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Bruins take Mira Loma to school at El Camino

SACRAMENTO – Bear River put on a football clinic in its Pioneer Valley League matchup with host Mira Loma Thursday.

The Bruins scored touchdowns on all eight possessions and held the league’s second-rated running back to 35 yards in a 56-0 blowout win at El Camino High School.

Bear River improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the PVL. The Matadors, whose last win came in 1999, dropped to 0-5 and 0-2.



“This was a good night for everyone. We didn’t have nights like this in the Sierra Foothill League, where everybody could get in and play a bunch. This was a good week for us,” Bruin head coach Scott Savoie said.

In his first varsity start, Bruin senior fullback Jon Szkotak scored the eventual game-winner from a yard out early in the first quarter.




“It was wonderful. I’ve been like the scout team hero all four years, so it just felt great to (start) and play meaningful downs,” he said.

Cody Yeager, the PVL’s leading rusher going into the game, ran for a game-high 152 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown.

Jeff Duran notched his second straight hat trick to up his season touchdown total to 8.

Bruin quarterback Josh Rumsey, who found Bryan Hart from 17 yards out for six early in the second quarter, finished with 83 yards on 5-of-10 passing.

Blake Caravelli and Brian Hudson also scored.

On defense, Keith Marin, Dallas Hochanadel, Matt Grimm and Chad Anderson had a sack each.

Chris McDonald had an interception.

Bear River will host Johnson West 7:30 p.m. today.

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total

BR 21 21 7 7 56

ML 0 0 0 0 0

First Quarter

BR – Jon Szkotak 1 run, (John Savoie kick), 8:28.

BR – Jeff Duran 3 run, (Savoie kick), 4:57.

BR – Duran 4 run, (Savoie kick), 24.7.

Second Quarter

BR – Bryan Hart 17 pass from Josh Rumsey, (Savoie kick), 9:57.

BR – Cody Yeager 10 run, (Savoie kick), 5:14.

BR – Duran 25 run, (Savoie kick), 2:05.

Third Quarter

BR – Blake Caravelli 5 run, (Savoie kick), 2:10.

Fourth Quarter

BR – Brian Hudson 4 run, (Savoie kick), 4:22.


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