Prep football: Bruins can’t keep up with Cougars

Bear River’s Anders Torgerson (5) cuts his way through the Center High School defense Thursday night at J. David Ramsey Stadium in South County.

It was a special early episode of high school football at J. David Ramsey Stadium Thursday night as the Bear River varsity Bruins battled it out with Pioneer Valley League foe Center.

Playing a day earlier than originally scheduled, the date change didn’t seem to bother the visiting Cougars one bit as they pounced out a big lead early and held on for a 34-17 victory.

Prep football: Bruins can’t keep up with Cougars

Bear River’s Tyler Heuseveldt (22) tips the ball as he almost intercepts a Center pass during Thursday night’s loss to the Cougars at home.

Prep football: Bruins can’t keep up with Cougars

Bear River’s Joey Knox (8) tackles a Cougars ball carrier during Thursday night’s home loss.

Prep football: Bruins can’t keep up with Cougars

Joey Knox (8) swings out to the sidelines as he carries the ball for the Bruins during Thursday night’s league matchup against the Center Cougars.

Prep football: Bruins can’t keep up with Cougars

Bear River’s Anders Torgerson leads an offensive charge as ball carrier Joey Knox follows in his wake during Thursday’s league match up against the Center Cougars.