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For those Bear River High School football fans who can’t wait for Friday’s season opener with Center of Antelope, Bruin head coach Scott Savoie has a treat in store.

The Bruins will join host Rio Linda, old Sierra Foothill league foe Placer of Auburn, Union Mine of El Dorado, Sacramento’s Foothill and Florin at the Rio Linda scrimmages Saturday.

The freshmen kick off at noon, the junior varsity play at 3 p.m., with the big boys to follow at 6 p.m.



“The whole thing about scrimmages is you hope to go there; you’re going against someone else with contact and you see what you need to improve on. And we want to get all of that straightened out before Center (next week),” Savoie said.

The format will have teams alternate offense and defense in nine, 15 minute sections.




Savoie’s Bruins, who jumped from the Sierra Foothill League to the newly formed Pioneer Valley League this season, won’t get any previews of league foes, but will get a chance to face teams with a variety of offensive and defensive looks.

“We’re going to see some teams with some speed. Florin is quick, as is Foothill,” Savoie said. “We’re going to see some Wing-T, we’re going to see Power-I football and we’re going to get a look at a lot of new defenses.”

Fans will also get a chance to watch players make their cases for starting spots.

Will Keith Roberts, last year’s starter at quarterback, keep his job, or will junior Josh Rumsey move in?

How will the Bruins’ running attack fare without Matt Logue?

With four returning starters, can the Bear River defense live up to its stingy reputation? There’s only one way to find out.

The Bruins will join host Rio Linda, old Sierra Foothill league foe Placer of Auburn, Union Mine of El Dorado, Sacramento’s Foothill and Florin at the Rio Linda scrimmages Saturday.

The freshmen kick off at noon, the junior varsity play at 3 p.m., with the big boys to follow at 6 p.m.

“The whole thing about scrimmages is you hope to go there; you’re going against someone else with contact and you see what you need to improve on. And we want to get all of that straightened out before Center (next week),” Savoie said.

The format will have teams alternate offense and defense in nine, 15 minute sections.

Savoie’s Bruins, who jumped from the Sierra Foothill League to the newly formed Pioneer Valley League this season, won’t get any previews of league foes, but will get a chance to face teams with a variety of offensive and defensive looks.

“We’re going to see some teams with some speed. Florin is quick, as is Foothill,” Savoie said. “We’re going to see some Wing-T, we’re going to see Power-I football and we’re going to get a look at a lot of new defenses.”

Fans will also get a chance to watch players make their cases for starting spots.

Will Keith Roberts, last year’s starter at quarterback, keep his job, or will junior Josh Rumsey move in?

How will the Bruins’ running attack fare without Matt Logue?

With four returning starters, can the Bear River defense live up to its stingy reputation? There’s only one way to find out.

DIRECTIONS TO RIO LINDA HIGH SCHOOL

Take 1-80 West, exit Elkhorn Boulevard toward Greenback Lane. Turn right on Elkhorn, go six miles, then turn left on Dry Creek Road.


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