Mountain Pointe 31
By Chase Bayless ’15
Brophy was unable to keep up with MaxPreps.com’s ninth best team in the country as undefeated Mountain Pointe held them scoreless
Friday, Oct 11.
The Broncos came into this game looking to build on the previous week’s 38-point victory over Corona Del Sol and avenge last year’s 30-0 playoff loss to Mountain Pointe. The result wasn’t were they were looking for.
“The score doesn’t reflect I think ultimately the way we competed,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander. “I’m proud of our guys, we fought for four quarters.”
The offense had multiple drives that went deep into the Pride’s territory, but were unable to get into the end zone and convert on two field goal attempts. This was the first time Brophy was held scoreless in a game this season.
“When we had success, we shot ourselves in the foot with some untimely penalties,” Mr. Molander said.
Ryan Velez ’16 had the majority of the touches, running for 100 yards and catching three passes for 49 yards. He also had a 59-yard kickoff return in the second half.
Quarterback Brian Woodward ’14 completed nine passes for 133 yards, but also threw two interceptions. He was also sacked three times and was hurried on multiple throws.
Both teams were scoreless entering the second quarter, but Mountain Pointe went on to put up 31 points in the next three.
Mountain Pointe’s scores came from two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and a 45-yard field goal.
“Obviously they’re not the No. 1 ranked team in the state for nothing,” Mr. Molander said.
Brophy faces the challenge playing a Thursday night game and having a short week to prepare for the matchup at Chaparral Oct. 17.
“Every year we have a Thursday game so we’re used to that,” Mr. Molander said. “It’s a television game, so they’ll be some good energy.”
- This game marks Velez’s fourth straight 100-yard plus rushing performance
- Chaparral is the No. 6 team in Arizona, according to MaxPreps.com
- Brophy vs. Chaparral will be televised on Cox channel 7.