Football

White rejoins basketball team, announces football commitment
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Senior Guard Marques White ’19 holds the ball to waste time in the Hoopcoming game versus Hamilton on Jan 19. 2019.  By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP   On the Monday before the basketball season started, Marques White ’19 sat down with head coach Mr. Matthew Hooten to discuss his decision on whether or not he was going to play basketball this season. “So…
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…
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…
Coaches, training staff prioritize concussions, students must self report
Photo by Hunter Franklin, ’19 | Brophy’s football team kneels as their injured quarterback, Noah Gonzales ’18, is looked over by Brophy’s physical trainers in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While the risk of concussions is visible in every sport, football and the sport’s hard hits…
Head football coach Molander steps aside after 13-year career, two state titles
Photo Courtesy of Mica Mulloy ’99 | Mr. Scooter Molander watches as the play unravels on the field. His 13-year career included two state championships. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP In late November, Mr. Scooter Molander decided to step aside from his role as Brophy’s varsity football head coach. “I’m a competitive person,” Mr. Molander said. “I’ve been around the game of football for every year except for one…
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.…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Students lament over NCAA video games pulled from production
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | The NCAA videogame series allows players to play as their favorite college football teams similar to the Madden football games. The series was cancelled after a lawsuit was filed against the NCAA and EA sports By Bryce Owen ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sports and videogames go hand in hand with successful titles like Madden, FIFA and the NBA 2K series dominating the market for…