The Orangeville Broncos enter the 2019 season looking for their 3rd straight playoff appearance for the first time since 1991-1993. After back to back 5-5 seasons that have ended in 1st round defeats, Coach Jay Doyle has the nucleus he has been waiting for entering his 8th year as the Broncos head coach.
The Broncos have been looking up the last three seasons, after finishing 4-5 in 2016 and then 5-5 each of the last two seasons. They return the majority of last year's team, with a few key losses, but the Broncos are primed for a big year in 2019. The shift to the North Division has Coach Doyle pumped up, as they will reconnect past rivalries with Dakota, Galena, and Le-Win, while keeping Stockton and Aquin on schedule, taking a peek back at the old NWIC days. Orangeville will be led by one of the best backs in school history, with other great skill guys around him. With a new QB, and replacing the holes on the line, those will be the main concerns for the Broncos for 2019.
The Broncos are 13-12 all-time in the playoffs, but their last playoff win came in 2008 when they upset the #1 ranked Dakota Indians in the 1st round of the playoffs, avenging a loss in the regular season. Orangeville has a lot to look forward to this year yet again, and the expectations are high in "The Ville" come this fall. With the new division, however, the Broncos will have to post some victories against teams they haven't beat in a while in order to see the success they look forward to having. Orangeville opens the season in a key match-up against Aquin at home. This game will be featured by Deep Dish Football as the Overtime Game of the Week.
Orangeville Playoff History
1989 5-0 Class 1A State Champion