Bears rally to win Black Butte Bowl in OT
A defensive stand deep in their own territory set up Mount Shasta’s 94 yard game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Black Butte Bowl in Weed.
The Bears started celebrating their 26-20 victory after quarterback Jon Clemens ran for a touchdown from less than a yard out in overtime. That was the first time they held the lead.
Weed led 20-8 after quarterback James Brunello threw his third touchdown pass, a 55 yard bomb to S’ven Walker with five and a-half minutes left in the third quarter.
Including overtime, the Cougars had four possessions after that from inside the Bears’ 15 yard line that resulted in no points.
Clemens ran for two touchdowns and a conversion and completed a 10 yard pass to a wide-open Cesar Gonzalez in the corner of the end zone to tie the score at 20 with 26 second left in regulation. Kirby Kindley ran for their first score as time expired before half time.
Walker scored two of Weed’s TDs, Rashaan Broomfield the other.
Black Butte Bowl XV was the first in the south county rivalry series since 2011. Mount Shasta won its eighth straight BBB and 12th overall since it began in 1996.
The Bears improved to 1-2, while Weed fell to 0-2.
Weed won Friday night’s JV game, 30-14.