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SPORTS - "Bears look ahead despite dismal defeat"

BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Justus Wise, Headliner Sports Editor - September 29, 2021

The Bear River High football team traveled to Cache Valley to face off against their region opponent, the Green Canyon High Wolves on Friday, September 24.

Very few things have played in favor of our football team for the season, more away games than anyone can count, injuries to key players, made up referee calls, and a lack of depth on the roster have all played a role in our record.

The Bears entered the contest with an 0-6 record on the year and left 0-7 and bitterly disappointed. And yet, despite the heartbreak and the injustice, our boys look ahead to the next game eager to prove something. Eager to prove the masses wrong and to dig themselves out of any hole they feel they have been in for the past month.

Coach Chris Wise reflected this never-say-die attitude with his own words.

“The game really didn’t come out the way we wanted it to, obviously, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Our boys played as hard as they possibly could have played. Every football game boils down to those three things that we have always talked about. Penalties, turnovers, and special teams. We didn’t have the penalties that we have had in the past and we didn’t do too badly on special teams. We came up short turnover-wise, we had an interception, which I will personally take responsibility for, and a fumble both at critical moments in the game. But I believe these boys have greatness in them, they refuse to quit. We only have to win four games to win state, we are already in the playoffs. It might be comical for a coach that’s 0-7 to say that, but that’s the truth and anything is possible. We will get them there,” Wise said.

The Bears will, shockingly, travel again to Cache Valley to play against the Ridgeline High School Riverhawks on Friday, October 1.

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