Bruins hope to fall into ‘trap game’
Bear River’s football coaches know that this is no time for the Bruins to let up in their push for postseason play.
Last Friday’s, 39-21 win over Lincoln could be the final springboard the team needs to carry into the playoffs.
“That was a huge win for us,” said Bruins co-head coach Terry Logue. “As coaches, we’re just hopeful that (the Bruins) are not going into a trap game … heading into Colfax (Nov. 5) and coming off a big win.”
“Last Friday, makes (tonight) even bigger,” said co-head coach Scott Savoie.
The Bruins (6-2 overall, 2-1 Pioneer Valley League) take the field at home against Foothill (4-4, 1-2) in what Bear River coaches expect to be a run-heavy attack.
“They come right at ya fast,” Savoie said. The Mustangs will put three guys in the backfield, he added.
“They can pass a little too, but running is their game,” Savoie said.
Foothill’s running game is led by Terrell Corbett who has 1,100 yards on 177 carries. He’s averaged 138 yards per game.
Garrett Spearman is another dangerous backfield threat the Bruins will have to watch out for, having averaged 159 yards per game. He has 476 yards on 28 carries.
The Bruins “gave away a couple of big plays” last week, Savoie said. And the coach said the team worked on making sure there are no missed tackles this week.
Bear River leads with its running game, which is centered around Sam Houston who has averaged 99 yards per game. He has 792 yards on 131 carries.
Houston injured his knee in the Oct. 15 win over Center but played last week and is good to go this week, despite having being sick with the flu over the weekend, Savoie said.
Wide receiver Joey Reina, who has been out with an ankle injury sustained in the first game and returned last week, got in full week of practice this week, Savoie said. Reina had an impressive opening game scoring two touchdowns and racking up 138 yards.
On the defensive side, the Bruins’ Jimmy Bamburg has averaged 8.3 tackles a game.
But back to the playoff push, if the Bruins win tonight’s game and the season finale against Colfax, they’ll be Pioneer Valley League co-champs, assuring a playoff spot, Savoie said.
“If we win one of two (of the last two games) we’re probably in, but there’s no guarantee,” Savoie said.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:30 p.m.
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