I wanted to give a shout out to the incredible job Coach Messerly has done since taking over Bear Lake. He took over a program that had never won a conference title; often would miss the playoffs; and when they would make the playoffs they would almost always lose handily in the first round. In his first year Bear Lake did get knocked out in the first round, however they were within one score of winning that game. In just his second year they won their first ever conference title and made it to the semifinals where they loss by 6 to the eventual state champions. He took the Bears to the playoffs again his third year. His fourth was a bit of a down year, but this year he has Bear Lake at 6-1 and once again a state contender. Truely remarkable given the history of football at Bear Lake.