Bees hang 42 points on Bears
Open region at Stansbury
Leader Sports Writer
“That’s an outstanding Box Elder team,” said Bear River coach Chris Wise after the Box Elder Bees stung the Bears 42-0 on Friday night. The loss dropped the Bears to 2-1 in pre-region play.
Box Elder shut out their opponent for the third time in three games this season. They have rolled past their competition 109-0.
Next up for the Bears is another tough challenge at Stansbury. The Stallions are the early favorite in Region 11, followed by Morgan, Grantsville and Bear River. This week is Bear River’s chance to prove where they belong in the region and 3A.
“Stansbury is a good team,” said Wise. ”They’ve got a good quarterback who is getting looked at by Georgia Tech to run the option.”
Assignment defense will be important this week, just like it was against the Bees. Luckily for the Bears, the game against Box Elder will definitely give them a chance to take a look at their defensive assignments in order to make it better able to attack Stansbury and Morgan.
Bear River’s defense started off playing great against a big Box Elder team. They held them on the first possession with help from Kyle Peterson’s tackle for a loss on third down. But Box Elder’s punter put the ball on the Bear River one-yard line and a third down interception thrown by Bear River’s Kyle Zundel went in for a Box Elder touchdown.
The Bears were unable to handle the kick-off into the wind giving the Bees the football on the 25-yard line. The defense came up big again. Tyler Rasmussen broke up a third down pass and with Christian Lemus and Parker Lewis leading the way, the d-line and linebackers broke through on fourth down to stop the Bees behind the line of scrimmage. The next series Garrett Fronk grabbed his first of two interceptions on the night. Despite getting some turnovers, the Bear River offense was never able to get anything going.
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