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Homecoming Hammering

Bears roll Cowboys, readying for Panthers

Casey Zundel

Leader Sports Writer

Bear River took on Grantsville last Friday in Garland for homecoming, in what must be one of the most hard-fought 21-0 games in history.  The final score shows the Bears rolled over the Cowboys to get their third region win (3-2, 5-3), but the game was tense until the final score.

The Bears will head to Snow College on Thursday night to take on a very good Pine View team with a disappointing 4-4 record. They feature a sure-fire college runner in Prentiss Miller. The senior has 1,450 yards on the ground in eight games this year.

On the opening drive against Grantsville, the Bears were marching down the field when they gave up their first and only turnover of the game.  The Bear River defense came up big, as it did all game long, and Dallen Bergman got a fumble recovery to give the offense the ball back right back.

The Bears wasted no time after forcing the turnover.  Kyle Zundel hit junior wide out Colton Jensen for the game’s first touchdown.  Jared Olsen’s PAT was true and the Bears lead 7-0.

On the next possession Mckade Mitton had great third down pressure on the Grantsville quarterback and Austin Miller knocked down the pass at the sticks.  Miller kept things going on the fourth down try and sacked the quarterback to get the ball back to the Bears.

The Bear River offense appeared to have the Grantsville defense figured out.  Zundel hit Garrett Fronk for a first down.  He found Jensen near the first down marker on a third down and Jensen gained another 15 yards down to the two-yard line.  Zundel punched it in from there to extend the lead to 14-0.

After that both defenses stiffened.  When they weren’t forcing turnovers, the Bears played a bend-but-don’t-break style that allowed some first downs, but Grantsville didn’t have a single big play.

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