Bear River bashes Johnson West, 38-13 |

Bear River bashes Johnson West, 38-13

Dan BurkhartDusty Tavelliga runs for a gain of five yards in the first quarter against Johnson West Friday night at Bear River High School.
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The Bear River football team scored on the ground and through the air in its 38-13 homecoming win over Johnson West of Sacramento Friday.

The Bruins, who beat Mira Loma of Sacramento 56-0 Oct.10, improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pioneer Valley League.

Johnson West dropped to 0-6 and 0-3.

The hosts got on the board in the first quarter on a John Savoie field goal.

The Bruin offense managed a scant three points after the first quarter, but came alive in the second stanza.

Junior quarterback Josh Rumsey found 6-foot, 5-inch wide receiver Bryan Hart from 10 yards out to give the hosts a 9-0 lead.

Jon Szkotak, who scored his first touchdown of his varsity career against Mira Loma, added another to his total with a three-yard dive later in the second.

Cody Yeager, the PVL’s leading rusher, got into the scoring act with one-yard run after the break.

The Warriors answered with a touchdown of their own to cut the lead to 24-7, but the Bruins weren’t done just yet.

Scott Keever notched his first varsity touchdown in the fourth quarter. Dusty Tabellija also scored from short range for the Bruins in the fourth quarter to slam the door.

Bear River will host Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Scoring summary

First Quarter

BR – John Savoie FG.

Second Quarter

BR – Bryan Hart 10 pass from Josh Rumsey, (Savoie kick).

BR – Jon Szkotak 3 run, (Savoie kick).

Third Quarter

BR – Cody Yeager 1 run, (Savoie kick).

JW – Team run, (kick good).

Fourth Quarter

BR – Scott Keever 1 run, (Savoie kick).

BR – Dusty Tabellija 2 run, (Savoie kick).

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