PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax looks to go 3-0, Bear River has a bye |

PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax looks to go 3-0, Bear River has a bye

The Colfax Falcons will look to continue their impressive play tonight when they travel to Jackson and face the Argonaut Mustangs.

The Falcons (2-0) come into the game with Argonaut (2-0) on the heels of a pair of high-scoring performances from its offense. After opening the season with a 42-0 blowout of Golden Sierra, the Falcons put up 39 points on their way to an 11-point victory over Winters.

Leading the Colfax offense is senior quarterback Austin Weir (14-for-22, 278 yards, four touchdowns). Weir’s favorite targets have been Nick Van Doorn (seven catches, 172 yards, two touchdowns) and Garren O’Keefe (six catches, 85 yards, one touchdown).

The Falcon run game has also been strong with junior Mason Ahrens (311 rush yards, four rushing touchdowns) and senior Marc Avila (241 rush yards, three rushing touchdowns).

Argonaut (2-0) is also off to a strong start, having beat Mesa Verde 53-7, and Brookside Christian 26-22, both on the road.

Kickoff for Colfax and Argonaut is set for 7:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School in Jackson.

Bye Bruins

The Bear River football team will have this Friday off as they enjoy their bye week, and some extra time to prepare for next week’s opponent.

“It’s awesome,” Bear River co-head coach Scott Savoie said about having a bye week. “When you have it, it’s great. You get an extra week to prepare. It’s a huge advantage if your kids want it to be. We’ve had a really good week of practice, so it’s been good.”

The Bruins will gladly take the extra week of preparations and get ready for their Sept. 16 matchup with Marysville (2-0) who has beaten its first two opponents by a combined score of 92-6.

Savoie did add he prefers the bye week to be a little later in the season, but is glad he gets the extra week with Marysville looming.

“It ended up being good, because Marysville is really good. They look to have one of their best teams in recent years.”

Savoie did admit that the bye week is a bit of a double edged sword.

“It’s great when you have it. It’s not great when others have it for you.”

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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