Bronco Football

John Schwab Field enters rehab

Work begins on BUHS Football Field

The rehab of Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field is underway.   A full irrigation upgrade and turf rehabilitation have begun.  Photos were taken by James Tyler Thursday morning.

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John Schwab Field
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John Schwab field and Gus Klekas Gym
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New irrigation infrastructure crossing the track near the south endzone
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View from above.
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trench near the 50 yard line.
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view from the north endzone
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John Schwab field rehab underway

BUHS football field renovation begins

Weeds have been treated and new irrigation infrastructure is being installed.  Bishop Unified School District Superintendent Barry Simpson updated the board of trustees at this weeks regular meeting.  “Its something that needs to be done.  What we found is really two issues with the field.  First it gets a lot of use, following football season we roll right into our soccer season.  By the time the soccer season is done, we have really pounded that field, the grass is pretty much gone, to be quite honest, its almost unsafe.”

To give the main field time to rest the school has been working with the City of Bishop to install a practice field in the rear of the city park.  Due to the ongoing drought, that effort has stalled as the city is holding off seeding the new field.  Simpson is hopeful the new city park field will be planted this fall.

Superintendent Simpson notes the second reason the field is suffering is due to a poor irrigation system.  “The irrigation system was really not meeting the needs of that field, we were not getting the coverage from the sprinklers, and so we were not getting the kind of regrowth that we needed.”

To address the irrigation system, new infrastructure in being installed.  The track and field are currently closes as open trenches exist near the finish line of the track and the length of the 50-yard line.  Following the irrigation upgrade field treatments will continue.

“There are some applications to get rid of the weeds that have taken hold, that is going on now.  Following the irritation system installation  and getting sprinklers up and running, we will do some aeration , over-seeding , and apply fertilizer.  We are working with two local companies, they feel we can defiantly bring that field back and get it ready for the mid august start of football season.”

The first scheduled home game for the Broncos is set for Friday, August 28th.  The Broncos will open at home with Whittier Christian.

50 yard line, south.
50 yard line trench
south side of John Schwab field
south side of John Schwab field
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
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2015 Bronco Football Schedule

2015 Bishop Union High School Football Schedule

The 2015 Bishop Bronco football schedule has been set. For the third consecutive season the Broncos will open up the season with Whittier Christian. 2015 will feature 4 home games and 6 road trips including trips to nearby Yerington Nevada and Mammoth. The 2015 schedule features a stretch of 4 consecutive road games beginning with a trip to Paraclete on October 2nd and finishes with back to back home games vs. Frazier Mt and rival Kern Valley closing out the regular season. The challenging schedule also again includes non-league games with private schools Arrowhead Christian (Redlands, CA) and Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA). All Bishop Union High School varsity football games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live at kibskbov.com.

Fri August 28th vs Carson City, 4pm JV
Fri August 28th vs Whittier Christian  7:00 Varsity

Fri. Sept 4th @ Yerington 4:30 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Sept 11th @ Mammoth 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Sept 18th vs Arrowhead Christian 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct 2nd @ Paraclete 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 9th @ Rosamond 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 16th @ Sierra Canyon 6:00 (JV)
Sat Oct 17th @ Sierra Canyon 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct. 23rd @ Cal City 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

Fri Oct 30th vs. Frazier Mountain 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity) (home coming)

Fri Nov 6 vs Kern Valley 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)

2014 records for Bronco opponents
Whittier Christian, 1-9.
Yerington, 7-2, Nevada State Champions.
Mammoth, 4-6.
Arrowhead Christian, 12-2, CIF finalist.
Paraclete, 10-4, CIF finalist.
Rosamond, 3-7.
Sierra Canyon, 11-2, CIF Semifinalist.
California City, 5-7, CIF Semifinalist.
Frazier Mt, 1-11.
Kern Valley, 10-1, High Desert League champions, CIF 1st round.

cover photo by Gary Young.  #35 Lorenzo Para vs. Paraclete

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BUHS Bronco Football Meeting

Bishop Union High School Bronco Football Meeting

A player and parent meeting for all interested in Bishop Union High School Football is set for Thursday, April 9th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the room next to the Library at BUHS. The meeting will include information on spring football, summer activities and spirit packs. All Bronco Football players and their parents are encouraged to attend. Spring football for BUHS starts on Friday, May 8th.

Cover Photo by Gary Young

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Sports Show

The KIBS Saturday Sports Show

This past Saturday’s Sports Show is now available.   Click on the sports show link on the KIBSKBOV home page to get caught up with former Bronco baseball stars Keith Tatum and Nate Coakley.  Keith is playing baseball at Taft College and Nathan is set to begin his second semester at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indian.  The second half to the program is an interview with former Bishop football coach John Beck.  Beck is a Bishop High School grad who is currently the Head football coach at Arrowhead Christian Academy.   ACA defeated Bishop 20-15 this past season then went on to the CIF finals.

photo by Gary Young.  Keith Tatum congratulated by father and third base coach Jim Tatum following a home run in 2012.

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Bishop Football Awards

Bishop Bronco Football Awards Presented

The 2014 Bronco football awards were presented this week at a ceremony held at the Calvary Baptist Church.  Varsity Coach Bill Egan presented coaches awards to Nate Dirisio, Allan Torres, Woodrow Reynolds, and Scott Sonke.  Most improved awards went to Clyde McCoy and Woodrow Reynolds.  Most Valuable defensive player award went to Desmond Frank, and the most valuable offensive player award was presented to Cross DeLamora.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the teams Most Valuable Player.

The Varsity All High Desert League players were also announced.  Collin Batchelder was named to the leagues academic team.  Honorable mention honors to Quaid Stone, with second team honors going to Anthony Miller, Sean Brown, Collin Batchelder, Jarod Dossy, Ryan Graves, Thomas Montoya, Woodrow Reynolds, and Ryan Rennie.  1st team all HDL went to Angel Santana, JJ Cammarata, Desmond Frank, Logan Stephenson and Clyde McCoy on the defensive side of the ball, and 1st team offensive honors to Ty Tucker, Cross DeLamora and Scott Sonke.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the HDL Lineman of the Year.

For the Junior Varsity Noah Connor-Becket was named most improved player, Joe Mayhugh claimed the spirit award, Izaak Morgenstein was named offensive MVP, Mike Molina was named defensive MVP and freshman Moran West was awarded the team MVP.  The 2014 JV won the High Desert League championship.

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JV are HDL champs

The JV wrapped up their season with a hard fought 17-7 win over rival Kern Valley. With the Victory the Junior Varsity claim the High Desert League Championship.
Sophomore captains Joe Mayhugh, Izaak Morgenstein, and Noah Connor-Becket provided key leadership in the Bronco victory. Quarterback Izaak Morgenstein connected with freshman Trace Sapp on a 10-yard scoring strike to put the Broncos on top. The first quarter score was set up by a botched punt by Kern Valley. Joe Mayhugh hit the point after putting the broncos up 7-0. Kern Valley respond with a scoring drive to tie the game at 7-7.
Freshman Hunter Waasdorp picked off a Kern Valley pass setting up the next Bronco 1st half score. Joe Mayhugh found the endzone from 5-yards out to put Bishop back on top at 14-7.
The second half settled into a hard hitting defensive battle. The staunch Bronco defense forced a take away with freshman Brodie Maloney intercepting a KV pass. The offense then took over on the game clinching drive. The offensive line led by Connor-Becket paved the way for runs by Mayhugh and Mike Molina. Joining Connor-Becket on the line include fellow tackle Colton Oney, guards Sam Moose and Ed Pipper and center Alex Romero. The drive stalled inside the KV 10-yard line, where Joe Mayhugh drilled a field goal giving the Broncos a comfortable lead.
On the ensuing kick off freshman Moran West put a punishing hit on the Kern Valley returner forcing the Broncs to navigate a long field. The Bishop defense forced a turnover on downs sealing the win and the HDL championship.

From Left to Right, Rick Klug, James Ferrell, Arnie Palu, Dan Nolan, Cody Lawson
From Left to Right, Rick Klug, James Ferrell, Arnie Palu, Dan Nolan, Cody Lawson
2014 HDL champs
2014 HDL champs

CIF game recap

This past Friday night the Bishop Broncos traveled to Corcoran High School for the CIF central section division 5 playoffs. Bishop, awarded the #9 seed, drove 292 miles to take on the #8 seed Panthers. The winner rewarded with a trip to #1 seed Farmersville. Both teams entered the 1st round game following league championship games the week prior. Bishop fell to rival Kern Valley while Corcoran defeated Sierra Pacific claiming the east sequoia league title.
Corcoran had the early momentum picking off a Bronco pass and returning it to the Bishop 10-yard line. Nico Portillo started his special night with the first of 5 touchdown passes putting the Panthers up 7-0. Corcoran would force a Bronco fumble on Bishop’s next possession and the game looked like it was unraveling on the road team. Sophomore Linebacker Sean Brown would turn the game around for the Broncos returning a Panther fumble 60-yards for a touchdown. The dynamic play jumped started the Bishop sideline pulling the game even at 7-7.
Bishop’s defense came right back forcing their second consecutive take away. Junior Logan Stephenson picked off a Portillo pass setting up the Broncos at the Panther 16-yard line. Senior quarterback Clyde McCoy hit Jarod Dossy to convert on third and long setting up the Broncos scoring opportunity. Ty Tucker would finish the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Up 14-7 the Broncos allowed back to back scoring drives by the Panthers as Corcoran pulled ahead 21-14 at halftime.
Corcoran opened the second half scoring with a 83-yard march capped by a Portillo touchdown pass. Bishop responded with their most impressive drive covering 62-yards, all on the ground, all by Ty Tucker. The senior running back rumbled 47-yards, them 15-yards pulling Bishop within striking distance at 27-21. The Broncos offensive line opened nice running lanes for Tucker. The line includes tackles Scott Sonke and Ryan Rennie, guards Brandon Forrest and freshman Tony Marquez and center Cross DeLamora.
The fourth quarter settled into a defensive battle with the Panther D striking a big blow picking off a Bronco pass late in the 4th quarter. The turnover looked like a death blow to the Broncos but the Bishop defense held strong forcing Corcoran to make a decision on 4th and 5 at the Bishop 20. The Panthers put the ball in the hands of their senior quarterback Nico Portillo who connected with Da’Shaun Henderson for the games final score. The 5th touchdown pass of the game for Portillo put Corcoran on top 33-21 with 1:24 left in the game.

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