Brophy pulls out overtime win over Basha after trailing 14-0

Brophy pulls out overtime win over Basha after trailing 14-0


Judging off the play in the first quarter, it looked like Basha was going to run away with the game. Brophy had three first quarter turnovers and trailed 14-0 as a result.

Basha corner picked off Cade Knox on the first series and the Bears quickly turned it into points on a Corbin Blomquist TD run. PAT was no good. 6-0.

Basha made the score 14-0 on a Ryan Kelley to Terrell Brown TD pass. Two-point play from Kelley to Hunter Dean-Gibson was good.

Brophy fumbled the kickoff and Basha marched into scoring position. But Brophy quarterback turned safety, Cade Knox, picked off Kelley ihe endzone. The Broncos marched the field and scored on a Ryan Velez TD run, his first of five on the night. 14-7 in the 2nd.

It was more Blomquist on Basha's next drive, pounding the ball to the 1 yard line. Kelley punched it to make it 21-7.

Nearing the end of the half, Brophy kicked a field goal but left too much time on the clock for Basha. Kelley hit Connor Collins in the endzone with 38 seconds left in the half. 28-10 Basha up at half.

Brophy owned the 3rd quarter. After forcing a punt, Brophy's offense went to the ground, Velez had multiple big runs and scored from 12 yards out. 28-17.

He added another score at the end of the 3rd to get the Broncos withn one score. 28-24.

Basha and Kelley didn't flinch, marching the field again. This time Kelley hooked up with Brown again to go back up two scores. 35-24.

Brophy again marched the field but the drive stalled and they attempted a fake field goal but their pass fell incomplete.

Brophy's defense forced a punt, which was short, giving them possession at the 35 yard line. Surprise, Surprise, it was Velez again on the score. The two-point play failed. 35-30.

It looked like Basha closed out the game on another Blomquist TD run to make the score 42-30 with 6 minutes to play but Brophy didn't give up.

Knox hit Noah Pittenger on a huge screen pass and then Knox threw a TD pass to junior receiver Matt Kempton. PAT was no good. 42-36.

Brophy's Josh Benjamin receovered the onside kick for Brophy but the Broncos fumbled the ball right back to Basha on the first play.

Brophy's defense forced a three-and-out anf their offense took over at their own 35 yard line with 2:30 left to play.

Knox hit Kempton for a 30 yard gain and Velez scored again. 42-42 pending the PAT, which ended up being blocked.

Basha got the ball back with 58 seconds to play but didn't get the ball past midfield, turning the ball over on downs. Brophy got the ball back with 24 seconds to play but Knox was sacked by Jonathan Nathaniel and Caleb McCray to send the game into overtime knotted at 42.

Brophy got the ball first and scored on their 3rd play from scrimmage on a Knox TD run. PAt was good, 49-42.

Basha's first two passes were broken up by Dante Diaz-Infante. Velez then made a tackle for loss. On 4th down, Kelley's pass attempt to Brown fell incomplete.

Final Brophy 49 Basha 42


What a wild game. Weather delay then overtime. Could have gone either way. Brophy clinched a home playoff game with this win.

Game Ball

Brophy RB Ryan Velez rushed for 336 yards and 5 TDs. He also was a big factor in the return game and had a TFL in overtime.

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