2020 season schedules expected to change--AIA announcement delaying resumption of member school fall season athletics until August 17 after Govenor Ducey's executive order regarding opening of schools: "This will push back the starting dates of practice for all fall sports and activities, and delay the start of competition seasons." https://www.azpreps365.com/articles/11906-start-of-all-school-athletics-and-activities-delayed-until-aug-17
Trent Murphy ('09) and Devon Allen ('13) included among five all-time greatest Brophy athletes: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/06/24/forever-five-finding-brophy-preps-all-time-greatest-athletes/3188189001/
Caution, uncertainty among emotions as Bronco student athletes resume tem conditioning: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/06/19/arizona-high-school-football-coaches-concerned-season-amid-spike/3223787001/
Brophy varsity football announces Kevin Scott named defensive coordinator, Mickey Bell to join staff: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/06/15/brophy-prep-football-names-kevin-scott-defensive-coordinator/3192963001/
Brophy--St. Mary's Rivalry to Resume -- The St. Mary's Knights and Brophy Broncos will renew their storied series with an AIA official preseason scrimmage Thursday, August 13, at the Brophy Sports Campus. After first meeting in 1959, the Knights hold a 30-25 edge in victories.
Virtual Spring Ball -- A Football Life in A Zoom World: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/05/09/arizona-high-school-football-teams-conduct-virtual-spring-football/3090935001/
Brophy among top ten high schools for NFL grads: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/05/14/south-mountain-chandler-have-most-nfl-players-arizona-high-schools/5194365002/
All-Decade Team (2010-19): Former Bronco (now playing with the Carolina Panthers) Isaiah Oliver ('15) was named to the AzCentral All-Decade football team: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/01/12/richard-oberts-arizona-high-school-football-all-decade-team/4425520002/
National Signing Day -- Bronco seniors going on to play at the next level: Andrew Milek signed with USC during the early signing period in December. On the traditional first Wednesday in February signing day: Andre Eden -- Bowdoin College (Maine); Trevor Kline -- Carroll College (Montana); Matthew Winter -- Western New Mexico; & Regis Velez -- NAU. More to come....
Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation NFF Scholar Athletes: ELITE ACADEMIC TEAM (Class of 2020--top 33 seniors to be honored at the 39th Annual Scholar Awards banquet on April 4 https://www.aznff.org/): Andre Eden & Jack Taylor; Shaw Courage Award: Bryce Michael
Friday Night Fever All-Fever: All-Fever all-state team--Andrew Milek ('20), Offensive Line; Hotshot Plays of the Year: Broncos 61-yard RB option pass TD, Anthony Gonzales ('21) to Ryan Mehio ('20) [home, vs. Mountain View, September 20, 2019]
Sports360AZ.com All-Academic Team: 45 Broncos receive recognition on the 2019 Sports360AZ All-Acdemic Football team:
First Team: Will Bastman; Bryce Michael; Jack Taylor; Jake Ruther; Alex Yoza; Jackson Camarata; Owen Reinhart; Andre Eden; Carter Niebling; Cole Orkild; Nick Prebil; Ryan Mehio; & Peter Robles
Honorable Mention: Andrew Milek; Andy Salome; Anthony "AG" Gonzales; Anthony Hidalgo; Ben Morrison; Blake Nguyen; Bryce Underwood; Campbell Helt; Cristian Mendoza; E.J. Warner; Jacob Haddon; John Grindey; Kenny Roe; Marcus Lye; Mark Trusiak; Matt Nickerson; Matt Winter; Max Allen; Meek Ogbonna; Michael Brown; Michael Diaz; Mustfa Khaled; Myles Newble; Patrick Grindey; Pagtrick Leonard; Regis Velez; Robert Huerta; Steven Russell; Taj Hughes; Trevor Klein; Tyler Powell; & Zac Swanson
2019 All Premier Region Team--22 Bronco players received coaches' recognition in the powerhouse Premier Region, considered among the top ten toughest football conferences in the country. All five Premier Region teams qualified for the 2019 playoffs. Premier Region teams have won 14 of the past 17 big-school division state champions:
First Team: Emeka Ogbonna ('21), Kickoff Returner; Andrew Milek ('20), Offensive Lineman; Marcus Lye ('22), Placekicker; & Taj Hughes ('22), Punt Returner
Second Team: Ben Morrison ('22), Defensive Backs; Thomas DiGiovanni ('20), Defensive Lineman; Jake Ruther ('20), Defensive Utility/Flex Player; Jack Taylor ('20), Linebacker; Bryce Michael ('20), Linebacker; Michael Diaz ('20), Linebacker; Owen Reinhart ('20), Offensive Lineman; Anthony Hidalgo ('20), Punter; & Andre Eden ('20), Running Backs
Honorable Mention: Maxwell Allen ('20), OL; Damarcus Ellis-Dennard ('21), DB; Anthony Gonzales ('21), DB; Campbell Helt ('20), OL; Trevor Klein ('20), DB; Ryan Mehio ('20), WR; Kenneth Roe ('20), TE; Zac Swanson ('22), DE; & Matthew Winter ('20), QB
AzPreps365.com (A.I.A./Arizona high school football coaches all division/conference selections)--6A Conference 1st Team: Andrew Milek ('20) OL
Arizona Republic/AzCentral.com All Arizona--Honorable Mention: Michael Diaz ('20) LB; Bryce Michael ('20) LB; & Andrew Milek ('20) OL
Brophy Broncos football news: "Unstoppable" Adonis: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/11/27/unstoppable-adonis-watt-inspires-journey-through-life/4271927002/ .Bleacher Report features Bronco sophomore running back Adonis Watt (BCP '22) with his team: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2863254-meet-the-blind-rb-from-arizona-whos-scoring-touchdowns-breal
The Players Tribune story on Kurt Warner's opportunities with football and founding of Treasure House: https://www.facebook.com/527261044094847/posts/1443004905853785?d=n&sfns=mo
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 photographers Lisa Helt, Jaime Hidalgo & Randy Reinhart.