Bear River battled Mountain Crest toe to toe in the first half, but didn’t have enough to make up the difference in score. As a result, they fell to Mt. Crest 35-14 in non-region action Friday in Hyrum.
The Bears came out hot, scoring TDs on two of their first five possessions, but the Mustangs were equally hot, scoring four TDs in their first five possessions.
Both Bear scores came via the air. Quarterback Walker Riley connected with Bridger Beus from 15 and 24 yards out for their only scores of the game. Beus was good on both PATs.
Riley completed 20 of 38 passes for 203 yards. Cole Fronk was responsible for 144 of those yards. Beus had 47 yards receiving, with the two scores. The Bears were held to an amazing minus five total yards due to Riley’s negative 34 yards rushing on sacks.
Defensively, McKade Mitton had an amazing 20 total tackles. Kyle Huggins had 10 tackles and sophomore Josh Madsen added 9.
Mt. Crest’s offense was effective but not overpowering. They had 132 total yards rushing and 188 yards passing.
Next up for the Bears is a home date against their cross-county rivals, Box Elder. The Bees are also 0-2 in this early season with losses to Syracuse and Layton. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.