Broncos Take the HDL Crown



Photo by Gary Young.

Paige Vance, sports editor

Bronco Defense Leads the Way as Bishop Locks Up First HDL Title Since 2012

The Bishop Bronco football team had a big game on Friday taking on the California City Ravens for the HDL Championship. Bishop was hoping to continue their 6 game winning streak and they did just that extending their streak to 7 games. The Bronco defense had another shutout game beating the ravens 7-0. 

I had a chance to catch up with head coach Arnie Palu after the game and he said “There is an old saying in sports that ‘Defense wins championships’ and that held true Friday night. Our defense was outstanding holding a dangerous Cal City team scoreless while allowing just two first downs. Coach Rick Beall and his defensive staff did a great job of game-planning and the boys executed the plan to perfection. We are now poised to make a run at the CIF championship”.  

Luke McClean scored the games only TD and also picked off a raven pass securing the victory. McClean was named the overall player of the game. Joe Weaver had a big game offensively catching 4 balls for 53 yards. Weaver was named offensive player of the game. Trevin Moose was named defensive player of the game collecting 2 tackles for a loss and a quarterback sack. Jon Torres led the special teams and recorded two solo tackles. JT was named the special teams player of the game. 

This win earned the Broncos a home first-round playoff game. The Broncos are #1 seed in Division 6 they’ll take on the Boron Bobcats seed #16,  this Friday the game kicks off at 7 pm. Gates open to fans at 6pm, with the game set for a 7pm kickoff. Bishop Athletic Administration reminds fans that only CIF passes will be honored.   

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