Bishop Union Opens HDL Play
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.
Varsity Gallery by Lorenzo Parra (lorenzoparra.com)
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.