Football

Brophy holds off Pinnacle rally to win in 2 OT
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Gabe Mendoza ’16 makes 97-yard flea-flicker touchdown catch Nov. 6 to give Brophy a lead over Pinnacle. Brophy defeated Pinnacle 38-37 in double overtime in the first round of the 2015 Division 1 state playoffs. Brophy 38 Pinnacle 37 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy advances to the second round of the football playoffs after narrowly defeating Pinnacle by one point at home…
Velez carries Broncos to 49-42 overtime win at Basha
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Ryan Velez breaks through the Basha defense Oct. 30. Velez finished with 340 rushing yards and five touchdowns as Brophy defeated the Basha Bears 49-42 in overtime in the final game of the 2015 regular season. Brophy 49 Basha 42 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP In a game in which Basha led for 47:06, Brophy rallied in overtime and with the help of…
Broncos lose Homecoming game to Chandler, fall to 5-4
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | A pass bounces out the hand of Jimmy Hawkins ’16 Oct. 23 against Chandler High School. The Chandler Wolves defeated the Brophy Broncos 28-6 during Brophy’s Homecoming and Senior Night at Phoenix College. Chandler 28 Brophy 6 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP The game was close throughout the first half Oct. 23, but by the end the top ranked Chandler Wolves pulled away…
Brophy snaps losing streak with close win over Perry
Photo by Devin McManimon McNally ’17 | Ryan Velez ’16 runs the ball Oct. 16 against Perry. The Brophy Broncos snapped a three-game losing streak by topping the Perry Pumas 42-35 at Phoenix College. Brophy 42 Perry 35 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a high scoring game Oct. 16 in which Cade Knox ’16 had two rushing and two passing touchdowns, the Brophy Broncos snapped a three-game losing…
Hamilton squeezes past Brophy with big 2nd half
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Matthew Kempton ’17 makes a touchdown catch against Hamilton Oct. 9. Hamilton defeated Brophy 38-35 in overtime. Hamilton 38 Brophy 35 By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP For the third week in a row, an opponent’s late field goal resulted in a Brophy loss. This time, it was the Hamilton Huskies that converted a 20-yard field goal attempt in overtime to defeat Brophy 38-35…
Broncos unable to stop Desert Ridge, fall to 4-2
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Brophy and Desert Ridge plays leap for a pass near the end zone Sept. 25. Desert Ridge defeated Brophy 30-28. Desert Ridge 30 Brophy 28 By Andrew Howard THE ROUNDUP For the second week in a row a late-game field goal handed Brophy a loss. In a back and forth battle, the Desert Ridge Jaguars defeated the Brophy Broncos 30-28 at Phoenix College Sept.…
Broncos suffer 1st loss of the season at Pinnacle
Photo by Carter Van Winkle ’16 | Jimmy Hawkins ’16 returns a fumble for a touchdown Sept. 18 against Pinnacle. Pinnacle defeated Brophy 32-31 in a back and forth match up. Pinnacle 32 Brophy 31 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP In a heartbreaking finish after a back and forth game, the Spencer Rattler-led Pinnacle Pioneers upset the Brophy Broncos 32-31 Sept. 18, who fall to 4-1. Brophy’s offense rolled…
Broncos hold on to beat Red Mountain, improve to 4-0
Photo by Devin McManimon McNally ’17 | Ryan Velez ’16 runs the ball Sept. 11 against Red Mountain. Brophy defeated Red Mountain 22-18. Brophy 22 Red Mountain 18 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a close game with a lot of turnovers the Brophy Broncos held off the Red Mountain Lions 22-18 Sept. 11 at Red Mountain High School to improve to 4-0. The Broncos managed to hang on…
Brophy tops Liberty, Molander gets 100th win
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Matthew Kempton ’17 makes a leaping catch Sept. 4 against Liberty. Brophy defeated Liberty High School 31-10. Brophy 31 Liberty 10 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy took their third straight win with a victory over Liberty High School Friday Sept. 4, marking head coach Mr. Scooter Molander’s 100th win as the Broncos head coach. “It’s a culmination of our players over the…
Broncos display offense in 30-12 victory of Carlsbad Lancers
Brophy 30 Carlsbad 12 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP One week after a 45-0 win against Sandra Day O’Connor, Brophy travelled to San Diego and brought home a 30-12 win Aug. 29 against the Carlsbad Lancers. Senior quarterback Cade Knox ’16 completed 40 percent of his 24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown to receiver Ben Posorske ’16, with no interceptions. Senior running back Ryan Velez ’16 carried the…