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Bear River Junior Bruins

Last week’s opponent:

Placer Junior Hillmen

Mighty Mite

Placer 38, Bear River 6

Game notes: On the first drive of the game, Junior Bruin Brody Beck recovered a fumble and took it 35 yards for the Bruins’ only touchdown. After that, Placer scored often and controlled most of the game. Bear River quarterback Matthew Linden led the Bruins down field several times, but Bear River couldn’t get into the end zone.

Jr. Pee Wee

Bear River 0 0 7 0 – 7

Placer 6 0 6 6 – 18

Game notes: The Bruin defense had a good game. Tyler Kirstner had a key sack, Von Rollins had two interceptions and Cody Herd had one interception. Dallan Heutter and Stone Sanders had key tackles on the ends. Jimmy Bamburg and Austin Stevenson were strong up the middle. The Bruin offense was highlighted by two passes from quarterback Evan Orrick to Rollins and Bamburg added a touchdown, with Sanders adding the extra point on a run.

Pee Wee

Bear River 0 0 6 0 – 6

Placer 0 0 0 0 – 0

Game notes: Bear River’s quarterback Jordan Hendrickson was 3-for-3 passing for 50 yards, including a 20-yard pass to tight end Nick Delgado. Running back Zach Welz finished off the drive with a 30-yard run for the game-winning touchdown. Linemen Anthony Gartner, Alex Tostado, Michael Mascari and Brandon Pierce fought hard against a tough Placer defense. Defensive linemen Taylor King, Kevin Baker, Boddi Winegar and Joey Guccione held Placer to the shutout. Linebackers Cory Pierce, Ryan Murphy and Joey Reina kept Placer’s running backs at the center of the field for most of the game. Cornerbacks Chris Talbot and Michael Wirth allowed one pass completion on the day.

Jr. Midget

Bear River 0 0 0 0 – 0

Placer 0 8 0 0 – 8

Game notes: The Bruins and Hillmen went back and forth the entire game. The Junior Hillmen got into the end zone in the second quarter for the game’s only score. Running backs Alex Loza and Brandon Fry combined for 165 yards rushing, but couldn’t get into the end zone. Linebackers Dylan Brady and Pavel Kepler along with defensive linemen Peter Kodi, Garret Jensen and Garret Tunget kept the pressure on the Hillmen to keep the game close.


Bear River 0 6 6 8 – 20

Placer 6 8 8 6 – 28

Game notes: The Hillmen scored first and maintained the lead throughout. The Bruins went to the passing game with Tanner Mathias going 8 for 11 for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Vallero caught a 20-yard pass and sprinted 50 yards for the score. Brandon Marshall also scored a TD on a 60-yard pass from Mathias. Garret Barbie and Colby Angus each had key stops for the defense, while Marshall sacked the Placer quarterback three times and forced a fumble. Vallero recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards for the game’s final score.

Nevada Union Junior Miners

Last week’s opponent:

American River Junior Raiders

Mighty Mite

Nevada Union 26 7 – 33

American River 6 13 – 19

Game notes: After three close games, where the Miners came up short on the scoreboard, NU broke out with a dominating game. The offensive line of Trevor Beall, Davi Pettinato, Chuck Federmeyer, Grant Mitchell, Jad Dahneke and Trent Jarvis helped running backs Jonny Callas to 175 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Belendez had 52 yards and a touchdown and Gareth Noxon added 44 rushing yards. Linebackers Jason Murray, Conner Davidson, Chase Loper and Jesse Donahue, along with defensive linemen James Klauer, Michael Tipton and Aaron Smith, made it very difficult for the Raiders to move the ball.

Jr. Pee Wee

Nevada Union 0 0 0 12 – 12

American River 0 7 0 0 – 7

Game notes: The Raiders led heading into the fourth quarter. NU’s offensive line of Austin Davidson, Miguel Espinosa, Luke Wills, Chase Millhous and Jake Hofheinz helped the Miners grind out five first downs before Jeff Murray found the end zone on a 16-yard run. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Nate Dickinson pressure the Raider quarterback into an interception that was picked off by Nate Duffy. NU then marched down field, led by running backs Brendan Gabbart, Kyle Cota, Ian Davis and Tanner Vallejo, before Murray broke free for an 8-yard run and the game-winning points.

Pee Wee

Nevada Union 13 0 7 0 – 20

American River 0 0 0 0 – 0

Game notes: The Miners scored early on a 42-yard option pass from Josh Cena to Justin Fike. The offensive line, anchored by Issac Cuellar, C.J. Gillespie, John Sturgell, Nicholas Reyes, Nick Flores and Alex Sarner, controlled the game. Vincent Carrillo scored a TD on a 5-yard run on the Miners’ third possession of the game. Fike sealed the win with a 51-yard run for a TD. NU’s defense was led by backs Alec Giron, Eric Babin, Jason Hebert and Jeremy Gonzales, holding the Raiders to three completions in 16 attempts. Babin and Gonzales each intercepted a pass.

Jr. Midget

Nevada Union 6 6 7 0 – 19

American River 0 0 0 0 – 0

Game notes: NU’s defense was the story of the day, with 14 different players making tackles and the Miners forcing a slew of fumbles Grant Bandy, Dennis Hale, Conner Klauer, John Hammand, Duncan Chapple and Aaron Keane each recovered a fumble for the Miners. Todd Hayden had an interception, while Josh Finau and Peter MacDonald also provided strong defensive play. Offensively, quarterback Daniel Charvoz completed passes to Zach Vallejo, Brett Newman and MacDonald. Hayden and Bandy combined for 78 rushing yards, but it was Jake Wolf who scored all 19 points for the Junior Miners, racking up 114 yards on 18 carries


Nevada Union 0 8 8 0 – 16

American River 27 0 0 6 – 33

Game notes: After putting a 27-point, first-quarter deficit behind them, the Junior Miners turned things around with a defense that allowed five first downs from that point on. Cody Cook, Tyler Dentinger, Jennifer King, Galen Walter each made key stops. Safety Grayson Curtis provided a couple of big hits on Raider receivers. Running backs Cameron Ryan (11-108 yards) and Justin Noxon (9-72) were each able to score TDs and Tyler Frederick added the PAT kicks.

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