Chester held Broome scoreless after halftime including two key second half stops in a 24-14 victory Friday night.
Marcus Wright returned the second half kickoff 18 yards for the Cyclones after a short kick to Broomes 43 yard-line. Chester (4-4, 2-1 in Region 3-AAA) then moved 43 yards in six plays and scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Sanders to Shyheim Wilson to break a 14-14 tie.
Broome (4-4, 1-2) had chances in the second half, including two takeaways, but twice turned the ball over on downs in Chester territory. Desmond Anderson scored for Broome on touchdown runs of 54 and 44 yards in the first half, but two second half turnovers slowed the Centurions.
Our defenses are like night and day, Broome coach Jet Turner said.
They played really hard and competed. We had some shots, played hard but didnt play our best.
Chesters Derrell Rambert scored on a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and JaMarcus Moore returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown after Broomes opening possession.
A very ugly game and we need to play up to our potential, Chester coach Anthony Sterling said. If we make those kind of mistakes the next couple of weeks, well be sitting at home early.