I feel like our hard work and determination were key in our win and having the never-quit attitude. This is a great step in the right direction of having this program to continue to grow and be successful."
- Coach Anderson
Friday, September 8th, was a momentous occasion for the Mountain View Bruin football as they won their first game in over a year and a half.
The game kicked off at 7 p.m. against the Union Cougars. Although, the Cougars scored two quick touchdowns and both point after, the Bruins answered back with a touchdown of their own.
Buoyed by their fans and putting numbers up, it was noticeable the Bruins had the momentum to outscore the Cougars as the game continued.
Led by star quarterback Nata Suguturaga, the mighty Bruins outscored the Cougars 21-17 in the second quarter. Another incredible performance included Noah Jensen, who had over 144 receiving yards.
Riley Sinema scored and shut down the Cougars offense while on defense. Cougars went scoreless in the third quarter while, the Bruins scored 14 more. Yet the Cougars refused to go scoreless in the fourth quarter, scoring twice more but not completing either conversion.
The Bruins had the motivation and momentum to close out the game with a victory, eventually scoring 13 more in the fourth quarter and winning the game 54-43.
Head of the Athletic department and coach of the football team, Tyler Anderson, had this to say about the victory: “I feel like our hard work and determination were key in our win and having the never-quit attitude. This is a great step in the right direction of having this program to continue to grow and be successful.”
Anderson also said, “Nata Suguturaga had a great game at QB, throwing for 417 yards and 5 TDs and rushing for 138 yards and 2 TDs - an amazing performance.”
And so the Bruins came out on top. To go along with Suguturaga’s total yards, junior Antonio Tovar had two touchdowns and 89 receiving yards. Riley Sinema had 159 total yards to go along with two touchdowns.
Friday September 16th is the Bruin's next football game, which will be the homecoming game against Payson, who is coming off a loss against Park City last weekend.