Football Wins 6A Central Region Title with 14-12 Victory over Salpointe
The Brophy football team won its first region title in 15 years with a 14-12 win over Salpointe to finish with a 4-0 Central record and an 8-2 overall mark for the season. The Broncos were selected as the No. 1 seed in the AIA 6A Conference playoff bracket and will host Mesa on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Central High School at 7 p.m.
Charlie McGinnis threw two touchdown passes to erase a 12-0 deficit and propel the team to their fourth straight win. He finished 25-for-34 for 212 yards.
Trailing 12-0, the Broncos got on the board via a 29-yard reception by Daylen Sharper with five seconds left in the half. He finished with five grabs for 66 yards. Jacob Buggie led the team with eight catches for 58 yards. The Broncos went ahead on a 25-yard touchdown catch by Ryan DeKoning.
The defense had seven sacks including 2.5 each by Mardale Rowe and Alex Salome, who had a team-best eight tackles, three hurries, and two blocked kicks.
Brophy won the 6A Central Region title to win the first region title since 2008.
Tickets ($10 adults/$5 students) for the opening playoff game are available on GoFan.co. Mother’s Guild, Dad’s Club, Alumni and Brophy students must purchase tickets to all AIA postseason events.