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Overblown ‘2012’ can be a campy, fun ride

When director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) decides to make a disaster movie, he pulls out all the stops.

He does this by making sure no national monument is safe, no cliché is left unused and the constant fears of the general population are not left unstirred, whether those fears are aliens, global warming or the end of the world.

His latest work, “2012,” showcases his penchant for all these things, and in doing so creates a very gaudy thrill ride that doesn’t let up.

Mesa shuts down Brophy postseason

The Mesa Jackrabbits’ defense held Brophy’s normally potent running back Max Leonesio ’10 to just 49 yards and the entire offense to a lone field goal in their Nov. 20 13-3 upset of the Broncos.

Eleventh-seed Mesa made the big offensive plays they needed in the win that ended the third-seed Bronco’s post season on a cool night at Phoenix College.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. And today we moved a mountain,” said Mesa head coach Mr. Kelley Moore after the game.

Broncos pounce Mountain Ridge Lions in 1st round shutout

It took the Broncos a while to get the engine running Nov. 13 in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, but by night’s end No. 3 Brophy drove to a 24-0 shutout over No. 14 seed Mountain Ridge.

There were a total of eight turnovers in the matchup, and 20 penalties between both teams.

“This game was not a pretty win, but not every game of high school playoff football is pretty,” coach Mr. Scooter Molander said. “We will look at the film tomorrow morning and see what adjustments we can make for next week.”

Chicken Little strikes again with ‘2012’

Come Dec. 21, 2012, the world will witness Y2K all over again.

Or so we are told.

A Man and His MoviesFor anyone who has been living under a rock, 2012 refers to the “end of days” that is said to be caused by a planetary alignment. When the planets align some theorize it could create a black hole or lead to a geomagnetic reversal, which would reverse the North and South magnetic poles.

Broncos bust Yuma Criminals in regular season finale

Junior running back Kevin Molloy ’11 led Brophy with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion as the Broncos made quick and easy work of Yuma Nov. 6.

Brophy put the Criminals away 49-12, finishing the regular season with an 8-2 record and in line to face Mountain Ridge in the first round of the playoffs Nov. 13.

‘Paranormal’ offers genuine fear

Jump scares and buckets of blood: These are things that I have come to except from horror movies.

It would seem that people have forgotten what horror movies should do. They should play on the audience’s fears, leaving them emotionally unsettled.

Along comes the much hyped “Paranormal Activity,” a pseudo-documentary film that will leave audiences afraid to turn off the lights at night.

Brophy breaks ground on revolutionary new fields

Several dozen workers laid down sod Oct. 5 for Brophy’s new sports campus that has been a long time coming.
Crews toiled away with heavy machinery, installing massive rolls of grass and laying down limestone for the track.

Hamilton outlasts Brophy second half comeback

Phoenix College’s Hoy Stadium might as well have been renamed Heartbreak Hotel Friday, Oct. 23.

Despite Brophy overcoming a 21-0 first half shutout and tying the game, Hamilton was able to hold off the late Bronco surge and take the win, 24-21.

Brophy deals full house on Casino Night

The hum of slot machines, the clink of poker chips, the buzz of students as they hope for raffle prizes; these are the sounds of Brophy’s Casino Night.

This late-night event took place on Thursday Oct. 8, in the Great Hall from 8 to 11 p.m.