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ROSEVILLE – The Bear River football team kept its unbeaten streak with Woodcreek of Roseville intact with a 14-7 preseason win Friday.

The Bruins, who improved to 2-0 overall, moved to 7-0 all-time against the Timberwolves.

“I’ve been worried about this game all week. They’re a big physical football team,” Bear River coach Scott Savoie.



Woodcreek’s special teams, which gave up a gaggle of big plays in last Friday’s 22-6 loss at Colfax, gift wrapped Bear River’s first touchdown midway through the first quarter.

The hosts faced a fourth and long deep in their territory. Woodcreek punter Andrew McCoy fumbled the snap, then dropped to cover ball.




The Bruins had first and goal from the five, when Savoie called Dusty Tabellija’s number.

The 5-foot, 11-inch junior halfback ran off left tackle for three yards on first down, then again for two more and the score on the next play.

“They had a lot of trouble with their punt team against Colfax, too. So we tried to put the pressure on their punter,” said Savoie.

Two possessions later, Rumsey, who went 8-for-10 for 108 yards in the first half, hit senior wide receiver Bryan Hart for gains of 11 and 39, and Keith Roberts for nine more yards as the Cardinal and Grey marched into Woodcreek territory.

The Bruins were 19 yards from paydirt when Savoie went to the run.

Fullback Jeff Duran, who got the ball six of Bear River’s next seven plays, capped the 48-yard scoring drive with a one-yard plunge up the middle with 3 minutes and 33 seconds left in the half.

The Timberwolves cut the lead in half on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Smith to Brad Allen early in the fourth, but that was as close as they’d get.

Cody Yeager paced the Bruin running game with 109 yards on 20 carries. Duran finished with 59 yards on 18 carries.

Rumsey finished with 117 yards on 10 of 16 passing and two interceptions.

Hart had six catches for 91 yards.

Chad Anderson led the defense with 10 tackles. Junior defensive back Wil Thomas had seven tackles and an interception.

JV and freshman

Anthony Welz hit a 20-yard field goal with :06 left in regulation to lift Bear River’s junior varsity to a 17-14 come-from-behind win at Woodcreek Friday.

Halfback Brock Boyle scored the ground and in the air in the win.

Bear River’s freshman team moved 2-0 overall with a 23-6 road win over the Timberwolves Thursday.


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