I think it’s safe to say that this weekend’s win wasn’t the beat down we all had maybe hoped it would be, but the Broncos are undefeated in conference play for the first time since joining the Mountain West. that’s pretty remarkable. 3 straight years going to the MW Championship game. Keep in mind the defending MW Champions, the Fresno State Bulldogs, aren’t even going to a bowl this year. Yikes.
Let’s see how our future Broncos fared.
Isaiah Bradford, S, Redlands East Valley HS (Redlands, CA)
REVHS’s season is over, going winless at 0-10. Based on available stats, Bradford finished the year with 23 total tackles, 16 solo, and 2 passes defended before his season ended due to injury. Right now, it sounds like the plan is to grayshirt Bradford as he has not yet had surgery to repair his ACL, with his planned enrollment being January 2021. We’ll have to see how that plays out.
Brandon Hernandez, OL, Yucaipa HS (Yucaipa, CA)
Brandon’s season is over after his Thunderbirds finished 3-7. Brandon, while playing offense, picked up some stats on defense. He had 29 total tackles, 12 solo, 1 qb hurry and 1 pass defended. Final season highlights for Brandon aren’t yet available, but I’ll update when they are.
Russell Corrigan, TE, Hutchinson Senior HS (Hutchinson, MN)
Hutchinson lost to BHAMASPAS 22-16, ending their season at 11-1. Still no stats available for Corrigan.
Donovan Clark, CB, Lincoln HS (Tacoma, WA)
Lincoln lost to Eastside Catholic 21-34 in the semifinals of the Washington 3A State Football Playoffs. Lincoln ends their season at 10-3. No stats for Donovan were available in the win.
Kaonohi Kaniho, CB, Kahuku HS (Kahuku, HI)
Kahuku lost to St. Louis 6-45 in the Finals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Kahuku ends their season at 9-4 and #42 in the nation. No stats are available for Kaonohi.
Nathan Cardona, OG, Yorba Linda HS (yorba Linda, CA)
Yorba Linda lost to St. Paul in the quarterfinals on Friday 16-28, finishing at 10-2 for the year. Stats are not generally kept for offensive lineman.
Robert Cooper, DE, Bethel HS (Spanaway, WA)
Bethel barely lost to Kennewick Friday 20-21, moving to 8-4 for the year. Stats for him aren’t available in the win. The loss ends Bethel’s playoff run. Cooper’s stats, while incomplete, are solid: 32 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks through 7 games.
Nick Booker-Brown, DT, Westfield HS (Houston, TX)
Westfield beat Midway 38-7 on Friday, improving to 12-1. Defensive stats weren’t available in the win. Booker-Brown only has stats for the first 4 games, in which he has 22 total tackles, 13 solo, 5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks.
The Mustangs play Dallas Jesuit (9-4) this Saturday, 12/7, at 6:00pm. This will be the quarterfinals of 2019 Football Conference 6A D2 Playoffs.
LaTrell Caples, WR, Lancaster HS (Lancaster, TX)
The Tigers beat Independence 34-10 on Friday, improving to 11-2. Stats weren’t available in the win.
The Tigers play Lone Star (13-0) this Friday, 12/6 at 7:00pm. This will be the quarterfinals of 2019 Football Conference 5A D1 Playoffs
Riden Leong, OT, Orange Coast College (Honolulu, HI)
The Pirates were shut out by Southwestern 0-41 on Saturday, moving to 1-9. Stats aren’t generally kept for offensive lineman.
The Pirates season is over.
Chance Luper, WR, Fort Worth Christian HS (North Richlands Hills, TX)
The Cardinals lost to Dallas Christian 21-46 on Friday, moving to 5-6 and ending their playoff . Stats for Chance in the ‘19-’20 season are not yet available.
The Broncos will play for all of the marbles on Saturday against Hawaii. We also have an outstanding “GO BRONCOS” that hasn’t been identified yet, so keep your eyes peeled for who that might be. Signing day is not far away and we still have plenty of roster spots.