Bronco football falls to Jamestown in shootout

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Hastings, NE -- It was a game where everytime it seemed Hastings was going to make a run at taking the lead, Jamestown would put together methodical drive after methodical drive to defeat the Broncos 41-39 on Saturday afternoon on Lloyd Wilson Field.

Jamestown showed from the start what its game plan was going to be for the day taking the opening possession 72 yards on eight plays scoring a touchdown just three minutes into the game.

Just like it did all day long, the Broncos got the ball and took it down to the Jimmie seven yard line before the drive would stall out and Alex Stogdill (SR/Lincoln, NE) would connect on a 27-yard field goal to make it 7-3 with 11:57 to go in the first quarter.

Then the true trend of the game began to unfold as Jamestown marched 67 yards on 12 plays to make it 14-3 with 5:34 to go in the first.

Following that, the Broncos marched down to the Jimmie 31 where on third and seven, Isaiah Jackson (JR/Compton, CA) connected with Jordan Johnson (SR/Spring Valley, CA) for a touchdown to make it 14-10 late in the first quarter.

This trend continued for the entire game as every score each team would get, the other answered right back with one of its own.

After Jamestown took a 41-32 lead with 13:21 to go in the fourth, Hastings would march down the field behind the arm of Jackson until he hit Tyree Nesmith (SO/Baltimore, MD) for a 24-yard touchdown to make it 21-39 with 6:01 left in the game.

The Bronco defense would come up with the stop it was looking for with just over a minute left but the Izaak Myles punt would be downed at the Hastings 2 yard line with just :47 to go.

The Broncos would move the ball out to midfield but one final pass attempt to Tahj Willingham (SR/Denver, CO) only made it to the Jamestown 40 where he was tackled to end the game.

Willingham and Nesmith led the Broncos on the ground with a compined 210 yards rushing a two touchdowns. Jackson was 18-for-32 for 306 yards through the air and three touchdowns.

Johnson finished the day with five catches for 88 yards and a score. Xavier McGuire (SR/Queen Creek, AZ) adeed four catches for 65 yards and Terrance McIntyre (FR/San Diego, CA) had three catches for 67 yards and a score.

Wesleyan Jardim led the Bronco defense with a total of 19 tackles (6 solo and 13 assist) while Ross Ostendorf (SR/Gothenburg, NE) and Tyler Kennedy (JR/Chandler, AZ) each had their hand in on 12 tackes a piece.

Hastings is now 4-6 (2-6) and will round out its season Saturday Nov. 11 on the road a Dakota Wesleyan with kick-off set for 1:00 p.m. in Mitchell, SD.