Boys Varsity Football
Devon Colonis and Dan Ricksy know they are coming to the end of their high school careers.
On senior night at Scheumann Stadium Friday, the seniors connected on three touchdown passes as Lafayette Jeff scorched Indianapolis Tech 48-12 in a North Central Conference game.
"Tonight just seemed to be a little more special," Colonis said. "We don't have that many more games together (with Ricksy) but I want to play as many as I can."
Ricksy caught touchdown passes of 24, 18 and 39 yards from Colonis in the first half. He finished the night with 11 receptions for 195 yards.
"Every deep route I ran, I was pretty open," Ricksy said. "But, it was kind of the same way for most of the receivers. We had a lot of success tonight. It was nice.
"We really weren't expecting that, but we will take it. It was even more special to do this on senior night because Jeff has not won a senior night in a while. It was just nice for the whole team in general to have an amazing game."
Colonis threw six touchdown passes. His other touchdown tosses were four yards to J.T. Williams, 64 yards to Darian Collins and 37 yards to Calvin Green.
"Every game we keep getting better and better offensively," Colonis said. "We are starting to really click as an offense."
The senior quarterback, who has thrown for 25 touchdowns this season, hit 24 of 29 passes for 389 yards. He also ran for 81 yards on 11 carries. Latrell Brown added 86 yards on 10 carries as the Bronchos ran for 209 yards as a team.
"Our offense just exploded tonight," Jeff coach Brian Moore said. "We were running and passing and we were going fast. It was just the way we wanted it to go. I am real excited for our offense."
After leading just 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Bronchos broke the game open with a 28-point second quarter. Colonis threw for 298 yards in the first half.
"We were worried about this game," Moore said. "We really talked about how good we would have to be. We also talked about how eventually we would explode offensively and defensively and play well together. We did that tonight."
The Jeff defense held the Titans, who came into the game with a three-game win streak, to just 243 yards in total offense.
"Tech had some athletes on the field," Moore said. "They had a chance early, but our defense stopped them and drove them back.
"This was a great team effort."
The Bronchos (7-2) now have two weeks to prepare to play McCutcheon in sectional on Friday, Oct. 30.
"This is the kind of game we needed to play against a team that would test us athletically," Moore said. "It was a great game to get us ready."