SANGER — Despite missing its starting quarterback, Sanger had no issues in a 35-0 victory over District 9-3A opponent Krum on Friday night.
Wyatt Broxson shifted from receiver to quarterback with little difficulty, while the Sanger (5-3, 1-1 district) two-headed run attack of Tre’von Jackson and Derek Shelby ran wild against the Bobcats (3-6, 1-2). Jackson had 21 carries for 137 yards and three touchdowns, and Shelby registered 14 rushes for 100 yards and a score.
“I said it before the season started — we were going to have a two-headed monster,” head coach Chuck Galbreath said of his running game. “We feel like it’s in full go right now, and we’re proud of both of those guys.”
Broxson, who started at quarterback last season for Sanger, finished 3-of-5 passing for 77 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Despite playing the first seven games of the year catching passes instead of throwing them, he said it was a simple transition.
“It wasn’t that hard,” Broxson said. “I played quarterback for a while and play quarterback in practice, so [it was a] pretty easy transition.”
The most hesitation he showed all night happened after a Krum offsides penalty, when he paused before realizing to throw it deep for a free play. The resulting 21-yard touchdown catch by Damien Hallowell put Sanger up by 14.
Starting quarterback Brandon Mann injured his knee in last week’s 35-21 loss to Gainesville. Galbreath could not put a timetable on his return.
“Broxson’s a really good athlete, and he’s played a lot of quarterback for us in the past,” Galbreath said. “We have no worries or concerns at all about the position.”
Krum moved the ball in the first half but could not finish its drives, failing to convert fourth-down conversions at Sanger’s 19- and 23-yard line.
Quarterback Colten Graham finished 11-of-23 for 70 yards and two interceptions. Ian Concepcion led the team with 16 carries for 34 yards.
Krum head coach Gary Robinson said all the playing time is a positive for his young team, despite it losing four of the last five games.
“Experience alone is going to help them improve,” he said. “We’re very young, and with experience, we’ll be better in the future.”
Sanger travels to Bridgeport for its second-to-last district game on Friday, while Krum wraps up the season next week at home against Gainesville.
Sanger 35, Krum 0
SN — Tre’von Jackson 2 run (Dakota Branch kick)
SN — Damien Hallowell 21 pass from Wyatt Broxson (Dakota Branch kick)
SN — Tre’von Jackson 1 run (Dakota Branch kick)
SN — Derek Shelby 1 run (Dakota Branch kick)
SN — Tre’von Jackson 3 run (Dakota Branch kick)
Rushing — KM: Ian Concepcion 16-34, Brennan Ellis 12-29, Morgan Sprayberry 1-4, Brandon Reeves 1--9, Colten Graham 5--19, SN: Tre’von Jackson 21-137, Derek Shelby 14-100, Wyatt Broxson 7-25, Kyle Link 3-7, Turner Barnes 3--8, Damien Hallowell 3--20.
Passing — KM: Colten Graham 11-23-2-70, SN: Wyatt Broxson 3-5-1-77.
Receiving — KM: Jacob Enis 3-30, Matt Robinson 3-23, Brennan Ellis 3-14, Gavin Noack 2-9, Riley Marshall 1-6, SN: Damien Hallowell 2-66, Kyle Link 1-11.