Bruggman the height of efficiency

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Westview High head coach Jeff Bowen was matter-of-fact Friday night after his team lost 35-21 to Brophy Prep and future Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman. "We did some things to slow him down, so that's all you can ask for," Bowen said. "I can't control his talent."

Bruggman was the height of efficiency, completing 10 of 17 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, to lead Brophy to its fourth-straight win and 6-2 overall record.

"He is an oustanding quarterback," Bowen said. "He's a Division I kid and one of the best in the state."

Bowen sent the house at Bruggman much of the night, putting him under intense pressure nearly from start to finish.

But Bruggman didn't falter.

After an early sack, he maintained solid pocket awareness and was able to get out of tough situation after tough situation, completing several passes -- including a key completion under pressure to senior receiver Matthew Klein. That pass set up an easy 4-yard touchdown run by Clarence Clark.

Burggman later connected with Clark on a nifty 59-yard touchdown aerial that put the Broncos up 27-14 and gave them some breathing room.

"The offensive line and running game have done really well," Bruggman said. "Marche (Dennard) has been running like an animal over the past couple games, so that's taken a lot of pressure off the passing game and allowed me to get the ball and be a playmaker and do my thing, to make plays."

"We have full trust in Tyler — in what he calls, in what he sees and what he doesn't see," Dennard said. "The game is in Tyler's hands."

Bruggman's Unofficial 2012 Stats:

Game: 10-of-17 passing (58.8 percent); 186 yards, 2 TDs, no INTs

Season: 88-of-186 passing (47.3 percent), 1,437 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INT


Cougfan Top Stories