Brophy looks to correct mistakes after 27-14 loss to Santa Margarita

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The Brophy Broncos’ regular season schedule isn’t too kind to them in the early going, as their first three games happen within 10 days of each other.

Brophy rolled over Mountain Ridge by a 37-14 count on Tuesday night. Three days later they took on the best high school football team in the state of California, the Santa Margarita Eagles, at Phoenix College.

The Eagles showed why they’re the best team in their state, and ranked second overall in the nation, by virtue of their 27-14 victory on Saturday night.

Santa Margarita’s offense racked up almost 500 yards of offense for the game, and had 23 first downs.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Broncos had just over 200 yards of total offense and just eight first downs.

Quarterback Tyler Bruggman – who passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns against Mountain Ridge on Tuesday – didn’t have his best performance against the Eagles, which is something he readily agreed with.

“Not very good,” Bruggman said. “I missed too many throws and I didn’t execute well enough to win.”

Despite the loss, head coach Scooter Molander applauded his team’s efforts.

“I’m really proud of our guys on such a quick turnaround, we battled,” Molander said. “We’ll be better for this.”

Wide receiver Devon Allen seemed to be missing on the field, despite scoring the Broncos’ first touchdown.

The Eagles defense did a good job of putting a wall between Bruggman and Allen all night, limiting the offense’s effectiveness on drives.

Allen said he wasn’t frustrated at all considering how the Eagles defense stifled him.

“Not at all,” Allen said. “It’s a team effort, we have to lose as a team, we have to win as a team. We just didn’t play hard enough to win the game today, [but we’ll] come back next week, fix our mistakes and we’ll be fine.”

The Broncos are now 1-1 on the young season. This week they travel to Boulder Creek Friday night.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.