No comeback needed for Scottsdale Chaparral (4-1) this week as they jumped all over Mesa Red Mountain 44-14 Friday night at Red Mountain High School.
Quarterback Sean Paul Brophy had a big night with six touchdowns on 25-for-33 passing for 300 yards.
“Sean Paul Brophy had an outstanding football game and offensively we did pretty much what we wanted to do,” Scottsdale Chaparral Coach Dave Huffine said.
Early in the first quarter, Brophy hit his favorite target of the night, Israel Simpson, who plowed his way into the end zone on a 13-yard reception. Brophy and Simpson, who caught nine passes for 129 yards, would hook up for two more touchdowns on the night, including Chaparral’s final score with 4 minutes to go.
Brophy spread the ball around, targeting big Trevor Wood nine times as well including a pair of touchdowns; the first a 6-yard pass to give Chaparral a 23-14 halftime lead.
Brophy also aired one out to senior captain Tyler Whiley for a 40-yard touchdown as time expired in the first quarter.
“It was just a lot of fun to come out here with the ability to throw the ball to all these superstar receivers and tight ends,” Brophy said. “Everybody stepped up and made plays. I’m just another link in the chain.”
Elijah Castro carried the ball 25 times for 165 yards to balance out the offense.
Chaparral kicker Bruce Packal got the scoring started with a 35-yard field goal on its opening drive.
Red Mountain quarterback Brennen Dobson tried to keep his team in the game, scrambling for a 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
After a Chaparral three-and-out, Dobson pulled Red Mountain (1-4) within a field goal with a 63-yard bomb to speedy Terrell Tyler, but that’s as close as it would get.
Chaparral’s defense, led by Jack Basham, sacked Dobson four times and forced a pair of turnovers.
“It was a tough week in a lot of ways because of a big win against Desert Mountain last week, and I thought we might have a little bit of a letdown,” Huffine said.
“But for the most part I thought our kids did a really nice job coming over here. This is not an easy place to play, especially for their homecoming.”