ALMONT — Redshirt freshman quarterback Steve Brohl, an Almont High School graduate, proved a force to be reckoned with in his debut outing with the Malone College football team recently.
The 6-3 and 210-pound performer completed 17 of 33 pass plays for 263 yards and four touchdowns as Malone College kicked off their 2009 season with a 35-19 victory over The Apprentice (Virginia) School on Saturday, September 5.
A crowd of 1,500 fans watched the action unfold at Canton, Ohio's Fawcett Stadium, Malone College's homefield.
In the matchup, Malone College and The Apprentice School ended the initial quarter with seven points apiece.
Quarter number two saw Malone College collect 14 points, while holding The Apprentice School to seven.
That made it 21-14, Malone College, at halftime break.
When the action resumed, Malone College picked up where it left off.
Thanks to a 14-2 third quarter edge, Malone College took a 35-16 advantage at the 45-minute mark.
The Apprentice School then outscored Malone College 3-0 the rest of the way, only to drop a 35-19 verdict when the final second ticked off the scoreboard clock.
Malone College headed into the confrontation rated 25th among NAIA teams nationwide, according to a preseason poll.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.