2nd-half comeback attempt
Westview got back in the game by dominating the third quarter.
The Knights took the second-half kickoff and marched 80 yards in 17 plays, consuming 10:21, to get within 27-21 on Provchy's 5-yard run on fourth-and-four.
"It was an option to our big fullback, Ardis [Palmer] and I kept the ball," Provchy said. "Our guards, Matt Arenas and Essie Weaver, got a big push."
"They hit the big pass right before halftime and that hurt but the kids responded with that great drive to start the second half," Bowen said. "Our offense can grind with anybody. We thought if we could come out at the start of the second half and score, and get within six, we would have a chance to win."
Westview did have that chance to win when its defense came up with a big stop on Brophy's next possession.
The Knights defense stopped the Broncos at the Westview 45 and forced a punt that was downed at the 10 with 9:05 play.
"I looked up at the clock and thought, 'If we can put together another long [time-consuming] drive, we can win,'" Bowen said.
It was not to be.
The Knights advanced to their own 32 but were pushed back five yards by a penalty, setting up a fourth-and-seven situation.
Provchy dropped back to pass on fourth down but his pass sailed over the receiver's head, seemingly ending the drive. However, a roughing the passer penalty against Brophy advanced the ball to the Westview 42 and gave the Knights new life.
That life was sucked out of the Knights two plays later when Kotoske intercepted Provchy's pass.
"Their kid may a great play on the ball," Bowen said. "That's all you can ask for is a chance to win."
Westview piled up 17 first downs and ran for 247 yards and passed for 82.
Morris rushed for a game-high 116 yards on 18 carries. He ripped off four runs of 10 yards of more. He also added a pass reception for 24 yards.
"I'll take Seivion in a big game any time," Bowen said. "We wanted to run Seivion between the tackles."
Ardis Palmer added 54 yards on 10 attempts, Provchy ran the ball 12 times for 27 yards and two touchdowns and Rene Corral contributed six rushes for 39 yards.
"An unsung hero for us was Rene Corral," Bowen said. "He ran plays to the other side of Seivion's runs."
Provchy was 5 for 12 passing for 82 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Morris, Palmer, Burks, Ryan Girk and D.J. Townsend each caught a pass.
Brophy had 13 first downs and gained 124 yards on the ground and 207 through the air.
Bruggman completed 12 of 18 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
"We got to Bruggman," Bowen said. "He is a Division I player, but we did some good things to slow him down."
Dennard led the Broncos on the ground with 87 yards on 13 carries.
Clark's five receptions for 132 yards and a score led Brophy.
"They are the No. 1 team in the state," Bowen said. "We showed that we can play with anybody."
Westview plays at Phoenix Carl Hayden (3-4) Friday. Hayden was a 45-14 loser to Phoenix Thunderbird Friday.
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