Whittier Christian spoils Bronco Opener
The Hearlds of Whittier Christian used two fourth quarter touchdowns to top Bishop 21-16 Friday night. The Rough Fire near Hume Lake provided a haze filled night for a rough and tumble dual. Both teams lost their starting running backs early. Bishop’s Logan Stephenson was lost on the games opening kickoff. Whittier Christian lost running back and middle linebacker Justin Osborn early. Osborn left the game with a leg injury after a Hunter Kampmoyer tackle.
The Broncos opened the scoring with 2:50 left in the 1st quarter when sophomore Mike Molina found the end zone from 9-yards out. Hunter Kampmoyer providing a great lead block. Ethan Lamb connected on the point after putting Bishop Union up 7-0.
Whittier Christian answered with a 75-yard scoring drive. Nick Watase filling in for Osborn finished the drive with a 4-yard run. Whittier then pulled off the surprise on-side kick to grab full momentum. Bronco Seniors Anthony Miller and Angel Santana would team up to get the ball back. On the Hearld’s first play, Miller forced a fumble making a perfect strip-tackle, Santana made the fumble recovery and the Bronco offense took over. Bishop Union would then drive within the WC 5-yard line. The Broncos were lined up for a fourth and goal, but following a 5-yard penalty, would settled for a 25-yard Ethan Lamb field goal. Bishop Union led 10-7 with 8:15 left in the first half.
The score would remain 10-7 until Whittier Christian’s Quinn Commans hit Cade McGee for a touchdown pass with 8:44 left in the 4th quarter. The score capped a 89-yard drive putting WC on top 14-10. WC scored on their next possession with Nick Watase running in his second touchdown of the night. Leading 21-10, WC would surrender a 61-yard Bronco scoring drive capped by a 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Graves to Mike Molina with 3:29 remaining. Following the Graves to Molina score Bishop Union would try an onside kick, but the Hearlds would recover and run out the remaining time on the clock.
This week the Broncos will travel to Yerington. 7pm kick off with the Lions. The game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 and streamed live here at kibskbov.com, click on the listen live link Friday Night.
Ryan Graves, 13/15, 179 yards, TD.
Mike Molina, 6 for 56 yards, TD.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 4 for 55 yards.Izaak Morgenstein, 2 for 53 yards.
Ryan Graves, 10 for 29 yards.
Mike Molina, 7 for 21 yards, TD.
Moran West, 5 for 30 yards.
Anthony Miller, 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
Alan Torres, 9 tackles.
Sean Brown, 7 tackles.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 7 tackles.
Marty Tiernan, 7 tackles.
Angel Santana, 2 quarterback sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery.
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