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High school football: Amphi's passing tourney sign of times

High school football: Amphi's passing tourney sign of times

Brandon Willard, who took over for longtime Amphi coach Vern Friedli last year, said, "We don't have the big kids that can just pound away" anymore.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
High school football: Amphi's passing tourney sign of times

High school football: Amphi's passing tourney sign of times

Amphitheater High School's football program has always been about running the ball.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

Amphitheater football coach Brandon Willard is taking advantage of the holiday break by spending time with family.

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

Three months ago, Brandon Willard was spending almost all his time on the football field as Amphitheater's first-year coach.

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

Palo Verde receiver Rozario Martinez snags a 28-yard catch to keep alive a Palo Verde drive in the closing moments of the fourth quarter.

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

In Brandon Willard's head coaching debut at Amphitheater, his Panthers held opposing Palo Verde without an offensive touchdown.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

Titans spoil debut for Panthers' coach

New Amphitheater coach Brandon Willard said "there's a lot of pressure" replacing Vern Friedli, who retired after 36 years. "I've got to do my best ... and keep the tradition going," he said.

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Berk's Beat: New Amphi football coach lands running

Berk's Beat: New Amphi football coach lands running

Ironwood Ridge's Tyler Williams, going for a gain against CDO last season, received an offer from San Diego State. A quarterback last season, he's viewed as a wide receiver or a defensive back at the college level.

April 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Berk's Beat: New Amphi football coach lands running

Berk's Beat: New Amphi football coach lands running

New Amphitheater coach Brandon Willard was an assistant coach with 12 years experience, all in the Phoenix area. His dream, since day one, was to become a head football coach and build a program based on his philosophies.

April 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

High school football: Amphi hires Friedli's replacement

Amphitheater has found a replacement for Vern Friedli.

April 24, 2012 6:58 pmLoading…

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