Woops. As is supposed to be custom, the OBNUG Game Balls is to be released on Mondays. But your intrepid writer failed to do so. Sorry about that. But, as they say, better late than never.
The Bronco sports teams had a pretty rough week as the soccer team posted some losses and the volleyball team could not quite get past some really good competition. The football team did its thing and some golfers played golf for free (and get a free scholarship to do it).
So, without further ado, let’s get to handing out internet kudos!
Game Ball One:
Baylee Blaser (soccer)
The Broncos had a rough go of it last week. Falling to both Oregon State and Montana. But there were some bright spots. One was Ms. Blaser.
The Broncos had let the Oregon State Beavers take a 2-0 by the 76th minute of the match. In mounting a furious comeback, Ms. Blaser was able to score a goal for her first of the season. Unfortunately the Broncos were not able to capitalize on any other opportunities as they fell to the Beavers.
Then, on Friday September 9th, the Broncos went to Montana to face the Griz. This one was another struggle for the Broncos as they fell behind early 1-0. Blaser did manage a shot on goal, but did not make it. Despite the disappointing results for the week, the Broncos did manage to do some good things, and Blaser contributed to those.
Congratulations Ms. Blaser!
Game Ball Two:
Sierra Nobley (volleyball)
I am not sure if Ms. Nobley will ever not be on here. Unless she falls to some injury (gosh I sure hope not) we might as well just name one of these spots for the Junior Outside Hitter.
The Broncos started well enough by downing Idaho State 3-1. Ms. Nobley had 20 points on 19 kills and 50 total attacks.
The next match featured the #10 BYU Cougars. Unfortunately the good news was not quite on Boise State’s side. Ms. Nobley mustered 11 kills, 34 total attacks, and 12 points. The Broncos fell three straight matches.
The luck of the Broncos did not get any better against the #35 Missouri Tigers. Nobley notched 18 points, and 15 kills. The Broncos did manage to steal a set from the Tigers, but ultimately fell 3-1.
Congratulations anyway Ms. Nobley. Certainly deserved.
Game Ball Three:
Tyler Horton (football)
So Tyler Horton did a thing last Saturday. Nothing, really, except for this:
Boise State's Tyler Horton named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week. Here's his pick-6 vs. Washington State pic.twitter.com/CTDZxY2JN1— Bryan Levin (@BryanKBOI) September 12, 2016
Mr. Horton had a pretty productive night for the Broncos. Despite the unpleasantness of having a Cougar slide over him for a touchdown. No matter. Seeing as how this 85 yard pick-6 vs WSU was the longest since the Maaco Bowl, seems only fitting that he has as many TDs as Mr. Taverus Martin or Gabe Marks of WSU.
There were plenty of standout performances last Saturday, but Mr. Horton’s sticks out.
As I said, there were plenty of performances last week that probably needed a shout out.
Maddi Osburn of the volleyball team had plenty of defensive digs to add to her stats.
Tanner Vallejo was the man.
Let me know who else needs an internet shout out!