Bronco Football

Varsity Football Running on all Cylinders in Yermo

The Bishop Bronco Varsity Football Team traveled to Yermo California for a non-league match-up with the Silver Valley Trojans on Friday night. After one half the Bronco’s led  with a score of 7-6, then the defense AND the offense played tough Bishop football to pull away from the Trojans.  The final score was a 28-18 victory for the visiting Bishop Broncos.

Graves finds some daylight on the right side.

Passing for the Broncos- Ryan Graves was 4 for 12 for 88 yards.

Silver Valley’s QB Michael Marrero attempted 34 passes with 15 completions for 142 yards and 2 TD’s.

Rushing – Izaak Morganstein only carried the ball 3 times for 21 yards.

Auturo Lemus (Sophomore) continued to shine when he touches the ball with 3 carries for 52 yards.

These two are becoming quite the force in the backfield for the Broncos. Brown leading the way for Morganstein.

Sean Brown rushed for 47 yards on 13 carries with a TD and QB Ryan Graves ran for 84 yards and one TD also.

“O” line giving Brown some room to run.

Big Props to the Bronco defense with Mike Molina returning an interception for a TD in the 1st quarter.

Molina was all over the field on defense for the Broncos. Parra #55 and Morganstein # 11 give chase to the Silver Valley QB.

Thanks to Lorenzo Parra for the stellar photography.





The Bishop Broncos traveled to Beautiful Yermo California for a non-league game against the Silver Valley Trojans. The Bronco JV team was running on all cylinders with a convincing 40-6 victory over the Trojans.

Some of the game stats:

Passing – Luke McClean was 7 for 9 with 98 yards passing



Jayden Braithwaite ran the ball 3 times for 28 yards


Luke McClean had 8 rushes for 92 yards and 2 scores.

Tian DeBeaupre  carried the ball only 4 times but ran for 98 yards.


Jayden Braithwaite had 4 catches 49 yards.

Hunter Beall had 1 catch for 35 yards.


It was a great Bronco Victory with the defense playing great all game long.


Huge thanks to Lorenzo Parra for the Photography on this road game.


Final score: Bishop 43 Mammoth 6

Bishop Broncos get their first victory of the season Friday night at John Schwab Field in Bishop.

Bronco stats:


#11 Izaak Morganstein- 5 for 6 for 136 yards and 1 TD

#12 Troy Erickson- 2 for 3 for 18 yards


#11 Izaak Morganstein- 4 carries for 78 yards and 2 TD’s

#22 Sean Brown- 11 rushes for 62 yards and a TD

#50 Mike Molina- 1 carry for a touchdown

Pictures from the victory by Gary Young Photography

Lorenzo Parra ready for opening kickoff.
Mario Velasco makes a great tackle as Moran West looks on.
Sean Brown with one of his 11 carries on the night.
It’s hard to tell by the picture but Ryan Rennie makes the interception to set up a Bronco TD.
Rennie again, all over QB Christian Orrick of the Huskies.
Izaak Morganstein runs around the corner for a Bronco score.
Mike Molina fights off two and gets the sack.
Mario Velasco plows through the Mammoth defense.
Orrick of Mammoth will be up close and personal with Parra quickly.
And that’s all she wrote !!

JV Roll Through Tonopah at Home 56-14

JV Plays a Little 8-man Football with Tonopah


Bishop Junior Varsity team scored first and often during their Friday afternoon victory over the Tonopah Muckers in Bishop.

A few stats for the game

The passing game was not needed during this wide open 8 man format, but Luke McClean went 2 for 8 with one interception


#10 Jayden Braithwaite- 2 carries for 32 yards

#12 Luke McClean- 9 carries for 155 yards and 3 scores

#28 Darren Dondero- 7 carries for 10 yards

#44 Tian DeBeaupre- 5 carries for 46 yards and a TD

#7 Wesley Pettet- 14 carries for 73 yards and a TD

#8 Walker Parra- 1 carry for 35 yards and a touchdown

Here are some photos of the game by Gary  Young Photography

All photo’s available on Gary’s Website  Click Here


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Bronco Varsity Football – Yerington Prevails 33-14

Yerington rolled into town and beat the Bishop Bronco’s in the 1st home game of the season Friday Night 09/02/16. Down 20-6 at the half, the Bronco’s started the 2nd half with some fire and determination but it wasn’t enough as Yerington rolled to a 33-14 victory. The Yerington defense kept the Bronco running game in check for 4 quarters.

Bronco stats:

Passing – Ryan Graves went 6 for 9 for 124 yards and 1 TD

Receiving –  Izaak Morganstein had 5 catches for 95 yards and 1 TD.  Morganstein accounted for 132 all purpose yards on the night.

Even the crazy bird couldn’t help the Bronco’s on this night.
Mario Velasco makes the catch from QB Ryan Graves.
Ryan Graves running the option on offense.
Lorenzo Parra getting some needed fluids.
Joe Mayhugh from the linebacker cam.
Arturo Lemus was all over the field making tackles.
#21 Alan Torres and #10 Moran West doing work on “D”.
Izaak Morganstein evading a Yerington tackler as Sean Brown looks for his next block.
Izaak Morganstein powers through for a couple extra yards.
Izaak making the grab on a nice deep out pattern.
Izaak again carrying a few defenders for a few more yards.
Left to right: Edward Piper,Sean Brown,Jerry Mendez,Arturo Lemus,Lorenzo Parra
Brown, Morganstein and Mayhugh gang tackling
Moran West getting a shoulder on # 4 Michael Monahan who ran for 220 yards and 3 scores against the Broncos.
Sean Brown stretching for the 1st down in the 3rd quarter.
Morganstein blocking for Brown.
Arturo Lemus laying out a Yerington defender for Sean Brown on a kick return.

Photos by Gary Young Photography.

All photos available at  Gary’s website !

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Bishop Bronco JV Victorious over Yerington! 24-22

The first game on home turf was a great one with the Bronco JV squad getting a 24-22 victory over the Yerington Lions.

Bronco Stats:

Passing – Troy Erickson was 5 for 8 for 57 yards

Rushing – Luke McClean ran for 84 yards on 10 carries with 1 touchdown.

Mark Mayhugh rushed for 49 yards on 4 carries with 1 touchdown.

Tian DeBeaupre ran for 72 yards with just 4 carries with 1 touchdown

And Wesley Pettet had 43 yards rushing with 11 carries.

Defensively –  Pettet was the leader in tackles with 11.






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QB Troy Erickson
Max Torres out for the season.
Diving attempt by Mark Mayhugh
Luke McClean sack for a safety.
Luke McClean Runs to the outside.
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Luke saves a TD run !
Gang Mentality rules !
Jayden Braithwaite with a great tackle.
Another shot of Jayden Braithwaite helping out on the tackle.
Reception down the middle for Jayden Braithwaite.


All Photo’s from Gary Young Photography.

Visit Gary’s website for updated Bishop Bronco Sports Photo’s throughout the season.

BUHS Football Fundraiser

Bronco Football Concludes Spring  Practice

Bishop Union High School Football will wrap up Spring Practice Friday, June 3rd with an open practice, BBQ, parent meeting and pie auction.

All Bronco Football parents, fans and supporters are welcome to attend.  The “Blue and White” practice will begin at 5pm.  Following the practice you can enjoy a complementary hot dog while meeting the coaching staff.

Summer and fall schedules will be available and you can participate in the Pie Auction Fundraiser.   All proceeds will benefit Bishop Union High School Football.

5pm start at John Schwab Field.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra.

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Bishop Union hires Palu

Palu accepts teaching position at Bishop High

April 27, 2016

Bishop Unified School District Statement

The Bishop Unified School District is pleased to announce that Mr. Arnie Palu has been hired as a teacher at Bishop Union High School.  Mr. Palu will be working in the Career Technical Education department at BUHS teaching classes related to the Arts, Media and Entertainment and marketing industry sectors.  His position will include journalism, media production, and student leadership.  Mr. Palu will also take the helm as Head Varsity Football Coach for the Broncos. 

Principal Randy Cook believes, “Arnie Palu will have a tremendous positive impact on our students both in the classroom and on the football field for years to come.”

Mr. Palu shared, “”I’m beyond excited for this new opportunity at Bishop Union High School. Covering BUHS athletics for 15 years at KIBS/KBOV and being a part of the Bronco football program has allowed me to build strong relationships with students and now this move will enable me to focus my full attention on working with young people. Leaving KIBS/KBOV is not easy, but joining the staff at BUHS will allow me the opportunity to pass along my passion for journalism. As we begin this new adventure I would like to thank my friends and family for their support.  This transition would not be possible without the love and encouragement of my wife.  Kelliann and I are in this together to help make a positive impact.  We are eager to get started. Go Broncos!”

We are extremely excited to begin working with Arnie Palu here at Bishop Unified and we know he will be a great addition to an already outstanding staff at BUHS.  Go Broncos!

Barry Simpson

Palu, a native of Nebraska, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has served as news and sports director at KIBS/KBOV since September of 2001.  Palu has been a member of the JV football staff at Bishop Union for 8 seasons including 5 seasons as head coach.

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End of an Era, Coach Egan Steps down

Coach Bill Egan Steps down after 15 seasons

By Arnie Palu
January 13, 2016

After 15 seasons as the Head Coach of Bishop Union High Schools football program, Bill Egan is stepping down.  Egan will continue on as a teacher at BUHS.  Coach Egan’s run at BUHS includes an overall record of 114-64 leading the Broncos to the CIF playoffs each of his 15 seasons including capturing a CIF Southern Section championship in 2010.

Coach Egan’s teams won High Desert League championships 6 times.  The Broncos winning  the HDL crown in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Coach Egan begin at Bishop Union High School in 2001 leading the Broncos to a 6-4 record and third place league finish.  The Broncos showed steady improvement in the early 2000’s capturing the High Desert League title in 2003 and finishing with a 11-2 record.  The 2003 Broncos lost to LA Baptist in the CIF semifinals 21-14, with a last second Bronco drive coming up just short.  Under Coach Egan the Broncos consistently made deep playoff runs.

Under Coach Egan’s leadership the Broncos claimed the 2010 CIF southern section northeastern division championship.  The Broncos finished 2010 with a 13-1 record.  Coach Egan was named the CIF SS Northeastern Division Coach of the year.  Bishop’s path to the championship included sound playoff victories over Mojave (41-0), at Chadwick (49-20), and Pasadena Poly (44-14).  The 2010 championship game played at Bishop Union’s John Schawb field featured two public school, Bishop Union and former Desert Inyo League rival Boron.  Bishop withstood a late bobcat charge winning the title game 30-22.  Coach Egan and the talented 2010 Broncos delivered BUHS their second CIF football title, the first coming in 1957.

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2010 Champions. Left to right, Curran Simpson, #71 Schain Thomson (obstructed) #30 Kiko Gonzales, #3 Cody Rigney, #24 Ravneet Singh, #70 Steve Orihuela. Photo by Gary Young
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Coach Egan and the 2010 Broncos prepare to take the field prior to the Championship Game with Boron. Photo by Gary Young
Coach Egan and staff prepare to say goodbye to the 2015/2016 Bronco Seniors after 1st round CIF Central Section playoff loss at Mendota. Photo by James Tyler

Coach Egan is always quick to thank his wife Maggie for her support.  Mrs. Coach, as referred to by Bronco players, has served side by side with Coach Egan.   Maggie has provided countless hours to the Bronco football program serving in every possible way.  From organizing and running fundraisers to baking the famous “Bronco Brownies” and everything in-between.  Maggie was a pillar of the Bronco sideline the past 15 seasons delivering water at time outs and providing tender care to injured Broncos.  A highlight of what I expect was a roller-coaster of emotions-type day at the Egan home, the Medical Staff at Bishop’s Northern Inyo Hospital presented a $10,000 check to Maggie Tuesday.  The generous donation is headed to City of Hope for Cancer Research.  Ups and downs no doubt…but also a huge impact, no doubt.

Coach Egan and Mrs. Coach leave large shoes to fill at the Bishop Union High School football program.

Cover Photo by Gary Young

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All HDL football teams named

Five Bishop Broncos named 1st team All League

Bishop Union High School Football places five players on the High Desert Leagues 1st team, and seven more on the second team. Bishop Union finished third in the High Desert League behind champion Kern Valley and runner up California City. The future looks bright for the Broncos with 8 of the 12 Broncos honored returning next season. The HDL coaches named Kern Valley quarterback Zach Bushling “Offensive player of the year”. California City’s defensive standout Kevion Seals earned “Defensive player of the year” and Kern Valley’s Blake Lanterman was named “Lineman of the Year”.

HDL 1st team
Izaak Morgenstein, junior, receiver.

#11 Izaak Morgenstein vs. Kern Valley. Photo by Gary Young

Ryan Rennie, junior, defensive end.

#70 Ryan Rennie makes the tackle vs. Kern Valley.

Hunter Kampmoyer, senior, linebacker.

#8 Hunter Kampmoyer vs. Cal City. Photo by Lorenzo Parra

Alan Torres, junior, defensive back.

#21 Alan Torres and #12 Austin Jones combine for the hit vs. Rosamond. Photo by Lorenzo Parra

Austin Jones, senior, defensive back.

HDL 2nd team
Ryan Graves, junior, quarterback.
Mike Molina, sophomore, back.
Sean Brown, junior, receiver.
Joe Mayhugh, junior, lineman
Noah Conner Becket, junior, defensive end.
Angel Santana, senior, linebacker.
Martin Tiernan, senior, defensive back.

Honorable Mention
Ethan Lamb, senior, kicker.

All-League Academic
Logan Stephenson, senior.

1st team all HDL Offense
Quarterback, Justin Rice, California City
Back, Sammie Adams, KV.
Back, Jacob Lightner, KV.
Back, Dylan Little, CC.
Receiver, Izaak Morgenstein, BUHS.
Receiver, Deonta Macloren, CC.
Lineman, Justin June, KV.
Lineman, Dylan Ream, KV.
Lineman, Gordon Carter, KV.
Lineman, Charles Gholson, KV.
Lineman, Ryan Newby, CC.
Tightend, Austin Hurley, KV.

2nd team Offense
Quarterback, Ryan Graves, BUHS.
Quarterback, Romeo Gonzalez, RHS.
Back, Mike Molina, BUHS.
Back, Kyle Livingston, CC.
Back, Gabriel Gilbert, RHS.
Receiver, Davon Jackson, RHS.
Receiver, Sean Brown, BUHS.
Lineman, Gerardo Martinez, RHS.
Lineman, Jose Jimenez, CC.
Lineman, Gabe Nicholson, CC.
Lineman, Joe Mayhugh, BUHS.
Tightend, Dylan Harbuck, KV.

1st team Defense
Line, Tyshawn Meyers, CC.
Line, Donald Beaton, KV.
Line, Daniel Gaudi, RHS.
Line, Ryan Rennie, BUHS.
Linebacker, Kalani Medrona, CC.
Linebacker, Dustin Wagner, KV.
Linebacker, Zack Reece, FM.
Linebacker, Hunter Kampmoyer, BUHS.
Defensive back, Kyle Feaster, CC.
Defensive back, Pablo Valadez, KV.
Defensive Back, Alan Torres, BUHS.
Defensive Back, Austin Jones, BUHS.

2nd Team Defense.
Line, Noah Conner-Becket, BUHS.
Line, Noah Rose, KV.
Linebacker, Dewitt Smith, RHS.
Linebacker, Luke Green, CC.
Linebacker, Ty Chadd, KV.
Linebacker, Chase Sexton, FM.
Linebacker, Angel Santana, BUHS.
Defensive back, D’Anthony Banks, CC.
Defensive back, Zach Sietsma, KV.
Defensive back, Elias Masud, FM.
Defensive back, Ty Jones, CC.
Defensive back, Martin Tiernan, BUHS

Honorable Mention
Ethan Lamb, BUHS.
Darrick Cole, CC.
Kyle Hernandez, RHS.

All-League Academic
Logan Stephenson, BUHS
Kyle Livingston, CC.
Dustin Wagner, KV.
Bear Longrifle, RHS.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.  #32 Martin Tiernan 2nd team All-HDL defensive back

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