5 questions with … Terry Logue
Bear River’s football team is getting its fall practices underway Monday. The team is looking to rebound after finishing 6-3-1 last year and 3-3 in the Pioneer Valley League. The Union’s Sports Writer Zuri Berry caught up with co-head coach Terry Logue to ask him about last year and what he thinks about this year’s team.
What are you going to do about the monkey on your back? I mean, Colfax?
I don’t know. Obviously, they’ve kind of owned us the last five or six years (actually seven). It’s funny because we pretty much dominated them in the 90’s. I can think of one thing though: We play them first league game this year. Maybe there won’t be much presure because of that. They’ve out-played us and out-coached us. Maybe playing them first might take that pressure off of our kids.
But they’ve had a good run and they’ve had some good athletes. We’re not the only team that’s been losing to them. They’ve lost two league games in the last two, three years (three). I think last year Whitney got ’em, but that’s it. They’ve been tough.
What has stuck with you and the team going forward from last season and the final Colfax game, a 28-0 loss that ended the Bruins’ season?
That was just a real dissapointing game. We had several chances. We dropped an interception and right after that they broke a screen play for 70 yards. I was just disapointed. It’s one thing to lose, but last year we didn’t play up to our potential. Again, I hope playing them early in the year takes away some of that pressure on our kids.
How was training been going for the team?
It’s been great. We’ve had tremednous summer workouts. We went to the University of Nevada Reno for football week. We’re doing pretty good.
How was meeting up with your alumnus Kevin Grimes at UNR?
Yeah, I think they’re in the middle of practices. He’s done a great job. He’s got a great chance to start. They moved him to defense at safety. He played a bit last year and is looking for his shot.
It’s a bit early, but who can we expect to be leaders for Bear River this season?
You always look to your seniors. As far as working in the weight room, Tanner Mathias who probably will be our starting quarterback … Shaun Fox, John Talbot, Casey O’Donnell are some seniors that are really working hard. Jason Varney, a guy who came on strong late last year … oh and Garrett Barbic. He’s had a great summer. I’m sure there’s a few more. But you always want to depend on you’re seniors. They’ve been through it and know the difference between a JV season and a varsity season.
– Zuri Berry, sports writer
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