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The Basha Bears celebrated many touchdowns scored against the Mesa Jackrabbits this week as shown in the picture.  As the Bears finished up the last week of non-league play against Mesa High, the opportunity to win all three football games by the Basha Bears program was there for the taking as Varsity entered into Friday’s game for the second straight week.  

The Varsity team traveled to Mesa, to play the Jackrabbits hoping to spoil the evenings festivities on night, when Mesa was celebrating their homecoming and having some of their great alumni in attendance.  Basha struck early with a field goal to grab a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.  It wouldn’t be the only lead of the night for the Bears, the Bears came from behind three times in this game to take the lead.  The Bears would not give up on the opportunity to try to claim their second victory of the season and showed good resilience as team.  Unfortunately for the Bears, Mesa responded in the fourth quarter with 10 unanswered points to put the game almost out of reach.  The Bears lost 31-29 and fell to 1-5 on the season.

The JV Bears played host to the Mesa Jackrabbits, hoping to extend their winning streak to five and remain unbeaten for the season.  The JV Bears also had shutout streak in place going into this game that unfortunately fell in the second quarter when the JV Jackrabbits returned a kickoff for a touchdown.  It was the first points allowed by the JV Bears team in over 11 quarters of action.  The defense of the JV Bears also had shutout streak snapped in this game, they surrendered their first points in over 13 quarters, in the fourth quarter.  However, those points scored by Mesa would not be enough to claim victory, the JV Bears scored quite frequently and often to win this game 52-24.  The JV Bears are now 5-0 and travel to rival Chandler next week.

The Freshman Bears played another solid game this week on the road.  They traveled to Mesa and extended their winning streak to two straight with a 41-8 win.  Both of the wins in this streak have come on the road and have been lopsided.  The Freshman Bears move to 2-3 on the season.

The Basha Bears football program will be starting league action this week by playing the Chandler Wolves, the schedule is as follows;

9/27/2017; @ 6pm- Freshman, Chandler at Basha
9/27/2017; @ 6pm- Junior Varsity, Basha at Chandler (**Wednesday Game, due to Varsity game on Thursday**)
9/28/2017; @ 7pm- Varsity, Chandler at Basha (**Thursday Evening Cox TV game**)

Basha Gridiron Club – GO BEARS!!!

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