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GAME REPORTS INDEX
All Boys Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Games Played
From 2004 To Present
Follow the Brossart Mustangs back through the years.
Detailed game report links for Freshmen-JV-Varsity games from 2004 through 2009 are all listed together on the
same index page. Freshmen-JV-Varsity Reports from 2009 through present are simplified box scores and are
Links to broadcasts and photo galleries are available via the individual games.
I'll venture to say that we are the only program in the area, or at least one of very few, who have documented
games reports of freshmen games dating back to 2004.
In transitioning from the old PageBuilder Web Site Development Program to the new SiteBuilder which I presently
use, the page sizes changed causing some overlap of paragraphs in the older reports. E/Mail me if you would like
to print off a particular report that contains overlaps and I will fix it for you.
There are a lot of fond memories stored in these game reports over the years,
many with photo files attached. The 2004-05 Mustangs were an "end of an era"
team that beat Campbell County by 30 points in the Crosstown Classic, defeated
Cincinnati Oak Hills in the Bluegrass-Buckeye played in the Cintas Center, took
out Lexington Catholic in the Fifth/Third Tournament at Lexcath, destroyed NCC
57-39, knocked off CovCath on their senior night in Park Hills to claim the Number
One ranking in Northern Kentucky in the final coaches poll, while the JVs were
compiling a 22-0 record. Kevin Smith (right) went on to play college ball at the
University of Hawaii-Pacific. Evan McDole played college baseball for four years
at NKU. He is presently a member of the 10th Region Hall of Fame. Other
notables on that team were Brett Reilly, Steve McCarthy, Michael Schenk, Jason
Cooper and Ryan Anderson.
The 2006 Mustangs also defeated Campbell County in the Crosstown during a
"rebuilding year" 61-47. Meanwhile the JVs ran their overall win string to 30 with
a 32-25 win over the Camels. The varsity took Cincinnati LaSalle to the wire
before falling 55-52 in overtime in the Bluegrass-Buckeye at NKU. One of the
most improbable conquests by a Brossart team, and we have had plenty, was
winning the 2005 Ashland Invitational beating a supposedly far-superior Christian
County 65-56. They advanced to the semi-finals of the "A" State Tournament
where we led Bardstown 28-20 at halftime, before being overtaken at the wire
63-60. Bardstown cut down the nets as "A" State Champs the next day.
The 2006-07 Mustangs were another end of era team that was arguably the most
exciting team to ever wear Mustang green. They were fearless and took on all
comers. The 07s crushed the Camels in the Crosstown 65-40, again beat Oak
Hills in the Bluegrass-Buckeye at NKU, went 3-1 in the 5th/3rd Classic in
Lexington, and won the All "A" State Tournament with wins over NCC, Gallatin
County, University Heights, and Bardstown. The NCC, UHA, and Bardstown
broadcasts remain my very favorite. We went back to CovCath where they were
again ranked Number 1 in NoKy and again embarrassed them on their senior
night 63-56 and stole the top ranking away from them as we improved to 25-4.
Jimmy Uebel was the heart and soul of this team comprised of 1,000 Points Club
Member Troy Cooper, and seniors Nathan Mutsch, Josh Kidney, Matt Lloyd, Kyle
Kramer, Matt Lloyd, Luke Rebholz, and Bryan Niemeyer.
The 2007-08s will always be known for knocking off heavily favored St. Patrick in
the 10th Region "A" Semi-finals and then winning the tournament with Greg
Stortz, Zach Hertzenberg, Joey Webb, Mitch Patterson, and a couple of
sophomores who could play - Jordan Armstrong and Jacob Rieger. They then
upset Lexington Christian in the All "A" State before bowing to eventual champ,
University Heights. The Brossart-Lexington Christian broadcast ranks way up
there among my all-time favorites.
The '09s won the Bracken County Invitational Tournament defeating Lewis
County in the finals as they improved to 9-1 to start the season. They were
narrowly defeated by Campbell County 40-37, and it took a Matt Geisler tip-in on a
last second inbounds play for NCC to survive Brossart 44-42 in the SyDome,
while our JVs drilled the Breds 41-26. It was our Freshmen who upset a
powerhouse Campbell County team in the 37th District Championship Game and
then went on to win the 10th Region Freshmen Championship, defeating heavily
favored Clark County in the finals.
After losing 45-27 to Campbell County in the Crosstown and again in the MCIT, the
Mustangs upset Campbell County 53-46 in the 37th District Tournament. Juniors
Jacob Rieger scored 19 and Jordan Armstrong 13 in that one.
In 2009-10 the Mustangs shot from the gate, winning their first eight games,
including a 45-36 win over Campbell County in the Crosstown. The Mustangs
won the 10th Region "A" but were edged 63-60 by Hazard in the "A" State. Jacob
Rieger scored his 1,000th Point in a home game vs Cooper. The Mustangs lost
narrowly to Scott in the district finals when unknown Ryan Steivers came off the
bench and nailed three consecutive three-pointers. Mason County ended our
19-7 season with a 56-41 win in the 10th Regional tournament.
Campbell County squeezed past our Mustangs 64-61 in the 2010-11 Crosstown
Classic. We rebounded by coming back to win the 10th Region "A"
Championship at NKU as underdogs against the favored Deming Black Devils
59-56 in overtime. It was a tough loss for Deming who featured the King twins -
Luke and Kyle and a "coming out" party for Joe Jennings. The Mustangs
handled NCC 49-42 in the SyDome before heading to Richmond where we would
be overtaken by West Carter 75-69 in overtime in a game that ended after
midnight. We finished the season with a 15-11 record. Meanwhile our freshmen
were busy recording a 26-1 season, winning the Holy Cross Invitational, 37th
District, and 10th Region Tournaments.
The 2011-12 team that showcased Junior Justin Saunders ran out to an early
season 10-0 record that included another win over NCC, this time 65-61 in the
Lloyd Invitational Tournament. Injury sidetracked both Justin and the Mustangs,
who lost their next two games narrowly to Bowling Green and Clay County sans
Saunders, who would be hit and miss for the duration of the season. Joey
Jennings scored 20 points against Campbell County in the Crosstown but the
Mustangs came up short 58-54 in overtime. We defeated Augusta 66-53 in the
10th Region "A" opening round, where we were lit up by a sophomore named
Brent Bach,who scored 32 points. The Mustangs cruised to the 10th Region "A"
Title and then were upset by upstart Louisville Collegiate in the opening round of
the "A" State, in one of the more frustrating games I've ever called. We defeated
Scott in Taylor Mill on a last second put-back by sophomore Nate Verst in a game
where the only second of the game in which we led was the last one. The Camels
avenged their earlier season loss 46-40 in the district semi-finals to cap a 20-8
The 2012-13 team was made up of the junior nucleus - Alex Trentman, Drew
Burns, Erik Rieger, Jake Jennings, Austin Shannon, and Teddy MacDonald. They
joined Justin Saunders who joined the 1,000 Points Club in the Campbell County
game where he scored 30 points. They ran out to a 10-0 start that included wins
over 8th Region Power Oldham County and then upset Perry County Central in
the 5th/3rd Classic before a full house there to see Blue-Chipper Braxton Beverly
and UK recruit 6'7" Justin Johnson, but saw the Mustangs humble the kingpins
from the mountains 56-41. That broadcast is another of my very favorites. The
Mustangs returned from Lexington to post a 73-56 win over Campbell County in
the Crosstown. We won the 10th Region "A" title at the new Nicholas County
High School, defeating Augusta 78-68 as Drew Burns took over late, and despite a
39 performance from Augusta Junior Brent Bach. The Mustangs advanced to the
semi-finals of the "A" State before falling to Bardstown 58-50. We smoked Scott
62-44 in the 37th District finals and advanced to the semi-finals of the 10th Region
Tournament before succumbing to the transfer infused Montgomery County
Indians who went on to win the 10th Region Championship. The Mustangs
closed the book on their season at 26-6.
The 2013-14 season can be broken down into two sections - the pre-Jake
Jennings injury and the post-Jake Jennings injury. Pre-Jennings injury this team
was brilliant, compiling a 12-1 record as we swept through the Henry County
Tournament despite facing stiff competition in Louisville DeSales, but were up to
the task. A 60-41 win over Campbell County in the Crosstown Classic stamped us
as a regional contender. Brent Bach was back at Augusta as a senior and the
opening round 10th Region "A" Classic game with the Panthers was billed as
going to determine the region's representative in Frankfort. However, this was a
no-contest, our Mustangs were brilliant that day and handed the Panthers a
stunning 76-38 loss and paved the way to our winning the 10th Region "A" title.
However, at practice prior to the "A" Regional finals Jake Jennings broke his
hand and we were never the same. Despite the best efforts of the remainder of
the Mustangs, we were upset in the "A" State by St. Mary out of Paducah, and
thumped 64-44 by NCC on the Carothers road hill. Alex Trentman joined the
1,000 Points Club in a 60-49 win over Harrison County. We managed to defeat
Mason County for the first time since 2000, handing them a 67-60 loss in the
SyDome, and edged Scott 62-60 on an Erik Rieger 3-pointer just ahead of the
horn, giving our Mustangs the top seed in the 37th District and Mike Code his
200th victory. The game also marked the return of Jennings to the lineup, which
would require another adjustment period. Campbell County took advantage
and knocked off our Mustangs in the 37th District tournament finals, en-route to
winning the 10th Region Championship. Our season ended at the hands of
Montgomery County in the regional tournament with a 23-5 record. Alex
Trentman went on to play college ball at Christian Brothers while Drew Burns
played at Centre.
The 2015-16 Mustangs, comprised of the nucleus of Jacob Zai, Joey Hickman,
Justin Rolf, John Ridder, Logan Schultz and Jackson Crawford made for some
exciting basketball. They served notice by defeating a good Newport team in the
second game of the season in Newport. They swept the Greenup County Holiday
Tournament and handed Campbell County a loss in the Crosstown Classic, and
went on to win the 10th Region "A" Tournament over a heavily favored Paris
Greyhounds five. A tough draw of Murray in the "A" State sent the Mustangs
home early, despite giving the Tigers anxious moments in a low-scoring affair.
The '16s proved to be further snake-bit, blowing out Mason County at home on
senior night, only to fail in three chances, one of which was a coin toss, to hurdle
Scott and make it to the Regional Tournament, where the Royals cut down the
nets and went to Rupp, while the Mustangs were left on the outside, looking in.
They finished with a 19-8 record but will forever wonder - What if ???
The 2016-17 Mustangs came up young, and for the first time in 24 years failed to
record a non-losing season. They would lose only two seniors to graduation and
return players who would become household names over the next few seasons -
J.D. Schumacher, Allen Jump, Tyler MacDonald, Ethan Eilerman and 2017-18
seniors Austin Schirmer, Bryce Donnelly and Zach Hamberg. That team began a
new winning seasons streak, recording a 15-12 season, to be followed by a 19-11
campaign in 2018-19. This team won the 10th Region "A" Tournament for the first
time since 2016, and battled the "A" State Champion University Heights Blazers to
the wire in a 61-53 thriller, and took the Campbell County Camels to the final
seconds in yet another 63-59 near-miss. J.D. Schumacher finished his career with
905 points, and Junior Ethan Eilerman promised a run for 1,000 points in the
upcoming 2019-20 campaign.
The 2018-19 Brossart Mustangs rebounded with a 19-11 record. Deprived a
20-wins season only by late season defeections and weather cancellations.
This team improved steadily throughout the season. Ethan Eilerman hit a
3-pointer ahead of the buzzer to defeat Holmes at home in overtime.
We drew eventual "A" State Champ and their Xavier signee, Ky Ky Tandy in the
opening round of the 2019 "A" State Tournament, giving the Blazers their best
game of the tournament in a 61-53 loss. We than got the best of NCC, 73-56 as
J.D. Schumacher provided the exclamation point with a slam dunk. A
head-scratching loss to Calvary Christian seemed to invigorate us as we headed
into district tournament play. blowing out Mason County 75-47 on their senior
night in Maysville. Campbell County was a huge favorite coming into the 37th
District Tournament, but our Mustangs gave the eventual 10th Region Champs all
they wanted and it took all of Reid Jolly's 37 points to hold us off, 63-59.
J.D. Schumacher finished out his career with 905 points.
|Dave Trentman (left) and Dave Schabell (right) are shown here broadcasting a Brossart basketball
game live from the Thomas H. Seither Sportscenter at Brossart High School. Schabs has been
broadcasting varsity girls and boys basketball, all varsity football, in addition to selected baseball
and girls and boys soccer games since 2002. While Schabs has used a multitude of partners
over the years, his primary partners have been Bill Klopp, Frank Niemeyer, and most recently
Dave Trentman, who put a pair of sons through our program and continues to "give back."
The 2019-20 Mustangs had a banner season, posting a 25-7 record, defeating
Campbell County in the Crosstwon Classic, repeated in the 10th Region "A"
Classic, and returned to the 10th Region Tournament for the first time since 2014,
where we defeated Robertson County in an overtime event made possible by an
Ethan Eilerman three-pointer just ahead of the buzzer in regulation play.
It was a season that saw Ethan Eilerman record his 1,000th point, and finished his
career with 1,338 points, fourth best in school history, and Mike Code record his
300th career varsity win - all here at Brossart High School. Mike was also named
the 10th Regon KABC Coach of he Year. Eilerman was named to the 10th Region -
All Region - First Team, and Stephen Verst and Carson Schirmer were honorable