Bishop Broncos too much for Linfield Lions in opener
In their opening game of the season, the Broncos football team showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Division as they downed Linfield Christian, 38-6, Friday.
With the victory, Bishop ended the fifth-ranked Lions’ 15-game winning streak that started last season.
The Broncos were in control from the beginning as they took a 24-0 halftime lead.
“I was particularly impressed with the intensity of the boys,” said Bishop coach Bill Egan.
Bishop used a ground attack to devastate the Lions’ defense. The Broncos rushed for 326 yards as a team.
Leading Bishop in rushing was Chance Callahan, who had 5 carries for 105 yards. Kiko Gonzalez followed Callahan, running for 89 yards on 11 carries.
Gonzalez, who shared time at quarterback with Callahan, also threw a touchdown pass to Cody Rigney, who in addition to his touchdown had a field goal. Gonzalez also scored 3 touchdowns of his own.
Also scoring for the Broncos was Aaron Puls, who ran in a touchdown.
On the defensive end, Bishop was unyielding, as the Broncos had 84 tackles as a team.
Ermilo Arias led Bishop with 18 tackles, Gonzalez added 15 and Schain Thomson added 10.
Even though Egan was pleased with his team’s performance, he saw areas where the Broncos can improve.
“We need to clean up our execution,” Egan said.
Execution will be one of the things Bishop works on this week in practice as the Broncos prepare to play the Western Christian team.
The Lancers, who ended the 2009 campaign with one win, are much improved this year as they started their season with a 32-7 romp of Calvary Chapel.
“It’s going to be a good contest,” Egan said.
Bishop will play Western Christian at 7 p.m. Friday in its home opener.
Bishop JV 25 Linfield Christian JV 15
Curran Simpson: 12 carries, 104 yards, 1 touchdown
Ryan Devore: 7 carries, 61 yards
Drake Trimble: 4 carries, 32 yards
Dustin Waasdorp: 4 carries, 12 yards, 1 touchdown
Kyle Batchelder: (rushing) 5 carries, 11 yards, 1 tocuhdown; (passing) 7-11, 46 yards
Curran Simpson: 6 tackles
Dustin Waasdorp: 5 tackles, 1 blocked PAT
Cory Thomson: 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Cy Scott: 4 tackles
Jared Ruelas: 3 tackles
Carl Olsen: 3 tackles
Zack Kaiser: 3 tackles
Roman Amisone: 3 tackles
Jarrett Smith: 3 tackles, 1/2 sack
Cameron White: 3 tackles, 1/2 sack
Drake Trimble: 2 tackles, 1 blocked PAT