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Rookie quarterback Trevor Siemian wins game for Denver Broncos 14-10 against Houston Texans

Trevor Siemian

Trevor Siemian

Houston, Tex, — Cool, poised, collected 23-year-old Northwestern University alum Trevor Siemian walked onto the field here with minutes to go in the fourth quarter and won the the game for the Denver Broncos, who were down 10-7 and were losing despite the efforts of quarterbacks Peyton Manning and backup Brock Osweiler.
Rookie quarterback Siemian deftly assembled a drive from the 8 yard line, and two minutes later scored the winning touchdown. He drilled a 26-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Corbin Louks and put the game out of field goal reach for the Texans winning 14-10 with Connor Barth’s PAT.
Denver star quarterback Peyton Manning played the first quarter and stayed in punt-out city plagued by receivers who couldn’t hang on to his passes. Even the great Demarius Thomas dropped a pass. At least Peyton was never sacked.
Broncos finally got into the red zone when Osweiler came alive and fired a 57-yard blast to wide receiver Andre Caldwell with the Brian McManus PAT to make the score 7-0. near the end of the second quarter.
DenverBroncos-Logo 3Bronco defense held the Texan offense to a field goal but later allowed a pick six on an Osweiler interception that almost cost them the game.
For the most part both sides stayed in punt out city as both sides tested new players.
The Broncos pulled the game out of the fire at the last minute and went home with a 2-0 record after beating the Seahawks last week.
Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak was head coach at Houston for seven years until 2013. However he started as a player for Denver in 1983. Later he was quarterback coach and offensive coordinator there.
Broncos will play the San Francisco 49ers at home next Saturday and turn around and play the Arizona Cardinals to close the preseason the next Thursday night.
Regular Season opens up against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Sept. 13. Kubiak was offensive coordinator for the Ravens for one year before he joined the Broncos. Then the Broncos travel to Kansas City for a Thursday night game Sept. 17.
Corbin Louks scored the winning touchdown for the Broncos Saturday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Corbin Louks scored the winning touchdown for the Broncos Saturday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Thayer Bobcats beat Hayti Indians 26-6 in season opener — AGAIN
Thayer BobcatThayer, Mo. — The Thayer Bobcats opened up against the Hayti Indians in a home game Friday and beat them 26 to 6. Bobcats have a string of victories against Hayti and since 2012 have beat them 21-6, 16-7 and 18-12 in season openers.
This year was no different, and Hayti struggled to put points on the board against the Bobcat line.
Next week could be a different picture as Bobcats face Strafford who defeated Springfield Catholic this week, 42-6. Thayer lost 52-6 to Strafford last year.
The Strafford Indians vs. Bobcat game is at 7 p m. Aug. 28 at Thayer. The following week the Bobcats face the Liberty Eagles at Thayer.
In games elsewhere Friday, the West Plains Zizzers defeated the Tigers at Waynesville 42-25. The Zizzers next go to Camdenton, which beat Hillcrest 35-12 Friday.
The Liberty Eagles defeated the Tigers at Caruthersville 49-16. The Willow Springs Bears lost at home to the Reeds Spring Wolves 28-0. The Cabool Bulldogs lost at home to the Ash Grove Pirates 13-6.
The Poplar Bluff Mules defeated the Fox Warriors 33-3 and play Dexter next week.
Arkansas high school football starts up next weekend.

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