Great End to Perfect Season
Nick Hickey, reporter
Coming off a huge win against Carlson, the Bears continued to show excellence against Melvindale winning 56-21 to end the regular season undefeated.
The game started with the Bears kicking off to the Cardinals. With the Bears defense stopping the Cardinals on the first drive, Wyandotte got the ball and senior running back Allen Woodward ran for a 44-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 7-0 lead.
After another defensive stop, senior Hunter Sauve ran for a 1-yard touchdown raising the score to 14-0.
The Cardinals move the ball down to the Bears 20-yard line but were forced to kick a field goal. After the miss the Bears got the ball, but turned it over with 9:43 left in the second.
After the turnover, Melvindale ran for a touchdown narrowing the score to 14-7 deficit late in the second.
The Bears fire back by moving down the field and with 4:42 left in the second, Sauve got his second touchdown of the game with a 24-yard run bringing the Bears’ lead to 21-7
But the Cardinals don’t quit. They drove down the field with a 15-yard bringing them to within a touchdown going into the half.
After a few halftime adjustments the Bears come out strong in the third, not allowing the Cardinals to score once in the quarter.
“It’s a big game. 9-0, that’s something that doesn’t happen a lot,” senior quarterback Richie Miller said. “We went out there and at halftime we were talking about how we got to play for each other and that’s what we went out there and did. We pulled together and got the win.”
In the third the Bears had multiple touchdowns, one being a 15-yard rushing touchdown with 8:00 minutes to go for a Bears 28-14 lead.
Miller threw for a 24-yard touchdown and the Bears went up 35-14 with 4:00 to go in the third.
Roosevelt’s defense pinned back Melvindale to the 6-yard line and with only a 15-yard punt the Bears got the ball on the 21 with 2:00 mintues to go.
With the defense to thank for great field position, Sauve rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, his third of the day, upping the score to 42-14. With under a minute left, senior Preston Grew intercepted the ball on Melvindale’s 21-yard line to end the third quarter.
Grew’s pick lead to a 12-yard rushing touchdown by Woodward at the beginning of the fourth improving the lead to 49-14.
The Cardinals hit back with a 74-yard rushing touchdown to put up another 7 with 7:00 minute to go in the final quarter.
In the final 3:00 minutes, the Bears score a 1-yard touchdown giving the Bears the final score of 56-21 to end a perfect season.
“We want to win, because if you win you keep playing. But right now we’re just happy to enjoy this victory tonight. We’re 9-0, three times this has happened now in my 12 years for myself and our coaching staff so we’re obviously very proud of that,” Head Coach Ron Adams said. “We just want to enjoy this victory tonight, Sunday we get to find out who we get to match up against and then we want to go from there. Cool thing about it is we get to come back here and play at home and that’s awesome for our seniors so I’m excited for them.”
According to FoxSports.com the Bears found out on Sunday they face Bedford (6-3) on October, 28 at 7:00 p.m.