FLOYD — Menaul wore down a Floyd team lacking in numbers, beating the Broncos 50-0 Saturday in an 8-man football game ended by the 45-point mercy rule.
Floyd senior quarterback Hunter Terry was proud of his team’s effort despite the Broncos’ third straight lopsided loss.
“We’re standing together,” Terry said. “It is hard to keep people motivated and keep them playing, but we’re doing that. Our team is sticking together and playing hard.”
The Broncos (0-3) started the 2010 season with 13 players, but the roster has dwindled to nine, including one eighth-grader.
Menaul coach Jeff Strohecker estimated that his team rushed for 300 yards.
“Our game plan coming in was to run the ball,” Strohecker said. “I thought we did a decent job, but there were still a lot of mistakes being made with the second team.”
Sophomore wideout Matt Feddersen, junior running back Dennis Smatana, senior fullback Jordyn Monahan, senior Cory Johnson and sophomore running back Andy Zampini all scored for the Panthers (1-2), who snapped a 13-game losing streak.
“Our game plan coming in was to give 100 percent and play hard,” Floyd junior running back and defensive back Alfonso Villanueva said. “I feel like we played very well as a team and that everyone was able to give.”
Floyd coach Rafael Roybal said the positive outcome of the game was the team hung together.
“It is tough to play both ways without any subs,” Roybal said. “It shows they have character because they are tired and they could have easily walked out.”