Football

NFL Votes initiative urges citizens to vote in election
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP In early August, The National Football League launched an initiative called “NFL Votes” that will promote civic engagement through players, coaches, legends, teams and league personnel.  The NFL Votes initiative focuses on three key components: voter education, voter registration and voter activation. This initiative is a part of the league’s social justice program called Inspire Change.  Recently, the NFL has tried to amplify the…
Football enters phase 3, set to play October
THE ROUNDUPBy George Anton ’21 The moment that school shut down last March, the conversation began as to how and when athletics would be able to return. Since then, Brophy has pieced together a three-phased approach to bring athletes back to practice and competition. Phase one began with athletes practicing in groups less than 10, spaced out and without equipment. Phase two permits athletes to congregate in groups less than…
Coach Jon Kitna making history
By Luke Odden ’21 | Head Coach John Kitna celebrates with the team after a victory during his first season.  Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Coach Jon Kitna takes a new job with the new Alliance of American Football. Varsity football coach, Mr. Jon Kitna, has taken on a new position as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet in the upcoming Alliance of American Football (AAF). Although…
Water Jugs All Around Campus
Photo by Raymond Link | A football player’s water jug sits in the SAC as the players have been called by Coach Kitna to make sacrifices like carrying around the water jugs that other teams are not. By Luke Odden ’21 BROPHY ROUNDUP   Freshman, JV and varsity football players are all carrying water jugs around campus. Ever since Coach Jon Kitna took on the role as head coach of varsity…
Athletic department must reconsider sponsored apparel policy to avoid hypocrisy
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy’s Denzel Burke (10) and Sully Shannon (26) attempt to intercept a pass intended for Desert Vista’s wide receiver Jake White (1) in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Hayden Welty ’19 & Jack Davis ’19THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Brophy Athletic teams continue to employ gear from companies that fail to…
Reiter ranked 1 in the nation as a long snapper, committed to CSU
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Ross Reiter ’18 comes off the field after a defensive stop. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP One of the top football recruits in the nation for long snapping, Ross Reiter ’18, has just committed to Colorado State University in the class of 2022. Reiter’s football career started in 7th grade, and he immediately began as a long snapper. “I was very motivated to…
Varsity football wins first game after last second two-point conversion
Photo by Viper Photos| John Waters ’18 scores a touchdown and is helped up by Xavier Juniel ’18. Brophy 28 Westview 27 By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP Brophy picked up their first win on the road Friday Sept.1 at Westview improving their record to 1-2. After going for two with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Brophy beat Westview 28-27. Marcus White ’19 had an interception and caused…
Despite first half rally, Desert Ridge defeats Brophy 30 to 21
By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy lost its second straight game in a close contest Friday Aug. 25 against Desert Ridge at Central High School. Unable to score any points in the second half, the Broncos lost to Desert Ridge in a 30-21 defeat. The Brophy defense forced three fumbles, two of which were recovered by Andrew Onyepunuka ‘19. Head Coach Mr. Scooter Molander said Brophy suffered from mental…
Broncos falter in loss to Pinnacle at Sollenberger Classic
Pinnacle 45 Brophy 7 By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Despite four forced turnovers by the Broncos defense, Brophy fell to Pinnacle 45-7 in the 11th annual Sollenberger Classic Aug.19 at Coconino High School. This was Brophy’s fifth matchup with the Pioneers over the last three seasons The Pioneers, led by junior receiver Hayden Hatten’s three touchdowns, beat the Broncos 45-7. After the first quarter of play, Brophy trailed 7-0.…
Big Red Mountain 2nd half knocks Brophy in quarterfinals
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Red Mountain defeated Brophy 34-33 at Ray Laing field at Central High School Thursday Nov. 10 ending the Broncos season with a 8-4 record. Red Mountain 34 Brophy 33 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy went into the second half Nov. 10 with a 26-14 lead, but it wasn’t enough to stop Red Mountain. Brophy lost to Red Mountain 34-33 at Central in…