We are CHAMPIONS!
Our first going going undefeated in conference play and another MW Championship in the bag. This team earned it. While attendance may not have been what everyone hoped, I think out #FamFillsTheBlue campaign was a resounding success. It was great to see Bronco Nation come together and make things happened for each other.
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. Donovan finally seems to have updated stats for the season. He has 21 total tackles, 10 solo, 1 TFL, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups.
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 took down Dallas Jesuit 38-28 on Friday, improving to 13-1. 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 Guyer (13-1) this Saturday, 12/14, at 1:00pm. This will be the semifinals of 2019 Football Conference 6A D2 Playoffs.
LaTrell Caples, WR, Lancaster HS (Lancaster, TX)
The Tigers lost to Lone Star 20-38, ending their playoff run. They finish their season at 11-3. Stats weren’t available in the win. Season stats for LaTrell also aren’t available.
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.
Semaj Verner, S, Mayfair HS (Lakewood, CA)
Verner is a consensus 3-star prospect out of Lakewood, CA. Listed at 6’2 and 185 lbs, Verner passed on offers from USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State, Colorado and most of the MW to name a few. Also of note, he had offers from Yale and Pennsylvania which shows he’s not just a great athlete, but a great student as well.
Verner’s Mayfair Monsoons ended their season at 5-6 after losing 12-42 to Chino Hills in the first round of the Divion 5A CIF Southern Section playoffs. Stats for Verner are not yet available.
Apologies for the gross lack of stats for players. I’m at the mercy of the statisticians for the schools as well as their propensity for loading stats to MaxPreps. I’ll do some searching to see if I can’t find them elsewhere.
The Broncos drew a Las Vegas bowl bid versus the Washington Huskies, which wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone. While it’s a great opportunity for the players to play a P5 opponent, a 12-1 team should get a more high profile game than the Las Vegas bowl. We could see a few more commits soon, so keep you eyes peeled. Signing day is not far away and we still have plenty of roster spots.