Red Mountain 17
By Sean Harris ’11
Max Leonesio ’10 scored five touchdowns and rushed for more than 250 yards to lead the Brophy Broncos past the Red Mountain Lions Oct. 2 in Mesa.
“It was a great team effort,” Leonesio said. “The offense worked well.”
Kicker Alex Garoutte ’10 made three field goals, all of them being over 45 yards, his longest kick being 53 yards.
The Broncos ended the game 46-17.
“Our offensive line did a great job,” said Brophy coach Mr. Scooter Molander. “Every week we intend to play well.”
The Lions scored early in the first quarter, kicking a field goal to lead 3-0.
The Broncos tied it up when Garoutte kicked a 46-yard field goal.
Later in the first quarter, the Broncos recovered a fumble. Three plays later Leonesio ran a 76-yard touchdown to bring the game 10-3.
In the second quarter Andrew Lundahl ’10 blocked a punt and the Broncos recovered at their own five yard line. Leonesio ran the ball into the end zone making it 17-3.
Leonesio ran for another 45-yard touchdown, which was followed by a Lions 63-yard scoring run, bringing the score 24-10. Garoutte kicked his second field goal of the night, this one a 46-yard attempt, to make the score 27-10 at halftime.
The Lions scored for the last time early in the third quarter, and the Broncos rebounded with a 23-yard touchdown run from Leonesio, 34-17.
Leonesio scored one more time in the third quarter 41-17.
In the fourth quarter, Garoutte kicked a 53-yard field goal. The Broncos also forced a safety to finish the game 46-17.
The Broncos are now at five wins and one loss, and undefeated in the region. Hamilton is the only other team to do this.
With the loss, the Lions could be booted from their No. 2 two position in state, their record being five wins and one loss, as well as one win and one loss in the region.