Mistakes doom Bees’ comeback
Connor Udy tries to separate from a Syracuse defender in a thrilling triple-overtime battle. Udy rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in the 28-31 (3 OT) loss.
By Sean Hales
In every significant statistical category, the Box Elder High School football team surpassed the Syracuse Titans.
The Bees out-gained the Titans, 409-261, in total offense. Box Elder had higher yards per pass (14.4-10.4) and total rushing (337-188). They recorded 21 first downs to Syracuse’s 15, and possessed the ball for more than 10 minutes longer than the Titans (28:59-18:33).
However, in a game that was decided by just three points, 31-28, in triple overtime, the most glaring statistic is Box Elder’s 14 penalties for 120 yards that ultimately cost them a season-opening win.
“We made a lot of mistakes that cost us,” said head coach Robbie Gunter. “Offensively we moved the ball. We just stopped ourselves.”
Particularly egregious to Gunter were the false starts and personal fouls “outside the whistle,” both of which cost Box Elder the game in the first and third overtimes, respectively.
In the first overtime, a two-point conversion attempt by Box Elder quarterback Connor Udy that looked successful was negated by a false start call. The Bees settled for an extra point to tie the score at 21.
Soccer team drops two of three games last week
By Brinton Perry
At Northridge High School last week, the Box Elder High School girls’ soccer team had the first goal scored against them all season.
As it turned out, the Knights finished the game with three tallies, while a strong defensive effort kept the Bees off the scoreboard.
According to Box Elder coach Ryan Stevens, in the matchup meant to evaluate his team’s preseason strengths and weaknesses, he said he saw signs of improvement.
It was not enough, however, to overcome Ogden on Thursday in the Bees’ first region game of the year. In a close game, The Tigers won, 3-2. All the goals came in the first half, with the second half being a battle between the two offenses trying to penetrate each other’s defense.
Ogden scored the first goals early in the first half. However, the Bees had plenty of opportunities, putting up five shots in the first 15 minutes and 10 shots overall in the first half.
Paige Stevens scored an unassisted first for the Bees, followed by a goal from Sadie Munns, assisted by Kambri Curtis.
Waterfowl class at bird refuge to educate youth about hunting
The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, in cooperation with Delta Waterfowl, will host a waterfowl basics course to educate youth about waterfowl hunting and hunting safety on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 12-3 p.m.
Stations at the event include: Bird Banding 101, 12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m.; duck calling with Bret Wonocott, 1 p.m.; and demonstrations by Weber River Retrievers at 1:30 p.m. Also, visitors can build a wood duck box, view decoy spreads, see boat displays, and review hunter safety and waterfowl identification. New this year, the Youth Hunters Education Challenge from Logan will be on site. All events are free and open to the public.
The refuge will also be open for the youth waterfowl hunt on Sept. 20.
For more information, visit the Wildlife Education Center, 2155 West Forest Sreet, Brigham City, or call 435-723-5887.
BC Sights and Sounds to hold ‘Viking Chess’ class in September
The Sights and Sounds of Brigham City program will host a clinic to teach residents the game of Kubb (Viking Chess) on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Rees Pioneer Park west of the pond.
David Dawson will teach the basics of the game that can somewhat be described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes, where the basic goal is to knock down the opponent’s “kubbs,” by throwing batons at them, and eventually the “king” in the center of the playing field. Internet descriptions of the game indicate the game can last anywhere from five minutes to an hour with varying degrees of strategy.
For more information call Sherie at 734-6608.
Dam Donut Bike Ride
Early registrations for Brigham City Recreation’s Dam Donut Ride at Mantua Reservoir are due by Sept. 12. Early registration is required in order to receive a T-shirt. Registration costs $15.
The event will have divisions for riders of all ages. There will be six different age divisions: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-39 and 40 and over. The 10 and under division will ride one lap with one donut stop, the 11-13 division will do two laps with one donut stop, and the other three divisions will do three laps with two donut stops.
Register online at www.brighamcity.utah.gov or in person at the recreation office, 641 East 200 North, Brigham City. For more information call 435-734-6610.
BC rec registering for volleyball, competition basketball leagues
Registration for the Brigham City Recreation Women’s Volleyball League ends on Friday, Sept. 5.
The cost to join the league is $195 per team. Games will be played Monday nights beginning Sept. 15. Information about scheduling and location will be emailed to teams the week prior.
Registrations for a competitive basketball league for boys in the 3rd-8th grades are due in the recreation office by Sept. 30.
The cost to register a team is $320, which includes an eight-game round robin and league T-shirts. Games will be played at the Box Elder Middle School gym, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Boys in 3rd-4th grade will play Tuesday nights beginning Oct. 7, 5th-6th grade boys will play Wednesday nights beginning Oct. 8, and 7th-8th grade boys will play Thursday nights beginning Oct. 9.
Register for either of these leagues online at www.brighamcity.utah.gov or in person at the recreation office, 641 East 200 North, Brigham City, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call Jackie at 435-734-6610.
Co-rec softball tourney set
A co-rec two-pitch softball tournament organized by Brigham City Recreation is scheduled Sept. 12-13 at Pioneer Park.
The cost is $195 per team, which includes a three game guarantee. Register online at www.brighamcity.utah.gov; in person at the recreation office, 641 East 200 North, Brigham City; or by phone at 435-734-6610.
For more information call Jackie at 435-734-6607.
Peach Days men’s softball tourney
Brigham City Recreation is now registering teams for the annual Peach Days Softball Tournament on Sept. 5-6.
The cost to register is $195, which includes a two game guarantee. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a spot. Space is limited and spots are filling up. Register online at www.brighamcity.utah.gov; in person at the recreation office, 641 East 200 North, Brigham City; or by phone at 435-734-6610.