Twin Falls Football Varsity Team

Weekly Updates

9/15/14 - Week 3: Our freshman football team traveled to Wood River this past Thursday and defeated the Wolverines 28 to 0. They are now two and one on the year and play Hillcrest of Idaho Falls this Wednesday. Our junior varsity will also be back on the field this Wednesday when the play Hillcrest as well. Both teams play at home and the freshman game starts at 4:30 pm with the JV game to follow.

It was homecoming for the Varsity this past Friday night and we were defeated by Wood River in overtime 24 to 21. We had an opportunity to win in regulation, with a field goal attempt but the kick fell short. Our team played with more intensity and enthusiasm this week, but we still need to be more disciplined the entire game in order to come out on top. We made too many mental mistakes in the 2nd half and we believe this gave Wood River a chance to come back from behind and win the football game.

We will have to play even better this week against the Hillcrest Knights to have a chance to win this week. We have a short week of practice, coming off three loses, and traveling to Idaho Falls will make this our biggest test of the year. Hillcrest is 3-0 coming off victories against Blackfoot, Century and Rigby. They are our only 5A school on our schedule this year. We will find out how much courage we have to accept the challenge, go out, and play 4 quarters of football. We want to continue to improve as a football team this week and be a better football team against the Knights of Hillcrest on Thursday night.

Go Bruins!
Coach Reynolds

9/8/14 - Week 2: Our freshman and junior varsity were victorious this past week with 69 to 0 and 36 to 2 victories respectfully. Both teams obviously played great defense and had a huge offensive production in each game.

The varsity game this past Friday night was the total opposite story and we were on the wrong end of a blowout. It has been many seasons since our team gave up 60 points in Bruin stadium. It was a combination of our offense not sustaining drives and our defense not getting lined up and playing disciplined football.

We only ran 55 offensive plays compared to averaging 70 plays a game last season. We need to work very hard on sustaining drives in order to limit the chances our opponent has on offense. We did have to move many of our secondary and linebacker positions around this week due to some player issues during our practice week leading up to our Mt. Home game. We did score 35 points but 21 of those points came in the 4th quarter when the game was already out of hand.

We have to make our practices more competitive during the week and the practice tempo will need to pick up or we will not get better. Our goal is to re-group this week, get ourselves ready for the Wood River Wolverines to come town. Wood River is 2-0 so far this year with victories over conference foe Jerome and last week they defeated Filer. This will be our first conference game and we must perform better in all phases of the game in order to give ourselves a chance to win a football game. It is homecoming week, so we hope all you former Bruins will come out on Friday night and enjoy the homecoming festivities.

Go Bruins!
Coach Reynolds

9/2/14 - Week 1: We opened up the season last Thursday and Friday against the Pocatello Indians. Our freshman team was defeated 40 to 14 and out Junior Varsity team won 26 to 22. On Friday, our Varsity traveled to Holt Arena in Pocatello and played the Pocatello Indians. We lost 28 to 14 in this non-conference game. We had our opportunities to win the game but we turned the ball over 3 times, twice in the "Red Zone" and once right after our defense came up with one of the three turnovers we got from them. It came down to we made more mistakes than they did in the game and that was our demise.

After reviewing the game tape, we saw some positive things and we can correct most of our mistakes. We have many new players in positions that they do not have a great deal of playing experience in those positions.

Our varsity squad kicks of their season Friday night at 5:30 as we travel to Holt Arena in Pocatello to take on the Pocatello Indians. We hope that you will join us as we compete in our first contest of the 2014 season. As always, we appreciate your support.

Go Bruins!
Coach Reynolds

8/25/14 - Pre-Season: Welcome to another football season for the Twin Falls Bruins. We have a great group of young men so far with great attitude and willingness to work. Our numbers are not what they have been the past few seasons to start out, but the effort to date has made up for the lack of players.

Our Freshman and Junior Varsity teams will host the Pocatello Indians this Thursday. The frosh game will start at 4:00 with the junior varsity team to follow at approximately 6:30 pm. We all hope that you are making plans to come out and support the Bruin Football program this season.

Our varsity squad kicks of their season Friday night at 5:30 as we travel to Holt Arena in Pocatello to take on the Pocatello Indians. We hope that you will join us as we compete in our first contest of the 2014 season. As always, we appreciate your support.

Go Bruins!

Allyn Reynolds
Head Football Coach
Twin Falls High School