Season Preview: Orangeville Broncos
The Orangeville Broncos enter the 2021 season coming off of 3 straight playoff appearances for just the second time in school history. In the process the Broncos earned their first playoff win since they upset Dakota in 2008. Orangeville will have a coaching change as Steve Snider will take over the program after former coach Jay Doyle stepped down. Snider was a former Bronco player, and served as the defensive coordinator the last few years for the Broncos under Doyle. Coach Doyle will remain on staff as an assistant this season.
The Broncos have been looking up the last three seasons, and have another strong team again this spring. Orangeville will return quite a few players from last year's team that include several all-conference members. With the amount of leadership and talent they return, they will be a big player in the North Division again in 2021. As in most years, the Broncos will need to stay healthy to have success. They have a great nucleus in many areas that make them very formidable to start the season. The Broncos will open the season ranked #14 in Class 1A in the Coaches Poll. At the end of the spring season the Broncos will transition to the 8-man league for the fall season where they should continue to be very competitive.
The Broncos are 14-13 all-time in the playoffs, and won their 3rd playoff game since 2001. Orangeville opens the season in a key match-up against East Dubuque on the road. They will square off against former Bronco assistant coach Joe Edler, who took over the Warrior program this season. This game should be a good indicator of what both programs will do this spring. This game will be played on Friday night at Dubuque Senior HS.
Orangeville Playoff History
1989 5-0 Class 1A State Champion