blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Football: Capitals Start Season with a Win

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Football: Capitals Start Season with a Win

Broughton’s varsity football team won its inaugural game under the tenure of new head coach, Chris Dawson, in strange but exciting fashion. Broughton jumped out to an early 7-0 lead over the Apex Cougars thanks to an 88-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff by senior Devone Jackson. The Caps then forced and recovered an Apex fumble on the ensuing kickoff, scoring just four plays later on a Clifton Chavis touchdown run. The Cougars would later tie the score at 14-14, but Broughton surged again to close out the half. With less than a minute to go, junior Tyair Smith scored on a 49-yard pass play, to push the score to 35-22.

As the teams prepared for the second half of play, officials spotted lightning in the area and suspended play. The game would later be postponed 14 hours until noon on Saturday. Coach Dawson emphasized to his players that whichever team came out ready to play under the strange circumstances would take control of the game.

Sitting on a 13-point lead, the Caps jumped on the Cougars as soon as play resumed with multiple key defensive stops and a brother-to-brother 29-yard halfback touchdown pass from Devone Jackson to Tyair Smith. The brothers, together with senior quarterback, Clifton Chavis, powered an impressive offensive performance, while senior Luke Davis led the defense with six tackles. The overall team effort resulted in a 61-36 opening victory.

The Caps (1-0) look to ride their early momentum into a home matchup against Cary this Friday night (8/19) at 7pm. Broughton hopes to avenge last season’s close late-game loss to the Imps.

Other recent reports on Broughton Football in the local media:
  • Click here for the N&O's recap.
  • Click here for pictures from N&O.
  • Click here for great article on Caps' first year coach Chris Dawson.
  • The Football Tab at the top of the Broughton Sports Blog homepage has been updated with both the varsity & JV schedules and the varsity roster with pictures.

Help needed - The Broughton Sports Blog needs a reporter for the JV Football team.  The JV Caps begin their season Thursday night in Cary with a 6:30pm kick-off.  If you are interested in reporting game scores, please send your contact info to me at and we'll get you set-up.  Reports can be as short as a score or as long as a game recap.  We just want to give the team some recognition.  Thanks.

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