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Bear River frosh finishes 10-0 with PVL crown

If the cardinal and gray faithful need any additional reason to be hopeful about what’s on the horizon, they need only consider two numbers: 346-6.

That’s how badly Bear River’s freshmen beat their opponents this season, in pitching a nine shut-out performances ” the latest being a 36-0 victory over the host Falcons Thursday night ” and racking up a 10-0 record.

“The only points we allowed came in the last three seconds at Placer on a diving catch,” said Bruin coach Dick Werntz.



The Bruins wrapped up the season in fine fashion as Johnny Jewett scored two touchdowns ” including a 52-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game Thursday ” to help lead a Bruin rushing attack that totaled 208 yards.

Jewett also scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Pedro, who finished the season finale with 113 yards passing and also ran for a score. Brandon Fry and Colby Angus each rushed for touchdowns, as did Cody VanFossen off a botched snap.




The last time Bear River’s freshmen finished 10-0 was five years ago, Werntz said, when the 2005 seniors suited up for the frosh ” a class that claimed a PVL co-championship at the varsity level.

“We really have high expectations for them,” Werntz said. “If they work as hard as (the 2005 senior class), they’ll be right there.

“The thing about this group is the synergy of the group. These kids all love each other. They have outstanding leadership and the kids just support each other.”

Werntz also credited the coaching of his fellow staff members, including John Fernandez, Mike Gatto and Jason Bohrer.


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