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Football unable to stop Desert Ridge in 2nd half

Desert Ridge 38
Brophy 14

By Chase Bayless ’15

Brophy went into halftime Sept. 27 tied with Desert Ridge, but was unable to keep up with Desert Ridge’s high-paced offense after they

Photo by Ben Liu '15 | Ryan Velez '16, No. 25, celebrates with teammates after one of Brophy's two touchdowns Sept. 27. Brophy lost to Desert Ridge 38-14.

put up 31 second half points.

“They’ve got a lot of speed and they run a very effective offense,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander.

The Broncos got off to a quick start recovering a Desert Ridge fumble on the first play from scrimmage.

They recovered two more fumbles in the first half, but could only come away with seven points.

“Our defense did a great job getting turnovers in the first half,” Mr. Molander said. “We were able to capitalize on one, we weren’t able to capitalize on others.”

Brophy’s first score of the game came in the last two minutes of the first half as Ryan Velez ’15 ran it up the middle for a 16-yard touchdown.

Velez followed up last week’s 188 yard, one touchdown rushing performance with 138 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

Desert Ridge went on to score 31 unanswered points in the second half.

Brophy finally responded with three-yard touchdown run from Velez, but it was too late with just less than seven minutes to go and down by 24 points.

With this loss, Brophy falls to 1-4 on the season, but Mr. Molander said the team still has a long way to go.

“We have five football games remaining,” he said. “We have a very challenging schedule; therefore there still are a lot of power points available for us. We can still make the playoffs and that’s what we’re shooting for.”

Brophy will hope to improve their record with a win in their next game vs. Corona Del Sol on Oct. 4.


  • Quarterback Cade Knox ’16 threw for 51 yards
  • Quarterback/safety Brian Woodward ’14 played for the first time since Sept. 6 at the safety position.
  • Brophy’s last five touchdowns have all come from running plays.

More photos from the game:



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