Football

Brophy ends season with close loss at Mountain Pointe
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Cade Knox ’16 stiff arms a Mountain Pointe defender Nov. 13 while running the ball. Brophy lost to Mountain Pointe 35-31 in the quarter final round of the 2015 state football playoffs. Mountain Pointe 35 Brophy 31 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP In a season that has been marked by dramatic finishes and close losses, Brophy found themselves 16 yards from a game-winning…
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…
Senior vs. Faculty football game photos
Photos by Bryce Owen ’17 | Seniors tackle the challenge of football against faculty Wednesday, Oct 21. Last Wednesday, Brophy seniors and faculty squared off in head to head football at lunch. Seniors won in triple overtime with a touchdown and a later missed catch by Mr. Doug Cox.
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…
Velez brothers bond beyond football
Photo by Juan Reyes Ramirez ’18 – Ross and Ryan Velez pose for a photo after practice. The brothers  look to bond both on and off the football field this year. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Athletes often talk about brotherhood when it comes to relationships with teammates. For two varsity football players this bond is more than just a metaphor. As the football season kicks off, the Velez…
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.…
New coaches join Brophy athletic program
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Coach Thurmond Moore calls in two players to prepare them for the next drill. Coach Moore joins football staff as new defensive coordinator. Moore joins varsity football staff as defensive coordinator By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Thurmond Moore graduated from Del Campo High School and said he aspired to succeed in whatever he did. Mr. Moore participated in many sports in…