Bears News · Bears Triumph in OT vs. King High School!

The Poly Bears took care of the Wolves from Martin Luther King High School in dramatic fashion this past Saturday Night. The Bears scored the game winning Touchdown in Overtime with a 25 yard run by Jermain Henderson. The last run marked Jermain’s third Touchdown of the night and pushed his rushing stats for the week above 200 yards. The Bears had a chance to win in regulation but pushed a couple of kicks wide right and then short in the final ten seconds. The field goal attempts were set up by a nifty wide receiver pass by Ethan LaMontagne to Jermain Henderson. Jermain was pushed out on the two yard line to set up the dramatic final seconds in regulation. The Bears defense led the way in the first half, by not allowing the Wolves to advance the ball beyond the 50 yard line. The only Touchdown scored by the Wolves in the first half was a disputed “scoop and score.”  The second half scoring did not pick up until the fourth quarter. The Bears and Wolves each put 10 points up on the board in the fourth. The late game theatrics were set up by two defensive stops by the Bears Defense, a dramatic fourth and one from the Bears nine yard line with three minutes to go and an interception by DaRon Hooks to set up the final drive. In Overtime, the Bears Defense came up big again as they forced a long field goal by the Wolves which fell five yards short to set up the game winning drive by the offense. This was the inaugural “Battle of the Blade,” so the Bears get to keep the perpetual trophy for the next year. Way to go Bears! We are looking forward to next week and facing the Ramona Rams.

The Lady Bears Girls Golf Team had a rough week dropping two matches to Glendora High School. The Bears did play well but were overmatched by the Tartans. Glendora has several players that are already playing in the junior circuit but it did present opportunities for the Bears to play against the best in the CIF Southern Section. The Bears will use this experience to bring home an Ivy League Title! Please wish the girls luck as they compete against Centennial High School and begin Ivy League play against Paloma Valley High School this week.

The Lady Bears Tennis Team dropped a tough match to rival Martin Luther King on Wednesday. The Bears are struggling with some injuries and inexperience as we start the season. The bright side is that everyone is getting experience in their tough non-league schedule. The Bears have a jammed packed schedule this week playing matches on three consecutive days against Centennial, Norco, and Chaparral High Schools. The Bears will look to bounce back and build that winning spirit as they head into Ivy League Play. Please come out to the courts and wish them luck!

The Lady Bears Volleyball Team faced a couple of tough opponents this past week in Elsinore and Murrieta Valley High Schools. The Bears dropped both matches. The Bears will continue Ivy League Play this week against Notre Dame and then in the prestigious Ayala Tournament. The Bears are improving and look to break through this week! Good Luck Ladies!

The Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams flourished at the Cool Breeze Invitational in Pasadena this past weekend. On a side note, the Bears beat the Wolves from King on Friday night, the same weekend the “Battle of the Blade” took place. The Bears are setting PR’s weekly and look to make some major noise in the Ivy League Cluster this week at Paloma Valley High School. The Bears are ready to take home both the Boys’ and Girls’ Titles. For more information about the success of the teams please read the articles posted by Coach Enyeart on the Cross Country Page. We are so proud of all of you! GO Bears!

Finally, the Boys’ Water Polo Team season started this past week with a non-league match against Murrieta Mesa and culminated in the prestigious “Tournament of Champions” in Santa Barbara, CA. The Bears mauled the Murrieta Mesa Rams 22-2 prior to leaving for the tournament in Santa Barbara. The Bears stumbled in the opening round of the tournament in a tough one goal loss to Dos Pueblos High School out of Goleta. The Bears responded with wins against Righetti, Rio Mesa, and host Santa Barbara High Schools before losing the final game to Agoura High School. The Bears left the week 4-2 and keeping their eyes on the prize of a CIFSS Title. The Bears continue their march this week with non-league matches against Northwood and Claremont High Schools. Come on out to the deck and cheer them on! GO BEARS!