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Bear River’s Logue just 1 win away from 200

Bear River co-head coach Terry Logue reached 200 wins this year as the head coach of Bear River football.
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What: Bear River (1-1) at Argonaut (0-3)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Argonaut High School, 501 Argonaut Lane, Jackson

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As the Bear River football team prepares for Argonaut, one thing is at the forefront of co-head coach Terry Logue’s mind.

No, it’s not that he sits on the precipice of 200 wins. It’s the Bruins run game, or lack of one for that matter.

“We’ve really, really worked hard on our running game this week.” he said. “We’ve been disappointed in it through the first two weeks. We haven’t run the ball like a Bear River team.”



The Bruins (1-1) have struggled to move the ball on the ground, gaining just 193 yards and two rushing touchdowns through the first two games. Last season Bear River averaged 186.6 yards rushing per game and scored a total of 24 rushing touchdowns.

“We’ve been passing well, but we can’t seem to get that running game going,” Logue said.




The running game will continue to be without junior running back Dave Mastrella, who was expected to make a big impact this season before an ankle injury in week one.

The Bruins will face an Argonaut (0-2) defense that has been throttled out of the gates, losing 34-12 to Colfax and 41-0 to Golden Sierra. Argonaut allowed 100-yard rushers in both those games, which bodes well for the fledgeling Bruin run game.

“Our offensive line will be key in getting the run game going,” Logue said.

The guys in the trenches that Logue is referring to are Jefferson Sanders, Isaiah Conely, Sam Elizondo, Robert Mathias and Jason Demonstene.

Logue also said junior David O’Brien and senior Travis Whitehead will see more action out of the backfield.

While the longtime coach game plans for Argonaut, a major milestone looms.

Logue, who first started with Bear River in 1988, currently sits at 199 wins and admits the thought of the 200 win milestone has crept into his thoughts throughout the week.

“I can’t say it hasn’t been on my mind this week,” Logue said. “It’s been a bit of a distraction with different media coming out and taking pictures. It’s a nice milestone and I’m looking forward to getting over it.”

Logue, who has accumulated all his high school wins as the coach of Bear River, was quick to share the glory for the impending milestone.

“Scott (Savoie) and I have been together for nearly 20 years, 10 as co-head coaches, so part of this goes to him.”

With Logue at the helm, Bear River hasn’t had a losing season in 25 years, made the playoffs in 22 seasons and finished No. 1 in the state in Division IV in 1994 after a 13-0 season.

Grant’s Mike Alberghini and Christian Brothers’ Dan Carmazzi are the only two other area coaches to have 200-plus high school wins.

The Bruins will look to get Logue his 200th at 7 p.m. tonight when they travel to Jackson to face Argonaut.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email wford@theunion.com.


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