Game Day Schedule
Bears Win 6-0
JV Blue Bears make it past the Cougars for a first round playoff win. In the first annual Deja Vu Bowl, the Bears played
the previous weeks opponent at the same location, same time, and fortunately with the same result. In a game where each team
went straight after the others vulnerabilities (as observed the week previous), ours guys were able to execute new plays and
new schemes with a little more success than the opponents. The result being a 6-0 victory over a tough and understandably
disappointed Cougar team. With a bend but don't break defensive performance and a solid ball control offense, it was a tense
and exciting 32 minutes of action. We now head straight into our most difficult challenge of the year with a civil war styled
game against the undefeated White Bears. Regardless of the outcome, it's quite a statement for the franchise to have both
teams in the semi-finals. Great job to all who've made such a climactic season possible.
JV Blue Bears Win Division!
Saturday morning the Blue Bears won an overtime victory against the Cardinal Cougars 18-12. With
this win our record improves to 4-1 and leaves us alone at the top of a strong division. Congratulations boys! Following regulation
the referee remarked this was the most sportsmanlike and well played game he had seen all season. We are just as proud of
the boys for this tan for the victory itself.
Overall, the Blue Bears played
the most consistent game of their season, with another stingy defensive performance and an offensive effort that chewed up
yards and the clock when needed. In overtime, and with flashbacks to the Rams OT loss, our guys stopped the Cougars sweeping
run attack and punched through their line for the win.
With this game still fresh in our minds, we find ourselves matched up with them again
this week in the first round of playoffs. We’ll need to sharpen up our game even more to put this team down a second
time. –Go Bears!
JV Blue Bears show intensity against T-Birds
Blue Bears improved their
record to 3 – 1 Saturday against the T-birds. One offensive touchdown coupled with a 68 yard interception return gave
the Bears the lead early, and the only opponent score occurred on a fumble recovery the T-birds ran uncontested into the endzone.
Although the Bear offense struggled with penalties and fumbled exchanges in the second half, the defense was simply bulletproof,
not allowing a single T-bird first down the entire game. We’re really starting to click on our defensive responsibilities
and assignments, and a number of players had breakout games this week. If we can continue this intensity on D and correct
our offensive mistakes, we will most certainly have a game to be proud of next week.
-Blue Bear Coaches
September 21, 2006
JV Blue Bears vs. Rainier Lightning
“The JV Blue Bears
pulled out their second victory of the season against a very strong Rainier Lightning team. 31 minutes of defensive dominance
on both sides, with about 1 minute of “BIG” play excitement.
The Bears scored first on a break-away 57 yard run in the second quarter and converted
the extra point. The Lightning came back with a 30 yard sprint to the end-zone in the third quarter, but the Bears defense
held on the PAT attempt. The third quarter ended following our first passing touchdown play of the season when key blocking,
a perfect spiral and a fingertip catch all combined perfectly for a 48 yard connection and our second score (PAT made). Final
score: Blue Bears 14, Lightning 6.
Our team worked through a brief panic and frustration on the opening drive when, backed
down to our own 2 yard line by an incredibly strong defensive rush, we executed a punt play that backed the Lightning all
the way to mid-field. Ultimately, this may have been the most significant event of the day.
This victory will be a key one in the maturation of our players and coaches. Overall,
we did not play near our capabilities.
We feel fortunate for the
success we had today, but more significantly we learned that preserving and trusting our teammates will ultimately put us
in a position to succeed. After that it’s all about execution…and execute they did when the pressure was the greatest.” - Blue Bear Coaches
September 14, 2006
JV Blue Bears get first win of the season
"The JV Blue
Bears used their speed and aggressiveness to overcome a tough Tenino Tigers team 19 - 7 for their first victory of the year.
Three touchdown runs of 55, 40, and 30 yards behind tremendous blocking helped seal the win, while the tough defensive play
of both veteran and first year players held back a persistent Tiger running attack, forcing fumbles and making numerous tackles
in the opponents backfield. Special teams played exceptionally well, including 2 recovered onside kicks (one, the game opener),
giving our team great field position each time.
The boys were
a joy to coach, and we can not say enough about the enthusiasm and energy with which they learn and play. This, along with
the committed efforts of our coaching staff, has us looking forward to the growth of our team in the coming weeks." -Coach Russell