Cox 7's Brophy/Salpointe Recap

In the past, and Cox Channel 7 have teamed up to cover high school football. We continue that this year and here is a recap from our buddies at Cox 7. Thanks guys!

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 Phoenix College.


No surprise that the leaders for the Broncos were senior quarterback Bryan Berens, senior tailback Ray Polk, and senior all-everything Drew Maggi. 


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, Michigan, ASU, and Arizona, ran hard for his 119 yards and a touchdown.  Salpointe's defense did a nice job in containing Polk,  not allowing him to break any long gains.


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. 

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