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Paige Vance, Sports Editor

Varsity Football vs. Desert

On the night that UFO seekers planned to storm Area 51, the Bishop Broncos made their way onto Edwards Airforce Base opening High Desert League play. 

The Broncos were looking to bounce back from a tough loss at Rim of the World. Bishop dominated the game bringing home a 54-0 win over Desert High School. Arnie Palu, the head coach, said that he thought the team played very well in all three phases. 

Luke McClean scored in three different ways earning himself offensive player of the game. McClean ran for a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass and caught a touchdown pass from Clay Omohundro. 

Joe Weaver’s unbreakable defense led the team to their first shut-out game of the season. Weaver had 6 solo tackles and three assisted tackles. Coach Palu commented on Weaver’s play saying “ Joe Weaver had one of the most impressive tackling games I’ve ever seen, he was a tackling machine with perfect form, I was really impressed with his effort.” 

The overall MVP for the game was Wes Pettet performing impressively on defense and offense. Pettet had 52 rushing yards on just 5 carries, 5 solo tackles and three quarterback sacks. Kicker Dan Sudki connected on 6 of 7 PAT kicks earning the special teams player of the game honors. 

This Friday the Broncos host Burroughs. Bishop’s student senate will be hosting a tailgate before Friday’s game. There’s going to be music, food, and free spirit gear for the students. 

Bronco Stats:

Luke McClean: 9 carries, 47 receiving yds, 97 rushing yards, 19 passing yds, 2 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle. 

Joe Weaver: 6 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles,  

Wes Pettet: 5 carries, 52 rushing yds, 1 touchdown. 3 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles. 

Jordan Lopez: 3 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles.

Clay Omohundro: 5 carries, 17 rushing yds, 2 touchdown passes.

Steven Paco: 10 carries, 36 rushing yds, 1 touchdown. 

Jaydan Braithwaite: 1 carry, 6 rushing yds, 19 receiving yds, 2 touchdowns. 

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