STOCKTON – The Creek?
No, it’s a bit premature to coin fancy monikers that would fit well on T-shirts.
But who can blame Bear Creek’s football team and fans for being excited? The Bruins once again rang up huge offensive numbers in a 47-22 homecoming victory over visiting Sacramento-Kennedy on Fridaynight.
The Bruins have never made the playoffs, and they’re a long way from qualifying. But a 3-1 record, three-game winning streak (scoring 139 points in the process) and the jam-packed stands at Podesto Stadium are omens of a potentially special season.
Chaz Davis scored three touchdowns and Quincy Glasper threw four touchdown passes as Bear Creek comfortably downed winless (0-3) Kennedy.
After falling behind 6-0, Davis returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a score and the Bruins never looked back. Davis also caught scoring passes of 12 and 18 yards from Glasper.
Hard-running senior Terry Holmes was a workhorse, gaining 134 yards on 19 carries, including scoring runs of 7 and 1 yard.
Glasper completed passes to six different receivers, and also had touchdown tosses of 12 yards to Elijah Bell and 11 yards to Ethan George.
Daveyon Phillips led the defensive effort with two interceptions.
While the victory was convincing, it also was a slop-fest with an unfortunate ending. The teams were whistled for 31 penalties – 20 in the first half alone – and there was very little flow to the action.
On the final play of the game, two players got into a scuffle and virtually the entire Kennedy bench ran onto the field to join the fracas.
Bear Creek’s players stayed on their sideline, but four Stockton police officers had race across the field to break up the altercation, as the officials let the clock run out.
Bear Creek has rebounded strongly after a heartbreaking 52-46 loss to Roseville in the season opener. The Bruins have a bye next week.