Outlook: Nick Natale has been out with a foot injury since opening week, but Ray Polk filled in perfectly for Brophy in last week’s win against Westwood.
Polk is a speedy junior who won the 110 hurdles in the state track meet as a sophomore last spring. He rushed for three touchdowns as the Broncos piled up 240 rushing yards against Westwood.
“I told him he would, and I’m sure a lot of other people did,” Brophy coach Scooter Molander said. “It’s a credit to our O-line.”
The Broncos feel better about their defense after last week, in which they forced three turnovers, cut down on penalties and held Westwood to a meaningless fourthquarter touchdown.
Not that one play ultimately determines an outcome, but there were no regrets from Trojans camp about going for a 2-point conversion last week against Highland, which fell short and became a 28-27 loss. Still, the Trojans racked up 340 yards rushing, but allowed nearly as many. Get ready for plenty of Polk.
Molander got his start at Brophy under Paradise Valley assistant Jim Sanford.
Address: 3950 E. Bell Road, Phoenix
Records: Brophy 3-2; Paradise Valley 2-3
Last year’s meeting: Brophy 48, Paradise Valley 0