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Jr. Bruins squads advance to title games

A Jr. Bruin is lifted into the air as the Bear River celebrates its youth football victory over Del Campo.
Submitted by Christina Cregar |

The Bear River Jr. Bruins (Jr. Midget Division) took on the Del Campo Cougars in the semifinals of the SVUSA North division playoffs Saturday at Del Campo High School.

The Jr. Bruins got the scoring started early on their first drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Calder Kunde to Logan Jenkins. The two-point conversion was good, and the Bruins had an 8-0 lead.

The Bruins defense would hold back the Cougars, and with five minutes left in the second quarter, it was Kunde connecting with Jaden Gravatt for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

The Bruins had a 14-0 lead with just one second left in the first half when the Cougars struck for a 15-yard touchdown pass as time expired.

The Cougars came out in the second half and put together a long drive, but a forced fumble by Jr. Bruins defensive lineman Dylan Moul would put an end to the Cougars’ drive.

With two minutes remaining in the third quarter, it was Kunde rumbling through several Del Campo defenders to score on a 12-yard touchdown run.

The Jr. Bruins would add a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Trey Moronic and a 10-yard touchdown catch by Josiah Cregar to put the final score at 34-6.

“What an incredible season these boys have put together,” head coach Cory Cregar said. “We have come together as a team and are playing with tremendous heart.”

The Bruins will now face Capital Christian in the SVUSA North division championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln High School.

The Jr. Bruins Midget Division team also won its semifinal matchup, beating Placer 38-6. The win advanced Bear River to Saturday’s SVUSA North Division championship game against the Nevada Union Jr. Miners. That game takes place at 4 p.m., directly after the Jr. Midget game.

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