Game Preview: Hamilton v. Brophy
Casey Tucker
Casey Tucker
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 6, 2013
Jason Jewell

Two of the state's top programs face off in a week 2 non-section game

Brophy on Offense: The Broncos lost a lot of talent on offense from last year's team and the expectations for senior Brian Woodward are high. In his first start at QB after taking over for the departed Tyler Bruggman, Woodward was solid. He competed 50% of his passes, showed some mobility to the ground and didn't turn the ball over. Coach Molander has always tried to keep the offense balanced; RB Will Edwards had over 100 yards in last week's big win over Desert Mountain. Stanford commit OT Austin Hall paves the way for Edwards. More points will need to be scored offensively if they want to beat Hamilton, the only TD they scored last week was defensively.

Brophy on Defense: I don't think anyone expected Brophy to shutdown Desert Mountain's high powered offense, but that is exactly what they did, giving up just 6 points. Woodward is also their leader on defense, coming up with 8 tackles, an INT and a forced fumble last week. This is the second week in a row that the Broncos will be tested by a very good football team. Kicker Phillip Mourikes will be key again, he hit 2 FGs last week and had 3 touchbacks.

Hamilton on Offense: Hamilton is always talented and Coach Belles has always spread the ball around, the Husky offense looks no different in 2013. In their week 1 win, 8 different players carried the ball and their new QB Sammy Sasso completed passes to 6 different receivers. Tyrell Smith and soph. Kyeler Burke look to get the bulk of the carries behind one of the state's top offensive lines. Five-star OT Casey Tucker headlines the group but Army commit Bryce Holland is one of the west's top centers.

Hamilton on Defense: Saying this defense is loaded is an understatement. It starts up front with DEs Qualen Cunningham and Caleb Peart, they will terrorize QBs all season long. LB Santana Sterling is one of the state's best and the Husky secondary is top notch. Juwan Jones, Jalen Jenkins, Josiah Pola, A.J. Greathouse and Levi Sterling will make throwing the ball extremely tough.

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C Bryce Holland (profile)
DB Jalen Jenkins (profile)
S Juwan Jones (profile)
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S Josiah Pola (profile)
OLB Santana Sterling (profile)
OT Casey Tucker (profile)
OLB Brian Woodward (profile)
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