Leader Sports Writer
Coming off two straight losses the Bear River Bears came out Friday night and made a statement to Region 11 football by crushing Ogden 44-7. The Bears are now 1-1 in region play and 3-2 overall.
This week’s game will be at Ben Lomond, a team that hasn’t won a game since last October. Ogden beat the Scots by 54 just the week before the Tigers came to play the Bears.
Last Friday the Tigers started with the ball but they were able to go nowhere. The BR offense took over and put their pregame plan into place.
“The plan was to come out and throw the ball a little bit and get our kids some catches early on,” said Bear River coach Chris Wise after the game. The plan worked.
When the Bears got the ball they methodically drove down the field. Kyle Zundel hit Taylor Lund for a first down, passed to Kyle Hess to move the chains and then hit Wade Miller for the Bears’ third first down. Zundel then rushed for consecutive first downs and finally ran on the left side of the line through a hole big enough for a Mack truck for the first score of the game. Jared Olsen’s kick was good and the Bears quickly led 7-0.
Bear River controlled the line of scrimmage the entire game. Offensively the Bears had Branson Fonnesbeck, Carson Gibbs, Braden Pugsley, Kylan Southward and Justus Wise to take care of business up front. The Bears rushed for 250 yards behind the big boys up front. Their pass-protection led to another 141 yards through the air. The Bears had Christian Lemus back on the D-line, along with Broc Hill and Parker Lewis to slow Odgen down.
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