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Panthers played smash mouth football

Bears host Tooele Wednesday

Casey Zundel

Leader Sports Writer

The Bear River football team found itself outmatched against Pine View last Thursday.  Pine View started off strong and swallowed up the Bears’ hopes at a comeback in the fourth quarter by forcing turnovers.  Bear River is now 5-4 overall and remains at 3-2 in region play.

Tonight the Bears will host Tooele for their final game of regular season play.  Tooele has one win this season, coming against Ben Lomond.

The Bears have guaranteed themselves a road playoff birth, and with a win they will likely match up against Wasatch in the first round of the tournament, just like they did a few seasons ago.

Pine View was big and strong and wanted to show that to the Bears.  Pine View rushed for 265 yards while only allowing the Bears 73 yards on the ground.

In their first drive of the game Pine View took the ball in for a touchdown.  The Bears opened up with a good drive as well, but were ultimately stopped on the 23-yard line on fourth-and-one.

Pine View quickly led 12-0, but on their third drive the Bears found pay dirt.  Kyle Zundel found Taylor Lund out of the backfield for a pair of passes to help march the ball down the field and Colton Jensen caught a touchdown pass from Zundel for Bear River’s first score of the game.

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