Area roundup: Smith, Bear River Bruins beat Woodland 31-13

Lees leads Del Oro volleyball at tournament
By: Journal sports staff
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Dillon Smith threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns and Bear River’s ground game ran for 188 yards, as the Bruins remained unbeaten with a 31-13 victory at Woodland Friday night.

“Woodland’s a big school,” said Bruins coach Scott Savoie. “They have some great athletes. It was a great win. It’s great to be 2-0. I think our kids responded pretty well to Woodland. They’re running a spread offense and have good speed on offense.”

Bear River led 17-7 at half but pulled away in the fourth quarter.

“It was a great win but not what I would say stellar game,” Savoie said. “But our kids played pretty tough. It was a tight game until the very end.”

Tight end Hunter Cramer (five catches, 111 yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion catch) and wide receiver Teyvn Kimble (three catches, 82 yards) had productive nights. Andrew Reiss led the Bruins on the ground with 79 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

The Bruins’ Cody Heard, J’Sean Harwood and Jake Savoie each recorded a sack.
Smith completed 12 of 16 passes. Two of his attempts were picked off.

“Dillon had a great night,” Savoie said. “I was pretty pleased with that.”

Austin Dowling had a team-high nine tackles, including eight solo tackles for Bear River, which hosts Highlands next week at 7:30 p.m.

Bear River has never played Highlands before. The Bruins then go on the road for four straight games.


Del Oro — The Golden Eagles (11-3) went 2-2 Saturday at the Oak Ridge tournament and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Nevada Union in three rounds.

Morgan Lees led the Golden Eagles with 32 kills. Del Oro lost to Folsom and then beat Whitney and Redwood to win its pool.

The Golden Eagles return to the court Tuesday when they host Oakmont at 6 p.m.