Mistakes Sends Bears Football to 0-3 On Season

09 September 2017  
Bradshaw Mountain Football players observe the national anthem before the game against the Comb Coyotes on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Prescott Valley, Arizona All Photos and Video by: Torrence Dunham

Interceptions and Fumbles Cost Bears Against Coyotes

PRESCOTT VALLEY- Two Interceptions and two fumbles resulted in over a hundred yards against the Bradshaw Mountain Bears at home against the Comb Coyotes on Friday, September 8th, as the Bears fell 28-17 and remain winless on the season.

Bradshaw Mountain started the scoring early with a field goal, later being followed by a touchdown from Anthony Mata.

However, the advantage would be cut into by the Comb Coyotes as a fake field goal was intercepted and ran back into the Bradshaw Mountain side of the field, later resulting in a touchdown by Sonatane Taunima.

Mata would score his second touchdown of the night in the second quarter, later matched by the Coyotes’ Cory Pearson.

The third quarter would be crushing for the Bears as the Comb Coyotes followed a touchdown by Isaiah Jacobs, which gave them a four-point advantage, with a fumble recovery for another touchdown. The Bradshaw Mountain mistake would result in an eleven-point deficit entering the final quarter as the Comb defense shut Bradshaw Mountain down for the remainder of the game.

“We had our opportunities, we just didn’t capitalize on them,” Bradshaw Mountain football head coach Chuck Moller said. “We had drop balls, interceptions, we had a fumble on one drive and stopped us on downs on another one.”

A young Bradshaw Mountain team, which lost many players from the section championship team in the 2016 season, now stands at 0-3 on the year as they look to break the losing streak.

“That’s football,” Moller said. “Every week is a new opportunity, new day. You got to right the ship and we are the only ones that can do it. We just got to continue to push forward.”

The Bears hit the road for a matchup against Marcos De Niza, Friday, September 15th. Kickoff is 7 pm.

Before the game, former baseball coach Randy Clifford and former basketball coach Doug Beilfuss were inducted into the Bradshaw Mountain Athletics Ring of Honor.

Friday Night Lights Scoreboard

Prescott 35, Cactus Shadows 25
Tuba City 12, Chino Valley 7
Bagdad 71, San Pasqual 26
Mayer 66, Fredonia 6
Prescott 35, Cactus Shadows 25
Apollo 34, Deer Valley 14
Buckeye 47, coronado 0
Cactus 42, Mingus Union 25
Camp Verde 22, Arizona College Prep 0
Centennial 44, Maricopa 0
Central 40 Carl Hayden 21
Campo Verde 24, McClintock 6
Chandler Prep 13, North Pointe Prep 12
Desert Edge 20, Millennium 17
Desert view 28, Douglas 21
Empire 54, Amphitheater 0
Estrella Foothills 17, Apache Junction 0
Flagstaff 18, Mohave 7
Globe 41, Tanque Verde 21
Greenway 47, Thunderbird 41
Hamilton 52, Desert Ridge 28
Highland 14, Brophy Prep 6
Horizon 27, Westview 21
Lee Williams 21, Kingman Academy 20
Monument Valley 68, Hopi 6
Moon Valley 18, Washington 15
NFL Yet 38, Joseph City 32
North 27, Fairfax 27
North Canyon 28, Agua Fria 21
Page 44, Kingman 18
Paradise Valley 27, Shadow Mountain 19
Payson 16, Coconino 14
Peoria 40, Marcos de Niza 21
Phoenix Northwest Christian 35, Blue Ridge 0
Phoenix Valley Lutheran 58, Anthem Prep 2
Pinnacle 26, Mountain View 7
Pueblo 66, Cholla 46
Queen Creek 35, Boulder Creek 3
Red Mountain 27, Basha 21
Saguaro 42, Higley 14
Show Low 68, Window Rock 0
Sunnyslope 27, Arcadia 7
Superior 60, Fort Thomas 0
Thatcher 27, Snowflake 6
Tolleson 37, Mesa 14
Valley Vista 28, Shadow Ridge 7
Verrado 19, Williams Field 9
Westwood 35, Maryvale 0
Wickenburg 20, Coolidge 7
Winslow 48, Chinle 8
Youngker 40, Tempe 14