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South Shore products Miller, Bronken part of college football history in Hawaii

Anthony Gentile
agentile@tahoedailytribune.com
Whittell alum Garrett Bronken (left) and South Tahoe alum Kyle Miller (right) met on opposing sides in the first-ever Division III college football game played in Hawaii. Bronken kicks for Occidental College while Miller plays linebacker for Pacific University.
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HONOLULU — The first-ever Division III college football game played in Hawaii featured a Tahoe flavor. South Tahoe alum Kyle Miller and Whittell alum Garrett Bronken played on opposing sides in the historic contest between Pacific University (Oregon) and Occidental College (California), held Sept. 17 in the Hawaiian capital.

Bronken, a senior kicker for Occidental, converted two extra points in the game and had a 64-yard kickoff. Miller, a junior linebacker with Pacific, recorded one solo tackle. Both players graduated from high school in 2013.

Pacific scored the first 20 points of the historic game en route to a 45-22 victory. The contest was played before a crowd of 2,580 at Kunuiakea Stadium on the campus of Kamehameha High.


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