The Spring Hill Bears looked to regroup for a tough one point defeat in their season-opener falling to Bismarck at home and bring the fight their first road battle to Parkers Chapel on last Friday for week two of high school football.

The Spring Hill Bears looked to regroup for a tough one point defeat in their season-opener falling to Bismarck at home and bring the fight their first road battle to Parkers Chapel on last Friday for week two of high school football.

The Bears had a tough match-up and wasn't able to prevail with the Parkers Chapel Trojans victorious in shutout 40-0.

Spring Hill football head coach Matt McBride knew how tough this game would present for his Bears to come out with a victory in the Trojans territory. McBride believes his Bears can make a turnaround from their tough loss, but gives Parkers Chapel credit for their physical play as a good team.

"They're [Parkers Chapel] a good team. They were more physical than us, blocked and tackled better than us. Our defense stayed on the field a lot and just hit us with some big plays. It's back to the drawing board for us this week, McBride said.

The Bears only had a total of 121 yards of offense. The Bears had 21 carries for 47 yards rushing and 74 yards passing.

Bears' Keymonte Rhodes led the rushing attack with 15 yards rushing on seven carries, Payton Massanelli had two carries for 12 yards rushing and Slade Cox 10 carries for 10 yards rushing.

Parker Freeman passed for seven completions for 40 yards passing on 12 attempts with two interceptions.

Receiving, Hays Martin and Cam Middleton each had three receptions apiece. Lewis Chambers and Cox each had two receptions and Rhodes had one reception. Middleton led receiving yards with 38 yds., Chambers and Cox each with 15 yds., on their receptions. Defensively, Chambers led the Bears' defense with 11 solo tackles, two sacks, three for a loss.

McBride looks for these first two games of the season to help prepare them for next week's 7-2A Conference opener on the road against Foreman. The non-conference scheduled doesn't count against the Bears chances for postseason, but McBride looks for his team to stay confident in hopes to keep their goal alive to be one of the top five squads in the league to make the playoffs and finish non-conference play strong to build momentum.

"The challenge for us is to stay focus, have the right attitudes and mindset," McBride said.

It's going to be important the Bears be healthy as a few key players have suffered some minor injuries thus far and questionable for this week's matchup against Genoa Central. It will be homecoming in Bear country this Friday night and the Bears will host visiting Genoa Central Dragons to conclude their non-conference schedule.

Spring Hill looks to climb in the win column after going 0-2 for the first two weeks of football action build momentum heading into conference season against a 1-1 overall Genoa Central Dragons team. Kickoff set at 7 p.m., at Bear Stadium.