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Bruins’ 54-7 victory over Cougars kicks off season

Varsity Bruin Football faced the El Dorado Cougars in the first home game of the season on Friday, August 24. Photo by Morgan Ham

Varsity Bruin Football faced the El Dorado Cougars in the first home game of the season on Friday, August 24, coming away with a landslide victory of 54-7.

Longtime Varsity Coach Scott Savoie has high expectations for the season and believes in his team wholeheartedly.

“I think we did pretty darn well,” said Coach Savoie. “We were really happy with the outcome of the night, everyone on the team had a chance to participate, was part of that win, and worked very hard throughout the week. I was really happy with the way we played and our sportsmanship.”

Senior Defensive End Shelbi Beghetti also thought the team did well.

“I think, for our opening home game, that it went extremely well just for the team and as well for the community,” said Beghetti.

Many players feel like the team is closer than ever this year.

“I think the team dynamic this year is better than years’ past, even in comparison to last year,” said Beghetti. “I think we are all really close and we’re like more of a family than before. We spend about two and a half months and three hours every day together talking about our lives, and we’re always hanging out. It just gives us windows to make relationships with one another.”

Some feel that the team excels because they are familiar with one another.

“I guess since we’ve been playing so long together you just kind of get used to being around those people,”  said Senior Quarterback and Corner Calder Kunde. “You get to know their likes and dislikes, and just know everything about them. I guess it’s how we play so good as a team every game.”

Junior Running Back and Corner Tre Maronic agreed with Kunde.

“I feel like we blended really well as a team and we’re together as one,” said Maronic.

Coach Savoie said one of his favorite memories of the game is the energy of the stadium.

“You know the greatest thing about football to me … is just the energy in that stadium with everybody, the staff hanging out and having fun together, the students, the band up there, and the cheerleaders,” said Coach Savoie. “There’s a lot of energy in the stadium and I love this especially with the opening of our new track which made it kind of a special night.”

Maronic loved the feeling of the game as well.

“I felt good about it because the team during the game and the first week with the first home game, the new track, as well as it being a blackout game made us all excited,” Maronic said.

Beghetti looks forward to what her last season holds.

“I’m most excited for playing with our team because a lot of us are seniors this year and we’ve been playing together for so long,” said Beghetti.

Kunde feels the same about his senior season.

“So now it’s our senior year and we get to show everybody all we’ve been doing for all these years,” said Kunde

The coaches and players truly do appreciate the crowd.

“Thanks to everybody out there supporting us,” Coach Savoie said. “… We appreciate that and for making it a great night and for the energy in the stadium again.”

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Bruins’ 54-7 victory over Cougars kicks off season