The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Broncos drop season opener to Davenport


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 12:46pm

Journal photos by Brandon Cline

Broncos running back Austin Thompson vies for a pass in the end zone against a Davenport defender in Lind-Ritzville/Sprague's 34-19 loss on Sept. 6.

The 2019 season got off to a rocky start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, falling on the road 34-19 to the Davenport Gorillas in a non-league matchup on Sept. 6.

The Broncos' run defense took punch after punch from the Gorillas' ground game, giving up 435 rushing yards on 37 attempts, an average of 11.8 yards per carry.

The Gorillas struck first early in the game, capitalizing on a Broncos interception in their own territory to score a touchdown less than 90 seconds into the game to go up 7-0.

LRS responded in kind, though, as junior quarterback Drew Kelly led the Bronc...

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