The Bears opened their 2021 season with the tall task of taking on the Class A #7 and 2020 quarterfinalist Lisbon Lions and it was a battle. Despite both teams dealing with the extreme heat and having the first-game jitters, the Bears and Lions put up strong defensive efforts in a game that was decided on execution in key moments and turnovers.
West Branch just had that edge in both categories and were able to outlast the Lions by a final score of 12-6.
Player of the Game: Andy Henson
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Hoover Uncommon Play: Cash Woody
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Offense: 12 points, 128 total yards (24 passing, 104 rushing), 3 turnovers
Defense: 6 points allowed, 99 yards allowed, 3 sacks, 3 forced turnovers, 1 TD
Carver Boelk: 3/6, 24 yards passing
Andy Henson: 23 carries for 108 yards, 1 TD
Wyatt Fiderlein: 5 carries for 13 yards
Kinnick Boelk: 1 reception, 14 yards
Peyton Miller: 1 reception, 10 yards
Cash Woody: 1 fumble recovery, 1 INT, 1 TD
Drake Berry: 1 sack, 4 tackles
Andy Henson: 3.5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Cole Bailey: 4.5 tackles, 1 TFL
Logan Wright: 1 sack