The Sebeka Trojans came out with a game plan and it worked. The Trojans wanted to gain yards, control the ball, and burn the clock. That is exactly what they did, they held the Bears to only three offensive possessions in the first half. Sebeka went up 12-0, with a ground and pound style of football. The Bears did respond with a touchdown of their own rushing behind their offensive line, closing the gap to 8-12 at halftime.

“Once we started getting penetration and wearing out their line, we finally had an advantage” Coach Hoemberg stated. After giving up 12 points in the first half, that's all Sebeka would muster up for the rest of the game, while Bertha-Hewitt piled on 24 points in the second half. “We finally found our groove, moving down the field, averaging over 3.4 yards a carry which is a goal of ours on every play. We target 3.4 yards because if we do that 3 times, we have a first down.” 

On the final touchdown of the game, the Bears struck through the air with a 9 yard touchdown pass. Even though the Bears only tallied up 44 yards through the air, those yards became very crucial at times. Bertha-Hewitt also ended the game with 227 yards on the ground along with 3 rushing touchdowns. 

“We have to tip our cap to Sebeka for having a game plan and sticking to it. They did a great job keeping the ball out of our hands and in theirs for most of the game. Once we made a few adjustments, we were able to get some momentum on our side to swing the game” said Coach Hoemberg.

The Bears will be on the road this Friday night to take on the 1-1 Ortonville Trojans. The next home game for the Bears will be against Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets on Friday, September 24.

Trailing 12-8 in the third quarter, the Bears score a touchdown and extra points to lead 16-12 -- and from then on, kept adding to their score for a final of 32-12! 🏈🏈🏈

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