NU, Bear River alums square off |

NU, Bear River alums square off

It’s only been two weeks since the Super Bowl, but if area football fans find themselves craving some pigskin play, they won’t have to wait until next fall.

And, they’ll be able to watch their two favorite teams hammer it out, as former Bruins and Miners will suit up for the second Bear River-Nevada Union Alumni Football game on the turf of Bear River’s J. David Ramsey Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The game will pit former players from each school in an effort to raise funds for the Bear River and Nevada Union athletic departments. General admission is $5.

Bear River won the first meeting in December 2003, edging the Miners 16-13 with a late 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive on NU’s home turf of Hooper Stadium.

Nevada Union’s team was already in action just two weeks ago, blanking an alumni team from Chico High School 38-0 in Oroville.

“The team played as though they had played together for years, a tribute to NU’s wing-T offense,” NU coach Brian Ammon said.

The Miners made things look easy in building a 22-0 lead by the halftime break. Warren Harrison scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, while Brian Dwyer threw a pair of second-quarter TD passes. One of those passes went to Eric Schikore and another to Chris Thibodeau.

Thibodeau scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter and Mike Frenzalina reached paydirt from 12 yards out, as the Miners rolled to the final margin.

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