PREP FOOTBALL: 12 Bruins earn All-PVL honors
The Bear River football team may be small in numbers, but they boast plenty of talent.
Despite having the second smallest roster (24 players) in the Pioneer Valley League, the Bruins went 4-1 against league foes on their way to a second place finish and a first round bye in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.
The league took notice of Bear River’s on-field efforts as 12 Bruins earned All-PVL honors.
Earning first team honors on offense was running back Tre Maronic, offensive lineman Jonny Carrillo, offensive lineman Trae Nix and wide receiver Dylan Bergez-Scott. Running backs Hunter Daniels and Clayton Anderson landed on the All-PVL second team.
Maronic, a junior, was second in the league in rushing with 1,032 yards and led the Bruins in touchdowns with 17 (12 rush, 4 receiving, 1 kickoff return). Maronic topped 100-yards in three of five PVL contests this season, including a 233 yard, two touchdown performance against Foothill. Maronic was also an ALL-PVL Second Team selection at defensive back in 2017.
Bergez-Scott, a senior, led the Bruins in receiving this season, hauling in 28 passes for 618 yards and eight touchdowns.
Nix and Carrillo, both seniors, have been instrumental in Bear River’s success, paving the way for an offense which averages more than 350 yards per game and scores 44.4 points per game.
Daniels, a senior, is second on the team in rushing with 599 yards and 11 touchdowns. Anderson, also a senior, tallied 263 yards and four touchdowns this season.
The PVL Offensive MVP went to Colfax receiver Jake Green, who grabbed 34 passes for 784 yards and 12 touchdowns.
BEARING DOWN ON DEFENSE
Grabbing first team honors on defense for Bear River was defensive backs Calder Kunde and Colton Jenkins, linebackers Logan Jenkins and Austin Slining, and defensive lineman Sam Davis. Earning second team honors was defensive lineman Jared Baze.
Calder Kunde, a senior, is a leader in the Bruins’ secondary in addition to his duties as quarterback. He is tied for the team lead in passes defensed this season. This is the second time he’s made the All-PVL First Team, having earned the honor last season as a receiver.
Colton Jenkins, a junior, is another member of the Bruins’ talented secondary. Jenkins led the team in interceptions (3) and tied for the lead in passes defensed (7).
Slining, a senior, earned All-PVL First Team honors after a season in which he led the Bruins with 60 tackles and scored two defensive touchdowns.
Logan Jenkins, a senior, has tallied 59 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles so far this season.
Sam Davis, a senior, was a terror for opposing offensive lineman, notching 42 tackles along the way. Davis made the All-PVL Second Team a season ago.
Baze, a senior, lands on the second team after leading the Bruins with 12 sacks this season.
Defensive MVP honors went to Colfax linebacker Tucker Klopotek.
The Bruins (9-1) are the No. 3 seed in the D-V bracket and will host the winner of the No. 6 Center vs. No. 11 Matchup Nov. 9 at Bear River.
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