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Bishop Youth Football claims Championships

Bishop Division 1 and 2 win titles

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Youth Football played host to the Antelope Valley Youth Football Championship games Saturday.  Bishop not only hosted, but had a team in each of the three division championship games.  The Broncos won titles in both Division 1 and Division 2 recording wins over Kern Valley and Boron.  Bishop’s Division 3 team fell to rival Kern Valley in the Division 3 title game.

Division 1

Bishop 40
Kern Valley 19

Coach Jim Reynolds guided the Division 1 Broncos to a championship Saturday finishing off a undefeated season.  The Broncos were paced by standout Elijah Reynolds.  Elijah’s big day included 5 rushing touchdowns on just 14 carries.  Reynolds rolled up 302-yards scoring on runs of  35, 18, 50, 70, and  40 yards.  Elijah also racked up a team high  7 tackles.   Vinney Begay had a strong game with 6 rushes for 20-yards scoring 2 extra points and collecting 5 tackles.  Damon Terrazas rushed 5 times for 40-yards including a 30-yard touchdown and made 3 tackles.  Carlos Suarez Jr scored an extra point and made a tackle.  Justin Pettet made 3 tackles, Chucky Delgado had a tackle, Ishia Lee made 3 tackles including a tackle for a 8-yard loss.  Richie Talevera collected 5 tackles, Preston Pool-Harjo 3, and Darrick Cortez 2 stops.

Coach Jim Reynolds Comments, ” I would like to thank all the coaches that helped this year, (James Pettet, Mike Harjo, Aaron Berkovatz, Jon Torres, and Team Manager Leslie Harjo), they helped in the success of this team.  We went undefeated (11-0).  I am extremely proud of each one of these kids.  I have seen them grow and learn the game of football. I was so excited for the kids to win a Super Bowl and experience the feeling.”   Thanks Jim Reynolds

Division 2

Bishop 22
Boron 19

The Division 2 game featured the top seed, undefeated Boron Wildcats and the underdog Bishop Broncos.  Boron entered the game with a 10-0 record including a pair of regular season wins over the Broncos, 30-12 and 43-14.
Bishop got on the board first with a clutch 3rd down touchdown pass from Jakob Redman to Colt Matteson.  Bishop’s 6-0 lead quickly became a 19-6 Boron lead at the close of the first half.  The Bronco defense shut down the wildcats in the second half allowing the team to mount a strong comeback.  Cain Omohundro keyed the defensive effort including a forced fumble.  Jakob Redman connected with Austin Halfen and Kenyan Piper for second half touchdown passes.  Reece Marsh drilled 2 point after kicks giving the Broncos at 22-19 win.
Coaches Comments, “Big rushing efforts from Chevyo Marquez and Kenyan Piper kept the drives alive for the Broncos. The offense line played the best game they have played all year against the bigger Bobcat lineman. It was a huge team effort to win this game.”

The Bishop Division 2 team is coached by Head Coach Will Lyons, Assistant coaches Chris Matteson, Thom Batchelder, Steve Omohundro, Ronny Georgeson and Chuck Steedle.

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Division 2 celebration. Photo Submitted
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Youth Football Super Saturday

Bishop Youth football hosting Championships

by Arnie Palu

Three championship football games will be play Saturday at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab field.  Bishop Youth football will have a team in each division championship game.  The Cheerleading competition will take place in advance of the football games.  The Cheer competition will begin at 8am.

Division 1 football
The undefeated Bishop Youth football team coached by Jim Reynolds will host Kern Valley at 1pm Saturday.  The D-1 team shut out Boron in the Semi-finals last weekend 26-0.  Elijah Reynolds had a big game rushing for 181-yards on just 6 carries.  Reynolds scored 3 touchdowns and made 10 tackles for the D-1 defense.  Vinney Begay ran for 36-yards and a touchdown while making 9 tackles on defense.
Individual Statistics vs. Boron:
Damon Terrazas,  1 tackle  5 carries for 35 yards.
Elijah Reynolds, 10 tackles 6 carries for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns and a extra point.
Vinney Begay, 9 tackles 3 carries for 36 yards and 1 touchdown, fumble recovery.
Richie Talavera, 7 tackles.
Carlos Sualez Jr, 7 tackles.
Ishia Lee, 3 Tackles.
Preston Pool-Harjo, 4 tackles and 2 carries for 16 yards.
Kano Graves, 3 tackles.
Chucky Delgado, 1 tackle and 1 carry for 5 yards.
Derrick Cortez, 4 tackles.
Michael Spratt, 2 tackles.
Justin Pettet, 2 tackles.
Devaun Mitchel, 2 tackles.

Division 2 football
The Bishop D-2 team topped Big Bear 25-6 earning their birth into Saturdays Championship game.  Chevyo Marquez and Colt Matteson each found the endzone twice.  Quarterback Jakob Redman connected with Matteson for a 30-yard score.  The D-2 defense was led by Albert Cano with a team high 17-tackles and Cain Omohundro with 14-tackles.
The Bishop Youth D-2 team will battle Boron at 3pm Saturday.

Photo by Jo Barlow. #34 Kenyan Piper, #24 Colt Matteson
Photo by Jo Barlow, #10 Jakob Redman, #34 Kenyan Piper.

Division 3 football
Coach Nate Morgenstein’s D-3 team defeated Rim of the World 14-6 in the semifinals punching their ticket to Saturdays championship game.  The D-3 Broncos will host Kern Valley, kickoff is set for 5pm.
In the semifinal win over Rim, Luke McClean was named MVP.  McClean scored on a long run and also pulled down 4 receptions.  Defensively McClean also recorded a quarterback sack at a pivotal point in the game.

photo by Jo Barlow. McClean breaks away.

Coach Morgenstein notes that Wes Pettet had a fantastic game dominating on the defensive side of the ball.  Wes led the team in tackles for the 8th time this season.  The D-3 team also had great play from Jayden Braithwaite and Tristan Valle.  Coach also credited the offensive line of Joey Molina, Todd Dowers, Cole Smith, Jason Vanmeter, Justin Brooks, and Darren Dondero.  Morgenstein also credited the work of quarterback Clay Omohundro and the effort and attitudes of Jordan Cooper, Jonathan Torres, Ian Murphy, Carson Evangelist, and Steven Paco.

D-3 at Boron prior to Semifinals. photo submitted.
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Bishop Trunk or Treat

City of Bishop Trunk or Treat

The City of Bishop is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 16th.  The event at the Bishop City Park will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Trunk or Treaters. Photo provided by the City of Bishop

Vehicle or booth registration is free.  Booth and vehicle judging will be held at 5:45pm with Western Nevada Supply donating a BBQ.  There will be a children’s costume contest for youngsters up to the age of 10.  Bishop Youth Football and Cheerleading will have a concession stand on site.

For more information contact Karey Poole at Bishop City Hall.  760-873-5863.

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Youth Football Bags Big Bear

Bishop Youth Football wins 3 at Big Bear

The Bishop Youth Football teams traveled to Big Bear this past Saturday winning all three games.  Next up the Broncos will host Boron this Saturday at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab Field.  Games will begin at 9am for Division one, 11am for Division two and 1pm for Division three.

Division One
Bishop 38  (5-0 record)
Big Bear 19

From Coach Jim Reynolds:

Vinney Begay  1 carry for a 40 yard touchdown, 1 reception for 10 yards,  and 3 assist tackles.
Michael Spratt 1 assisted tackle.
Elijah Reynolds 3 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles,  1 carry for a 78 yard touchdown run, 1 60 yard kick off return, 1 kick off recovery.
Preston Pool-Harjo 1 solo, and 3 assisted tackles.
Darrick Cortez 1 fumble recovery.
Jesse Dewey 1 carry for 6 yards.
Travis Askins  2 assisted tackles.
Carlos Suarez Jr 1 carry for a 22 yard touchdown, 6 solo tackles, and 2 assisted tackles.
Cherish Dixon  1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle and 2 carries for 15 yards.
Ishia Lee 1 assisted tackle.
Chucky Delgado 1 solo tackle.
Justin Pettet 1 assisted tackle.
Charlie Lewis 1 solo tackle and 3 assisted tackles.
Damon Terrazas  1 carry for a 22 yard touchdown run, 1 50 yard kick off return for a touchdown, 1 assisted tackle, and 2 solo tackles.
Devaun Mitchel 2 assisted tackles and 1 solo tackle.
David Smith 1 assisted tackle.
Richie Talavera 1 carry for 25 yard touchdown, 6 assisted tackles and 3 solo tackles.
Brody Berkovatz  2 assisted tackles 1 carry for 6 yards.
Chance Dixon 2 solo tackles.
Levi Williams 4 assisted tackles, and 1 solo tackle.

Division Two
Bishop 31 (4-1 record)
Big Bear 6

From Coach Chris Matteson:

Division 2 football came up with a big win in Big Bear, Ca on Saturday with a final score of 31 to 6. The scoring actions started with a Chevyo Marquez TD run. The next drive was fruitful with a 60-yard TD pass by Jakob Redmond to Colt Matteson for a TD. Cain Omohundro punched in the PAT. Chevyo, Kenan Piper, Jacob Redman and Colt Matteson were busy with sharing the rushing duties. Cevyo would score another TD in the 2nd quarter. Matteson would score 2 more rushing TDs, the last one after a great 30-yard reception by Andrew Steedle to put the Broncos in scoring position, bringing the score to 31 to 6. Overall the offense moved the ball at will with excellent blocking from the front line. Defensive tackles were led by Kennedy Batchelder, Cain Omohundro, Andrew Steedle, Deacon Trim,   Austin Van Nest and Elias Turner.  Overall the team racked up 239 total yards of offense.  Everyone got to contribute to the win and gain valuable experience. Bishop plays Boron this week at home.
Rushing total
Jakob Redman 8 for 53 yards.
Kenyan Piper,  4  for 20 yards.
Chevyo Marquez, 8 for 49 yards and 2 TD.
Colt Matteson,  4 for 24 yards
Cain Omohundro, 3 yards, PAT.
Colt Matteson, 60 yards and  3 TD.
Andrew Steedl, 30 yards.
Defensive leaders
Kennedy Batchelder,  12 tackles and forced fumble.
Elias Turner 6 tackles.
Andrew Steedle 6 tackles.
Austin Van nest 6 tackles.
Cheyvo Marquez 6 tackles.
Cain Omohundro  5 tackles.

Division Three 
Bishop 20  (3-2 record)
Big Bear 7

Coach Nate Morganstein:
MVP of the game is Jaydan Braithwaite.
-13 carries for 87 yards and 1 TD.
-3 receptions for 31 yards and 1TD.
-4 tackles.
– pancake block on a Kick off.

The offensive line deserves special recognition after starting slow with several high snaps.  The O-line ended up controlling the line of scrimmage and sustaining key “touchdown blocks”.  The O-line is beginning to take charge of this season.

Wes Pettet #7 had another amazing performance leading the team once again in tackles with 8.  Pettet also had 4 carries for 61 yards and 1 TD (a 50-yard run).

Tristan “TV” Valle #53 had 2 key blocks allowing Braithwaite & Pettet to score. Valle also had 6 key tackles.

#53 Tristan Valle and #1 Luke Mcclean. photo provided

Joey Molina #55 also had 2 key touchdown blocks getting to the next level allowing Pettet & Braithwaite to scor.  Molina also had 1 tackle.

Justin “Cowboy” Brooks #21 had 2 touchdown blocks on Braithwaite’s TD run & pass block.  Brooks also had 5 tackles.

#21 Cowboy Brooks, #55 Joey Molina, #53 Tristan Valle

Jason Vanmeter #70 had 2 tackles & helped drastically along with lineman Todd Dowers.

Luke Mcclean #1 had an exceptional game on all 3 phases.  Luke made 6 tackles and had 3 carries for 25 yards, along with 1 reception for 15 yards.

Manny Talavera #4 had a good game making an interception and a tackle.  Talavera also had 4 carries for 10 yards  and  1 reception for  30 yards.

Quarterback Clay Omohondro threw his 3rd touchdown pass in 3 games.

Darren Dondero, Jonathan Torres, and Jordan Cooper each made a couple of tackles and participated in this win.

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Bishop Youth @ Boron

Bishop Youth Football competes at Boron

Bishop Youth Football’s Division 1 and 3 teams notched wins this weekend at Boron.


Submitted by Coach Nate Morgenstein
Broncos (36) vs Boron Wildcats (13)
Broncos traveled to Boron Saturday, September 26th and defeated the Wildcats 36-13.  Coach Morgenstein would like to honor the Lineman on both sides of the ball with the Most Valuable Performances as they opened up the holes to run through, the time to pass with and on defense, the wildcats could not move the ball until the Mercy Rule was activated (pulling the entire starting team).
Notable performances by:
Tristan Valle #53
Joey Molina #55
Justin Brooks #21
Jason Van Meter #70
Cole Smith #98
Trevin Moose #56
#55 Joey Molina, #53 Tristan Valle, #21 Justin Brooks. photo provided by coach Morgenstein

Valle and Brooks both had QB sacks and TD blocks as well did Van Meter.

Manny Talavera was MVP runner up as he scored a long TD run and made 2 of 3 PAT kicks, while  also scoring on a Point After run- Manny also had 2 crucial TD saving tackles late in the game, Rushing TD, 2 two point kicks, 1 one point run & 5+ tackles.
Jaydan Braithwaite scored a TD and also had a great game on defense stuffing the outside run time and time again. 1 Rushing TD.
Wes Pettet had another stellar game with double digit incredible tackles & scored a TD on a long run. 1 Rushing TD.
Luke McClean scored twice – 2 TDs, one receiving and one rushing- Luke also racked up multiple key tackles.
Clay Omohundro threw another TD pass to Luke McClean.  1 TD pass.
Steven Paco had a fantastic showing wwith a couple of long runs using good vision and a late interception and run nearly scoring a TD. 1 INT
The entire team had a great showing displaying exceptional attitudes, team work and effort.
photo provided by coach Morgenstein


Submitted by Coach Jim Reynolds
final score  26 – 0 .
The Bishop Youth Football Divison 1 team improves to 4-0 with a 26-0 shutout win at Boron.  The Youth Broncos now travel to Big Bear this weekend.
Individual Statistics
Michael Spratt,  1 carry for 3 yds  1 assisted tackle.
Preston Pool-Harjo,  extra point run for 3 yards  5 assists  1 solo tackle.
Carlos Sualez Jr,  1 carry for 4 yards  2 assists 2 solo tackles.
Cherish Dixon,   2 assisted tackles.
Levi Williams,  1 carry for 10 yards 7 assists.
Damon Terrazas, 3 carries for 53 yards,  a extra point and a touch down  1 solo tackle.
Darrick Cortez,  1 carry for 5 yards and 3 assisted tackles.
Ishia Lee,   4 assists and 1 solo tackle,  1 carry for 1 yard.
Vinney Begay,  5 assists,  2 solo tackles,  2 carries for 15 yards and a qb sack.
Richie Talavera,  5 assists  and  1 solo tackle, 1 carry for 20 yards.
Justin Pettet,  1 carry for 3 yards,  1 assist  5 solo tackles.
David Smith,  2 assisted tackles, 2 carries for 6 yards.
Carlie Lewis,  3 assisted tackles,  2 carries for 15 yards.
Chucky Delgado,  3 assisted tackles and 1 carry for 4 yards.
Marcus Kinney,  2 assisted tackles and fumble recovery touch downs.
Elijah Reynolds,   7 assists  3 solo tackles,  qb sack,   kick off return for 70 yards,   5 carries for 95 yards  3 touch downs.
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Bishop Youth Football Div 2 goes to 3-0

Bishop Division 2 beats Rim of the World

Submitted by Coach Chris Matteson

The Bishop Youth Football Division 2 team increased their record to 3-0 in the Sierra Youth Football League with a win against Rim of the World In Bishop on Saturday. The game started slow with a few turnovers but Bishop scored first with a 12 yard run by Kenyan Piper. After a Rim of the world score, The youth Broncos answered back with a 2 yard punch into the end zone by Cain Omohundro and a PAT reception by Colt Matteson making it 13 to 6. The defense made some key stops and sacks by Jarred Lomatiwa and Kennedy Batchelder. Finally in the fourth quarter the youth Broncos put the game away with a 20yrd TD run by Colt Matteson and a PAT kick by Reece Marsh to win the game 21-6.

Final Stats
Bishop Youth finished with 187 yards of total Offense.
Rushing was led by Colt Matteson with 56 yards on 5 attempts with a TD score and PAT reception.
Kenyon Piper had 42 yards on 6 attempts a TD run.
Jacob Redman had 34 yards on 8 attempts and went 2-5 throwing the football for 5 yards.
Cain Omohundro had 26 yards on 5 attempts a TD run.
Defense was led by Cain Omohundro with 7 tackles and a forced fumble.
Kennedy Bathcelder had 6 tackles a sack and fumble recovery.
Jared Lomatiwa had 7 tackles and 3 sacks.
Bishop Plays @ Boron who are also 3-0 On Sept 26.
coach Chris Matteson vs. Trona. Photo by Lorenzo Parra

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra,  Colt Matteson vs. Trona.  Visit lorenzoparra.com for more images.

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BYFB hosts Rim Saturday

Bishop Youth Football takes on RIM

The Bishop Youth Football team will take to Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field this Saturday.  The ballgames represent the youth footballers first chance to play on refurbished John Schwab field.  Division 1 starts at 9am, Division 2 at 11am, and the Division 3 game begins at 1pm.

Last Saturday Bishop Youth Football scored three wins in match ups with Trona.  All three games were play at Big Pine High School. The Division 1 Broncos won 31-20.  Division 2 won 41-18, and Division 3 won 36-14.

Trona Individual Notes
Division 3 (from Coach Morgenstein)
Jayden Braithwaite earned MVP honors with 3 touchdowns, playing great on special teams, offense, and defense.
#7 Wes Pettet, photo by Maggie Larson

Quarterback Wes Pettet also had a great game with  a touchdown while leading the team as offensive and defensive captain.
Tristan Valle & Justin brooks played well at defensive end.
Jordan cooper also scored a pic-six at the end of the game.

 Division 1 (from Coach Reynolds)

Damon Terraza 1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle.
Preston Pool-Harjo 1 solo,  4 assist, 1 carry for 3 yards.
Richie Talavera,  3 solo,  3 assist.
Deaun Mitchel, 1 assist.
Charlie Lewis, 1 assist.
Kano Graves,  1 assist.
Carlos Suarez Jr,  4 assist.
Justin Pettet,  2 assist and one fumble recovery.
Ishia Lee,   4 assists, 3 solo tackles, one  fumble recovery
Vinney Begay, 1 assist, 1 solo tackle, 1 sack,  3 carries for 37 yards,  1TD.
Derrick Cortex, 2 assists.
Elijah Reynolds,   5 assists, 8 solo tackles. 12 carries for 252  4 TDs.

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Bishop Youth Football

Bishop Youth Football back in action

Bishop Youth Football returns to the field this Saturday with three games.  The ball games will be played at Big Pine High School.  According to Bishop Youth Football president James Pettet the games will be played at 9:00 am,11:00 am, and 1:00pm vs Trona.  The two youngest teams (division 1 & 2) are 8 man and the oldest team (division 3) is 11 man.

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Bishop Youth Football @ Kern Valley

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Bishop Youth Football starts the 2015 season winning 2 of 3 games at rival Kern Valley. Bishop Youth football’s three teams traveled to Kern Valley this past Saturday bringing home two wins and a heart breaking loss.

Division 1
Coach Jim Reynolds reports the youngest team won 25-7. Elijah Reynolds leads the charge with a two touchdown game and Vinny Begay and Damon Terrasas also scored touchdowns.

Division 2
Coach Will Lyons reports a hard fought 6-0 Bronco win. The difference in the game a 4-yard touchdown run by Cheveyo Marquez. Coach Lyons notes the outstanding play of Colt Matteson and Cheveyo Marquez, along with a great effort on defense by Jared Lomaintewa, Cain Omohundro, and Albert Cano.

Division 3
Coach Nate Morgenstein indicates that Kern Valley completed a touchdown pass in the final seconds of the game winning 6-0. KV broke the 0-0 tie with the game winner as time expired. Coach praised the play of leading tackler Wes Pettet and the overall play of Jayden Braithwaite.

Bishop Youth Football has a bye this week and will return to play on September 12th with home games with Trona.

cover photo,  Division 1 @ Kern Valley.  Photo by Nate Morganstein.

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