, LHSAA had to play at least four games during the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. Broncos has a 4-1 record and meets the requirements.
The next question is, “Where is Broncos seeded?” At the time of writing this article, LSWA was slightly behind Acadiana (1st) and West Monroe, with Broncos as the 7th team overall and the 3rd team in the 5A non-selection division. Broncos is the second seed in the non-selective power ranking at the time of writing. West Monroe’s power ranking is much lower and is now the 8th seed. Like Zachary, West Monroe’s regular season has ended due to the isolation of most of the starters and major backups.
Is Zachary’s strength factor retained when other teams that can play raise their power rankings? Coach Bluewarton pointed out that Broncos needs to maintain a high seed because the formula for calculating PowerPoint in the power ranking is divided by the number of games actually played.
The playoff seed question will be answered on November 22, and the playoff two-district round will begin the following week. The last two standing teams will meet on December 28th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
With all the power ranking questions aside, Broncos will not practice as a team for the next two weeks as Zachary’s school is closed and transitions to virtual learning until Thanksgiving breaks. This means that a few previously quarantined players will be a month without practice. The first practice after the break is the preparation of the playoff opponents for the first week of Sunday, November 22nd.
Broncos crammed for their first playoff test while everyone else enjoys Thanksgiving breaks and some turkeys.
At shutdown, Coach Brewerton emphasized a positive attitude. “It’s a great opportunity to be healthy and free of quarantine before the playoffs begin,” he said.
Do you think coaching is easy? Always adjust the lineup to keep players and staff safe. There are also additional concerns regarding the conditioning of most of the teams that have already been quarantined.
Due to the spread of imagination, this year was not a typical year. The future is summarized in “What’s Next?”
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