Defensively, Bear River is led by McKade Mitton, who has piled up more than 130 tackles this season, along with Taylor Lund and Tanner Porter.
Coach Wise has built the Bears' program into a perennial playoff contender, and they captured three state championships over a glorious four-year span from 2003-06.
He's proud of what they've accomplished thus far this season, too, and has high hopes they can continue their strong postseason winning tradition.
"I'm very pleased with what we've done up here this year, and heaven forbid it ends tomorrow night," he said. "Up here, the only thing you can gauge your success by is getting better every week, and I feel like we've done that. I'm very happy for our kids and very proud of them for what they've done."
Hurricane statistical breakdown
Scoring offense: 16.7 ppg (12th in 3AA)
Scoring defense: 31.4 ppg (11th in 3AA)
Passing leader: Adlai Elison (60-118, 50.8 percent, 896 yards, 2 TDs)
Rushing leaders: Jeremiah Ieremia (83 carries, 464 yards, 7 TDs), JD Stansworth (65 carries, 286 yards, 4 TDs)
Receiving leaders: Noah Elison (23 catches, 374 yards, 1 TD)
Tackles leaders: Charlie Sefita (55 tackles), Adlai Elison (44 tackles)
Sack leaders: Matt Olsen (2.5 sacks)
Interception leaders: Noah Elison (3 INTs)
Bear River statistical breakdown
Scoring offense: 38.2 ppg (2nd in 3AA)
Scoring defense: 29.1 ppg (9th in 3AA)
Passing leader: Jardee Nessen (145-273 yards, 53.1 percent, 2,486 yards, 23 TDs)
Rushing leaders: Jeremie Selman (128 carries, 722 yards, 10 TDs)
Receiving leaders: Colton Jensen (46 catches, 1,027 yards, 6 TDs)
Tackles leaders: McKade Mitton (133 tackles), Taylor Lund (59 tackles)
Sack leaders: McKade Mitton (4.5 sacks)
Interception leaders: Tanner Porter (5 INTs)
Felt’s Facts for Hurricane High School
All-time record: 293-300-12 (64 years)
Region championships: 10 (1965 co, 1980, 1982, 1989 co, 1990, 2005, 2008, 2009 co, 2010 co, 2011, 2012 co)
Playoff appearances: 33
All-time playoff record: 26-31
State championships: 1 (2011)
State championship record: 1-6
Felt’s Factoid(s): Hurricane made the most improvement in one season in state history, going from 1-8 in 2004 to 12-1 in 2005. ... Tiger Lance Gubler holds the career interception record, 34, set from 1980-82.
Felt’s Facts for Bear River High School
All-time record: 368-419-19 (92 years)
Region championships: 13 (1937, 1959, 1983, 1984, 1985 co, 1986 co, 1987, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Playoff appearances: 33
All-time playoff record: 36-29
State championships: 3 (2003, 2004, 2006)
State championship record: 3-5
Felt’s Factoid(s): Bear River's 93 meetings with Box Elder makes the game the longest uninterrupted active rivalry in state history, having been played every season since 1923. The winner has taken home a traveling trophy, the Golden Spike, since 1959. ... BR recovered 10 fumbles — a state record — against Jordan in a 1981 Class 3A playoff game.
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