The Bear River Junior Bruins football teams traveled to Hooper Stadium on the campus of Nevada Union High School on Saturday and went home very happy. Each team that took to the field got to put a notch in the win column.
The final game of the day pitted both NU and BR's top two teams. Both had only fallen once on the season. There was more at stake in the contest than just Nevada County bragging rights. The winner of the game would receive the #1 seed as the football season moves into the post season.
Bear River used a running attach that included Zac Ruby and Austin Baze which gave the Bruins a 16-0 halftime lead. The Miners made a few halftime adjustments and score to open the second half which moved the score to 16-8. From that point forward the Bruins dominated NU on both sides for the ball as they continued to run the ball as well as the score on way to 30-14 victory.
Bear River Midgets are the #1 seed.
The Junior Midget game was not as heated as the Jr. Miners have struggled all season. Bear River's defense stifled NU's offense all afternoon while their balanced offensive scheme kept the Miners on their heals as well as the Bruins in the end zone on way to a 28-0 victory.
Daniel Tantem and Calder Kunde scored on running plays while Logan Jenkins and Clayton Anderson caught touchdown passes in the win.
With Saturday's win the Jr. Midgets have earned the #3 seed.
The Junior Peewees won there contest at Nevada Union on Saturday and they will be the #5 seed this coming Saturday.
"From the Mighty Mites to the Midgets Bear River sweeps Nevada Union," said a Bear River Junior Bruins coach. "The future looks bright for Bear River football."