By Blake Colston
MUSTANG – When Kenison Rogers hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Holden Kee on Yukon’s opening drive of the 2023 Canadian County Bedlam game, the Millers had visions of pulling an upset over their long-time rivals from Mustang.
But it wasn’t meant to be. The fifth-ranked Broncos responded with 42 unanswered points and 507 total yards on their way to a 49-21 victory Friday night inside a jam-packed Bronco Stadium.
Mustang quarterback Trajan Williamson ran for 105 yards and two scores and completed 12 of 13 passes for two more touchdowns to lead Mustang (4-0) to its sixth straight Bedlam win and the Broncos’ 10th victory over YHS in the last 11 meetings.
The game got away from YHS in the second quarter when MHS receiver Jaden Johnson found space behind the Millers’ secondary for a 32-yard touchdown reception on a fourth down-and-5 play to put Mustang in front 28-7. Johnson caught four passes for 120 yards and two scores.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Broncos recovered a Yukon fumble at the YHS 25-yard line and quicky capitalized on one of three YHS giveaways with another touchdown.
The Millers reached the red zone at the end of the first half but didn’t score, one of three times YHS came away empty-handed inside the Mustang 20-yard line.
Kee completed 10 of his first 11 passes, but Yukon’s offense lost its rhythm following a crisp, efficient opening drive. He finished 25 of 41 for 286 yards with two touchdown passes and a pair of interceptions.
Rogers led YHS with nine catches for 113 yards. Lucas Jones added a 19-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter and finished with five catches totaling 82 yards. A week after catching three touchdowns, Bayler Weaver had a quieter night, hauling in four passes for 33 yards.
Mustang freshman Taven Brown added the first score of the second half with a six-yard touchdown run at the 4:02-mark of the third quarter and later capped the Broncos’ scoring with a 66-yard sprint for a score with 3:34 remaining.
Yukon senior running back Logan Day churned out an 8-yard touchdown rumble with 1:33 remaining to cap the scoring. Day finished with 68 yards on a season-high 13 carries.
The going doesn’t get any easier next week for the Millers when Tulsa Union comes to town for Yukon’s homecoming game.