As football play began this week for the Basha Bears, multiple streaks were alive and kicking. The Freshman Bears were winless in three games and were struggling to put points on the board versus giving up almost three times as many. The JV Bears were undefeated so far this season and had shutout the last two opponents. The Varsity Bears had lost three straight by falling behind big early and then attempting to rally late, only to fall short. Here is how the streaks either continued or came to and end.
The Bears playing on the road for the first time in month, traveled to Scottsdale to play the Desert Mountain Wolves. This week the Bears kept the game close through more than the first quarter. However, after surrendering great field position, several costly penalties and interception for a touchdown. The Bears trailed 27-3 at half. The Wolves scored their last touchdown of the night early in the third quarter before the Bears responded with two touchdowns and field goal in the same quarter to shrink the Wolves lead to 34-18. The Bears would get one more touchdown on the night, as time expired, to lose 34-24. The Bears are 1-4 on the season and play another road game next week.
The good football news for the program so far this season has come from the Junior Varsity and that continued this week. The JV Bears seem to at times, appear as if they were strolling through the Wolves defense untouched for touchdowns all night. The JV Bears streaks definitely continued this week, they remain undefeated by winning their fourth straight and for the third straight week, they kept the opponents off the scoreboard, as the JV Bears won 49-0, in their first home game of this season. The JV Bears are now 4-0.
The Freshman Bears put an end to their streaks this week. In the games prior, they had scored an average just over 11 points per game, while giving up almost 40 points per game. A recipe for going winless to start the season. However, the Freshman Bears scored a 49-7 blowout victory on the road this week, flipping their streaks on their heads and getting their first win of the season. The Freshman are now 1-3 on the season.
The Basha Bears football program will be playing the Mesa Jackrabbits this week, the schedule is as follows;
9/20/2017; @ 6pm- Freshman, Basha at Mesa
9/21/2017; @ 6pm- Junior Varsity, Mesa at Basha
9/22/2017; @ 7pm- Varsity, Basha at Mesa
Basha Gridiron Club – GO BEARS!!!