Bradshaw Mtn. Bears: Meet the coach, get 2007 roster, schedule and more

Senior DB-RB-QB Ben Pigg

Senior DB-RB-QB Ben Pigg

The Big GameNov. 2 - Bradshaw Mountain at Mingus UnionAlthough the Prescott game holds a lot of local significance and the early-season contests against Buckeye, Greenway and Notre Dame Prep are important to establish the Bears as a contender, the red-letter date will be Nov. 2. A realistic scenario could see the Bears and Marauders both 4-0 in the 4A-II Grand Canyon Region when they meet in the regular-season finale. Besides the region title, a victory would also be important heading into the playoffs.MEET THE COACHChuck Apap BMHS Record:   3rd season, 10-12 (.455)Overall Record:   37th season, 143-126-1 (.531)Background: A Michigan native, Apap took over the Bradshaw program prior to the 2005-06 season ... In his inaugural season on the sidelines, Bradshaw qualified for State for the first time ever as a Class 4A school - a feat repeated last year ... In Michigan, Apap won a State title in 1996 at Walled Lake Central ... Apap hired former BMHS football star Dave Moran as an assistant coach this season ... Apap represented Arizona at the NFL Youth Football Summit last month in Canton, Ohio.3 KEYS TO SUCCESS1. First 3 Games - The Bears open the season with Buckeye, Greenway and Notre Dame Prep - three teams getting positive preseason attention. Bradshaw needs to establish itself in the opener against Buckeye up in Flagstaff, knock off Greenway on the road and then win the home opener over Notre Dame Prep. A good start could mean the difference between an outstanding and mediocre season.2. Offense - The Bears need to mesh when they have the ball. Last year, Bradshaw averaged only 16.5 points per game and this year's edition will feature new faces in key spots - including quarterback. The young yet experienced line must play up to its capabilities and bond with skill position players for clean execution.3. Beat Prescott - Third-year coach Chuck Apap takes the Prescott game seriously. For the past two years, the Bears and Badgers have played pretty close contests but Bradshaw just can't get over the hump. If Bradshaw can find a way to handle PHS, the Bears could very well go on a roll all the way to the regular-season finale at Mingus Union.ROSTER No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. 1 Ben Pigg DB-RB-QB Sr. 5-10 170 2 Nate Stousen WR-DB Jr. 6-2 153 3 Steven Dutson LB-FB Sr. 5-9 198 6 Nicholas Namanny DB-QB-RB Jr. 5-11 171 8 Justin Martinez RB-DB Jr. 5-7 130 10 Marshall Bailey QB-DB Jr. 6-2 195 12 Jordan Perdue DB-QB-RB Sr. 5-10 155 13 James Reyes WR-OLB Fr. 6-3 150 16 Sean Hopper RB-LB Sr. 6-0 205 17 Tyson Brown WR-DB Jr. 5-10 140 18 Levi Johnson DB-RB Sr. 5-6 152 20 Adam Madrid RB-DB Jr. 5-4 137 21 Robert Vasquez RB-DB S0. 5-7 155 24 Kevin Golleher OLB-RB Sr. 5-11 172 25 Jacob Dembaugh RB-DB Jr. 5-7 125 26 Michael Blevins TE-LB Sr. 5-10 160 29 Dwayne Towne TE-K-P Sr. 5-9 192 31 Tyler Collins FB-LB Sr. 5-10 171 34 Mychal Eikenberry FB-LB So. 5-9 178 35 Ken Connor G-DL Sr. 6-0 171 36 Emiliano Velazquez DL-FB Sr. 5-10 196 37 Anthony Zizza LB-FB Sr. 5-6 178 39 Nick Pacheco OLB-TE Sr. 6-1 178 40 Chris Cordero RB-LB Jr. 5-9 183 42 Kalif Reid DB-RB Jr. 5-8 145 44 Tanner Brown OLB-RB Jr. 6-1 172 46 Danny Montoya RB-DB Sr. 5-5 147 48 Derrick Hunt RB-DB Jr. 5-10 153 50 Matt Buehler C-LB Sr. 6-1 210 51 Kyle Arias G-DL Jr. 6-2 272 52 Andrew Thurman C-LB Sr. 5-11 230 53 Dillon Doucette DL-C Jr. 6-0 322 55 Dallas Sandberg OT-DL So. 6-2 237 59 Aden Ramirez G-DL Jr. 5-8 195 60 Joshua Campbell G-DE Jr. 5-10 186 62 Josh Lakey OL-DL Sr. 6-0 220 63 Devin Begay C-DL So. 5-11 195 66 Isaac Gallegos OT-DL Sr. 5-8 272 67 Derek Pacheco OT-DL Jr. 6-0 190 68 Chris Eiken OT-DL Jr. 6-1 245 70 Deven Martinez DL-C So. 6-1 200 71 Miguel Perez OT-DL Jr. 6-0 279 73 Lance Kieren G-DL Jr. 6-0 175 74 Anthony Santana DL-G Jr. 5-9 223 76 Tyler Bates OT-DL Sr. 6-0 190 77 Steve Norris OT-DL Jr. 5-11 245 78 Dana Bruhn OT-DL Sr. 6-5 245 81 Justin Kilduff WR-DB Sr. 5-10 155 82 Nath Noel WR-DB Jr. 6-1 175 83 Zeke Grovenstein WR-DB Sr. 6-3 150 88 Nick Bradford TE-DL Jr. 6-1 160 91 Troy Odell TE-LB Jr. 6-0 180 Head coach: Chuck ApapAssistant coaches: Andrew Aldrist, Joe Berardi, Billy Eckle, Ron Fuson, Rhian Madrid, David Moran, Tom Regnier, Don Reyes, Harry SelkowFAST FACTSClass: 4A-IIFirst AIA Season: 1977Record since 2000: 32-42Last State playoff appearance: 2006State championships: None2006Record: 3-8Region record (finish):1-3 (4th)Playoffs:Lost to Higley, 14-72007Key Losses: Levi Moore, RB-DB; Tyler Do, LB; Josh Hernandez, RB; Tim Holliday, LB; Phillip Marchant, DLKey Returnees: Matt Buehler, G-LB; Ben Pigg, RB-DB-P-K; Justin Kilduff, WR-DB; Kevin Golleher, LB; Kyle Arias, OLWatch List: Marshall Bailey, QB; Jordan Perdue, DB; Tyler Collins, LB; Jacob Dembaugh, RB2007 SCHEDULE Date Opponent Time 2006 Result * Aug. 24 Buckeye 1 p.m. - Aug. 31 @ Greenway 7 p.m. - Sept. 7 N. Dame Prep. 7 p.m. 13-6 Sept. 14 @ Prescott 7 p.m. 14-20 Sept. 21 @ Payson 7 p.m. - Sept. 28 R. Kellis 7 p.m. - Oct. 5 @ Coconino 7 p.m. - Oct. 12 Page 7 p.m. 43-0 Oct. 19 @ Flagstaff 7:30 p.m. - Oct. 26 Sinagua 7 p.m. 31-0 Nov. 2 @ Mingus 7 p.m. 7-28 * @ NAU SkydomeBEARS IN THE 21st CENTURY Year W-L Pct. PF Avg. PA Avg. Playoffs 2000 2-8 .200 23.3 30.2 None 2001 6-4 .600 20.0 25.0 None 2002 6-4 .600 26.0 12.2 None 2003 6-5 .545 19.3 18.5 None 2004 2-9 .182 16.2 28.4 None 2005 7-4 .636 35.0 26.4 Lost to Flagstaff, 21-44 2006 3-8 .273 16.5 20.2 Lost to Higley, 14-7 SINCE 2000 Record Overall: 32-42, .432 Home: 18-19, .486 Away: 14-23, .378 Playoffs: 0-2, .000 Openers: 4-3, .571 Home Openers: 6-1, .857 Scoring Offense Overall: 1650, 22.3 avg. Home: 847, 22.9 avg. Away: 803, 21.7 avg. Playoffs: 21, 10.5 avg Scoring Defense Overall: 1701, 23.0 avg. Home: 722, 19.5 avg. Away: 979, 26.5 avg. Playoffs: 35, 17.5 avg MISCELLANEOUS Records vs. This Season's Opponents (Since 2000) Opponent W-L Results Buckeye 2-1 2004-Won, 7-0; 2003-Won, 27-14; 2000-Lost, 49-36 Greenway 0-1 2000-Lost, 35-14 No. Dame Prep 2-0 2006-Won, 13-6; 2005-Won, 44-6 Prescott 0-7 2006-Lost, 20-14; 2005-Lost, 42-31; 2004-Lost, 29-7; 2003-Lost, 24-21; 2002-Lost, 13-6; 2001-Lost, 44-0; 2000-Lost, 28-14 Payson 0-0 Did not play Raymond Kellis 0-0 Did not play Coconino 0-0 Did not play Page 4-1 2006-Won, 43-0; 2005-Won, 49-13; 2004-Won, 36-24; 2003-Won, 21-7; 2000-Lost, 25-21 Flagstaff 1-2 2005-Lost, 21-14; 2004-Lost, 26-0; 2003-Won, 30-19 Sinagua 3-2 2006-Won, 31-0; 2005-Won, 31-14; 2002-Lost, 28-22; 2001-Lost, 35-14; 2000-Won, 26-12 Mingus Union 0-2 2006-Lost, 28-7; 2005-Lost, 46-6 Shutouts: 6 (Oct. 5, 2001 vs. Dysart; Oct. 4, 2002 vs. Cactus Shadows; Nov. 1, 2002 at Pinnacle; Aug. 27, 2004 vs. Buckeye; Sept. 8, 2006 at Page; Sept. 15, 2006 vs. Sinagua) Shutout by Opponent: 3 (Oct. 12, 2001 at Prescott; Nov. 15, 2002 at Centennial; Sept. 3, 2004 at Flagstaff) Largest Margin of Victory: 43 (43-0 vs. Page, Sept. 8, 2006) Largest Margin of Defeat: 57 (6-63 at Cactus, Oct. 19, 2001) Longest Winning Streak: 4 (Sept. 26-Oct. 17, 2003 - beat Page, Independence, Shadow Mountain, Pinnacle; Sept. 9-Sept. 30, 2005 - beat Page, Sinagua, Higley, Sunnyslope) Longest Losing Streak: 8 (Sept. 22-Nov. 9, 2000 - lost to Page, Prescott, Independence, Washington, Cortez, Moon Valley, Greenway, Buckeye)