The Bronco Beat

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Red Mountain

First Down: Brophy defense getting their game back together

When the Broncos lost their first game of the year against rival St. Mary’s on Sept. 10, the defense surrendered 16 points to the Knights.

At that time, it was the largest amount of points in a game the defense gave up to the opposing offense.

A week later on Sept. 16 against the Centennial Coyotes, the Brophy defense capitulated 30 points, resulting in a 30-7 loss which is still the biggest defeat of the season for the Broncos.

Football team gives heartfelt tribute to injured teammate

As the team emerged onto the field, Aug. 27 against Deer Valley, senior linebacker Ethan Cooper burst through the Brophy banner as music blared and the crowd cheered.

Cooper looked to the sidelines and locked eyes with one of his closest friends on the team, Joe Maggi ’11, then pounded his fist against the white No. 7 emblazoned on his jersey.

Cooper, a team captain and defensive leader who was since been injured, normally wears No. 44. The Deer Valley game was a tribute to an injured teammate.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Chandler

By Justin Janssen ’11
First Down: Brophy falls in Fiesta shootout
On Thursday, Sept. 23, the Brophy Broncos (2-3 overall, 0-1 fiesta) lost to the Chandler Wolves (4-1 overall, 2-0 fiesta) in a Fiesta Region high scoring affair 43-29.
The 72 combined points are the most scored in a Brophy football game since 2004.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Centennial

By Justin Janssen ’11
Going into the game against the Centennial Coyotes on Sept. 16 not many people were predicting the Brophy Broncos to come out victorious.
Many people consider Centennial, who has won three of the last four 5A-II titles, to be a perennial Goliath in a fight versus David. On Thursday Brophy struggled throw a pebble at its Coyote predator.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. St. Mary’s

First Down: Rivalry picks up steam with exciting finish

In the last few years, fans have murmured that the long-standing rivalry between the Brophy and St. Mary’s football programs was over.

Brophy had moved on to a new division and the games between the Broncos and Knights did not have the same impact they used to.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Gilbert

First Down: Defense thrives thanks to consistent pressure

The Brophy defense has been exceptional in the first two weeks of the season, holding their first two opponents to a combined three touchdowns.

They have forced five turnovers in their first two contests on three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Three and Out: Top four story lines from Brophy vs. Deer Valley

First Down: Airing it out with a new passing-based offense

For years Brophy football has been oriented towards tough defense and a solid running game complemented by the pass but in 2010, it appears as though that while the defense will remain the same, the offense has changed up a bit.

Quarterback Tyler Bruggman ’13 threw the ball 41 times for 317 yards while starting running back Kevin Molloy ’11 totaled just five carries the entire game.

Sophomore quarterback makes history in varsity debut

Tyler Bruggman ’13 did more than lead the Broncos to a 30-13 season opener Aug. 27.

Bruggman went 19 for 41 in Friday’s victory over Deer Valley, throwing for three touchdowns and an interception as he made his first varsity start for the Broncos.

But the major story of Bruggman’s night was his passing yards, 317.

Brophy Track finishes in 8th place on national stage

The Brophy track team finished in eighth place out of the 12 best teams in the nation last month with approximately 7,200 points in the national championship in Eugene, Ore.

The winning team, Murrieta California, scored around 7,900 total points.

Nike hosted the national championship and as the No. 1 team in the Southwest region Brophy was invited to compete July 2.

Brophy to compete in Nike National Track Championship

The Brophy track team has covered a lot of ground this season, but will soon sprint to Oregon to compete for the national championship.

Nike is sponsoring a national championship for the top 12 track programs from across the country.

As the No. 1 team in the Southwest region, Brophy was invited to compete in the meet on July 2, in Eugene, Ore.