Highlights & Recap: Bears top Bellevue in an instant classic

Going into Friday night's match-up of #6 Bellevue at #7 West Branch, everybody knew it was going to be a great game. Not only was it great, it ended up a recording-setting classic at the Little Rose Bowl.

West Branch jumped out to a 21-7 lead at one point which was upped to 28-13 at the half. The second half however? A thriller that could easily be classified as the game of the year so far. Just watch the highlights below to understand.


Records Broken/Tied

Three West Branch High School records were broken tonight and one was tied.

  • Passing yards in a game by a team: 343 (previous: 303 in 1996)
  • Single game individual passing yards: 343, Beau Cornwell (previous: 303 by Aaron Vincent in 1996)
  • Single game receiving yards: 168, Jacob Graves (previous: 163 by Cooper Kabela in 2016)
  • Field goal makes in a season (individual): 5, Beau Cornwell (ties Josh Griebahn)

Player of the Game Interview

Coach Pedersen Interview


Total: 524 yards
Passing: 343 yards*, 3 TDs
Rushing Yards: 181 yards, 3 TDs

Beau Cornwell: 18/27, 343 yards*, 3 TD

Tanner Lukavksy: 29 attempts, 160 yards, 2 TD
Beau Cornwell: 5 attempts, 15 yards, 1 TD
Jacob Graves: 3 attempts, 6 yards

Jacob Graves: 5 receptions, 168 yards*, 2 TD
Brett Schiele: 5 receptions, 69 yards
Ben Thompson: 3 receptions, 46 yards, 1 TD
​Tanner Lukavksy: 4 receptions, 32 yards
Brady Lukavksy: 1 reception, 28 yards

John Hatfield: 8 tackles
Ben Thompson: 4.5 tackles, 1 INT
Brett Schiele: 6.5 tackles, 1 INT
Jacob Graves: 3.5 tackles, 1 INT
Jeff Bowie: 2.5 tackles, 1 sack

* School record