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West Central Broncos’ Booker Thurmond catches a 23-yard touchdown pass against the Great Lakes Wolfpack on Saturday in New London. Submitted photo

Amateur football: Broncos tame Wolfpack 47-6

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NEW LONDON — Brandon King threw three touchdown passes, two to Brian Burwell, and Tarrell McDuffie added another score on a 72-yard run Saturday night to help the West Central Broncos thrash the Great Lakes Wolfpack 47-6 at Peterson Field.

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The Broncos, who evened their record to 3-3 after winning their second straight, led 21-0 after the first quarter. Great Lakes scored first in the second quarter, but a King-Burwell connection that went for 13 yards allowed the Broncos to take a commanding 27-6 lead at halftime.

The Broncos then added three more scores in the third quarter  — King pass to Diance Davis, Jeremiah Run and Steve Peppin pass to Booker Thurmond — to collect their second sizable win over the Wolfpack on the year. The Broncos beat Great Lakes 53-7 on May 3 to open the season.

McDuffie opened the scoring before Emmit Smith scooped up a Great Lakes fumble and rumbled 27 yards to the end zone. The first-quarter scoring was then capped on a King-Burwell connection that covered 37 yards.

The Broncos host the Fargo Invaders this Saturday at 7 p.m. in New London in hopes of running their record at Peterson Field to 8-0.

Broncos 47, Wolfpack 6

Great Lakes Wolfpack...0  6  0  0 —   6

West Central Broncos...21 6 20 0 — 47

WC – Tarrell McDuffie 72 run (point-after attempt failed)

WC – Emmit Smith 27 fumble return (Andrew Bonnema pass from Steve Peppin)

WC – Brian Burwell 37 pass from Brandon King (Peppin kick)

GL – Matt Sickler pass (point-after attempt failed)

WC – Burwell 13 pass from King (point-after attempt failed)

WC – Diance Davis 21 pass from King (Peppin kick)

WC – Jeremiah Harris 17 run (Peppin kick)

WC – Booker Thurmond 23 pass from Peppin (point-after attempt failed)

West Central Broncos

Rushing yards: Tarrell McDuffie 107, Cameron Halvorson 47, Jarrett McAllister 43, Steve Peppin 31, Brandon King 26, Diance Davis 22, Travis Cole 8 … Passing yards: King 128, Peppin 23 ... Receiving yards: Brian Burwell 107, Davis 21, Booker Thurmond 23 … Fumble recoveries: Rene Vallejo 1, Emmit Smith 1 … Tackles: Vallejo 8, Smith 6, Braden Peterson 5, Erick Johnson 5, Cody Gruchow 5, Brandon Torry 4, David Larson 3, Johnnie Miller 3, Brandon Korona 3 … QB sacks: Smith 1

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