bLAKE 34, bRECK 13
Both teams battled turnovers throughout the game, but the Bears found a spark early and often from the running game provided by senior Marcus Berg, who ran for 229 yards and four touchdowns. Playing at home, the Blake defense added just enough pressure to hold the Breck offense to 13 points after shutting out the Mustangs in the first half. Turnovers also hampered any hope of a Breck comeback.
Key of the game: The Mustangs couldn't make an adjustment early enough to stop Berg. Displaying great vision and balance from the get-go, he ran 57 yards for a touchdown on the opening play from scrimmage.
Quote: "We came out with intensity, we came out with heart, and we came out ready to punch them in the mouth." — Blake running back Marcus Berg
One thing to know: Down by 21 points in the third quarter, Breck gave up a pair of sacks and punted on fourth-and-32 from the Blake 46. Before those sacks, Breck appeared to have momentum and looked poised to cut the lead to two scores.