CHS vs Bonita 1971
l was the is has Bearcats defeat Wolfpack It was properly billed as the game to end Calif Calif or nias*s oldest H i g h School rivalry, and it nearly turned into a Wolfpack victory, but Bonita's Bearcats pulled the game out of the fire and went on to win, 14-7. The Bearcats' defense had the tough job of stop- p i n g Claremont s o u t standing standing Brad Kessler, while the Wolfpack had to contend with QB Ray Anderson, and his backfield backfield mates, Victor Blatch and Curtis Frick. End Dave Shamblin's sticky fingered threat would tend to spread the enemy defenses defenses ajrit thinner^ The Wolfpack would score first as Mike Tracey Tracey hit End Dan Olsen on a six yard TD pass less than two minutes into the final quarter. Both teams had squandered scoring opportunities earlier. Bonita, with fourth and one on the Wolfpack 15, elected to go to the air and failed. The Bearcat's Bearcat's Larry Morgan saved a TD just before halftime halftime when he caught Mike T racey f r o m behind. Tracey was on his way to paydirt. Bonita's initial TD was set up by Little John Wallace Wallace when he returned a kick-off to the Wolfpack 45, and on the very next play, reliable Anderson sprinted 45 yards on a keeper. The all-important all-important conversion run by Anderson Anderson was no good, and the Wolfpack still led. Bonita's defenses stiffened stiffened and held on the next series of downs, and Bonita Bonita got the ball on their own 23. Tha Green Machine Machine really went to work as Curtis Frick made six, Anderson hitShamblinfor 17. Anderson carried for 8, and followed on a slant to Dave Shamblin for 48 yards and the go ahead, as Vic Blatch ran the conversion. The clincher c a m e when Larry Morgan intercepted intercepted an option pass by Brad Kessler, and Bonita Bonita ground out the clock. The Bearcats have not had that "big" game thus far this year. Their opener opener against Magnolia (won 26-7) eclipsed their offensive output since. But for a very good defense, defense, they could be in the hole. Friday's contest with Chino shouldn't be too tough, barring an upset, upset, but the following week they face the League- leading Upland Highlanders. Highlanders.