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Football Team Schedules--[Schedules tab on left column]
Alumni News: Cade Knox '16 named to New York Giants coaching staff, offensive assistant coaching wide receivers: http://www.bigblueinteractive.com/information-pages/new-york-giants-coaching-staff/
Eagles receiver Devon Allen '13 runs 3rd-fastest hurdles time in history: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/06/13/eagles-devon-allen-runs-third-fastest-110-m-hurdles-time-history/7613810001/ & https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGpGTDsDNsFmMTMqKmKQPdHslkC
Brophy, football communities mourn loss of former Bronco head football coach Tim Sanford: Coach Tim Sanford passed away Friday night, April 29, surrounded by family. This past February, Coach Sanford was inducted into the Brophy Sports Hall of Fame--see the Brophy Sports Hall of Fame post below. https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/04/30/former-brophy-prep-football-coach-tim-sanford-dies/9600860002/
2022 Schedule: Brophy Bronco varsity football will open at Sandra Day O'Connor, Friday night, September 2d. NEW: 2022 team schedules posted at Schedules tab on left; varsity also at MaxPreps: https://www.maxpreps.com/az/phoenix/brophy-college-prep-broncos/football/schedule/
National Football Foundation, Valley of the Sun Chapter Scholar Athlete Awards: Four Brophy Bronco seniors receive "AZ-Top 60" Scholar Athlete recognition by the National Football Foundation at the 43d Annual Scholar Athlete Awards banquet, Saturday, April 23: Adonis Watt, Shaw Courage Award & Scholarship; Josh Minton, Fiesta Bowl Elite Scholar; Roger Miranda-Mora, Coaches Scholar Athlete; & Luke Ulrich, Coaches Scholar Athlete. https://www.azpreps365.com/articles/14441-valley-of-the-sun-national-football-foundation-chapter-honored-states-scholar-athletes
2022-24 Region Placement: For the 2022 & 2023 seasons, Brophy Bronco football has been placed in the new 6A conference Northeast Valley Region, with Chaparral, Highland, Pinnacle and Saguaro. https://www.aiaonline.org/alignments/activities/football
New A.I.A. Division 6A Season Passing Records: Bronco QB E.J. Warner '22 established new Division 6A season pass completions & attempts records, with 288 completions and 446 attempts. https://www.aiaonline.org/files/17142/football-records-2a-6a-individual.pdf
Brophy Sports Hall of Fame: Former Brophy Bronco head football coach Tim Sanford was inducted into the Brophy Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, February, 3 2022, along with Charles Hampton ('95--track & cross country) & Evan Whitfield ('04--soccer), at a campus ceremony attended by former players, colleagues and Brophy Sports Hall of Famers. Coach Sanford led the Bronco football program from 1985 through the 2002 season, when the teams accumulated 128 wins and 16 playoff appearances, playing twice in state championship games. With a coaching career extending over 35 years, Coach Sanford taught all levels of algebra, geometry & statistics, and coached at Brophy for 30 years. Coach Sanford was previously inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2014. Later this year (June 2022), Coach Sanford will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Sanford joins former Bronco football Bronco Sports Hall of Famers Shawn Swayda '92 (2009), 1959 Football Team (2006), John Woodall '61 (2006), George Fadok '74 (2004), Mike Mitchell '93 (2004), John & Tom Likovich '73 (2002), Coach Trevor Stinson (2002), Tim Flood '63 (2001), Coach Ed Novak (2001), Jim Burns '68 (2000), 1972 Bronco Football Team (2000) and Robert Kohrs '76 (2000).
College Commitments: During the fourth Brophy student-athlete signing ceremony on April 27, two Bronco's announced their commitments to play college football: Josh Minton, University of Chicago, & Max Ware, Arizona State University.
National Signing Day: Three Broncos signed on NSD, Feb. 2, 2022: E.J. Warner, Temple; Taj Hughes, Drake & Carlos Dominguez, Ottawa University https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/02/02/signing-day-roundup-brophy-qb-elijah-warner-signs-temple/6638154001/
Football early signing period National Signing Day for the class of 2022: During a ceremony at Brophy for the early NSD, four Broncos signed binding letters of intent with Division 1 football programs (with more planning to sign during the regular NSD period beginning Wednesday, February 2, 2022) https://sports360az.com/2021/12/national-signing-day-four-brophy-broncos-sign-nlis/
Link for information on National Letters of Intent (NLI) & National Signing Days (NSD): https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/managing-recruiting-process/national-signing-day
Zac Swanson, Texas https://www.burntorangenation.com/2021/12/15/22836663/zac-swanson-signs-texas-longhorns-recruiting-2022
Tyler Powell, U of Arizona https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/ua/2021/12/15/arizona-wildcats-2022-football-recruiting-class-ranked-third-pac-12/8917605002/ https://arizonasports.com/story/2936245/arizona-wildcats-football-recruiting-2022-class-signing-day-tracker/
Ben Morrison, Notre Dame https://www.azcentral.com/story/recruiting/2021/12/14/meet-notre-dame-football-2022-recruiting-class/6504974001/ https://247sports.com/college/notre-dame/LongFormArticle/Notre-Dame-Early-Signing-Day-Period-Fighting-Irish-Recruiting-Marcus-Freeman-247Sports-178373865/#178373865_15
Marcus Lye, Northern Arizona University https://nauathletics.com/news/2021/12/15/football-lumberjacks-add-20-commitments-during-ncaas-early-signing-period.aspx
Brophy Football in the News: Coach Warner talks about coaching son, quarterback E.J. Warner '22, at Brophy as the Kurt and Brenda Warner biopic American Underdog is released https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2021/12/24/kurt-warners-biopic-hits-theaters-on-heels-of-coaching-son-at-brophy/
Post 2022 Season Recognition
AzFOA Sportsmanship Award: During halftime of the A.I.A. Open Division state championship football game at ASU Sundevils Stadium, head coach Jason Jewell and team captains Taj Hughes and Josh Minton accepted from the Arizona Football Officials Association the 2021 AzFOA Division 6A Sportsmanship Award, awarded to a school in each division that "best exemplifies the principles of good sportsmanship and stewards of the game of football." https://www.azfoa.org/awards.php Brophy Broncos varsity football previously won this Sportsmanship award in 1997, 2000, 2009 & 2015.
AzPreps 365 All 6A Conference -- AzPreps365 Arizona football coaches All-6A Conference 1st Team: Ben Morrison, DB; Zac Swanson, DL; Taj Hughes, offense flex; and Marcus Lye, K/P; 2d Team: Mardale Rowe, DL; and Ben Morrison, KO return; Honorable Mention: Billy Eastep, DB; Josh Minton, defense flex; and Tyler Powell, TE
Arizona Republic 2021 Player of the Year Nominees & All-Arizona Football Team by AzCentral: Named a Defensive Player of the Year nominee, Zac Swanson '22 headlines five Broncos honored by the Republic. Here are the Brophy Bronco All-Arizona players recognized: Offense All Arizona honorable mention--wide receiver Taj Hughes & quarterback E.J. Warner; Defense All Arizona--defensive back Ben Morrison; All Arizona Special Teams--kicker Marcus Lye. https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/01/02/republic-2021-all-arizona-football-team-player-of-year-finalists/9038616002/
Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club Ed Doherty Award 2021, for the most outstanding high school football player, nominees: DE--Zac Swanson '22 & QB E.J. Warner '22.
Friday NIght Fever 2021 All-Fever Team -- Defensive Line Zac Swanson '22.
Seventy-two Broncos recieve 2021 Sports360Az Division 6A All-Academic team honors (#Sports360AZScholars) https://sports360az.com/2021/12/sports360az-all-academic-football-teams-6a/: First Team (28): Christian Hu, Cort Ostendorf, Hayden Horn, Henry Roth, Louis Narducci, Paul Fischer, Tanner Bonheimer, Conner Meyer, Connor Roe, Josh Minton, Luke Ulrich, Matthew Marty, Roger Miranda-Mora, Trevor Ulrich, Trey Markham, Billy Eastep, Matthew Aldridge, Michael Quartermain, Blake Shamblin, Dylan King, Jack Brown, James Brugger, Landon Wagner, Pryce Hall, Tim Griego, Kevin Ontiveros, Marcus Lye & Ryan Kennedy; Honorable Mention (44): Adonis Watt, Aiden Miller, Andrew Ady, Anthony Diaz, Ben Morrison, Brady Ruther, Brian Hernandez, Cade Andrews, Carlos Dominguez, Carlos Nowakowski, Charlie Clark, Charlie McGinnis, Connor Young, Dakarai Schexnayder, Danny Segoviano, Darwin Santos, David Lopez, David Sweetman, Drew Vanderah, EJ Warner, Holden Wilson, Jackson Sriro, Jacob Buggie, Jake Day, John Bender, Josiah Villanueva, Juan Velazquez, Jude Almaraz, Luis Gastelum, Luke Whitlow, Matthew Diaz, Max Ware, Miguel Lujan, Parker Maggio, Ryan Brown, Sam Thomason, Sam Williams, Sergio Lopez-Perez, Strider Aston, Taj Hughes, Tanner Boehm, Thomas Yarbro, Tyler Powell & VJ Benton
All Desert Valley Region 2021-22 recognition:
Desert Valley Region Defensive Player of the Year: Zac Swanson
Desert Valley Region Coach of the Year: Jason Jewell
1st Team: EJ Warner Quarterback, Taj Hughes Offensive Flex, Mardale Rowe Defensive Line, Josh Minton Defensive Flex, Ben Morrison Defensive Back, Billy Eastep Defensive Back, Tyler Powell Tight End, Marcus Lye Kicker & Ben Morrison Kick Returner
2nd Team: Matt Diaz Linebacker, David Sweetman Defensive Line, Roger Miranda-Mora Offensive Line & Max Ware Wide Receiver
Honorable mention: Sergio Lopez-Perez Offensive Line, Luke Ulrich Linebacker, Layton Duncan Wide Receiver, David Lopez Running Back, Trey Markham Defensive Line, Carlos Dominguez Wide Receiver, Marcus Lye Punter & Sam Williams Defensive Back .
Photo Above: Vintage photo--Trevor Stinson on the sidelines. The Broncos and their Red Army are in full force Friday nights. Quality action photos from prior seasons are posted in the Photo Gallery. Check out the Photo Gallery --tab at left-- for football photographs from current and past seasons. Current varsity photos courtesy of Broncos' team photographer Lisa Helt.
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