Rose Le Boudec
The football season at Bonneville High School is coming to an end. Varsity players thrilled the students for two emotional months. Despite a few defeats, the Bonneville team managed to stay in the competition and competed in the State Playoffs in late October.
The team's first game was on August 25 against Logan High School (Utah). The Grizzlies held the 8-0 advantage at halftime and pushed defense to claim the victory with a final score of 14-0. The boys won their first home game on September 2 against Century High School. The Bees defeated the Diamondbacks with a score of 33-15. In their third game, the Bees traveled to Rigby to play against the Trojans. Rigby High School won with a final score of 49-14. On September 16 at the homecoming game, BHS matched Idaho Falls High School. Halfway through the game, the Idaho Falls Tigers had the advantage 8-7. At the end of the 4th quarter, the Bonneville Bees tied the score at 15-15. When the game went into overtime, the opposing team picked up an interception allowing the Tigers to win with a final score of 21-20. On the evening of September 23, the Bees played against Shelley High School. The Russets defeated BHS with a final score of 28-0. Bonneville played against Thunder on September 30 and the Bees won this Friday at home. From the first quarter, Varsity players led with a score of 14-7, to achieve victory with a final score of 21-19.
On Friday, October 7, the famous Civil War took place at Thunder Stadium. The Bonneville Bees played against their biggest rival, the Hillcrest Knights. As with every year, this was undoubtedly the biggest game of the season. Even though BHS was the away team this year, that did not prevent the students from filling the guest side stadiums in droves to support their players. From the first minutes of play, Anthem Dahlke and Briggs Hansen from BHS kicked and led the score to 7-0. Later in the game, Connor Payne from Hillcrest tied the score with a touchdown. In the 3rd quarter, Jacob Perez and Hansen kicked, adding 7 points to Bonneville's score. With seconds remaining in the game, Hillcrest’s Thomas Endsley (Kicker) fired a 27-yard field goal to give the Knights a 16-14 win.
For the last game at home, the varsity team played against Skyline High School, one of the best teams in Idaho. It was an important game for both the Bees and for the Grizzlies. With a score of 16-13, Bonneville High School won, securing a victory for all BHS students. The last match of the 2022 season took place at Blackfoot High School, where the Bees lost against the Broncos with a final score of 38-14.
This football season has been filled with many ups and downs. The Bonneville Bees, both players and students, have enjoyed these games. The players played all the way, and the Bees could not be more proud.
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