After a tough non-league schedule, the Bishop Broncos showed they’re going to be tough in their High Desert League home.
Before a large Homecoming crowd, Bishop scored a 30-10 HDL victory Friday night against the Rosamond Roadrunners at John Schwab Field.
Bronco Tim Berrey had a night to remember, scoring two touchdowns, intercepting a pass, dishing out a couple of big hits on defense and being named Homecoming King. (Julie Ann Baker was Homecoming Queen).
Bishop (2-4 overall, 1-0 in league) led 16-0 early on a 26-yard field goal by Chino Santana, a 40-yard TD pass from Drew Blumberg to Berrey and a five-yard TD run by Berrey.
Rosamond (1-6, 0-1) countered with a first-half field goal and a blocked punt for a touchdown by Steven Porter in the third quarter to make it 16-10.
But the Broncos came back with two unanswered scores later in the third quarter, quarterback Blumberg throwing two more TD passes.
Sophomore Aaron Puls hada TD reception from Blumberg; earlier, Puls made adiving catch on the sideline to keep alive a drive that ended with a Blumberg-to-Santana TD pass.
Chance Irwin intercepted two passes for Bishop, which had four picks in the game, including Berrey’s and a tipped pass from Santana that Blumberg intercepted.
Many other Broncos contributed to the victory, including defensive stalwarts Zach Williams and Jacob Doonan, two-player starters Dominic Quintana and Lowell Chudy, Chris Brown and Hugo Villapando.
Bishop has a bye in the HDL schedule next week now that Mojave has left the league. The Broncos next will travel to Lake Isabella for a Halloween battle with Kern Valley.