Season Opener: Bears Mawl Rudder

Dalten Wheeler, Sports Reporter

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The Bears took on Bryan Rudder at Rudder HS in Bryan on August 30 and fought for a victory winning 28-27.

The first half began with a handful of great plays from the Bears. Desmond Young, the Bears QB, ran a fast and adrenaline filled 16 yards and an 18 yard run shortly after while the offensive line controlled Rudder’s defensive players. Adding to the highlighted plays of the game, Xavier Williams turned the movement of the ball with a crowed and unexpected interception putting the ball back into the Bear’s paws. Bastrop continued to push back Rudder setting a play for Tyrin Smith to get the first touchdown of the game. Desmond Young then threw a precise 13 yard pass to Jackson Jenkins secure the first down and lead. The game goes into half-time with the Bears up by 1 point.

“Starting off the second half Rudder manages to take the lead 7-14 and aren’t going down without a fight,” said Xavier Williams. With the ball in Rudder’s possession, the Bears realized they needed a play so Rudder’s lead doesn’t get too far ahead. One step ahead, Tyrin Smith read the pass play and intercepted the ball inches away from the sideline. Young’s 48 yard pass to Payton Parsons securing the touchdown. Heading into the last quarter of the game, Jaden Albritton showed his speed and footwork running an outstanding and mesmerizing 56 yard touchdown run. With both teams tired and fatigue, the Bears refuse to give up and fought through the rest of the game. The Bears made a statement that they were not losing when Tyrin Smith not only intercepts the ball once, but runs it back 54 yards without a struggle! 

“The Bears and Rudder both played a great game, but the Bears showed Rudder they were superior and came out victorious,” said Tyrin Smith. Players of the Game were offensive players Desmond Young, Payton Parsons, and Jaden Albritton. They did an outstanding job moving the ball and scoring touchdowns so great job for them. The top 3 defensive players Tyrin Smith, Xavier Williams, and Logan Gaskey stopped Rudder from moving the ball, scoring, and they also scored touchdowns too helping the Bears offense win the game. “I’m happy for Tyrin for being Player of the Game, he played both sides of the ball great and he’ll only get better.” said Coach Maybury.

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