Game live on Oct. 23, available to 2.8 million viewers statewide
By Tyler J. Scott ’12
Brophy’s football game against the Hamilton Huskies will be shown on FOX Sports Arizona on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for the “Farmers Game of the Week” package.
The game will be played at Phoenix College and will be shown in approximately 2.8 million households in Arizona and New Mexico.
Brophy is “perennially one of the top programs in the state and it’s our goal to highlight the best that AIA football has to offer,” said Brett Hansen, FOX Sports Arizona’s director of communications and marketing.
“This showcase will provide good exposure and show everyone what Brophy is all about,” said Athletic Director Mr. John Chambers.
This game is the rematch of last year’s 5A1 championship game, where Brophy fell to Hamilton 17-10. Brophy is out for revenge, but this time they are marching to battle without defensive leaders Mike Tree ’09 and Trent Murphy ’09.
Adan Nunez ’10 has stepped into the defensive leader’s shoes.
“I’m really proud of Adan Nunez, he’s been great, had a very good first game. He’s taken that leadership role and he’s done a wonderful job,” said coach Mr. Scooter Molander.
On the offensive side of the ball Mr. Molander said he thinks that Max Leonesio ’10 has stepped up as the offensive leader.
“He’s one of our returning very fine players. He’s done a good job of becoming more vocal,” Mr. Molander said.
As of Sept. 9, Rivals.com ranks Hamilton No. 36 in the nation and Brophy at No. 48.
“This game will definitely affect the national rankings but that’s something for other people to determine where we’re ranked. We have to take each game and work hard, prepare. When we do what we control on offense and defense good outcomes occur. So, if you focus too much on those extracurricular, outside things it only affects you negatively,” Mr. Molander said.
Who: Brophy vs. Hamilton
When: Friday, Oct. 23rd
Where: Phoenix College and live on Fox Sports