EVANSTON — Make no mistake, the Jackson Broncs have steadily improved since the beginning of the conference season. Evanston picked up a commanding 49-28 conference home win over the Broncs on Jan. 26. The second time around, this past Saturday, Feb. 23, the Broncs picked up their first conference win, defeating the Red Devils, 72-60, in overtime. Jackson received exceptional play from Nate Fairbanks and Gus Armijo to earn the victory in the extra period.
The loss dropped the Red Devils to 4-2 in the Southwest 4A Conference, tied with Star Valley, but the Red Devils will still be the number-one seed entering the regional tournament, due to tie-breaking criteria, and will open with host Cody this Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.