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The schools were well represented by fans as well as a large gathering of players from schools around the valley. The fans in attendance were treated to a video tribute to Barry Sollenberger at halftime. The former AIA media relations director and Arizona high school historian who passed away three years ago would have been proud to see the team from Arizona more than hold it's own against a big, strong Bishop Gorman team.
Brophy got on the board first after a bad Bishop Gorman snap on a punt. Max Leonesio capped off a short drive from 8 yards out to put the Broncos on top.
Gaels quarterback Joe Huber came right back to score on a 79 yard keeper to pull Bishop Gorman within reach, but defensive end Trent Murphy blocked the extra point for the Broncos to make the score 7-6 Brophy.
At that point, the defenses of both teams took control. Murphy was a royal pain to the Gael offense, sacking the QB three times and reaking havoc all night. Murphy's partners on the defensive line,
The QB situation for Brophy, a big question mark coming in, looks to be on solid, if not spectacular ground with seniors Sam Quinif and Beau Maggi. Maggi threw a fourth quarter score to tight end AJ Steimel to seal the game with under a minute left after Bayardi picked off an errant Gael pass.
All world defensive end Justin Chaisson of Bishop Gorman showed why he's verbally committed to
All in all, a successful debut for Brophy and another successful Sollenberger Classic for the AIA. Hopefully, future Classics can continue at