Brophy burns Salpointe in 2nd Annual AIA/Cox7 Kickoff Classic honoring Barry Sollenberger
One hundred and ten degree heat was no problem for the Brophy Broncos in
the 2nd annual AIA/Cox7 Kickoff Classic honoring Barry
Sollenberger. The Broncos defeated
an inexperienced Salpointe Catholic team 33-17 Thursday night in the state's
first high school football game of the season played at
Berens, the three year starter under center, looked polished and poised in the pocket, throwing for an efficient 11 of 14 for 145 yards and two scores. He also had a nice run for a score in the second half.
Polk, who is being recruited by all the top colleges including USC,
Maggi rarely left the field, playing offense, defense, and handling the punting chores. He came up with a key reception in the first half to set up the first Bronco score and intercepted the Lancer's junior quarterback Trevor Eggleston on the first possession of the second half to set up another touchdown.
On the defensive side, Brophy's junior defensive end Trent Murphy and junior linebacker Matt Padilla were thorns in the side of the Lancer offensive attack.
For Salpointe, junior Christian Ramirez looks to be a workhorse at runningback. He gained over 100 yards. The Lancers junior wide out Mike Descisciolo looks like a go-to receiver for Eggleston. Defensively, senior free safety Kyle McCartin came up with a big hit on a Brophy back to cause a fumble. And senior Pat Beaman scooped up another fumble and took it to the house for a touchdown.
Both teams are back in action next week with Brophy taking on defending state champs Hamilton, while Salpointe hosts the Basha Bears.