The Brophy Broncos have had a great run of running backs over the last several seasons. For the last three years it was Ryan Valez and before him, Marche Dennard and D’Amani Grayer. All extremely talented and productive players who wore red and white on Friday nights.
The trend has not stopped this season with a new featured back in Noah Pittenger who brings something a little different than those who have come before him.
Last season, Pittenger spelled Ryan Valez but head coach Scooter Molander had to find ways to get him on the field. So Pittenger spent much of his junior season playing in the slot on offense for the Broncos and ultimately had a very good junior season with just under 700 receiving yards and seven touchdowns finishing second on the team in total yard behind Valez.
Now Pittenger is back at tailback which was the position he played his whole life before joining the Brophy Varsity squad. While Pittenger pounds the rock on the ground, teams have to respect what he can do in the passing game as well which could make things that much easier for quarterback Matt Ryan and the offense to beat opposing defenses in a myriad of ways.