Brophy Defeats Desert Vista 2-0 In Division I High School Championship Game
Brophy faced off against Desert Vista and defeated them 2-0 in the Division I High School Championship game. Brophy dominated the entire first half but couldn’t score against a strong Desert Vista defense. Almost immediately at the start of the second half Brophy’s Tyler Dial took a point blank shot that was blocked by the Desert Vista GK Tim O’Brien. John Grotjohn then pounced on the rebound hit the back of the net.
Riggs Lennon, who sat the entire first half along with 3 other players who were suspended for disciplinary reasons, scored Brophy’s second goal when O’Brien blocked another Brophy shot but failed to clear the rebound. Lennon picked up the ball and gave Brophy the 2-0. Desert Vista’s last effort was not enough as Brophy won the State Title.
Two Brophy senior players spoke about the feeling after.
Riggs Lennon, “It feels unbelievable and I wanted to come back from last year. Finally got that State Championship from sophomore year and it just feels that great to end my career with Brophy winning a State Championship.”
Clarence Clark, “We were so close last year and we told ourselves we were going to come out this year and just win it. We were confident we were going to get first. It’s just unreal. We have battled through so much my Senior year and it’s awesome.”