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• Cosumnes Oaks too much for Pondo, defeat Bruins 45-21 Ponderosa Football
• Bruins fall to Roseville 39-7
• Pondo's 6 TDs help crush Oakmont 41-12
• Bruins drop league matchup to Del Campo 42-35
• Pondo defeats Whitney 28-7
• Bruins crush Bella Vista on Homecoming Night 34-0
• Pondo falls in 1st league game vs Antelope 48-20
• Bruins fall to Woodcreek, 28-14
• Late 2 pt. Conversion lifts Bruins over Vista 43-42
• Bruins win 1st game of season vs Lincoln, 34-23
• 2014 Schedule Posted - view here
• 2014 Calendar Updated - view here
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• Team Banquet: TBA
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 Austin Ryan lead the Bruins and was 3rd in the Capital Valley Conference with 74 tackles in 2014.
Mark Devaughn - Mt. Democrat

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Despite coming up short of the postseason, Ponderosa held its head high into the offseason Friday night, earning a sense of accomplishment from its 2014 finale against Cosumnes Oaks, the Capital Valley Conference champions.

But the decisive final score against the Wolfpack put a damper on the host Bruins. Tears flowed, hugs were traded and thoughts turned reflective once Ponderosa dropped the 45-21 decision. Quarterback Colby Chiverton was one of several seniors overcome by emotion in the aftermath.

“We went out swinging,” said Chiverton, who completed 22-of-32 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. “We put up a fight, I think. The effort was there.”

The Bruins (3-4, 5-5) displayed spurts of fine play, examples of why they won four of their first six games to become contenders for a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid.

Chiverton proved his generosity by throwing touchdown passes to three different receivers (Kevin Ackernecht, Josh Bist and Conrad Washington). Austin Ryan collected a sack from his usual defensive line slot while Ackernecht tallied a team-high nine catches for 85 yards.

Credit the Wolf Pack (7-0, 8-2) for extinguishing any doubts in the game’s outcome as all six of Cosumnes Oaks’ first-half drives ended in touchdowns.

A Ponderosa fumble and interception led directly to two of those scores. The Wolfpack methodically drove the length of the field for the other four. All that turned what was once a 7-7 game in the opening minutes into a 42-14 margin by halftime.

“Our kids competed,” Bruins head coach Jason Tenner said. “They fought and they had fun, flying around and playing for each other. That’s what we’ve been asking for all year, and it was a good way to end their careers and our season. Our kids battled, they fought to the end and kept playing, and I’m a happy coach.”

Though Chiverton hooked up with Ackernecht for a 22-yard touchdown to cap the Bruins’ first drive and knot the game, Ponderosa wouldn’t reach Cosumnes Oaks territory again until 5:02 remained in the second period. By then, the Bruins faced a 28-point deficit.

A month ago, Ponderosa entered its duel against Del Campo with a 4-2 mark. But the Bruins never recovered after losing by a 42-35 margin against the Cougars, one of four playoff-bound teams from the eight-team CVC. The lone victory down the stretch came against Oakmont (0-7, 1-9). All four league defeats occurred against foes headed for the postseason, overriding a thrilling September win against eventual Capital Athletic League champ Vista del Lago.

“We didn’t finish this year when we had the opportunities,” Tenner admitted. “We were up 14-0 against Del Campo. We win that game, I think we’re in the playoffs. The margin for error in this league is very slim.”

Midway through the final quarter, trailing 45-14, Ponderosa mounted one last impressive drive. Chiverton completed five straight passes, highlighted by a long pass to Chase Lerch where the senior wideout expertly corralled a tipped ball. Later, Chiverton rolled right before hitting Washington for a 20-yard score in front of the Bruin student section.

“This is the closest team I’ve ever been on,” Chiverton said. “We’re a family no matter what happens. I wouldn’t change anything because I love all these guys.”
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Some nights all cylinders are firing. Others it’s just a struggle to score. But big plays, defensive lapses and a myriad of penalties took a bit of the shine off for Ponderosa in Friday night’s 41-12 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont.
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Del Campo took the lead with 2:03 left in the game when Cougar QB Zack Lopes, pressured out of the pocket, found Clinton for a 17-yard TD. The Bruins tried to set up a come-from-behind victory, but another incomplete pass on 4th down at their own 37 ended their hopes.
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2014 Capital Valley Conference Football Standings
Team League Overall Last Game Next Week
Ponderosa Cosumnes Oaks 7-0 8-2 defeated Ponderosa 45-21 vs Monterey Trail 11/14 7pm
Ponderosa Del Campo 5-2 7-3 defeated Bella Vista 68-28 vs Rocklin 11/14 7pm
Ponderosa Roseville 5-2 6-4 defeated Oakmont 56-8 vs Del Oro 11/14 7pm
Ponderosa Antelope 5-2 7-3 defeated Whitney 21-16 vs Downey 11/14 7pm
Ponderosa Ponderosa 3-4 5-5 defeated by Cosumnes Oaks 45-21 Season Completed
Bella Vista Bella Vista 2-5 3-7 defeated by Del Campo 68-28 Season Completed
Ponderosa Whitney 1-6 1-9

defeated by Antelope 21-16

Season Completed
Ponderosa Oakmont 0-7 1-9 defeated by Roseville 56-8 Season Completed
  Fall 2014

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