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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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.
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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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.
Ryan Rennie, junior, defensive end.
Hunter Kampmoyer, senior, linebacker.
Alan Torres, junior, defensive back.
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.
Ethan Lamb, senior, kicker.
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
Mendota used a quick start and a strong finish downing the Bishop Broncos 41-14 in the CIF Central Section Division 5 playoffs. The Aztecs (7-4) jumped out to at 12-0 lead and outscored the Broncos (4-7) 21-0 in the second half. Mendota will now face #2 seed Fowler High School in Fridays second round.
Scoring Recap 1st Quarter
8:49, Junior Cardenas 17-yard pass to Julian Cardenas. 6-0 MHS.
3:01, Christian Quintanar 64-yard run. 12-0 MHS.
0:17, Ryan Graves 15-yard run. PAT kick Ethan Lamb. 12-7 MHS.
8:46, Junior Cardenas 25-yard pass to Luis Mojarro, 2pt conv. 20-7 MHS.
0:32, Ryan Graves 5-yard pass to Hunter Kampmoyer, PAT, Lamb. 20-14 MHS.
8:32, Erick Segura 46-yard run, 2 pt conv. 28-14 MHS.
4:27, Rasmussen 3-yard run, PAT by Felipe Aguilar, 35-14 MHS.
11:35, Luis Mojarro 42-yard run. 41-14 MHS.
The Broncos end the season with a 4-7 record and say goodbye to ten seniors.
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer
#12 Austin Jones
#18 Bryce Ketchum
#20 Ethan Lamb
#28 Logan Stephenson
#31 Angel Santana
#32 Marty Tiernan
#53 Brandon Forrest
#63 Wallace Eddy
Andy Watt, student manager.
cover photo by Arnie Palu, sunset in Mendota
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Kern Valley wins third straight HDL football title
by Arnie Palu
Bishop Union High school football took a 14-3 halftime lead into the locker room Friday Night. In the second Kern Valley Senior Sammy Adams started the KV revolution. Adams founded the Kern Valley comeback with a series of big plays starting with returning the second half kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown. Adams second half heroics included jarring a would be touchdown pass from a Bronco receiver, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 3:42 to play, and picking off a broncos pass in the final seconds putting the game on ice. Kern Valley wins the HDL title with a 17-14 win. Football is a team game, but Sammy Adams owned the second half of this rivalry game. Kern Valley fans will surely be toasting Sam Adams for years to come when they remember their 2015 High Desert League Championship.
Bishop Union now must turn the page and get ready for the postseason. The Broncos finish the regular season with a 4-6 record including a 2-2 mark in the High Desert League, good for third place behind KV and runner up California City. The Broncos are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 Championships. BUHS will travel to #7 Mendota High School Friday, November 13th. Fowler High School, the #2 seed, has a bye into the second round. The winner of the BUHS-Mendota game will travel to Fowler for the Quarterfinals Friday, November 20th. Friday’s opening round game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live at kibskbov.com through the listen live link, kickoff is set for 6pm. Mendota has a 6-4 record and tied for 2nd in the West Sierra League. Mendota is located west of Fresno just 368 miles from Bishop.
Bishop Union-Kern Valley photo gallery by Gary Young
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The 2015 Bishop Union high school bronco football teams celebrate homecoming this weekend. Frazier Mt is coming to town with only a Varsity team. Kick off is set for 7pm at Bishop Union’s John Schwab field. Gates open to the public at 6pm with the homecoming festivities starting at 6:30. The football game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 in the greater Bishop area and will be available live here at kibskbov.com via the listen live link. Arnie Palu and Rock Baker will have the call.
Frazier Mt is 0-8 on the year under the direction of 1st year head coach Marc Sandall. Bishop Union is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in High Desert League play under the leadership of Coach Bill Egan. Coach Egan is in his 15th season as the head man of Bronco football and has guided the Broncos to the post-season every year. Bishop Union returns home after a four game road trip, including a pair of losses last week at California City. The Broncos wrap up the regular season with a pair of home games including Friday nights homecoming dual with Frazier Mt and next Friday’s home game with rival Kern Valley. KV (2-0) is hosting California City (3-0) in a marque HDL match up this Friday.
California City Photo Gallery
Photos by Lorenzo Parra
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The California City Ravens football program notched it’s first ever varsity football win over Bishop Union. Cal City used a power running game and converted 4 on-side kicks in route to a 34-17 victory. The Ravens are 3-0 in High Desert League play while Bishop Union slides to 1-1 in HDL play. Cal City will play at Kern Valley this Friday in a match up of HDL unbeaten teams. Bishop Union will try to bounce back hosting Frazier Mt in a homecoming dual. Friday’s homecoming game will feature only a Varsity game beginning at 7pm.
The Ravens power rushing attack ground out 387- yards with both Kalani Madrona and Dylan Little eclipsing 100 yards. As strong as Cal City’s running game was Friday night, it was a pass that put the Ravens on the score board. Raven Quarterback Jystin Rice connected with Deonta Macloren on a 23-yard pass putting Cal City on top 6-0. The Ravens then converted the first of their four successful on-side kicks. The Bishop Union Defense would come up with a take away as Austin Jones tipped a pass to outside linebacker Hunter Kampmoyer. Hunter returned the interception to the Ravens 19-yard line. Ethan Lamb converted the pick into points hitting a 25-yard field goal. Cal City then fumbled the ball away on their first play of their next drive. Bronco Senior Logan Stephenson found the end zone from 8-yards out putting the Broncos on top 10-6. California City would score on three of their next four possessions taking a 28-10 lead. Cal City would hold the ball for a majority of the first half successfully recovering four on-side kicks.
The Ravens scored first in the second half with Quarterback Jystin Rice scoring on a quarterback sneak capping a 59-yard drive. Bishop would answer with a score of their own with Junior Quarterback Izaak Morgenstein stepping in for injured quarterback Ryan Graves. Morgenstein called his own number on a option play scoring on a 4-yard run. The Morgenstein touchdown making the score 34-17, and that would prove to be the final score.
HDL Standings (games remaining)
California City 3-0 (@KV)
Kern Valley 2-0 (CC, @BUHS)
Bishop Union 1-1 (FM, KV)
Frazier Mt 0-2 (@ BUHS, ROSA)
Rosamond 0-3 (@ FM)
Bishop Union JV at California City
The Bronco JV fell to Cal City 26-14. Bishop fell down early 6-0, but moved even at 6-6 with a Hunter Waasdorp touchdown pass to Mark Mayhugh covering 29-yards. Cal City responded with a pair of scores for a 20-6 lead. With time expiring on the 2nd quarter clock, Bishop’s Trace Sapp intercepted a Raven passing returning the pick for a touchdown…however it was ruled that Sapp stepped out of bounds prior to reaching the end zone. Sapp would get credit for a second half score punching in a quarterback sneak and 2 point conversion pulling the Broncos close at 20-14. Cal City would put the game away with a 4th quarter touchdown winning 26-14. The Bishop JV have a bye this week as Frazier Mt does not have a JV team. The Bronco JV will wrap up their season the following Friday with a home game with rival Kern Valley.
Cover photo by Arnie Palu, California City sunset.
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High Desert League play began with a pair of strong Bishop Bronco wins. The Varsity winning 42-14 and the Junior Varsity winning 30-14. Bishop will now play out of league this weekend with trips to Sierra Canyon. The JV will travel on Friday for a 6pm game at Sierra Canyon’s campus, the Varsity will play Sierra Canyon Saturday at 5pm. The Varsity game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.
Prior to Fridays game at Rosamond, Bishop Union High School coach Bill Egan was excited to have Logan Stephenson back in the fold at running back. After the game the coach had to be ecstatic. Stephenson carried the ball 13 times for 182-yards and 4 touchdowns. Stephenson was injured on the opening kickoff of the season’s opening game. With 3 minutes left in the first quarter Friday night the senior was given the ball for the first time…..Logan took the ball from quarterback Ryan Graves and sprinted 42-yards for a touchdown. Stephenson would add rushing touchdowns covering 36, 11, and 35 yards. Angel Santana and Sean Brown would also score rushing touchdowns.
The Bronco ground game allowed the Broncos to open up a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Rosamond would respond with a pair of second quarter scores making the half time score 21-14. Bishop would put the game away in the third quarter with a trio of scores, two Stephenson touchdowns and the Sean Brown 5-yard exclamation point.
Brown led the Bishop Union defensive effort with a team high 15 tackles and 1 sack. Anthony Miller added 12 total tackles, Angel Santana 8, Izaak Morgenstein 7, Hunter Kampmoyer 7 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack, Ryan Rennie 6 tackles and a sack.
The Bronco JV fell behind Rosamond 7-0 Friday afternoon. Bishop would not trail long as sophomore Trace Sapp returned the ensuing Rosamond kick-off for a touchdown. Freshman Michael George ran in the two point conversion putting the Broncos up 8-7. The Bronco special teams stayed hot as Edward Piper blocked a punt on Rosamond next drive. Piper not only blocked the punt but also recovered the lose ball for a touchdown. Trace Sapp ran in the two point conversion giving the Broncos a 16-7 halftime lead. Rosamond would pull close in the third quarter with a touchdown making things tight at 16-14. But exactly like he did in the first half Trace Sapp would return the ensuing Rosamond kickoff for a touchdown making the score 22-14. Quarterback Hunter Waasdorp then engineered a clock eating touchdown drive covering the final 7-yards with a touchdown run. Trace Sapp ran in the 2pt conversion making the score 30-14.
The Bronco defense forced three turnovers with Trace Sapp picking off a pair of passes and Josh Barnes pulling in a 4th quarter interception.
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Bishop Broncos and Mammoth Huskies open League Play
The Bishop Broncos and Mammoth Huskies begin league play tonight. Bishop Union will travel to Rosamond while Mammoth will play host to Boron. Both varsity games will be on the air tonight. Bronco football will air live on AM 1230 and will be streamed live here at kibskbov.com. The Huskies and Bobcats will air live tonight on FM 100.7 KIBS. Arnie Palu will have the play by play for Bronco football with Richard Reel handling the Huskies-Bobcats call.
High Desert League Records
Kern Valley 4-2
California City 4-2
Bishop Union 2-3
Frazier Mt 0-5
HDL Schedule. Bishop opens at Rosamond tonight, Frazier Mt travels to California City and Kern Valley has the High Desert League bye.
Desert Mt. League Records
Desert Christian 3-2
Silver Valley 2-3
DML Schedule. Boron at Mammoth, Vasquez at Silver Valley, and Desert at Desert Christian (Saturday)
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The Bishop Union High School football teams dropped a pair of decisions in Lancaster Friday night. The Broncos Varsity fell 39-10 with the Junior Varsity losing 48-14. The Broncos will now start High Desert League play with a road trip to Rosamond Friday night. JV action begins at 4pm with the Varsity game following at 7pm. The Varsity game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com by clicking on the listen live link.
Bishop Varsity at Paraclete
The Spirits sprinted out to a 25-0 lead this past Friday night before Bishop Union got on the board. The Broncos running game hit their largest play of the year on a Ryan Graves 60-yard sprint with time running out on the first half. The big gain set up a 20-yard Ethan Lamb field goal with just 6 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
Trailing 25-3 at intermission the Broncos converted a pair of 4th downs to cap a 52-yard third quarter drive. The final 28-yards through the air as Ryan Graves connected with Hunter Kampmoyer on 4th down. The touchdown made things interesting at 25-10. Paraclete took hold of the game with a 83-yard drive capped by a 6-yard Melquise Stovall touchdown run. Up 32-10, the spirits put the game away with a bizarre 4th quarter touchdown. The unusual play began with Paraclete’s Tyler Schatz attempting a field goal with 5 minutes to play. The kick was blocked by Hunter Kampmoyer, the ball was scooped up in the backfield by the Spirit’s Aaron Cooper who ran around the bronco’s special teams unit for the score.
Individual Statistics Passing
Ryan Graves, 8 of 15 for 73-yards and a TD. Receiving
Hunter Kampmoyer, 4 for 45-yards at a TD. Rushing
Graves, 14 for 64-yards.
Mike Molina, 7 for 17 yards. Defensive
Angel Santana, 12 tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery.
Anthony Miller, 11 tackles.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack.
Sean Brown, 8 tackles.
Tyler Ray, 7 tackles, 1 sack.
Marty Tiernan, 1 interception.
The Broncos fell to Paraclete 48-14. Bronco quarterback Trace Sapp scored a pair of touchdowns with Lorenzo Parra picking up a two point conversion. Freshman free safety Mark Mayhugh led the defensive effort.