The Bear River football squad returned home from their long road trip victorious with a 41-31 comeback win Saturday at Scotts Valley.
The Bruins trailed 16-0 in the first half before closing the deficit to 16-8 at the half. Coming out of the locker room, Bear River put up 19 unanswered points in the third quarter before eventually caging the Falcons.
“This team has shown it’s very resilient,” co-head coach Terry Logue said. “We have a will to win.”
Dillion Smith led the charge for the Bruins, completing 13 passes on 22 attempts for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Smith now has five touchdowns on the season.
Cody Heard rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries and added two touchdowns. Austin Dowling and Tevyn Kimble each snatched four catches for a combined 134 yards. Michael Raigoza also had six carries for 40 yards with a touchdown, three receptions for 43 yards, and an interception return for a touchdown that sealed the deal.
Zach Winter and Travis McKnight led the team in tackles, with seven and six, respectively. McKnight, Heard and J’Sean Harwood dropped the Falcons quarterback for a combined three and a half sacks. Harwood also had three punt returns for 132 total yards.
Next week the Bruins have a much shorter road trip for their Pioneer Valley League opener where they will take on rival Colfax.
“It’s going to take a tremendous effort to beat Colfax on the road this Friday,” said Logue. “They probably have the best passing attack we’ll see all year.”