Bears go across town to shut down Cougars, 48-0
Heading into Friday night's game, Chino Valley head coach Chuck Apap said he was hoping to give his former team from Bradshaw Mountain a run for their money.
But after four quarters of football, the Bears shut down Chino 48-0 in front of a packed house at Cougar Stadium.
Leading the attack for Bradshaw Mountain was Damian Otero, who recorded 132 yards on the ground and reached the end zone three times, including one touchdown after pulling in a midfield interception with 3:27 left in the first half, putting the Bears (3-3) ahead 27-0 at halftime.
"He's a great athlete and a team leader and we lean on him," Bradshaw coach Adam Schiermyer said of Otero. "We made them pay with his speed."
Schiermyer didn't let up in the second half, keeping his first string in until late in the fourth quarter.
"We wanted to make sure we stayed true to ourselves and make sure in the second half we would continue to get better, stay disciplined, and work on things we were going to need next week against Deer Valley," he added.
Bears' quarterback Skylor Clinton finished the night with 71 yards rushing and 159 in the air. Michael Van Dyke also had a big night for the Bears, with three tackles, 69 yards receiving and one pick resulting in a touchdown.
Defensively, Bradshaw's Lupe Valdez recorded nine solo tackles and four assists.
The Cougars (1-4) battled themselves as much as the Bears, racking up numerous penalties on both sides of the ball.
"We had at least 12 penalties against us for more than 120 yards," Apap said. "We played good on defense, but we let them have some really big plays and we just can't let that happen."
Bradshaw travels to Glendale Deer Valley Friday for the final contest in a 3-game road stand. The Bears are home next week against Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for both.