Bears take win against Jaguars for Gold Rush game
Makayla Coffee, Editor-in-Chief
Friday night the Bears not only gained a victory against the Allen Park Jaguars, 49-0, but also for the local families recognized at this game.
The Gold Rush game partnered with Relentless Detroit to raise money for childhood cancer and to support local families of Wyandotte who have been affected by this illness. For the Bears, the families supported at this game was motivation to win.
“The kids [highlighted at the Gold Rush Game] really motivated us so we played for them especially hard,” senior running back and linebacker Allen Woodward said.
The game started off strong with a 20-yard pass made by senior quarterback Richie Miller to senior Ryley Stewart for a touchdown with 6:28 left in the first quarter. The kick was good and giving the Bears a 7-0 lead.
Shortly after, senior fullback and defensive end Hunter Suave ran in another touchdown with 2:49 left in the first quarter and then the field goal was made making the score 14-0.
For the rest of the first quarter, the Bears and the Jaguars battled back and forth causing flags to be thrown. Both teams were showing their aggression and were determined to be the next team to score.
With 8:19 left in the second quarter Stewart had an interception. Following that, Woodward gained a 60-yard run and then was able to secure yet another touchdown. With the field goal being made, the Bears had a score of 21-0.
Defensively, Suave was able to sack the Jaguars with 1:24 left in the second quarter. Suave then followed this with another tackle right before the first half of the game was over. According to Suave, the Bear’s defense was their biggest strength in the game.
“Our defense played a big factor in the win tonight. All 11 players dominated on defense. The d-line was in the backfield all night. Our linebackers flowed to the ball and our corners and safeties were on lockdown all night,” Suave said.
Miller entered into the second half with determination and ended the third quarter with another touchdown adding another seven points to the Bear’s score, 28-0.
Entering into the last quarter of the game, Woodward gained yardage that allowed Suave to run in another touchdown which made the score 35-0.
By the fourth quarter, the refs had thrown a countless amount of flags for both teams causing tension between the Bears and the Jaguars.
“If we have to improve in any area that’s going to be cleaning up the penalties. We had way too many penalties. If we clean that up I think we will be good,” Head coach Ron Adams said.
However, these penalties did not stop junior Joe Diechelbohrer from scoring another touchdown with 5:59 remaining in the last quarter raising the score to 42-0.
To end the game, senior running back Christian Munoz was on the carry and ran in a four yard touchdown with 1:22 left in the game. This was the last touchdown of the game,securing the Bear’s 49-0 win.
According to Adams, the Bears really wanted the win and this was shown in their performance on the field.
“I think the score speaks for itself. I told a few of the guys ‘What goes around comes around’ that’s what my dad always told me. We wanted to come into this game and play well. Did we expect 49-0? No, but we really wanted this based around what had happened last year. I wanted it but I think our players wanted it more than I did and I think we saw that on the field,” Adams said.
The Bears’ next game will be at Taylor Kennedy this Friday at 7 p.m.