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West Texas MVP Week One: Odessa High Bronchos

After totaling 42 points and forcing five turnovers, the choice was clear -- the entire Odessa High Bronchos squad had to be acknowledged.

When the Odessa High Bronchos won their final and only game of the season last year, the returning players knew there had to be chance. So last week, in their final non-district game versus Monterey: they ran, they passed and they scored.

"It was good to have an offense that finally clicked, said senior running back C.J. Eddison, "we now got that chemistry. You know, our whole offense has returned from last year."

"I was proud of our offense and how they were able to capitalize on the opportunities that were given to us and we were able to put points on the board," said head coach Ron King.

42 points to be exact, which hasn't been done by a Bronchos squad since 2010, and they have the defense to thank for that, which forced five turnovers.

"They worked their tails off and gave us great field position to score," said Eddison. "We owe that to them. We try to keep them off the field and they try to keep us on the field."

"The defense -- we wanted to set the tempo. We wanted to hit them right in the mouth and get the tempo going," said junior linebacker Edgar Contreras.

And while the Bronchos have savored this early season win, they've quickly moved on and plan to build off the performance for their first non-district game -- a rivalry game with Permian.

"It gives us something we can build on," said King, "the kids understand now what it's going to take to be successful and doing these little things right and it shows that they're buying into what we're doing and it gives them a lot of confidence going into the next game."

Reporting in Odessa, Matthew Villanueva, Big Board Sports.

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