Bear River’s football team did last week what good teams do when they face a weak opponent, jumping on Lindhurst early and then cruising to an easy 49-0 victory.
Things figure to get a little tougher tonight as the Bruins face Foothill (5-2) in their last home game of the regular season (but not their last home game of the season). BR is projected to win a close contest, but Foothill changed coaches a week ago (no explanation given) so it’s hard to judge the focus of the players. It could turn into a blowout.
Meanwhile, it’s easy to write-off Nevada Union’s chances of beating Ponderosa (5-2) this week because it is clear the Miners are not a good team. They gave their fans false hope after beating three cream puffs in non-league play, then things got serious–league play started.
NU left its old league because it was tired of being the doormat, losing 31 straight league games from 2012 to 2017. Things aren’t any better in the Foothill Valley League, where they are 0-2. Ponderosa’s 2 losses also came in league game.
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Bear River stayed atop the Foothill 4 with its easy win over Lindhurst as our top three teams remain undefeated. Things don’t figure to change much this week.
Here are the rankings:
- Bear River 7-0 137.9
- Colfax 7-0 136.5
- Placer 7-0 134.1
- Nevada Union 3-4 92.1
This week’s picks:
Ponderosa over Nevada Union by 25 points
Bear River over Foothill by 3.5 points
Placer over Oakmont by 18 points
Colfax over Lindhurst by 41 points
We went 3-1 on last week’s picks, bringing the season record to 5-2 (71 percent). It’s time for 4-0 week!