Our Portagers are
on a roll
 Securing their third straight conference title

Onekama 36 Brethren 0

ONEKAMA — From the News Advocate - Through the first four games of the season, the Onekama/Bear Lake High School varsity football team was known for their potent offense which was putting up an average of 33 points per game.

And while they lived up to their high-scoring billing, it was the Portagers (4-1, 3-0) defense that was most impressive after a 36-0 win over Brethren (1-4, 0-2) Saturday on homecoming.

“Defensively, to step up and keep a team out of the end zone for a whole game is hard to do and it’s great to get it,” said Onekama/Bear Lake Coach Jim Hunter.

With the win, the Portagers secured a third straight title in the Mid State Activities Conference-North. 

Heading into Saturday’s game, the Portager defense was giving up more than 21 points per game, and had allowed more than 30 in half their games. But, they  held the Bobcats to only 110 yards, and from even getting in position to score. 

Bear Lake senior J. J. Randall turned in another stellar game with 17 carries for 168 yards and two touchdowns. He has topped the 100-yard mark in every game this season and is averaging 186 yards per-game on the ground.

Dan Gillespie went 3-7 passing for 126 yards with a touchdown. Dansby finished the game with nine rushes for 39 yards.Reedy and Daldos each had nine tackles. Carlton Miller had an interception and Chad Mallory recovered a fumble.

With 8:10 left in the second quarter Randall scored on a 49 yard touchdown. On the next possession Chris Dansby ran the ball in from 5 yards out and made the two-point conversion for a score of 14-0.

In the third quarter  returned a puntt 58 yards for a touchdown.. Then Gillespie completed a 57 yard tochdown pass to Troy Rau. Joerdon Daldos ran the ball in for the two-point conversion for a 28-0 lead

In the fourth quarter, Randal made a 49 yard touchdown run plus the two point conversion.


Sept. 22, 2007