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[Fall 2016]  Arizona Interscholastic Association high school football division 6A Premier Region named among the "Top Ten Toughest Leagues in the USA" by Maxpreps--Premier Region ranked #6 toughest, with Hamilton, Chandler, Perrry, Basha & Brophy:  http://www.maxpreps.com/news/s-dztGFk80-ZPybqa-cd_w/americas-top-10-toughest-high-school-football-leagues-for-2016.htm

[Nov. 2016]  2016 AIA Division 6A Football Championship playoffs:  Brophy makes the AIA big-school Division 6A football championship playoffs quarter-finals for the thirteenth consecutive season, hosting Red Mountain at Ray Laing Field at Central High School, Thursday night, November 10, 7 PM kickoff.  Recommended parking at Xavier 7th Street entrance lot, just north of Ray Laing Field at Central High School (parking at Central very limited).  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/11/09/brophy-prep-motivated-move-football-quarterfinal-ray-laing-field/93498570/

Link for the Division 6A football championship playoff bracket: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/football/6a/462-2016-aia-6a-football-state-championship 

Pinnacle playoff game -- AzPreps365.com on-demand replay available at:  http://www.azpreps365.com/videos/3440-aia-playoffs-pinnacle-vs-brophy

Let's breakdown the Broncos' 2016 regular season schedule: All nine Arizona opponents are ranked in the top 16 out of 40 Division 6A teams, with six opponents finishing the season ranked in the top ten.  Eight of the nine Arizona opponets qualified for the playoffs, including all five Premier region teams.  Here is a link for the final 2016 season AIA big-school Division 6A football championship playoffs rankings:  http://www.azpreps365.com/rankings/football/6a
[Oct 2016]  Premier region and regular season play for the Broncos concluded Oct. 21, with a loss at Chandler Friday night, 7-56.  This Premier region game was selected as the NBC Sunday Night Football and Great American Rivalry Series national game of the week, sponsored by the U.S. Marines. http://greatamericanrivalry.com/    The Broncos have a BYE for the final week of the AIA regular season (Friday, Oct. 28), returning to play in the first round of the AIA playoffs Friday night, Nov. 4.  Playoff seedings will be announced Saturday morning, Oct. 29.  Here is a link for the AIA big-school Division 6A football championship playoffs rankings:  http://www.azpreps365.com/rankings/football/6a

[2016] Brophy opens the 2016 regular season 1 PM, Saturday, August 20, as the visitor against Pinnacle in the AIA Sollenberger Classic series set for Coconino High School stadium in Flagstaff.  Click here: AIA statement on return of Sollenberger Classic | AZPreps365  Live webcast of Sollenbereger games is available at Azpreps365.com:  Click here: AZPreps365

The Broncos return to California Saturday, August 27, for a 2 PM afternoon Brothers-In-Arms Classic game against Fresno Edison at Ventura College.  Brophy varsity football open at home --Phoenix College-- against Westview, Friday night, September 2.  The 2016 flex schedule continues Sept. 9 with a home game at Central High School vs. Highland; followed by Sept. 16 at Desert Vista; & Sept. 23 home vs. Mountain View. Premier section region play will begin Sept. 30 with Hamilton; then Basha Oct. 7; both at home, at Perry Oct. 14; and at Chandler Oct. 21; with a BYE October 28 to finish the regular season.  AIA Division 6A championship playoff games are on Fridays, November 4, 11, 18 & 25.

[August 2016]  AIA Preseason Scrimmage:  Red Mountain at the Brophy Sports Campus, 6 PM, Thursday, August 11.  The scrimmage format is set by AIA rules, which state:

"There are 60 offensive plays for each team conducted in the following manner:
• On offense, one team starts and has ten plays starting from their own 40-yard line.
• They will get ten plays in a row. If they score, the ball comes back to the 40-yard line until their ten plays are used up. An accepted foul will give the offensive team the right to replay a down. The down is over if the defensive team gains possession of the ball.
• There will be a time-out and then the other team will have ten offensive plays. This continues until each team has had 60 offensive plays. Teams may elect to run fewer than 60 offensive plays if agreed upon by both head coaches.
• Coaches exchange information on their basic offenses and defenses so that players will be able to align themselves at the start of each play.
• Coaches remain on the field with their teams as well as coaching their positions.
• There shall be four AIA officials on the field."

Unlike regular season games, there are no kicks, punts, score keeping, time keeping, cheerleading, bands, etc. Players may wear numbered jerseys, usually practice jerseys rather than game jerseys or numbers.  Teams will use eight plays for each of four offensive & defensive series.

[December 2015]  Broncos Receive Arizona Football Officials' Association 2015 Season Division 1 Sportsmanship Award:  The Arizona Football Officials Association selected Brophy College Preparatory as the recipient of the 2015 Division 1 Football Sportsmanship Award.  The Sportsmanship Award is presented to one school in each division who displays exemplary sportsmanship during the season.  This award was presented by the AzFOA to Head Coach Scooter Molander at halftime of the Division I Championship game.

[October 1, 2015]  BRONCO TOUGH!  During a ceremony on the Brophy campus October 1st, Alex Gantchev (BCP Class of 2004) was presented with a commemorative plaque, noting his passion, toughness, intelligence and selflessness.  Alex survived a tragic car accident during his junior season, when he was a starting linebacker for the 2002 varsity team.  The presentation was made by retired teacher Frank Cox, former head football coach Tim Sanford, retired AD John Chambers, AD Bill Woods, coach Scooter Molander and the current Bronco squad.  Coach Molander announced a new, weekly varsity football team award: Bronco Tough, in honor of Alex

[December 2015]  The Arizona Interscholastic Association athletic conference placements by sports are final for the 2016--18 school years, based on school enrollment, as of October 12, 2015.  Click here: aiaonline.org/files/15189/aia-conference-region-placement-2016-2018.pdf  The new football classification has five 11-man divisions (6A--2A) and an eight-man division (Div. 1A).  As proposed, Brophy, and Xavier, will compete in a new Division 6A Fiesta Region, with the four Chandler high schools Chandler, Hamilton, Basha and Perry. Click here: 6A, 5A, 4A hash out region alignments for 2016-18 | AZPreps365

[November 2015] Link to the 2015 AIA Fottball Championships Program:  Click here: assets.azpreps365.com/tournament-programs/2015/2015-16-aia-football-final-championship-highres.pdf

[August 30] Broncos over Carlsbad, CA, 30-12, Saturday night, at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.  On-demand game webcast replay available at www.nfhsnetwork.com.  Brophy met the Carlsbad Lancers in the Under Armour Brothers In Arms Classic, at Cathedral Catholic High School, Saturday night, August 29. Cathedral HS is located at 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego 92130 (east of I5 [exit 14], north of the 56 Freeway).  Check out the Brothers In Arms Claasic website for details, including the full schedule of games, featuring high school teams from California, Arizona, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland and Florida.  Click here: Brothers in Arms

[August 28] The Brophy freshmen teams open season with wins in home doubleheader while the JV won on the road Wednesday night:  BCP Freshmen Red Team 30, Desert Vista Thunder 20; BCP Freshmen White team 34-Desert Vista Lightning 6; and Brophy JV 22, Desert Vista JV 8.

[August 12]  Scrimmage:  The preseason varsity scrimmage will be at Queen Creek High School, 6 PM Wednesday, August 12, with the Bulldogs and Saguaro Sabercats.  Queen Creek HS is located southeast of the Loop 202 and Mesa Gateway airport, on Ocotillo at 221st Avenue, west of Signal Butte Road--the football stadium is located on the southeast corner of the campus.  https://www.google.com/maps/@33.2461307,-111.6054404,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

The scrimmage format is set by AIA rules, which state:

"There are 60 offensive plays for each team conducted in the following manner:
• On offense, one team starts and has ten plays starting from their own 40-yard line.
• They will get ten plays in a row. If they score, the ball comes back to the 40-yard line until their ten plays are used up. An accepted foul will give the offensive team the right to replay a down. The down is over if the defensive team gains possession of the ball.
• There will be a time-out and then the other team will have ten offensive plays. This continues until each team has had 60 offensive plays. Teams may elect to run fewer than 60 offensive plays if agreed upon by both head coaches.
• Coaches exchange information on their basic offenses and defenses so that players will be able to align themselves at the start of each play.
• Coaches remain on the field with their teams as well as coaching their positions.
• There shall be four AIA officials on the field."

Unlike regular season games, there are no kicks, punts, score keeping, time keeping, cheerleading, bands, etc. Players may wear numbered jerseys, usually practice jerseys rather than game jerseys or numbers. 
 
[Summer 2015] BCP Summer 7-on-7 Passing League at the Brophy Sports Campus (Tuesdays, 6 PM):
 

Tuesday, June 2--Desert Ridge, St. Mary's, Mountain View, Notre Dame & Brophy split squads

Tuesday, June 9--Mountain View, Sunnyslope, Desert Edge, Red Mountain & Brophy split squads

Tuesday, June 16--Desert Ridge, Pinnacle, Mountain View, Desert Edge & Brophy split squad 

Tuesday, June 23--St. Mary's, Mountain View, Mesa, Desert Edge & Brophy split squads

Brophy varsity also will compete at the ASU 7-on-7 and Big Man competition, Wednesday, June 10 & the NAU 7-on-7 and Big Man competition, Saturday, June 13.  Brophy varsity will compete in the Horizon Big Man competition, 6 PM Wednesdays, June 17 & 24.  Brophy varsity will participate in the 7-on-7 event at Red Mountain Park (east of the high school), 5 PM Thursday, June 18.

Brophy JV is scheduled to compete in 7-on-7 at Horizon HS, Mondays, June 8, 15 & 22.

[April 2015] AIA News:  Final Division and Section placements for the 2015-18 schedule block were released Tuesday, March 17, by the AIA.  Division & Section Team Sport Placements by Sport Brophy football will play in Division I, Section 1, with Basha, Chandler, Hamilton and Perry.  The remaining two Division I sections have six teams each--Section II:  Boulder Creek, Centennial, Chaparral, Horizon, Liberty and Pinnacle; and Section III:  Desert Ridge, Desert Vista, Highland, Mountain Pointe, Mountain View and Red Mountain.  The new football division assignment process was designed to create competitive balance within each division.  For football (subject to final placement adjustments), the new classification process resulted in 17 teams in three sections for Division I, with 35 teams in six sections for Division II, 57 teams in nine divisions for Division III, 42 teams in six divisions for Division IV and 49 teams in eight sections for Division V.  One-year schedules for 2015 are planned for public release later this spring.

 

24 Bronco Players Recognized for Postseason Honors:

Long snapper Cole Becker (BCP 2016) was named honorable mention All-American by Kohl's Kicking Camps for the class of 2016.  Click here: 2014 High School Season All-American Team | Kohl's News

Congratulations to our four Bronco seniors named to the "Top 50" 2014-15 Scholar-Athlete Class by the Valley of th Sun chapter of the National Football Foundation:  TE Streator Bates (First Team--Top 11); P Jack Katzman (Third Team--Top 33); DB Jack Haddon (HM--Top 50); & Matthew Trusiak (HM--Top 50).  The Top 33 players will be honored at a back-tie NFF event on March 14.

Twenty-one Bronco varsity football players were recognized for academic and athletic distinction by Sports360Az.com, leading all high schools on the All-Academic teams Click here: 2014 Division I-II Arizona All-Academic Football Team - Sports360AZ :

Divisions I & II First Team All-Academic:  TE Streator Bates (BCP 2015); DL Alex Wisthoff (BCP 2015); & DB Joshua Benjamin (BCP 2016).

Divisions I & II All-Academic Honorable Mention:  QB Cade Knox (BCP 2016); RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016); RB Noah Pittenger (BCP 2017); WR Chad McClanahan (BCP 2016); OL Brendan Coleman (BCP 2016); OL Jacob Collins (BCP 2016); OL Zach Jackson (BCP 2015); OL Matthew Trusiak (BCP 2015); DL Dante Diaz-Infante (BCP 2016); DL Dakota Ducar (BCP 2015); DL Jerod Johnson (BCP 2015); LB Jack Garcia (BCP 2015); LB Cole Wiegand (BCP 2015); DB Jack Haddon (BCP 2015); DB Sean Roberton (BCP 2015); P Jack Katzman (BCP 2015); LS--PAT/FG Cole Becker (BCP 2016); & LS--P Donald Reiter (BCP 2016).

From Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com, on 24-7Football.com:

24-7Football.com 2014 All-Arizona Team:  DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)  LINK

24-7Football.com 2014 All-DI Team :  AP Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)

24-7Football.com 2014 All-DI Honorable Mention:  Coach of Year Scooter Molander; QB Cade Knox (BCP 2016); RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016); TE & K Streator Bates (BCP 2015); DL Connor Murphy (BCP 2016); LB Jack Garcia (BCP 2015); DB Jack Haddon (BCP 2015); & P Jack Katzman (BCP 2015)   LINK :

Arizona Football Coaches' Association Big 25 all state and Division I all-state teams Click here: LETS: 2014 All State Teams :

DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)

From the AZ Central/Arizona Republic staff--

2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Football Team  Click here: American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona football team 2014 :

DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015)

2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Division I Football Team  Click here: American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Division I football team 2014 :

First Team: TE Streator Bates (BCP 2015) & All-Purpose Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015);

Second Team: DB Jack Haddon (BCP 2015) & Punter Jack Katzman (BCP 2015);

Honorable Mention: LB Jack Garcia (BCP 2015); DE Dante Diaz-Infnate (BCP 2016); QB Cade Knox (BCP (2016); RB Noah Pittenger (BCP 2017); C Matt Trusiak (BCP 2015); & RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016).

Channel 12's Friday Night Fever 2014 All-Fever all-state/divisions team:  Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015) named Defensive Player of the Year and defensive back selection. Click here: Friday Night Fever 2014 Awards Show   

2014 Division I, Section IV All Section/Region Brophy Bronco Player Selections

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Scooter Molander

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015);

OFFENSE:  Center- 2nd team Matt Trusiak (BCP 2015); Offensive Line- 1st team Zach Jackson (BCP 2015), 2nd team Brendan Coleman (BCP 2016) & HM team Jacob Collins (BCP 2016); Tight End- 1st team Streator Bates (BCP 2015) ; WR- 2nd team Robert Brooks (BCP 2017) & HM team Chad McClanahan (BCP 2016); Running Back- 1st team Ryan Velez (BCP 2016) & 2nd team Noah Pittenger (BCP 2017); QB- 1st team Cade Knox (BCP 2016);

DEFENSE:  Defensive Line- 1st team Dakota Ducar (BCP 2015), 2nd team Dante Diaz-Infante (BCP 2016), HM team Jerod Johnson (BCP 2015), & HM team Alex Wisthoff (BCP 2015); LB- 1st team Jack Garcia (BCP 2015) & 2nd team Cole Weigand (BCP 2015); DB- 1st team Jack Haddon (BCP 2015) & 2nd team Sean Roberton BCP 2015);

SPECIAL:  Punter- 1st team Jack Katzman (BCP 2015); Kicker- 2nd team Streator Bates (BCP 2015).

2014 Wendy's High School Heisman: Streator Bates (BCP 2015) was selected as the Arizona state High School Heisman male award winner.  The award is given in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman Trophy.  Leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community are recognized for their pursuit of "athletic and academic excellence with integrity."  Click here: Past Wendy's High School Heisman Finalists | Heisman Trophy Winners 

2014 All Gridiron Arizona:  Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015) Utility (WR/DB/Special Teams) Click here: Gridiron Arizona   

Brophy football--2014 postseason wrapup:  Led by an outstanding senior class, Brophy football concluded a successful 2014 season with a 10-4 record.  The Broncos, seeded fourth in the 2014 AIA Division 1 football championship playoffs, qualifed for their 12th consecutive playoffs, advancing to the Division I football championship semifinals.  Beginning in 1972, the Broncos have played in eleven semifinals, making it to the state championship finals six times.  This was the fifth semifinal appearance by the Broncos during Scooter Molander's ten seasons as head football coach.  A hearty thank you from Brophy football to its Red Army, Xavier Cheer and Spiritline, and all fans for their support throughout the season!

Bronco season highlights include the Sollenberger game in Las Vegas to open the season with Brophy football's first out-of-state game; a ten-win season, including a remarkable nine-game winning streak while playing the most challenging schedule in the state; senior Isaiah Oliver establishing Brophy school football records on offense (1,352 receiving yards), defense (seven interceptions-tie), and special teams (five blocked kicks for the season; nine blocked kicks for career); securing the Division I, Section IV region title by defeating the defending state champion Mountain Pointe; and first-ever victories over football powerhouses Desert Ridge and Chaparral. 

The Broncos earned their seventh consecutive victory, a 21-18 win against Desert Vista on SENIOR NIGHT and an AIA365 Game of the Week at Phoenix College.  Finishing the season at 8-3, Brophy has clinched home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the Division 1 playoffs.  Congratulations to the Broncos for winning Division 1, Section 4, with a 4-0 record against Mountain Pointe, Corona del Sol, Dobson and Desert Vista. Link for the AIA365.com on-demand webcast replay:  Click here: Football: Desert Vista @ Brophy | AIA365.com - Our Students, Our Teams... Our Future

Saturday, October 25:  Our three Broncos Freshmen and JV teams concluded their seasons with victories, as the Freshmen White team completed its season at 6-2 (an all-time best record for the White squad), after a 15-6 win against Gilbert Highland at the Brophy Sports Campus; then, the Freshmen Red team finished its season 7-2, following a 54-7 victory at Mesa Dobson; and finally the Broncos' JV closed the fifth football season at the Brophy Sports Campus with a 42-0 shutout against Mesa Dobson, improving to a 6-3 record for the year.

Saturday, October 18:  Brophy 17, Chaparral 9 -- fifth win in a row for the Broncos, another come-from-behind victory, snapping Chaparral's six-game win streak.  Click here: Phoenix Brophy Prep snags win from Scottsdale Chaparral after sloppy start  The Broncos' clean sweep of Chap began Wednesday night, with the BCP Freshmen Red team winning, 35-10, at BSC followed by a come from behind thriller by the Broncos JV, notching a 20-16 victory at Chaparral Thursday night.

Saturday, October 18:  Our Broncos  varsity home game against Chaparral Friday night, Oct. 17, was played at Camelback High School because of a scheduling conflict for the third year in a row placing both St. Mary's and Brophy home at Phoenix College.  Brophy lost a coin toss in 2012 and moved its season-opener to Central HS, then St. Mary's took a home game to another location last season.  It's Brophy's turn this time.  Central plays at home Friday night, so swimming facility partner Camelback HS was the obvious choice.

Friday, Oct. 3:  It's a clean sweep for Broncos this week:  Varsity wins at Corona del Sol, 55-7, Thursday night.  The Freshmen Red team won 55-8 at Corona del Sol Tuesday and the JV 50-7 won at BSC Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, triple-header at the Brophy Sports Campus (all three games were played Wednesay on the field turf at the Brophy Sports Campus due to the potential severe weather forecast):  Brophy Freshmen Red, 23, Red Mountain Freshmen Black, 22; Brophy Freshmen White, 34, Red Mountain Freshmen Red, 27; & Brophy JV, 21, Red Mountain JV, 48.

Brophy varsity lost at Centennial, 14-24, Thursday night in a Cox 7 telecast and webcast.  Click here: Peoria Centennial football finds relief with win over Brophy Prep  Double header results from Wednesday night at the BSC:  Freshman Red defeated Centennial 43-42 and the JV defeated Centennial 34-14 following freshmen game.  Freshmen White beat Basha 51-0 Tuesday night at the Brophy Sports Campus.

The Ninth Sollenberger Classic football game will be played at Bishop Gorman High School, Fertitta Field.  The address for Bishop Gorman High School is 5959 Sputh Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 (the Gorman campus is located on Hualapai Way, SW of the 215 and W. Russell Road).  Click here: Bishop Gorman High School  The Sollenberger Classic game will be televised locally by Fox, on Fox Sports Arizona+, Cox cable channels 73/1073; with a radio broadcast on AM 1060; and a live and on-demand webcast at AIA365.com.

AIA Press Release Officially Announcing the 2014 Solllenberger Classic -- Brophy, making its third appearance in the Sollenberger Classic, accepted an invitation to play at national powerhouse Bishop Gorman, Friday, August 22:  Click here: AIA confirms Sollenberger Classic opponents, return to Vegas - Jose Garcia | AIA365.com - Our Students, Our Teams. 

Brophy Summer Passing League Games: Tuesday nights (June 3, 10, 17, & 24) 6PM: Brophy passing league at BSC; Monday nights (June 2, 9, 16 & 23) 6PM: JV at Horizona passing league; Wednesday, June 4:  ASU passing league/Big man competition--5PM; and Saturday, June 14: NAU passing league/Big man competition--all day

2013 Post Season Honors:  At the conclusion of the Broncos' 2013 season, our Brophy football players and coaches express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to parents, fans, band, Xavier Spirit Line and our BrophyRed Army for their support throughout the season. Congratulations to our Broncos' Red Army on its recognition as the #2 basketball student section--that's All-State fans!   Click here: Arizona's Top 10 high school boys basketball student sections

BrophyFootball.org is proud to report the following all-state and -conference selection honors for the 2013 team:

[Updated January 20]  Three Broncos were included among the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation's 60 high school senior Finalists for the 33d Central/Northern Arizona Class of NFF Scholar Athletes.  Congratulations to Brophy senior Scholar Athletes OL Austin A.T. Hall, DB Leonard Gutierrez and LS C.J. KellerClick here: NFF, Valley of the Sun Chapter - Home .  As a First Team selection, long snapper C.J. Keller will be honored among the Top 33 honorees at the Annual NFF Scholar Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 1 at Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

From Scout.com, two Broncos were named to the 24-7Football.com 2013 All-DI Team:  OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) and DB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014); plus three Broncos receiving Honorable Mention: RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016), LBWalker Adams (BCP 2016) and DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015).. Click here: Scout.com: Arizona's 2013 All-D1 Team

Nine Bronco Student-Athletes named to the Sports360AZ.com 2013 Division I & II All-Academic Football Teams  -- First Team: RB Ryan Velez (So); OL Matt Trusiak (JR); LS C.J. Keller (Sr.); Honorable Mention:  WR Will Edwards (SR); OL A.T. Hall (Sr); DL Scott Fitzgerald (Sr); LB Walker Adams (So); LB Dylan Taylor (Sr) and K/PPhil Mourikes (Sr).  Click here: 2013 All-Academic Football Team D1/D2 - Sports360AZ

2013 AZ Central Sports / Arizona Republic All-Arizona: LS C.J. Keller (BCP 2014).  Click here: 2013 All-Arizona high school football team

2013 AZ Central Sports / Arizona Republic All-State Division I -- First Team:  DB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014) and LS C.J. Keller (BCP 2014); Second Team:  OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) and All Purpose Ryan Velez (BCP 2016); and Honorable Mention:  LB Walker Adams (BCP 2016), Kicker Philip Mourikes (BCP 2014) and DB Isaiah Oliver(BCP 2015).  Click here: Arizona All-State Div. I football teams 2013

East Valley Tribune 2013 All-Tribune -- First Team:  OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) and DB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014); Honorable Mention:  LB Walker Adams (BCP 2016); OL C.J. Keller (BCP 2014); DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015); RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016).   Click here: 2013 All-Tribune Football - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

Brophy senior offensive lineman Austin A.T. Hall was named to the 2013 All-Gridiron Arizona team.  Click here: Gridiron Arizona

Brophy seniors A.T. Hall (OL) and Brian Woodward (DB) were named to Channel 12's Friday Night Fever All-Fever team.  Click here: azcentral.com video: Friday Night Fever awards show (Part 2)

A.T. Hall (OL) was named to USA Today All-Arizona team.  Click here: EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: USA Today: All-Arizona Football list - High School Sports with Andy Morales

A.T. Hall OL (BCP 2014) was named to the Arizona Football Coaches' Association AzFCA Top-25 All State and All-Division I football teams.  Click here: LETS: 2013 All State Teams

Coaches' selections for the 2013 Division I, Section 4 all-conference teams--the Brophy 2013 All-Section 4 team players are:

DEFENSE First Team--DL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014); LB Walker Adams (BCP 2016); DB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014); Second Team--DE Dante Diaz-Infante (BCP 2016); DB Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015); Honorable Mention--DB Leonard Guitierrez (BCP 2014); DB Zach Kotoske (BCP 2014); LB Owen Rogers (BCP 2014); DL Scott Fitzgerald (BCP 2014).

OFFENSE First Team--WR Isaiah Oliver (BCP 2015); RB Ryan Velez (BCP 2016); OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014); Second Team--QB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014); WR Matt Meyer (BCP 2014); RB Will Edwards (BCP 2014); CMatthew Trusiak (BCP 2015); Honorable Mention--OL Zack Jackson (BCP 2015); FB Michael Ward (BCP 2014).

SPECIAL TEAMS First Team--K Philip Mourikes (BCP 2014); LS C.J. Keller (BCP 2014).

[November 12]  Football Championships Official Programs:  The AIA announced that football state championships programs will not be sold at game venues this year.  The 2013 football championships program will be available for free download at the AIA365 website:  www.aia365.com/programs

[October 23]  Thank you, Coach Shear:  At the conclusion of his 15th season as head freshmen football coach Brad Shear announced his intention to step down as head coach.  Brad compiled an outstanding record of 121-13-1 since 1999.  Throughout his head coaching tenure, Coach Shear has coached on the field over 1,500 Brophy boys.  The entire Brophy community, especially the football program, expresses its gratitude to Brad for all he has done for the boys, sport and school over these years.  Brad will continue as a counselor at Brophy, so we look forward to seeing Brad around campus, perhaps even back on the field, in the future.

[November 12]   At all Arizona high school football playoff games this weekend (November 15), there will be a moment of silence read prior to the National Anthem for Charles Youvella of Hopi High School.  Charles passed away this last Monday, November 11th, following his school’s first round football playoff game. Donations for the Youvella family may be made to the Charles Youvella Contribution Trust at any Bank of America, Arizona branch location.

[October 30]  Varsity advances its playoff run with a 52-3 win over Dobson at home for Senior night.  The Brophy JV concludes season at Dobson and Brophy Freshmen White squad moves to 3-3 for the season with a 21-6 win against Highland at home Thursday night; Brophy Freshmen Red squad concludes season, at 6-3, with a 48-8 home win at the BSC Wednesday night.

[October 8]  Special Report: USA Today names Brophy head football coach Scooter Molander among the eight-best Arizona HS football coaches in its Best of High School Football Coaches vote--to support our coach (don't forget to enter the code to vote): Click here: Vote

About the USA Today High School Sports "Best of" series: The fourth installment of USA TODAY High School Sports' "Best Of" contest series kicks off at noon (ET) Monday, Sept. 30, with the first-ever Best High School Football Coach contest. USA TODAY staffers have selected eight active head football coaches in each state after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans will decide which coach emerges from a list of 408.

There will be three rounds of voting. The state round begins at noon (ET) Sept. 30 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 8. The 51 winners – each state plus Washington, D.C. - advance to a regional round, where they will be divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece. The regional round begins at noon (ET) Oct. 9 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 18. The eight regional winners move onto the national round, which starts at noon (ET) Oct. 21 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 29. The champion is crowned based on most votes in the final round.

The athletic department of the winning coach will receive $2,000. Second through fifth places also receive cash prizes for the athletic departments: second ($1,000), third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100). All eight finalists receive banners for their schools. 

[September 12]  Varsity loses 13-17 to Centennial Thursday night at Phoenix College.    Three games Wednesday night: freshmen Red team lost to Centennial, 13-14 at BSC; JV lost at Centennial 13-25; and freshmen White team won, 17-8, at Gilbert Highland.  

[September 8]  Varsity loses 9-26 at Hamilton, Friday night, renewing the championship rivalry recognized as an U.S. Marines Grea t American Rivalry Game , with a Cox7 on-demand webcast (available at Cox7.com Click here: Home - Cox7 Arizona ). Earlier this week, BCP freshmen Red at Chandler Hamilton Wednesday, (Loss 13-44); JV home Thurs. (Loss 14-21). Saturday morning at the Brophy Sports Campus, the BCP freshmen White team, 13, Desert Vista, 14.

 

 [September 7] Brophy defensive end Trent Murphy (BCP 2009) was honored at halftime by presentation to his family of his induction into the U.S. Marines Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame.Trent has been named to the Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus and Lombardi college football awards watch lists for the 2013 season. A redshirt senior who has graduated, Trent is expected to lead a dominant defense this season for the top-10 ranked Stanford Cardinal. Trent is a Stanford captain this season. For 2012, Trent was named All-Pac 12 and third-team All-American, with ten sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a redshirt junior last season.  In five BCP games versus Hamilton, Trent recorded 12 tackles, 4 assists, with a sack and fumble caused.  Trent's dominance as a 6'5' defensive end is not found in the numbers. As continues at the collegiate level, opponents are forced to scheme away from Trent. He casts an imposing shadow on every play, often creating stress in the backfield forcing an errant pass by a QB or shutting down a run directing the ball carrier to a teammate. Trent was an old school leader of the Broncos, both on and off the field    ,  demanding a complete effort from teammates and himself on every play. Trent wears for Stanford the same #93 he wore as a Bronco.        

[Summer 2013] College Football Commitments from the Class of 2013--Six senior Broncos signed Division 1 Football national letters of intent at Brophy on National Signing Day (Feb. 6): Devon Allen, WR--Oregon; Tyler Bruggman, QB--Washington State; Andrew Curtis, LB--Florida Atlantic; D'Amani Grayer, RB/DB--Yale; Robert Relf, LB--Florida Atlantic; and Charlie Renfree, OL--Wyoming. Additional commits: Connor Roberts, OL--Pomona College; Matthew Auran, WR/P--Johns Hopkins; Dom Riccitelli, DL--Phoenix College; Clarence Clark, WR/K--Baker University, KS; Conner Martinez, LB--Menlo College (California); Jack Nudo, DB--Benedictine University (Illinois); Marche' Dennard, RB--Colorado State Pueblo, Justin Barnes, DB--Benedictine University (Illinois), with more to come.  

[Spring 2013] New 2013 Football Section Assignments: Final section placements for all 2013 & 2014 high school sports have been released by the AIA. Brophy football has been assigned to new Division I, Section IV, with Corona Del Sol, Desert Vista, Dobson and Mountain Pointe (North asked to be moved to the West Valley section). Brophy will play all four section IV opponents, completing its ten-game regular season schedule with six additional opponents it selects. AIA Divisions Final Section Placement by Sport School 2013-14 (page 18 for Div I football). The new section format was designed to produce a true section champion, with all section teams playing one another. The top teams from each section will advance to the 16-team playoffs. The remainder of at-large playoff spots and playoff seeding will be determined by power points. Division I football, which lost several teams that petitioned to lower divisions, has twenty-nine teams in five sections. Click here: Football sections make sense – sort of | Insiders 

May 25, 2013] Summer Passing League at Brophy:  Summer passing league games are schedule for 6PM Tuesday evenings during June (6/4, 11, 18 & 25/2013) at the Brophy Sports Campus -- June 4:  Notre Dame, Chandler and Desert Mountain; June 11:  Hamilton, Chandler, Mountain View & Mesa; June 18:  Paradise Valley, O'Connor, Pinnacle, Cactus & Mountain Ridge; & June 25:  Phoenix Christian, St. Mary's and Sunnyslope. 

2013 Brophy varsity football schedule announced--check the Schedules page, tab at left. Click here: Brophy Prep loads up football schedule | Insiders For more East Valley football schedules: Click here: 2013 East Valley Football Schedules - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra 

AIA sanctioned spring football practice runs April 29 through May 18. 

[April 22] Former Broncos appearing in PAC-12 spring games: ASU--Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) & Fred Gammage (BCP 2012); Arizona--Casey Skowron (BCP 2011); Stanford--Trent Murphy (BCP 2009); & USC--Jack Auran (BCP 2009). 

[April 22] Brophy senior track star Devon Allen improved his state record in the 110 high hurdles with at 13.50 at the Mt. Sac Invitational track meet in Los Angeles, leading Brophy to a third-place finish. Seniors Robert Relf, Clarence Clark, D'Amani Grayer and Matthew Auran, junior Robert Grant and sophomore Isaiah Oliver were on hand with the Broncos' squad. The Mt. Sac meet features top high school, collegiate and Olympic track athletes. Click here: Phoenix Brophy Prep’s Devon Allen breaks own state record in high hurdles

[April 11] Two-year defensive starter, Brophy junior Ryan Castellani is receiving local and national attention on the diamond for his pitching and hitting. Ryan led Brophy to a 3-1 win at top-ranked Hamilton Tuesday. Click here: Ryan Castellani's gem leads Brophy baseball over No. 1 Hamilton - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra Ryal was selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Baseball Game at Wrigley Field this August. Click here: Brophy’s Castellani to play in Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field | Insiders

[March 5] Two-year starting defensive lineman CJ Slater (BCP 2013) was named Youth of the Year by the Phoenix Boys and Girls' Clubs. From Brophy's Facebook Page: "Brophy senior CJ Slater was honored along with 12 other valley teens at the Boys & Girls Club annual dinner. CJ's family has had a long relationship with the B&G Clubs that began with his father & uncles. CJ was honored for his work with the D-Backs branch, giving tours and working in the office, all while playing tackle on Brophy's varsity football team and volunteering at the George Y. Johnson Community Kitchen. Congratulations CJ!" 

[Jan. 21, 2013] Game captains Robert Relf (BCP 2013) and Charlie Renfree (BCP 2013) led the Arizona all-star squad to victory over SoCal in the Canyon to Coast all-star bowl game televised live from Riverside, California by Fox Sports Arizona, Monday, January 21. Click here: Gridiron Arizona Brophy seniors LB Robert Relf, LB Andrew Curtis and OL Charlie Renfree were selected for the Arizona high school senior all-star squad. Click here: Scout.com: All Star Roster; Click here: Arizona football roster for the Jan. 21 all-star game in California | Insiders The Arizona all-stars will play the Southern California senior all-stars in the Arizona/SoCal All-Star Canyon to Coast Bowl football game at Riverside, California, Community College, on January 21, 2013. Click here: Az-SoCal All-Star Game Information

[Jan. 12, 2013] Brophy senior linebacker Robert Relf (BCP 2013) was awarded the Ron Pritchard Linebacker Award by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation during its 20th Annual Champions banquet Friday. Click here: Nat’l Football Foundation awards ceremony | Varsity Xtra Click here: NFF awards luncheon, news on Priest Willis, Cole Luke | Insiders

[Jan. 12, 2013] Broncos' WR Devon Allen (BCP 2013) represented Brophy and Arizona football well in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, leading all receivers with six receptions and a touchdown . Click here: Grading out Arizona HS football players at All-American games | Insiders Click here: Brophy’s Allen stands out in Semper Fi All-American Bowl | Insiders

[Feb. 1, 2013]  Brophy senior quarterback Tyler Bruggman is scheduled to play for the USA in the International Bowl in Austin Texas, Tuesday, February 5th. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network (Cox channels 312/1312) and webcast live Tuesday night at 7PM. Tyler will play for the USA.under-19 team. Click here: International Bowl | February 5th, 2013 | Austin, Texas 

[Jan. 13, 2013] Brophy seniors QB Tyler Bruggman and WR Devon Allen were invited to play in the South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl January 27 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, featuring top college-bound players from western states. Click here: B2G SPORTS | The B2G Elite Football Camp Click here: Scout.com: South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl Rosters

 Congratulations to Broncos players receiving post-season honors. Highlighting the list of Broncos' post-season honors, senior linebacker Robert Relf received consensus all-state honors at linebacker; Devon Allen was named a high school football All American and invited to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American high school bowl game on Friday, January 4; and Robert Relf, Andrew Curtis and Charlie Renfree were selected to play for the Arizona Football Coaches Association senior all-star team in the Arizona/SoCal Canyon to Coast Bowl on January 21. A complete list of post-season honors follows.

  The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation has announced it 2012 scholar athletes. Brophy seniors center Alex Rosner and quarerback Tyler Bruggman received first team academic all-state honors.

Fifteen Brophy players were named to the Arizona Republic/AZ Central 2012 all-state football teams, led by Robert Relf (BCP 2013) who was selected for the All-Arizona team. Click here: 2012 All-Arizona Football The all-state Division I first team includes linebackers Andrew Curtis (BCP 2013) and Robert Relf (BCP 2013). Brophy players selected for the all-state Division I second team are RB Marche' Dennard (BCP 2013), OL Charlie Renfree (BCP 2013), OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014), and Devon Allen (BCP 2013) at kick returner. Receiving all-state Division I honorable mention are QB Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013), Center Alex Rosner (BCP 2013), WR Clarence Clark (BCP 2013), DL Kaleb Mosier (BCP 2013), LB Connor Martinez (BCP 2013), DB Brian Woodward (BCP 2014), DB Jordan Robinson (BCP 2014), DB D'Amani Grayer (BCP 2013) and punter Matthew Auran (BCP 2013). Click here: 2012 All Division I

Robert Relf was named to to the EV Trib's 2012 All-Tribune first team at linebacker. A.T. Hall, Andrew Curtis and Devon Allen were awarded second team honors, with Tyler Bruggman, Clarence Clark, Marche' Dennard and Charlie Renfree receiving honorable mention. Click here: 2012 All-Tribune Football Team - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

The 2012 All 24-7 Football.com team includes Broncos: Robert Relf, all state linebacker; with honorable mention for Tyler Bruggman, QB; Devon Allen, WR/Rtns; Charlie Renfree, OL; A.T. Hall, OL; and Andrew Curtis, LB. Click here: Scout.com: 2012 All-24-7 Team In addition, Broncos' three-year linebackers Robert Relf and Anderw Curtis were recognized on the 24-7 Football .com All Division-One team. Click here: Scout.com: 2012 All-D1 Team Robert Relf also was named to the 2012 All-Gridiron Arizona team. Click here: Gridiron Arizona

Robert Relf (BCP 2013) was named to the AzFCA Big-25 All State football team. Click here: Arizona Football Coaches release new Top 25 Team | Insiders Joining Robert (LB) on the AzFCA All-Division I team are QB Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013), OL A.T. Hall (BCP 2014) and KR Devon Allen (BCP 2013). Click here: AzFCA 2012 All State Teams Robert Relf was awarded Defensive Player of the Year by Channel 12's Friday Night Fever. Robert also was included at linebacker on the All-Fever team. Click here: #/Sports/Friday+Night+Fever%3A+Players+%26+Coach+of+the+Year/42321199001/35249319001/2001275359001

Coaches' selections for the 2012 Division I, Section III all-conference teams (thirteen teams divided into north and south divisions)--All-Section III South team Brophy selections are:
Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Bruggman, QB (BCP 2013)
Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Relf, LB (BCP 2013)
First Team: Devon Allen, WR & Returns (BCP 2013); Marche' Dennard, RB (BCP 2013); Clarence Clark, WR (BCP 2013); Alex Rosner, C (BCP 2013); Austin A.T. Hall, OL (BCP 2014); Charlie Renfree, OL (BCP 2013); Andrew Curtis, LB (BCP 2013); Matthew Auran, P (BCP 2013);
Second Team: Will Edwards, RB (BCP 2014); Matthew Auran, WR (BCP 2013); Dominic Olmedo, DL (BCP 2013); Connor Martinez, LB (BCP 2013); Zach Kotoskie, DB (BCP 2014); Ryan Castellani, DB (BCP 2014); Kaleb Mosier, DL (BCP 2013); Philip Mourikes, K (BCP 2014).
Honorable Mention: Matt Klein, WR (2013); CJ Slater, DL (BCP 2013); Bradford Thompson, DL (BCP 2013); Jordan Robinson, DB (2014).
  

 Broncos' WR Devon Allen (BCP 2013) has been named a Semper Fidelis All American, based on his embodiment of the Marine Corps' values of honor, courage and commitment. Click here: Semper Fidelis - Home Devon was honored with his team by presentation from the U.S. Marine Corp of his 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey. The Semper Fi Bowl will be held January 4, 2013, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. A video link is available at Pros2Preps.com: Click here: Brophy WR Allen to take part in Semper Fi Bowl | Pros2Preps 

The Brophy Broncos finish the 2012 season 11-3, following an AIA big school championship semifinal loss to Mountain Pointe, 30-0, at McClintock HS. As always, thank you to the Red Army and Broncos fans for their support throughout the season, the best fans in the state.  For the updated AIA Division 1 football playoffs brackets: Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Football___Division_I_Bracket_2012_1353127226.pdf  

For the third time in six years, Brophy will play at McClintock as the visitors in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Visitor stands are on the east side of the field. The Broncos won both prior semifinal games at McClintock, advancing to the 2007 and 2008 state championship games. In the legendary 2007 mud bowl game, Brophy soaked Hamilton with a 24-14 win. The next year, Brophy defeated Mountain View, 27-16.  In the preliminary rounds of the 2012 playoffs, Brophy defeated Red Mountain, 14-13, in the quarter-finals, after outscoring Chandler, 54-44, in the first-round. Read more from the links at Brophy Football in the News -- tab at left. 

Brophy's Red Army is ready for the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaxLV4hkm1U&feature=em-uploademail-new 

The new AIA Division 1 playoff seeding (formerly power points) are updated weekly at AIA365.com: Click here: Seedings Powered by MaxPreps | AIA365.com - Our Students, Our Teams... Our Future 

Brophy received the #4 seed for the 2012 AIA Division 1 big-school football championship playoffs . The Broncos host #13 seed Chandler in the first round of the playoffs, 7PM Friday night at Phoenix College.  Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Football___Division_I_Bracket_2012_1351360407.pdf      

Brophy completes its regular season 9-2, with its 59-21 win over Pinnacle Friday night at Phoenix College (more, including link to AZ Central article with Friday Night Fever video highlights, at Brophy Football in the News -- tab at left). It was Brophy/Xavier Senior Night at PC, honoring our senior band, cheer and football students and their parents. 

Congratulations to the 2012 Brophy JV and Freshmen Red teams on their undefeated 9-0 seasons. The JV completed its season sweep with a 52-29 victory at Pinnacle Thursday night. The freshmen red team finished its winning season with an impressive 42-14 win over Pinnacle Wednesday at the Brophy Sports Campus. The Freshmen White team concluded its season with a spirited inrasquad scrimmage Tuesday night at BSC, with the red squad prevailing, 27-9.  

Rivalry Week concludes with a Brophy 58-6 victory over St. Mary's Friday night at Phoenix College. The Broncos--Knights rivalry series began in 1959, with a 20-18 Brophy victory. St. Mary's holds the victory edge, 30-24, including a 16-game win streak from 1980 through 1995. With the new millennium in 2000, however, Brophy closed the gap by winning ten of twelve. St. Mary's and Brophy share Phoenix College's Hoy Stadium. St. Mary's is the home team this year--Brophy fans will be in the visitors' stands on the east side of the stadium. 

Brophy Freshmen Red and JV teams move to 7-0 this season. Broncos' freshmen Red team defeated St. Mary's, 49-0, on the road Wednesday night; Brophy JV wins 48-6 at Alhambra Thursday night; and freshmen White team, 0, Chandler, 38, Tuesday night. 

Brophy wins 35-21 on the road Friday night at Avondale Westview.  Following the game, Brophy football and the Xavier cheer squad were the featured in-studio Friday Night Fever guests for the live broadcast from the Channel 12 downtown studios. Broncos' Freshmen Red team and JV are now 6-0, after a Freshmen Red team 61-26 win at Westview Wednesday night, and a JV 42-7 win at the Brophy Sports Campus Thursday night.      

Following an impressive 54-28 home win over previously undefeated Mountain Pointe, last Friday night (details at Brophy Football in the News, tab at left), several honors have been conferred.  Broncos' running back Marche Dennard (BCP 2013) was named the Arizona Cardinals High School Football Player of the Week, with 268 yards rushing on 28 carries.  Also, Brophy was named the Fox Sports Arizona high school football Team of the Week.  Click here: Tire Pros Team of the Week: Brophy  You can watch an on-demand webcast of the game at AIA365.com: Click here: AIA365.com - Our Students, Our Teams... Our Future   

Thank to to Coach Allen for the Chalk Talk presentation and parents for their strong support this week. Parents, check the Announcements section for details about upcoming coaches' Chalk Talks -- next session, Tuesday night, Oct. 9, at 6:45 (following the Dads' Club meeting) in the defensive meeting room. 

 In a tip of the hat to teams past, Brophy linebacker Kaleb Mosier is on patrol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfi-og5dbzM&sns=em  

   Brophy closed out a busy week with a tremendous crowd --featuring our own Broncos' Red Army-- for a nationally telecast game between the top-ranked teams from California and Arizona. After opening on the road with a 37-14 win Wednesday night at Mountain Ridge, Brophy faced Santa Margarita at home Saturday night under the bright lights of ESPN2. Santa Margarita, with QB Johnny Stanton behind a huge offensive line, scored late to defeat the Broncos 27-14. Read more at BCP Football in the News, and check out the Photo Gallery --tabs at left. Special thanks to the Red Army for its show of force during both games last week. 

ESPN 2012  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL KICKOFF TELECAST http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2012/07/2012kickoff/   The Broncos game with the Calfornia 2011 Divison I bowl champion Santa Margarita is set for an ESPN2 national telecast, 7PM, Saturday, August 25.  Special thanks to several partners for their help in making this interstate match possible: the AIA and CIF; ESPN; Mountain Ridge High School administration and athletic department for their flexibilty is arranging the schedule to meet AIA and CIF requirements; and Phoenix College for making the Broncos' home venue Hoy Stadium available for the Saturday game by moving the PC game.  Santa Margarita finished 2011 ranked #2 in California, #10 nationally and for 2012, is ranked #1 in California and #2 nationally by USA Today and MaxPrep's Freeman preseason rankings.  Playing in the Trinity League (with Mater Dei and Servite), Santa Margarita won California's prestigious Pac 5 Conference championship  (defeating  Bishop Amat, Long Beach Poly, Mission Viejo and San Clemente)   and was selected to represent the CIF Southern Section in the 2011 California Division One state championship bowl game, in which it defeated Bellarmine Prep from San Jose.  The Broncos earned #1 Arizona preseason rankings from the Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune.  More on preseason rankings and preseason previews at BCP Football in the News--tab at left. 

The Broncos' 2012 varsity, JV and freshmen football schedules are posted on the Schedules page -- tab at left. The AIA has posted all football schedules for the 2012 season. Schedules | AIA365.com - Our Students, Our Teams... Our Future 

Good luck in all Brophy team sports!  All Brophy athletes are encouraged to participate in multiple sports: winter teams -- basketball, socce r and wrestling; spring teams -- track, baseball, lacrosse, tennis and volleyball. 

From the ASU Passing League/Big Man Contest, Brophy's O- and D-lines won the Big Man Competion for the second year in a row. The team finished 5-1 in 7-on-7 passing games. It was a good night of passing league competition at the Brophy Sports Campus Tuesday night, with Sandra Day O'Connor, Mountain View and Desert Mountain. 

Congratulations Brophy spring sports athletes and fans on your 2012 spring state championships for Tennis and Lacrosse and runners up in Volleyball, Track and Baseball (stories under BCP Multisports Athletes--tab at left). 

 Scholar athlete Matt Cahal (BCP 2012) signed a letter of intent for Columbia University on National Signing Day, joining Bronco linebacker Seyi Adebayo (BCP 2009) with  the Ivy League Lions' team.  Cahal received countless honors at cornerback during his two seasons anchoring the Brophy defense.  Broncos student athletes earn all-state academic honors for outstanding achievement on the field and in the classroomMatt Cahal (BCP 2012) and Michael Mosharrafa (BCP 2012) were named Arizona Top 50 Football Scholar Athletes by the Valley fo the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation.  Congratulations to Matt and Michael for this impressive distinction. 

Notre Dame Prep coach Scot Bemis, the Bemis family and the Notre Dame community are in our thoughts and prayers. Click here: Team Bemis- Get After It!

    A special feature created by Matthew Tucker (BCP 2013) and the Brophy student council for the 22 Broncos football seniors was presented during the varsity football banquet. It is available for viewing (about 2 minutes) on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFwYUu1m-Yg

The 2011 BCP football banquet video program produced by Mac Cahal (BCP 2011) may be viewed (about 21 minutes) on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzAB0oPviY4 

POST SEASON HONORS: Broncos' junior quarterback Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) was honored for his selection as the state's top quarterback this season on the 2011 Arizona Football Coaches Association Top 25 team at the 19th National Football Foundation Valley of the Sun Chapter/College Hall of Fame Arizona Football Champions luncheon Friday, January 6, at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort.

Brophy football was well represented among the All-Phoenix Metro football selections announced by the Arizona Republic: led by Coach of the Year Scooter Molander and Player of the Year Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013); with All-Phoenix Metro team players: Bruggman, QB; Alex Rosner (BCP 2013), C; Charlie Renfree (BCP 2013), OL; Devon Allen (BCP 2013), WR; Fred Gammage (BCP 2012), AP; Dominic Riccitelli (BCP 2013), DL; Andrew Curtis (BCP 2013), LB; and Robert Relf (BCP 2013), DB.

Devon Allen (BCP 2013) was named to the First Team 2011 All 24-7 Team for Returns, with Tyler Bruggman, QB (BCP 2013), Fred Gammage, WR (BCP 2012) and Charlie Renfree, OL(BCP 2013) receiving All 24-7 Honorable Mention. Click here: Scout.com: 2011 All 24-7 Team Bruggman, Allen and Renfree also were named to the 2011 24-7 Football.com All Division I team, with Gammage, Andrew Curtis, LB (BCP 2013) and Allen, Returns, awarded 24-7 All Division I Honorable Mention. Click here: Scout.com: 24-7 D1 All-State Team

Brophy juniors QB Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) and WR Devon Allen (BCP 2013) were named to the All Tribune all state first team by the East Valley Tribune. Junior offensive lineman Charlie Renfree (BCP 2013) and junior linebacker Andrew Curtis (BCP 2013) were selected for the All Tribune second team. Tyler and Devon were the only juniors on the All Tribune first team offense. Broncos receiving All Tribune honorable mention -- Seniors: Matt Cahal, DB (BCP 2012); Fred Gammage, WR/DB (BCP 2012); Zach Hudson, K (BCP 2012); and Michael Mosharrafa, DL/OL (BCP 2012); with Juniors: Matt Auran, WR/P (BCP 2013); D'Amani Grayer, RB (BCP 2013); Robert Relf, LB/TE (BCP 2013); Dominic Riccitelli, DL (BCP 2013);and Alex Rosner, OL (BCP 2013). Click here: 2011 All-Tribune Football - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

Three Broncos juniors were selected for the Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com All Arizona Division I team: Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013), QB; Devon Allen (BCP 2013) WR; and Andrew Curtis (BCP 2013) LB. Five players received Honorable Mention: Fred Gammage (BCP 2012), WR; Zach Hudson (BCP 2012), K; Robert Relf (BCP 2013), LB; Charlie Renfree (BCP 2013), OL; and Dominic Riccitelli (BCP 2013), DL. Click here: 2011 All-Arizona Division I football team

Congratulations to Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) and Devon Allen (BCP 2013) for their recognition by the Arizona high school football coaches at the Arizona Football Coaches Association annual meeting Saturday, December 3. The AzFCA selects first team all-division teams for each of the six divisions and an overall Super 25 all-Arizona team. Tyler was named to the All-Arizona Super 25 and All-Division I teams at QB; Devon was named to the All-Division I team at receiver. Tyler and Devon are the only underclassmen on the AzFCA Division I team offense and Tyler is the only junior on the Super 25 team. Click here: azcentral.com blogs - Richard Obert - Richardobert - AZFCA all-state teams .

QB Tyler Bruggman was also selected as QB on the Friday Night Fever All-Fever all state football team. Link to All-Fever team video on the AzCentral website (Sports, High Schools page, at lower right): Click here: phoenix arizona high school sports - phoenix high school football

Coaches' selections for the Division I, Section III all-conference teams were announced (the thirteen Section III teams were divided into north and south divisions). All-Section III South team Brophy selections are:
Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Bruggman, QB (BCP 2013)
Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew Curtis, LB (BCP 2013)
First Team: Matt Cahal, DB (BCP 2012); Robert Relf, LB (BCP 2013); Michael Mosharrafa, DL (BCP 2013); Dom Riccitelli, DL (BCP 2013); D'Amani Grayer, RB (BCP 2013); Devon Allen, WR (BCP 2013); Fred Gammage, WR (BCP 2012); Alex Rosner, C (BCP 2013); Charlie Renfree, OL (BCP 2013); Michael, Mosharrafa, OL (BCP 2012); Zach Hudson, K (BCP 2012); Matthew Auran, P (BCP 2013); Devon Allen, Punt Rtn (BCP 2013).
Second Team: Ryan Castellani, DB (BCP 2014); Jake Faust, DB (BCP 2012); Kaleb Mosier, DL (BCP 2013); Matthew Auran, WR (BCP 2013); Connor Roberts, OL (BCP 2013); Andrew Curtis, TE (BCP 2013); Clarke Attaway, LS (BCP 2013).
Honorable Mention: Zach Zemer, LB (2012); John Trusiak, DL (BCP 2012); Clarence Clark, WR (BCP 2013). Complete Division I, Section III list: Click here: Division I Section III “South” football team | Varsity Xtra
 
 
 

Competing to the final second, the Broncos' season ended with a down-to-the-wire loss to Basha in the Division I playoff quarterfinals, 29-32. With no time outs remaining for either team, time expired before the field goal unit could get a snap after the Broncos moved the ball all the way to the 21 on the final drive. This 2011 season will be remembered for the incredible support from the Brophy Red Army and fans who helped propel the Broncos to their second 10-0 regular season mark and an 11-1 overall record. Evident from the services following the game, strong senior leadership has placed this team in position to continue to challenge for the championship for years to come. A hearty thank you to all who helped make this season a success, with assurances the Broncos and their Red Army will be back strong and ready to go for 2012.

The playoffs continue at home, with the Broncos taking on Chandler Basha this Thursday night, November 10, at Phoenix College. Live scoring updates will be available online through MaxPreps new Quixcore feature (go to the MaxPreps Brophy homepage and select the Quixcore "View Game Log" tab under the Basha @ Brophy College Prep HOME GAME section).

Brophy varsity home games are played at Phoenix College (Hoy Stadium/Hogan Field)--parking and stadium located at the northeast corner of 15th Ave. and Thomas Road. Map of Phoenix College Campus

Brophy 28, Mountain Pointe 3 -- Broncos moving on to the semifinals Thursday night at Phoenix College versus Chandler Basha. For the updated Division I playoff bracket: Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Football___Division_I_Bracket_2011_1320506721.pdf
 
The 10-0 regular season record marks the second time in Brophy football history a Broncos team has entered the playoffs without a loss. The 1978 squad also finished the regular season 10-0, before losing to Mesa Mountain View in the semifinals for a 12-1 final record. We'll be featuring stories from the '78 team throughout the playoffs [read the new story posted Monday on the Alumni News page -- more to come]. As a 2 seed, Brophy will host the quarterfinal game on Thursday, November 10, 7 PM, as well [the quarterfinals were scheduled for Thursday in honor of Veterans' Day on Friday, November 11]. The semifinals will be played at neutral sites Friday night, November 18, 7 PM, with the Division I championship game Saturday, November 26 at 2 PM (telecast by FoxSportsArizona), at the Arizona Cardinals' University of Phoenix Stadium. Scheduling for the 2011 big school championship playoffs was changed this season by eliminating bye weeks during the regular season and over the Thanksgiving holiday to conclude the season earlier, getting winter sports athletes into their sports by December. 
 
With its 52-7 win at Pinnacle Friday night, the Broncos completed the 2011 regular season 10-0. Brophy enters the Division I big school playoffs seeded second. Chandler Hamilton, also 10-0, secured the top seed based on its opponents' wins.  Thank you to the Broncos' Red Army for a big showing Friday night at Pinnacle (an on-demand webcast replay of the regular season finale is available at AIA365.com).  

Broncos' 2011-12 Football Highlights:  Tuesday, Oct. 25: Freshmen White Team, 9, Bourgade Catholic, 14, at the Brophy Sports Campus -- Varsity head coach Scooter Molander and ASU kicker Alex Garoutte (BCP 2010) were on hand to congratulate the team on a well played final game (time expired on a long drive just as the Broncos moved the ball to the Eagles one-yard line) and discuss the necessity of off-season football development through winter and/or spring Brophy sports teams and the weights and conditioning program.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: The Brophy Freshmen Red team completed its season with a powerful 41-8 victory at Pinnacle, acheiving an impressive 8-1 record.After the final win, Coach Molander and varsity QB Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013) congratulated the team for its success, encouraging all players to participate in another sport with an eye towards next football season.
 
Thursday, Oct. 27: Also posting an 8-1 record, Brophy JV caps its season with a hard-fought 28-20 victory over Pinnacle at the Brophy Sports Campus.Coach Molander addressed the team about the importance to the football program of a solid JV season and plans for the offseason. That's 17 wins over a two-year period for this group of talented sophomores.
 
THE GAME: It's RIVALRYweek! Varsity this Friday night, October 14, 7 PM, at Phoenix College, as the Broncosmeet St. Mary'sfor the 54th time. Looking back at some of the memorable St. Mary'sgames, the 2005 contest comes up. Brophywas on its way to its first state championship, but it had a very determined St. Mary'steam to get by. Playing as visitors, Brophy, down 7-14 at the half, was locked in a tie late in the fourth quarter. Defensive end Rashad Barnett (BCP 2006) intercepted a screen pass, returning it for a TD to seal a 21-14 Broncos'win. The rest is history, Brophywent on to capture its first state football championship. The Broncos--Knightsrivalry series began in 1959, with a 20-18 Brophyvictory. St. Mary'sholds the victory edge, 30-23, including a 16-game win streak from 1980 through 1995. With the new millennium in 2000, however, Brophyclosed the gap by winning nine of eleven. Coming into the game last season, Brophyhad won seven in a row, but was tripped up by a 13-16 loss. St. Mary'sand Brophyshare Phoenix College's Hoy Stadium. Brophywill be the home team this year--that means Brophy fans will be in the usual home stands on the west side of the stadium. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The AIA has mandated that all athletes that participate in an AIA sanctioned sport participate in the concussion survey and instructional video put out by ASU. This mandate has been passed by the State Legislature. It takes about 50 minutes. When they complete the course, they will receive a certificate that states their successful completion, which needs to be on file in order for the player's continued eligibility.   Steps to follow:

  1. Click on this link to take you to the AIA Academy login/registration page and register: http://aiaacademy.org/students/register
  2. Take the survey and complete the course.
  3. Bring copy of certificate of completion to Coach Molander, Mrs. Auran or Mr. Chambers by Monday, October 3rd. If it is not turned in by Thursday, October 6th, the player may become ineligible to play.

Senior moms' retreat: Columbus Day weekend, we're putting together an informal senior mom's retreat in Flagstaff. Please rsvp if you're a senior mom and would like to come- also, when you're available to come. I have a feeling there may be cars "coming and going" most days- we'll be working on the project/gift for the boys that'll be given to them on Senior Night/Homecoming game on Friday, October 14th, vs. St. Mary's as it's our last home game. There is no cost- just come and we'll assign a meal you can help with. Only rule is no kids and no men! 

Watch an on-demand webcast replay of the 9/23 North Canyon game at iBN sports (www.ibnsports.com select Youth Sports, select high school sports, scroll to Brophy @ North Canyon game 9/23/2011 below the video screen). Click here: High School Sports 
 
Brophy Freshmen Red team head coach Brad Shear was recognized prior to the Freshmen Red team home game last week for reaching the 100 wins milestone.In his thirteenth season, Coach Shear is now 102-9-1 during his Brophy freshmen head coach tenure, dating back to 1999, and covering over 1,000 Brophy freshmen athletes. The Freshmen Red team has a 23-game consecutive win streak that began when the current seniors were freshmen. 
 
Retired US Supreme Court Justice, a Brophy parent and grandparent, the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor made a special appearance for the coin toss to open the game with Sandra Day O'Connor High School. .
 
  *Check the Game DVD Orders page --red tab at left-- for information about ordering varsity game DVDs and season highlight DVDs. DVD orders due by August 31 for discount price.* 
 Saturday, August 20: Bronco football players Matt Klein, Matthew Auran, Justin Barnes, Adam Johnson and Dominic Olmedo (all BCP 2013) deliver food items collected during the varsity football soap scrimmage to St. Vincent de Paul's food bank at St. Simon and Jude.   A hearty thank you from the team and St. Vincent de Paul's to BCP football fans for  their contributions of an abundance of food items. 

New Pages: We are simplifying the BrophyFootball.org homepage. For your favorite information, check the red tabs from the menu at left, such as: Players: updated roster link to MaxPreps; Schedules with varsity, JV and freshman 2011 schedules; Photo Gallery with current and past season photos; Broncos in the News with recent media updates; Team Stats with a link to MaxPreps; Alumni News: updates on former Broncos' players and information about the Brophy Football Alumni Club; and Game DVD Orders for information on game and season highlight DVD orders. 

Current sports physicals are required to participate after July 1: For all 2011 players, link for 2011-12 sports physicals forms: Click here: http://www.brophyprep.org/docs/physicals/PhysicalForms.pdf  

[Update Wed. Aug. 17 -- scrimmage start time changed to 7 PM]  On Wednesday night, August 17, Brophy will scrimmage Glendale Deer Valley High School, at Deer Valley HS (7 PM).  Deer Valley HS is located at 18424 North 51st Ave., on the SW corner of Union Hills Drive and 51st Ave--stadium and parking west of 51st Ave. off Union Hills.  AIA member football teams are allowed to participate in one public preseason interschool scrimmage after players have completed at least ten practice sessions. The scrimmage format is set by AIA rules, which state:

"There are 60 offensive plays for each team conducted in the following manner:
• On offense, one team starts and has ten plays starting from their own 40-yard line.
• They will get ten plays in a row. If they score, the ball comes back to the 40-yard line until their ten plays are used up. An accepted foul will give the offensive team the right to replay a down. The down is over if the defensive team gains possession of the ball.
• There will be a time-out and then the other team will have ten offensive plays. This continues until each team has had 60 offensive plays. Teams may elect to run fewer than 60 offensive plays if agreed upon by both head coaches.
• Coaches exchange information on their basic offenses and defenses so that players will be able to align themselves at the start of each play.
• Coaches remain on the field with their teams as well as coaching their positions.
• There shall be four AIA officials on the field."

Unlike regular season games, there are no kicks, punts, score keeping, time keeping, cheerleading, bands, etc. Players may wear numbered jerseys, usually practice jerseys rather than game jerseys or numbers. 

Photo Above: Head coach Scooter Molander confers with QB Tyler Bruggman during the ASU 7 on 7 Passing league (photo courtesy of Hannah Molander). Check out the Photo Gallery page --tab at left-- for lots of action photos from this season, along with past seasons, spring and summer football galleries. Photographs courtesy of team photographers Cindy Fitzgerald, Lori Wilson and Amanda Thompson.  

[UPDATED June 7] Brophy athletes had a very successful first outing of the summer league season during the ASU seven-on-seven passing tournament and Big-Man competition Monday, June 6.  Brophy offensive and defensive linemen finished first in the Big Man competition, a combination of strength, skill and agility events, including an impressive defeat of Chaparral linemen.  On the field, Brophy finished 6-0 in seven-on-seven passing games.  

Offseason News:  CongratulationsDevon Allen (BCP 2013) wins the Nike Track Nationals 100 meters, with a 10.75 at Oregon's legendary Hayward Stadium -- more from the NTNs below.   Brophy football is proud to announce that offensive coordinator Bill Kalkman has been named Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year by the East Valley Tribune.  Allen also received EVT all state honors, based on his school record 21.35 in the 200.  Click here: All-Tribune Boys Track and Field | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports   After winning the big school Division 1 boys' track state championship --see Previous Features tab at right--, the Brophy boys team was one of twelve teams selected to compete in the Nike Track Nationals, Saturday, June 25, in Eugene, Oregon. Brophy finished the season ranked #1 in Arizona and the southwest region and #10 nationally.  Watch replays of Devon Allen, Josh Dennard (6th in the long jump at 21'11.75") and Danny Vimmerstedt  (8th in the discus at 137'3") compete in the NTNs: Click here: Nike Track Nationals - NikeTrackNationals.com 

Wow, Brophy track wins its  first state track title:  Competing in Division 1 against perennial track powerhouses Chandler, Mountain View, Desert Vista and Hamilton along with Deer Valley, Centennial and Chaparral (making the move up to Division 1 track for the first time), Brophy won the 2011 Arizona boys' state track title.  Congratulations to the track team, loaded with football players, including state meet qualifiers Josh Dennard (BCP 2011), Danny Vimmerstadt (BCP 2012), Devon Allen (BCP 2013), D'Amani Grayer (BCP 2013), Robert Relf (BCP 2013) and Bobby Grant (BCP 2014) as well as head track coach and offensive coordinator Bill Kalkman, JV OC Chris Ramsey , Joe Klein (BCP 1986) and Mike Welty (BCP 1883).  Devon established two new Brophy school records during state competition (10.75 in the 100 meters, and 21.50 in the 200 meters), as Josh, D'Amani and Rob ert combined to set a new Brophy school record in the 4x100 relay ( 42.36).  Click here: Devon Allen leads Brophy Prep to Div. I boys track team title  Click here: Brophy's 'Big Three' deliver boys track title | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports  Click here: Arizona Track 2011 AIA State Track and Field Championship Click here: AIA Division 1 State Championships- Team Scores - MileSplit Arizona  Click here: AIA Division 1 State Championships- Team Scores - MileSplit Arizona

Brophy boys track is currently ranked #5 nationally in the Nike Track Nationals.  Click here: Nike Track Nationals - NikeTrackNationals.com

The Broncos' 2011 season football schedule will commence with a home game Friday, August 26, against 2009 and 2010 playoff opponent Mountain Ridge, with regular season games through October  28 (no regular season byes).  Home games: Mountain Ridge, Boulder Creek,  Sandra Day O'Connor (Cox7 TV Thursday telecast), Westview and St. Mary's; and Away games: Red Mountain, North Canyon, Mountain Pointe, Westwood and Pinnacle.  Playoffs will be contested Friday nights in November ( 11/4, 11 & 18), culminating with Monday night Division 1 and 2 championship games at University of Phoenix Cardinals' Stadium, November 28.  This regular season schedule is a two-year block, meaning that for the 2012 season Brophy will face the same opponents alternating the home or away venue. 

 Arizona Football Official's Association's Matt O'Hanhila Sportsmanship Award:  For the second consecutive season, Brophy football has been awarded the Matt O'Hanhila Sportsmanship Award by the Arizona Football Officials Association.  The Sportsmanship Award is for: "The outstanding team which displayed the best sportsmanship in the 5A-1 Division for the 2010 varsity football season."  Brophy varsity football also received the Matt O'Hanhila Sportsmanship Award for the 2009 season.  Congratulations to Head Coach Scooter Molander and the entire Brophy football program.  Click here: Arizona Football Officials Association

Hats off to Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) and Connor Messman (BCP 2013), for a good run in the AIA 5A-1 conference baseball tournament. http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Baseball___5A_Division_I_Bracket_2011_1304832431.pdf 

Congratulations to QB Hudson Blake (BCP 2013) on finishing second in doubles in the Division 1 AIA state high school individual tennis tournament and helping his team finish second in the Division 1 team tennis tournament.  Division 1 doubles bracket results:  Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Visio_Tennis___Division_I_Boys_Bracket_2011___Doubles_1304384841.pdf  
 
Congratulations to Brophy Soccer on its recognition as the #2 nationally ranked soccer team.  Click here: azcentral.com blogs - Jose E. Garcia - JoseEGarcia - Brophy is No. 2 in final national rankings
 
Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com spring sports recognition for Broncos:
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) featured by AZCentral:
Conner Messman (BCP 2013)recognized among top sophomore baseball players: 
Devon Allen (BCP 2013) and Josh Dennard (BCP 2011) included in track athletes to watch for 2011:  Click here: Arizona high school track and field athletes to watch in 2011
Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) featured among the state's best high school baseball players:  Click here: High school baseball players to watch - 2011 - Photos  

In winter sports news, from the hardwood, congratulations to junior wide receiver, who finished the season at quarterback, Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012) for leading the Brophy basketball team to the Division 5A-1 runner up title, facing Mesa Mountain View in the championship game at Jobbing.com arena .   Big 6'8" tight end Tim Kempton (BCP 2013) and Robert Relf (BCP 2013) also contributed to the varsity basketball team.  As a sophomore this season, Riggs Lennon (BCP 2013) was named big school soccer player of the year and all Arizona by the Arizona Republic.  Congratulations to senior Casey Skowron (BCP 2011) along with sophomores Clarence Clarke andRiggs Lennon (BCP 2013) for leading the Brophy Broncos soccer team to the Arizona 5A-1 state championship this season along with a top-ten national ranking.  To the mats, where Kevin Molloy (BCP 2011), a state placer last season, completed his wrestling season with an appearance in the new Division 1 state tournament. 

   Next Season:  AIA announces the new section placements within the Division classifications (football starts at page 16)--Brophy assigned to new Division 1, Section 3:Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/AIA_Sections___Initial_Placement_by_School

For the 2011-2013 AIA high school football classification period, Brophy will play in Division 1, the top classification for Arizona high school sports.  The new AIA classification placement by sport is based on enrollment.  All schools are eligible to petition to compete in Division I regardless of size; while, as always, schools are not eligible to petition placement to lower Division II--VI classifications.  Brophy is ranked 18th in size among the largest high schools in the state, with 2,532 students (the population of single-sex schools is doubled for placement ranking; populations for three-year high schools without ninth graders are also adjusted).  New Division I has 39  teams, ranging in size from 3,442 students (Red Mountain HS is now the largest Arizona high school, followed by Hamilton with 3,431 students) to 2,195 students, plus the only school to petition to play up in the top Division I, St. Mary's.  Otherwise a Division IV size school with 602 students, St. Mary's petitioned to compete in Division I for all sports during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.  For the first time, schools were able to select individual sports for petition to a higher classification for two-year placement.  Link for the AIA final placement by school and sport press release:  Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/AIA_Divisions___Final_Placement_by_Enrollment.pdf 

Home game opponents: Westview; Mountain Pointe; Mountain Ridge; Pinnacle; and Mesa Westwood.  Away game opponents: Red Mountain; Anthem Boulder Creek; North Canyon; Sandra Day O'Connor; and St. Mary's.  

 Brophy Track and Field placed third in the prestigious Chandler Rotary Invitational meet.  Led by Josh Dennard (BCP 2011) LJ, 4x100; Devon Allen (BCP 2013) 200, 4x100, 4x400; and D'Amani Grayer (BCP 2013) 4x100, Brophy finished an impressive third among 107 teams in the 71st Chandler Rotary 2011 event.

Broncos D'Amani Grayer (BCP 2013), Josh Dennard (BCP 2011) , Devon Allen (BCP 2013)  and Marche Dennard  (BCP 2013)  display the AMDG Invitational  championship trophy following the track and field meet March 11 at the Brophy Sports Campus. 

Spring sports teams are in action, with the opening of Brophy baseball, lacrosse, volleyball and track seasons.  First report comes from the track, with Brophy -- and Xavier -- track winning the inaugural multiple team meet at the Brophy Sports Campus.  The AMDG Invitational included an impressive field, including defending 5A-1 state champion Chandler, defending 4A-1 state champion Queen Creek, Basha, Hamilton and Saguaro boys' and girls' squads.  Decathlon scoring was based on the Nike Nationals format.  Danny Vimmerstedt (BCP 2012), D'Amani Grayer (BCP 2013), Josh Dennard (BCP 2011)and Devon Allen (BCP 2013) contributed essential points for the win, with Vimmerstedt's second-place finish in the discus clinching the championship. AIA Football 5A-1 Championship Playoff Bracket--link through AIA partner Arizona Central to the updated 2010 AIA 5A Division 1 football state championship playoff bracket:  Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Football___5A_Div_I_Bracket_2010_1291438561.pdf

Senior defensive tackle Charlie Beck (BCP 2011) leads a group of Broncos selected for All State honors.  Charlie was named to the 2010 East Valley Tribune.com All-Tribune First Team all state and the Arizona Republic All-5A Second Team.  Joining Beck on both prep all state teams, sophomore wide receiver Devon Allen (BCP 2013) was named to the All-Tribune Second Team all state and received honorable mention honors with the All-5A team.  Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012), all purpose (WR & QB), received honorable mention on the All-5A team.  Included on the All-Tribune all state team with honorable mention are Matthew Auran (BCP 2013), punter; Matthew Cahal (BCP 2012), DB; Josh Dennard (BCP 2011), RB/DB; and Robert Relf (BCP 2013), LB.
 
The 2010 Fiesta Region All Region Team has been announced, including Broncos:
First Team: DL--Charlie Beck (BCP 2011); DB--Matthew Cahal (BCP 2012); RB--Josh Dennard (BCP 2011); WR--Devon Allen (BCP 2013); and Punter--Matthew Auran (BCP 2013);
Second Team: DL--Danny Riggs (BCP 2011); DB--Marcus Mehlhaf-Brown (BCP 2011); OL--Alex Rosner (BCP 2013); and All Purpose Back (WR & QB)--Frederick Gammage (BCP 2012);
Honorable Mention: DL--Dominic Riccitelli (BCP 2013); LB--Robert Relf (BCP 2013); DB--Jake Faust (BCP 2012); OL--Kyle Veldman (BCP 2011); and QB--Tyler Bruggman (BCP 2013). 
 
Brophy finishes season at 6-6:  In Division 5A-1 quarterfinal playoffs action Friday night, November 19, the Broncos lost a close, down-to-the-wire game to fifth seed Phoenix Mountain Pointe, 12-13.  Click here: Mountain Pointe outlasts Brophy to reach semifinals  Click here: Mountain Pointe sneaks out win over Brophy | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports
In the first round of the 5A-1 playoffs, Brophy defeated #4 seed Mountain Ridge, 24-17.

We are pleased to let everyone know that Bradford Thompson (BCP 2013) is back at school this semester following surgery at the UCLA Medical Center.  You can follow Bradford's progress on Facebook.

Congratulations to Trent Murphy (BCP 2009), #93, and his Stanford Cardinal football team for an impressive Orange Bowl victory, Monday night, January 3.  Following an early season injury during a game, a medical redshirt likely will be requested for Trent this season.

Brophy Athletic Director John Chambers, Principal Bob Ryan and Head Football Coach Scooter Molander, flanked by AzFOA officers, accept the 2010 Matt O'Hanhila Sportsmanship Award during the AIA 5A-1 Championship game at the University of Phoenix stadium. 

Attention Alumni:  Brophy football alums are invited to the new Brophy Sports Campus for a touch football game this Friday, December 31, at noon.

Schedules and scores for all AIA sports for most 5A teams, freshmen, JV and varsity, can be found at mesasports.org: Click here: Athletics » Schedules

For its final game, the Freshmen Red team defeated Desert Vista, 50-28 Wednesday night, October 27, at the Brophy Sports Campus.  The Freshmen Red team completed an undefeated season with a perfect 9-0 record.  This is a second consecutive Brophy Freshmen Red team undefeated season.

During the Hamilton football game regional telecast, FoxSports Arizona featured the amazing story of Brophy grad Matt Miller (BCP 1997).  What started as an heroic act to avert an horrific tragedy, transformed into an incredible journey.  Matt is held in great admiration by Brophy faculty and staff who have had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  You can find the story here:  Click here: The Fall and Rise of Matt Miller - Texas Magazine

Scoring in each of four quarters, the Broncos upended fourth-seed Mountain Ridge, 24-17, in the first round playoff game Friday night, November 12.  Brophy beat the Mountain Lions in the first round last season as well.  Click here: Brophy KOs No. 3 seed Mountain Ridge | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports

Football 5A-1 Championship Playoff Bracket--link through AIA partner Arizona Central to the updated 2010 AIA 5A Division 1 football state championship playoff bracket:  Click here: http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/Football___5A_Div_I_Bracket_2010_1289625674.pdf  Links to the current power points Power Rankings and all division brackets are available on the Arizona Republic's AZCentral website High School page--Click here: phoenix arizona high school sports - phoenix high school football, basketball   The 4A and 5A football championship playoff brackets were revealed live on TV partner channel 12 News TV and webcast on Saturday, Nov. 6.  Watch the playoffs selection show replay on aia365.com.

Playoff spots are determined by the AIA Power Points Formula, (with an exception for region winners, who are placed as high seeds, potentially bumping non-region winners with superior power points rankings from the playoff brackets).  The AIA power points ranking formula was changed for the 2010 season.  Here is the new AIA power points formula for 2010 [50 points for a victory; 5 points per opponent victory; and 3 points per opponent's opponent victory]:  .45 (Victory Points) + .50 (Opponent Victory Points) + .05 (Opponent’s Opponent Victory Points) divided by # of AIA Member School Regular Season Games Scheduled    Link to the AIA August 2010 power points computation press release:  Clickhere:http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/AIA_Power_Rankings_System_1283194798.pdf

Check out the promo for channel 12 Friday Night Fever, featuring Josh Dennard (BCP 2011), #13
Main link for Friday Night Fever at AZCentral.com: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/preps/
 
Mike Callaghan (BCP 2006) came up big in ASU's loss to Oregon State.  Mike played safety on the 2005 Broncos team that defeated Chandler Hamilton for the 2005 big school state football championship, played at Sun Devil Stadium.  A 6'2", 220 pound free safety, Mike wears #36 for the Sun Devils.  This from ASU's independent daily newspaper, The State Press (format edited): "Redshirt senior safety Mike Callaghan led ASU’s comeback attempt against OSU.  With just under three minutes remaining and ASU down 11, Callaghan broke through the Beavers’ punt protection and spiked the punt out of bounds.  The ball rolled out at OSU’s 21-yard line and the Sun Devils would score one play later. “We had like a twist block on where the guard was going to hit the ‘A’ gap and I was going to come around off his butt in the ‘B,’” Callaghan said. “It was a great call by coach (Steve) Broussard and it just opened and I just tried to take it off the foot the best I could.” Callaghan spent 2006 and 2007 on ASU’s scout team and has played special teams the last three seasons, recording 13 career tackles the last two years. Callaghan is a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix."

Brandon Root (BCP 2002) currently is a third year medical student at the University of Arizona, class of 2012.   Following his Brophy football and academic experience, Brandon played left tackle for 4 years at the University of Redlands (2002-05).  During his tenure, the Bulldogs won the SCIAC twice, going on to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the conference championship seasons.  After Redlands, Brandon researched fetal responses to long term oxygen deprivation, was general manager of a local bar and, in 2008, helped start and manage a mobile medical clinic in rural Africa.  Brandon has been very active in research at the U of A,  developing a neurosurgical model that can be used to test potential cell-based treatment options for Parkinson's disease.  He is interested in neurosurgery or neurology.

Sean Lieb (BCP 2008), who played on the 2007 Brophy state championship team, is now playing for the University of Arizona. Sean had 4 touchdowns as a wide receiver in the state championship game.  Sean wearing #36 played for the Wildcats against the Citadel.  He is a red-shirt sophomore after sitting at his freshman year at the University of Colorado.

Brophy vs. Centennial live webcast Thursday, Sept. 16th, 7pm http://www.foxsportsarizona.com/pages/arizona_highschool

Looking back at some of the memorable St. Mary's games, the 2005 contest comes up.  Brophy was on its way to its first state championship, but it had a very determined St. Mary's team to get by.  Playing as visitors, Brophy was locked in a tie late in the fourth quarter.  Defensive end Rashad Barnett (BCP 2006) intercepted a screen pass, returning it for a TD to seal a 21-14 Broncos' win.  It's RIVALRY week!  Varsity this Friday night, Sept. 10, 7 PM, at Phoenix College the Broncos meet St. Mary's for the 53d time.  The Broncos--Knightsrivalry series began in 1959, with a 20-18 Brophy victory.  St. Mary's holds the victory edge, 29-23, including a 16-game win streak from 1980 through 1995.  With the new millennium in 2000, however, Brophy has closed the gap by winning nine of ten, including the last seven games.  Brophy will be the visiting team this year--that means Brophy fans will be in the visitor stands on the east side of Phoenix College's Hoy Stadium.  Tickets will be available for purchase in advance at Brophy or on sale at the visitors' gate at the southeast corner of the stadium.  No Brophy/Xavier passes for this away game.  Congratulations to the Brophy freshmen Red team for its 27-0 victory at St. Mary's on Tuesday.  The Brophy JV came up a point short in a 34-35 loss to St. Mary's JV at the Brophy Sports Complex Wednesday night.  It was a thriller down to the last second.  Hats off to great fans for both teams!

Did you know the Boncos' season opener at Central High stadium marks a return to Brophy football roots?  Best memories reveal that the Broncos played home games at Central from 1968 until moving to Phoenix College in 1982 (though we could be off by a year or so).  Think of how many Brophy grads played and fans watched Brophy football at Central stadium.  We will be sharing the recollections of a few of them this week as the season opener approaches.  One tradition recounted by all: the pregame team march along the canal from Brophy to Central stadium.

Curtis Bruggman (BCP 1982) noted that coming through the 70s, Brophy opened with a game against Central High, then its second biggest rival.  Curtis watched Brophy games at Central for years, eventually playing there in 1979--1981.  He recalled, "Kids from both schools knew each other because many were from the same neighborhoods or had attended grade school together -- but both schools had tremendous school spirit and wanted to beat the other bad; both campuses were covered in signs during the week of the season opener."  The rivalry even spilled onto Central Avenue during the week of the big game, with then-acceptable antics such as "Brophy Avenue" signs placed over the Central Avenue signs.

The Brophy community is proud to announce that Mike Mitchell (BCP 1993) was inducted with the 2010 honorees into AZCentral.com Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame.  An accomplished running back who went on to play at Stanford, Mike holds several Brophy and AIA records.  Click here: High School Hall of Fame  Click here: Mike Mitchell blew up Arizona high school football record books 

Thank you fans and players for the items donated to local charities during the annual Brophy varsity intrasquad soap scrimmage.  Preseason scrimmage Wednesday, August 18 at 6 PM, with Westview at the Central High field, enter off 7th Street at the stop light south of Xavier.  The scrimmage site was moved to accomodate Xavier's back to school night.  We appreciate the community spirit among the three high school neighbors.  For more about the Avondale Westview Knights: Click here: Westview Knights Home Page.

AIA member football teams are allowed to participate in one public preseason scrimmage after players have completed at least ten practice sessions. The scrimmage format is set by AIA rules, which state:  "There are 60 offensive plays for each team conducted in the following manner:
• On offense, one team starts and has ten plays starting from their own 40-yard line.
• They will get ten plays in a row. If they score, the ball comes back to the 40-yard line until their ten plays are used up. An accepted foul will give the offensive team the right to replay a down. The down is over if the defensive team gains possession of the ball.
• There will be a time-out and then the other team will have ten offensive plays. This continues until each team has had 60 offensive plays. Teams may elect to run fewer than 60 offensive plays if agreed upon by both head coaches.
• Coaches exchange information on their basic offenses and defenses so that players will be able to align themselves at the start of each play.
• Coaches remain on the field with their teams as well as coaching their positions.
• There shall be four AIA officials on the field."
Unlike the regular season games, there are no kicks, punts, score keeping, time keeping, cheerleading, bands, etc.  Players may wear numbered jerseys.
 
Summer Reading List:  Already miss the action, can't wait for August, stuck inside, enjoying the long, lazy summer nights or parents trying to encourage kids to read this summer?  Here is a summer reading list of football stories for your consideration (the links to Amazon are for brief summaries and reviews of each book):
 

Friday Night Lights by HG Bissinger (1990) Click here: Amazon.com: Friday Night Lights: H.G. Bissinger: Books

When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak by Neil Hayes (2005) Click here: Amazon.com: When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and…

Season of Life: A Football Star by Jefferey Marx (2003) Click here: Amazon.com: Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood (9780743269742): Jeffrey Marx: Books

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (2006) Click here: Amazon.com: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (9780393061239): Michael Lewis:…

Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance by Tony Dungy (2007) Click here: Amazon.com: Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance (9781414326818): Tony……

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy (2009) Click here: Amazon.com: Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and…

Our goal is to expand the reading list, and with everyone's help, perhaps start a lending library of sports books in the football room.

The weather's fine at 6 AM!  Thanks alums for pushing the varsity to the limit in the annual alumni-varsity passing scrimmage at the Brophy Sports Complex, Thursday, July 1.  Former Broncos and Wyoming QB, and Brophy coach, Taber LeMarr (BCP 2003) led the veteran contingent.

Brophy Football Players Excelling in All Sports  Arizona's three high school track teams invited to the Nike Track Nations shined in the cool Pacific Northwest.  Brophy finished the Nike Track Nationals boys' competition in 8th place.  Chandler won the girls' division, with Desert Vista girls placing 11th.  Coach Kalkman, Josh Dennard, Devon Allen and several Brophy track and field teammates are in Eugene, Oregon, over the Independence Day holiday weekend at the Ducks' legendary Hayward Field for the Nike Track Nationals and Prefontaine Classic:  "A new Nike-sponsored team competition for high school track and field athletes will bring 250 athletes from the top 12 boys programs and top 12 girls programs in the nation to Hayward Field on Friday, July 2, the night before the Prefontaine Classic."  Full results and webcast feeds are available at:  Nike Track Nationals - NikeTrackNationals.com

Brophy football is proud of all its players and coaches who contributed to Brophy sports teams at all levels throughout this school year.  Go Broncos!  Next up, summer passing league.

Next Up on the Broncos' Schedule:  Annual alumni 7-on-7 passing game, Thursday, July 1, at 6 AM, alums take on the varsity at the Brophy Sports Complex (BSC is located at 4800 North 7th Street, immediately north of Xavier College Prep entrance, south of Camelback Road--players and fans are asked to please park at Brophy to the west off Central).

Congratulations to Marcos de Niza for its undefeated run and championship in the inauguralAIA Fiesta Bowl 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, Friday evening and Saturday, June 25 and 26.  Brophy finished second in the sixteen-team field.Click here: Bordow: High school football in June no passing fancy  If you missed the action of the Fiesta Bowl 7-on-7, check out AIA365.com, which offers on-demand replays of the webcast games:  Click here: AIA 365 - Bringing Arizona's High School Communities to the World  Thanks to AIA, Fiesta Bowl, Gene Nudo and his tournament organizing committee, participating schools, coaches and players, referees, spectators and volunteers, as well as Brophy administration and staff for making the BSC available. Click here: AIA 7-on-7 football photos

Photo Above:  Defense in action during the San Diego State seven-on-seven passing tournament, Saturday, June 19.  Check out the Photo Gallery page --tab at left-- for lots of action photos from past seasons, along with current spring and summer football galleries.

Players Excelling in All Sports The Arizona Baseball Coaches Association announced that Joe Maggi (BCP 2011) was named to the 2010 5A-1 all state second team.  Click here: AZBCA  Maggi received similar honors from the Arizona Republic.

Andrew Lundahl, Michael Sandino and their state champion Brophy lacrosse team defeated Chandler, 10-8, in the state championship game before a standing room only crowd at Chaparral stadium Friday night, May 14.
 
Coach Kalkman, Josh Dennard, Glenn Dennard, Devon Allen and the Brophy track and field team finished as one of the top boys teams in the nation, earning an invite to the Nike Track Nationals:  "A new Nike-sponsored team competition for high school track and field athletes will bring 250 athletes from the top 12 boys programs and top 12 girls programs in the nation to Hayward Field on Friday, July 2, the night before the Prefontaine Classic."  Nike Track Nationals - NikeTrackNationals.com   Four local teams finished in the top 25 Nike national boys' rankings, including Brophy at #13, Mountain View at #16, with Fiesta region foes Chandler at #22 and Desert Vista at #23.
 
Brophy football is proud of all its players and coaches who contributed to Brophy sports teams at all levels throughout this school year.  Go Broncos!  Next up, summer passing league.
 
Spring Football  The spring football season culminated with the traditional spring game and player barbecue Saturday night at the Brophy Sports Complex.  Special thanks to Michael's and the Brophy Dads' Club for sponsoring the event.  The evening was highlighted by the special appearance of a group from the Brophy class of 1959.
 
Brophy Speed & Strength Camp
Attention fifth through eighth graders: The fifth annual Brophy Speed and Strength Camp is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, 4--8 PM, May 26th and 27th.
Click here to download the 2009 BCP Speed and Strength Camp brochure and registration information(the info, other than the dates, should be correct for 2010.
Brophy Football Players Excelling
Josh Dennard, Glenn Dennard and Devon Allen and the Brophy track team to the finals of the speed events in the 5A-1 state track meet, this Saturday afternoon, 3 PM, at Mesa Community College.  Josh, Glenn and Devon will run the 4X400, Devon the 100 & 200, and Josh will compete in the long jump.  Josh and Devon finished fourth in the 4X100 Wednesday.  Look for super competition in the 5A-1 finals, which includes three Fiesta Region teams in the Nike top twenty national track team rankings. As a freshman this season, Devon improved his school record for the 100 meters to 10.84 in prelims of the Fiesta Region meet.  Among the noteworthy Brophy track results earlier this season:  Devon clocked a state-best 21.86 in the 200 meters, setting the Brophy and meet records, and the 4X100 relay team, with Devon and Josh, qualified for the state meet at the Queen Creek Invitational.  Devon previously established the Brophy school records for the 100 (11.0 at the Arcadia, California national meet) and 200.  Heading into regional and state meet competition, Brophy track has achieved a top ten boys track team national ranking by Nike.  Offensive coordinator Bill Kalkman's Brophy track team finished an impressive second at the Chandler Rotary invitational meet in late March.  The 93-team seeded invite field included top teams from five states.
Brophy football players AJ Steimel and Joe Maggi were named to the all tournament team at the prestigious Phoenix Horizon Big League Dugout National Invitational baseball tournament this month.  Brophy baseball finished third in an elite 12-team field that included several top Arizona teams along with California and Colorado squads ranked nationally in the top 20.
 
Former BCP gridiron star Drew Maggi (BCP 2008) led the ASU Sundevils to the NCAA College World Series with a two-run homer in the 12th, clinching the Sundevils' Super Regional 7-5 victory over Arkansas.  Maggi was the 2007 Phoenix Metro Football Player of the Year.  Good luck in the CWS Series, Drew, along with Sundevils'  teammates Beau Maggi (BCP 2009), Matt Newman and the Torrez brothers from Brophy.   
At the opening track event for the Brophy Sports Complex, Jordan Graves proudly displays a tribute to Brophy classmate Robby Mayasich worn this spring by many Brophy athletes.  The Robby Mayasich Memorial Fund has been established by the Mayasich family to honor Robby.   
 
 
Brophy Sports Complex
 
Grass is in, field turf is down, goal posts are up, track is laid, Brophy athletes are in action and competition is about to commence.  As the Brophy Sports Campus nears completion, it's time to start thinking about football team events that will take place on the new fields.  Spring football will start soon, culminating in the traditional spring scrimmages.  Brophy passing league games are tentatively scheduled for the sports campus.  Scrimmages will be held at the new field turf stadium later this summer, with JV and freshmen teams home games beginning in September.  The new Brophy Sports Campus stadium will seat 800, so let's get everyone out to support our football events.  We'll let you know about parking and dates as we get closer to the events.  For more on the new Brophy Sports Campus, visit the Brophy Sports Campus website at brophysportscampus.org  Click here: Brophy Sports Campus
 
Alumni News
 
Tyler Chastain and Sean O'Sullivan, All State members of the Bronco Defensive Line for the 2005 BCP state championship football team, finished their collegiate career playing Varsity Rugby for the University of Arizona.  This was the best season Wildcat Rugby has ever had, making it to the National Championships for the first time since 2000, defeating Syracuse to make it to the Elite Eight, which is the first time Wildcat Rugby has won a game in the Sweet Sixteen, before being defeated by the defending National Champion and 2010 finalist, BYU.
Tyler was named most improved forward his first Varsity season, his sophomore year after playing a year of collegiate football at the University of San Diego and transferring to UA.  Sean was President of Wildcat Rugby his senior year and Sean won the leadership award this year.
 
Earlier this season, 2007 Phoenix Metro Football Player of the Year Drew Maggi was named Pac-10 player of the week for the #1 ranked ASU Sun Devils baseball team.  Maggi propelled ASU baseball to a record setting 24-0 with a home run for a 1-0 win over Pac Ten opponent Oregon.  Now a sophomore, Maggi cracked the Sun Devil's starting lineup at shortstop last season as a true freshman, finishing the season with a College World Series appearance.  Brother Beau Maggi is also on the Sun Devils' roster as a freshman this season.  Drew (BCP 2008) was a key player on the 2007 Broncos' state championship squad.  Beau (BCP 2009) shared duties at QB for the 2008 state runner up football team.  Younger brother Joe (BCP 2011), also a baseball player, returns to anchor the defensive backfield for the Broncos this fall.
 
Brophy Football Players in Winter State Tournament Action
Congratulations to Kevin Harris, Paul Wirth (a fifth place medalist) and Kevin Molloy (a sixth place medalist), who contributed to a successful run in the state individual wrestling tournament and qualifying for the state team championships.  To the hardwood, where after finishing third in the tough Fiesta region, Jon Vimmerstead continues post season basketball team action with a state basketball tournament first round game at Phoenix North High School on Thursday, February 25.  Good luck to all our Brophy teams! [February 2010] 
Leonesio Adds to His Honors 
The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has named Max Leonesio '10 as one of 41 Scholar Athletes. Max was named to the First Team.  Max will be honored at the 29th annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet, March 6, at the Scottsdale Plaza.  Congratulations, Max! [February 2010]
Brophy Awarded 5A-1 Conference Sportsmanship Award
Broncos' head coach Scooter Molander received the Arizona Football Officials Association Matt O. Hanhila varsity football sportsmanship award recognizing the 2009 Brophy College Prep football team as "the outstanding team which displayed the best sportsmanship" in the 5A-1 conference for the 2009 season.  AzFOA Sportsmanship Awards [February 2010]
Seniors Moving On
Three senior Brophy football players signed national letters of intent on February 3.  Head Coach Scooter Molander and offensive coordinator Bill Kalkman joined faculty and staff to formally congratulate Alex Garoutte, Hank Jenkins and Max Leonesio for joining a long list of Brophy alumni who have played at the college level.  Alex signed with Arizona State, Hank signed with the University of San Diego and Max signed with Princeton.  Check out the Alumni section to find your favorite players from past seasons.  Good luck, gentlemen!  Look for more signings in the near future. [February 2010]
Galante Recognized for Cross Training Brophy Athletes
Brophy strength and conditioning coach Gary Galante's dedication to the development of our Brophy student athletes is remarkable. As part of the Jesuit tradition, Brophy athletes are encouraged to participate in training for multiple sports and activities.  Recognizing Galante's impact, head football coach Scooter Molander explains: “Coach Galante’s work ethic and expertise in Dynamic Strength Training is unsurpassed in the State of Arizona. Brophy Sports are very fortunate to have such a resource. Gary continues to learn the cutting edge of strength training that, most importantly, transfers to the court, field, or track.”  Best known as among the top defensive coordinators in high school football, Galant's contributions extend well beyond football. In a recent Richard Obert column in the Arizona Republic's AZCentral online following back-to-back wins over top-ranked Mesa and rival St. Mary's, Brophy varsity basketball head coach Tony Fuller "credits Brophy football defensive coordinator Gary Galante for the work he's done with the players' strength and conditioning." [March 2009]
Gary Galante's training regimen reaches West Point. Coach Galante has been consulting with Cadet Joseph Valenzuela, BCP 2009, to help keep him fit and ready to serve. Joseph shared a team building workout from the Academy, called Buddy Murph. Lt. Michael Murphy, a fellow serviceman, was a Navy Seal killed during action in Afghanistan in 2005. Joseph challenges anyone to beat his best time of 32:26. The Buddy Murph:  1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and 1 mile run. Cadet Valenzuela promises he will be visiting soon. [March 2009]

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