By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Sep. 19, 2018: The Bronxville Broncos (0-3) suffered another tough loss to Putnam Valley last Saturday. The Broncos led 7-6 at the half and were positioned for a win, but with 30 seconds to play, Putnam Valley intercepted a Bronxville pass at the goal line to win the game 20-14. As with the week before in their 38-28 loss against Woodlands, the final score of the game does not reflect the competitiveness or grit of this Bronxville football team.
Under the leadership of senior captains Alex New, Tommy O’Connell, and Seamus Watters, the team has been working hard since early August to prepare for a very challenging schedule in Class B. The Broncos competed in Class B last year, but the look of the league has changed a bit this season. Some of the less competitive teams that were in Class B in 2017, such as Irvington, Valhalla, Edgemont, and Hastings, broke off from Class B to form an independent league that is not eligible for Section 1 playoffs. The teams remaining in Class B, Pleasantville, Westlake, Ardsley, Nanuet, and Putnam Valley, are very competitive.
Despite the Broncos' 0-3 record, they have come together strong and performed solidly as a team in every game. In their recent game against the Tigers, according to co-captain Watters, “Senior lineman stepped up big against a heavy rush from Put Valley’s constant blitzes.”
Offensive linemen Patrick Mooney (75) and Tass Samios (56) clear the way for Henry Donohue (24). Photo by J. Murrer.
Other highlights from the Putnam Valley game include sophomore Henry Donohue’s first touchdown of his varsity career and junior defensive lineman Logan Glick’s impressive stop of a running play on 4th and 2. Also, senior wide receiver Will Mayer made several very athletic catches on deep ball passes from junior quarterback Clark Stephens. This “herd of Broncos” has a lot of talent and is ready for a victory.
Quarterback Clark Stephens (10). Photo by J. Murrer.
Bronxville will play at Pleasantville’s homecoming on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Pleasantville lost to Ardsley in their season opener and defeated Nanuet 21-0 last Saturday. The Broncos will be back home again on September 29 against Albertus Magnus at 1:30 pm and on October 13 for their homecoming matchup against Ardsley at 6:30 pm.
Pictured here (at top, rotating): Bronxville runs the ball against Putnam Valley in the game on Saturday; Bronco fans at the game against Putnam Valley.
Photos by J. Murrer