Bronco Football

Bronco’s Offense Explodes at Home Against Whittier Christian

The Bishop Bronco Varsity Football Team lit up the scoreboard on Friday as the played host to the Whitttier Christian Heralds. The Broncos didn’t waste anytime getting on the scoreboard as Jayden Braithwait would rush it from 46 yards on, on the Broncos first play of the game.

The Point After by Christian Morales was good and the Broncos had the early lead 7-0 with 9:14 left in the first quarter.

Then on their next possession, Clay Omohundro would connect with Luke Mclean from 26 yards out the Broncos would add another six. The PAT was good and the Broncos increased their early lead 14-0.

With the first quarter at 2:53, MCClean would connect with Manny Talavera, on a five yard pass, on Talavera would rush it in from about 40 yards out and the Bronco scoring continued. Morales would make good on the PAT and the Broncos would increase their lead to 21-0.

Keeping the first quarter scoring going, Luke McClean would rush in from 23 yards to add to the Bronco lead. Morales would continue with his good PAT’s and at the end of the first qaurter the Broncos led 28-0.

In the second quarter, the Heralds were finally able to get on the scoreboard thanks to a 35 yard field goal to make the score 28-3.

 

With just under two minutes remaining in the second quarter, Mclean would hand off Jayden Braithwait would rush to the end zone from 43 yards out. That set up Morales for another point after attempt. With a low snap, Morales picked up the ball and was able to make it to the get to the end zone, untouched for a two point conversion.

Going to the third quarter, with 11:08 remaining, McClean would rush it in on a quarterback keeper to score another Bronco touchdown. Again, Morales would make good on the point after and the score was 43-3. With 6:30 left in the third, Morales would add another three on a field goal from 23 yards out and the Broncos lead was 46-3.

Finally, with 5:49 remaining in the game, Omohundro would find Mark Mayhugh from 11 yards out to add another six points. Morales would add the final point for the Broncos on a good Point after and the Broncos went on to route the Whittier Christian Heralds 53-9.

 

Clay Omohundro passed for 79 yards and Luke McClean connected for 62 yards. On the ground, the Broncos were led by McClean who rushed for 95 yards, Jayden Braithwait added 46 and Clay Omohundro 21. Through the air, the Broncos were led by Jayden Braithwait who caught for 46 yards and Mark Mayhugh caught for 42. Defensively, Manny Talavera had 7 tackles, Ian Murphy 6 and Darren Dondero, Jon Torres and Hunter Beal each added 5.

The Broncos will hit the road this Friday to Ridgecrest to take on the Burroughs Burros. We will have the Varsity game for you on 1230AM, KBOV, with Rock Baker calling all the action. Pre-game aire time 6:50 and kick is set for 7pm.

Bronco Varsity Football Falls To Yerington in Three Overtimes!

The Bishop Broncos hosted the Yerington Lions, on Friday, in football action. In the Junior Varsity game, the Broncos improved their early season record to 2-0 as they would,once again, dominate the game. The Bronco JV squad logged 21 unanswered points, all in the second quarter, in their rout of the Lions. In their two early season games the Bronco JV Team has scored 47 points while opponents have yet to score any.

In the Varsity game, it was another defensive battle by both teams. The game was scoreless until just under nine minutes remaining in regulation when Luke McClean would run it in, from about 3 yards out giving the Broncos the lead 6-0. Kicker Christian Morales would make good on the point after and the Broncos led 7-0.

 

 

With just over six minutes remaining in the game, Lions Dante Reviglio would recover on a Broncos offensive turnover and rush it in. The point after attempt was good and the game would end in regulation tied at 7.

That set up overtime. Neither team was able to score in the first two overtimes and led to overtime number three. The Broncos would have the ball, first, with an opportunity to score from 25 yards out. However, the Lions defense was stubborn and held the Broncos scoreless, in overtime.

The Lions were able to work their way towards the end zone and Running Back Steven Keats would get the game winning score rushing it in from about 4 yards out.

Coach Arnie Palu said “ Another outstanding defensive effort, but Yerington managed a defensive score of their own in the 4th quarter to force overtime. We played 3 overtimes with the Lions breaking through for the win. I’m proud of my kids effort.”

Luke McClean would lead the Broncos with 60 yards rushing and Wesley Pettet contributed 56 yards. McClean also led the Broncos with 65 yards through the air and Clay Omohundro had 13 yards.

 

Wesley Pettet, also, led the Broncos with 12 tackles and Senior Patrick Flanigan had one sack on the night.

The Broncos will have a bye this week and get ready to host Rim Of The World on Friday, September 7th.

Bronco Football Teams Victorious in Home Opener

Both the Bronco Varsity and Junior Varsity football teams hosted their first home games of the 2018 football season on Friday against Ontario Christian.

In the Junior Varsity game it was all Bishop as the Broncos would dominate the game and shutting out Ontario Christian Knights 26-0.

The Bishop JV’s were led on the ground by Freshman Luis Cruz who would carry the ball 5 times for a total of 79 yards and one touchdown, one fumble return for a touchdown and one punt return for a touchdown. Sophomore Jordan Cooper carried 15 time for 53 yards and one touchdown.

The Varsity game was a hard fought defensive battle. The Broncos switched Junior Luke McClean and Sophomore Clay Omohundro at quarterback throughout the game keeping the Ontario Christian Knights on their heels. Omohundro was 4 for 9 for 27 yards and McClean was 2 for 2 for 2 yards.

McClean led the Broncos on the ground with 17 carries for 129 yards, followed by Steven Paco carries 5 time for 24 yards.

Both teams had opportunities, early in the game, to score but defenses were able to hold. Ontario Christian would go for a field goal attempt in the first half, but, the Broncos blocked the attempt.

The only score of the game came with 9:28 remaining in the fourth quarter, when Luke McClean would run the ball in from 11 yards out on a quarterback keeper.

The point after attempt was no good.

The Broncos will now host the Yerington Lions this Friday evening. Junior Varsity game is at 4 with the Varsity Game at 7. Pre-game air time on 1230 AM KBOV will be at 6:50.

BRONCO FOOTBALL HOME OPENER!

The Bishop Broncos host Boron, tonight, for their home opener at John Schwab Field. There is no JV game. Kick-off is set for 7pm and all the action can be heard on 1230AM KBOV, with Deston Rogers and Rock Baker.

Out of the area? Listen online at http://www.kibskbov.com

The Broncos come into the game 1-0 after winning at Yerington on August 25th!

Here is a list of the remainng scheduled games to be aired on KBOV 1230 AM:

September 8th: @ home vs. Boron
September 15th: @ Ontario Christian
September 22nd: @ home vs. Silver Valley
September 29th: @ home vs. Yosemite
October 6th: @ home vs. Kern Valley
October 13th: @ Rosamond*
October 20th: @ Vasquez*
October 27th @ Cal City*

Nov 3rd: @ Kennedy High School (Delano)

 

*Denotes HDL Games*
**Games subject to change**

FOOTBAL CAMP

Sponsored by City of Bishop

Posted by Seth Conners

The City of Bishop is sponsoring a Bishop Union High School Football Camp! BUHS JV coaching staff will teach the fundamentals and skills of football to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This will be a no helmets, no pads, and no contact camp. The camp will be April 14th-17th; from 3pm to 5pm, cost is $20 per participant. Register through April 10th at Bishop City Hall. Pre-registration is required.
All funds will support the Bishop Union High School Football Program. For more information call BUHS Varsity Football Coach Arnie Palu at (760) 937-4929, be sure to leave a message.

BRONCO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF VICTORY

Maybe it was the energizing long bus ride. Maybe Coach Palu has found something for these kids to rally on. Either way, the Bishop Bronco’s traveled to the “other side of the mountain” and put a  Central Cal team in their place last Thursday night.

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Molina,Rennie. Can’t keep a good horse down.

Forget common opponents, means nothing. All the Broncos have to do is get on the bus, drive for hours and beat a team that we have no experience with. Sounds easy enough right?

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Jerry Mendez has been a SOLID kicker all year.

When the dust settled, the Bronco’s got back on that energizing bus with a big win over Caruthers 49-16.

Senior leader and QB Ryan Graves played out of his mind. Ryan likes long bus rides.  Passing, Graves went 8 for 9 with 176 yards. And when Graves wasn’t passing the ball, he was shredding the Caruthers defense for 170 yards and 3 TD’s on the ground.

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Graves with daylight.

Izaak Morganstein is playing his last season too. He’s logged a few miles on a bus. Bring it on! Izaak caught 143 yards worth of real estate with 2 TD’s.

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Smothering defense works.

#18 Arturo Lemus is fun to watch. And we get to watch him for a couple more years. Lemus is a Sophomore. Lemus ran for a TD, and on “D” he had an interception and 9 total tackles.

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Sophomore Arturo Lemas was all over the field on offense and defense.

The Bronco defense deserves credit. They’ve played through diversity. They play tough,Bronco defense like the good ole days. Double digit tackles in this playoff game goes to Mike Molina(12) and Lorenzo Parra (11). We shall call them Horses.

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A small group from the stable. Molina, Rennie, Parra and Martinez.
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Freshman Luke McClean got the call up from JV. I would say he enjoyed the bus ride.
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JR Sam Moose getting the tackle.

With the Bronco’s ranking of 11th, we will get back on that energizing bus, we will wave to Caruthers as we pass that school on Highway 99 and head to Firebaugh. Common opponents ? Who cares, just keep the bus rolling.

 

Stellar Photography by Lorenzo Parra

 

 

BRONCO JV WIN THE DEFENSIVE BATTLE

Bishop’s JV team wins. That’s what they do all year long. This victory was tight. With the score knotted at ZERO-ZERO going into the 4th quarter, Wesley Pettet changes the score and the outcome of the game with a rushing TD AND the 2 point conversion. Bishop wins 8-0 !!

Bishop’s Jon Torres drags a Cal City player for a few extra yards.
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This Cal City pass was intended for #18 but it didn’t make it. Luke McClean grabs the INT.

A defensive game requires defensive pictures.

Tian DeBeaupre with 2 of his tackles in the backfield for losses.

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Tristan Valle and Cal Omohondro in the backfield getting after Cal City’s QB.
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Bishop QB found some running room in the first half but was kept out of the end zone.
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Wesley Pettet keeping this Cal City back from finding too much daylight.

Bronco Varsity Down’s Cal City

 

Cal City scored first, Cal City scored last, but the game was won by the Bishop Broncos. Besides a very sluggish 4th quarter by the Broncos which let Cal City drop 20 points on them, the Bishop boys prevailed by a final score of 34-28. Cal City came out of the blocks firing and scoring on their first drive of the game. With an 8-0 lead within the first 5 minutes, this was the only time they would see the end zone until the 4th quarter. Then QB Ryan Graves and company took over.

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Graves with one of his 23 passes in the game.

The offensive game was going great with a score of 21-8 Broncos at halftime.

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Alan Torres making the catch from Ryan Graves.

Defense has been solid all year. With Lorenzo Parra out from injury the “D” stepped up to keep the Ravens out of the end zone through the third quarter.

Top Defensive Broncos

Molina – 10 tackles,    Morganstein – 9 tackles, Torres – 9 tackles, Joe Mayhugh – 12 tackles.

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Mmoran West breaking up a big passing play from Cal City.
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Defense by committee. Its the Bronco way.
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#50 Mike Molina had 8 solo tackles. He was on point on this play.

Joe Mayhugh had a big intercepting in the 3rd QTR to stop a Raven drive.

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Mayhugh stopping a Raven drive with this INT.

Stats:

Passing – Ryan Graves 13 for 23 for 224 yards with 1 TD pass

Receiving – Izaak Morganstein had 5 receptions for 140 yards  with one TD.

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Nothing but real estate for Izaak after this completion from Graves.

Rushing –  Cal City bottles up Sean Brown on this night. Brown rushing for only 26 yards on 11 carries with one rushing touchdown.

Arturo Lemus carried the ball 3 times for 72 yards and a score and QB Ryan Graves ran 10 times for 73 yards with 2 TD’s.

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One of Ryan’s 2 TD runs.
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Sophomore Arturo Lemus making the tackle. This kid is a player !!
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A GREAT diving catch for a TD in the 4th quarter for Cal City receiver Ty Jones.
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Ravens Sophomore Perrion Grays makes a catch to keep a Cal City Drive going in the 4th quarter.

The Bronco’s now must wait. Frazier Mountain will not field a team for the Bronco’s last game of the season. Playoff pairings are soon to follow.

Photos By Gary Young Photography

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JV BRONCO FOOTBALL TEAM ROLLS AGAIN

The Bronco JV team did not have to go through what the Varsity team did with the on-sides kicks. Just once, on the opening kick off…. If you can keep the opponent from scoring, they have no chance to on-side kick ! So that’s what the JV’s did, shutting out the Desert Scorpions 32-0.

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Luke !!!

Luke McClean continues to lead the offense, putting up points quickly and often. Luke had 8 completions for 84 yards a 1 TD pass.

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Luke launching a bomb!

Luke also ran for 2 scores with 75 yards rushing.

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Wesley Pettet carried the ball 9 times for 50 yards with 1 Touchdown.

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Wesley Pettet’s TD run from 10 yards out.

Tian DeBeaupre played a solid game for the JV’s with 67 all purpose yards and one spectacular interception as seen in the 3 photos below.

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Tian DeBeaupre making the great INT !

Another fine effort by the Bronco JV team with the win over the Desert Scorpions.

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Photos by Gary Young Photography

Homecoming Loss for the Varsity Broncos

Tough Loss to a very good team.

 

Honestly, Desert did things weird. They did things different. They do not punt , and when they did….it was a failure. They do not kick off, they try on-sides kicks every time. Weird !!! But it worked for them this time. Giving the Broncos great field position all night with their failed on-sides kicks, the Bishop Broncos just did not take advantage of the field position.  The rare times Desert converted their on-sides kicks, they would march down the field and score. And score they did, with a final score of 54-36.

Some pictures from the game…

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Hunter Waasdorp getting in the backfield and making the tackle.
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The workhorse of the Desert Scorpion backfield goes to this big, strong young man… # 2 Lontrelle Diggs. He was a force and hard to tackle.
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Sean Brown had his hands full all night on offense and defense.
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Hunter Waasdorp finds out how tough it is to tackle Lontrelle Diggs 1 on 1.

 

 

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Izaak Morganstein hits him low .. Great choice !!

Without making excuses, the Broncos were banged up with some key players out. With Lorenzo Parra going out early, the Bronco defense was missing another key link.

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Great TD run by QB Ryan Graves in the 1st Quarter.
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Sophomore Tuli Lemus making one of his many tackles.
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When Desert had time to pass, they had many serious receivers to throw to.

Bishop was held to just 110 yards rushing for the night by a stingy Desert defense. Senior Ryan Graves was 10 for 20 passing with 2 TDs passes and 2 rushing TD’s.

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Desert’s offense seemed backed up many times during the contest, but they managed to find ways to pick up yardage of 3rd and long…
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Lemus making the catch from Graves and getting ready to take on Diggs.
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Bronco’s night was summed up with this shot. Just out of the reach.

We are at home next Friday Night against Cal City… Come on out and support the Bishop Broncos.

 

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Rennie with a 2nd half sack.

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Photos by Gary Young Photography.