Stories tagged with 'Interview'

Recap: Bears fall to Van Meter in second round of playoffs

November 02, 2018

The Bears' 2018 season came to an end Friday evening in Van Meter at the hands of the defending state champs, the Bulldogs. West Branch got down 21-0 early and couldn't recove...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Coach Minute: Mike Quinlan

November 02, 2018

Jason Miller chats with Mike Quinlan for this week's Assistant Coach Minute interview. The former coach and current BearCast color commnentator talks about his coaching histor...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Van Meter matchup

November 02, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Van Meter, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss his team's first round victory over Osage and what he is expecting from the Bu...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Matt Paulsen

November 01, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with lineman, Matt Paulsen. Steven Grace chats with the junior about his increasing role on the team and so much more. The Player Profile is b...

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Recap: Bears shut down high-flying Osage in playoff win

October 27, 2018

For the first round of the 2018 Iowa High School Football State Playoffs, the Bears made the two+ hour trek to Osage to take on the 7-2 district 3 champions in the Green Devil...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Osage matchup

October 26, 2018

Prior to tonight's game in Osage, Steven Grace caught up with Bears' head coach Butch Pedersen. Coach talks about his team's week 9 win at Beckman and previews tonight's first...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Randy Sexton

October 26, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Osage, Steven Grace caught up with Junior High coach, Randy Sexton. The long-time coach and teacher discusses the 7th and 8th grade football se...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Javier Zamudio

October 25, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Bear offensive and defensive lineman, Javier Zamudio. The senior talks about the season so far, his transition from kicker to lineman, what ...

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Recap: West Branch defeats Beckman 48-24, enters playoffs

October 20, 2018

West Branch traveled to Dyersville Friday night to take on a Distrct 4 foe, the Beckman Blazers, in a week-nine shootout. On a beautiful night in the northeast part of the sta...

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Coach Pedersen recaps Cascade, previews Beckman matchup

October 19, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Beckman in Dyersville, Steven Grace caught up with head coach Butch Pedersen. Coach recaps his team's win over Cascade from last week and commends h...

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Assistant Coach Minute: Matt Hills

October 19, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Beckman, Steven Grace caught up with Matt Hills for this week's Assistant Coach Minute segment. The JV head coach talks about the season so far for ...

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Player Profile: Levi Kleinmeyer

October 19, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Levi Kleinmeyer. The senior talks about his team's win over Cascade and what they're expecting from Beckman tonight. Also, Levi gives some i...

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Recap: West Branch outlasts Cascade in tough battle

October 13, 2018

It was Senior Night in West Branch on Friday, potentially the last time the 10 Bear Football seniors would be playing on Butch Pedersen Field. A field which has provided them ...

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Liberty Coach Interview: Butch Pedersen previews Cascade matchup

October 12, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Cascade, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about the weather-shortened game from last week as well as this week's game. Thi...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: Luke Posivio

October 12, 2018

This week's Assistant Coach Minute is with JV assistant Luke Posivio. The lineman coach talks about his football experience, his coaching duties, and much more. The Assista...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Evan O’Neil

October 12, 2018

This week’s Player Profile is with senior Evan O’Neil. The receiver and defensive back talks about the season so far and his future plans. Plus, he gets surprised by his t...

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Coach Pedersen previews Northeast matchup, introduces manager crew

October 05, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with Coach Pedersen prior to tonight's game at Northeaster. Coach talks briefly about his team's victory over North Cedar and what he's expecting from ...

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Assistant Coach Minute: Kevin Braddock

October 05, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with assistant Kevin Braddock. The receivers and defensive backs coach talks about what it's like teaching his position groups and much more. The As...

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Player Profile: Drake Bloem

October 04, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Drake Bloem. The senior lineman talks about the team's mindset and accomplishments so far this season, as well as where they're still improv...

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Cedar County Battle

Highlights, recap of Bears' Homecoming win

September 29, 2018

Friday night's game at the Little Rose Bowl was the first to be played on the recently renamed field, Butch Pedersen Field. Oh, and it was the Homecoming game as well. The tea...

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Liberty Coach Interview: Coach Pedersen recaps Bellevue, previews North Cedar

September 28, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about how the team is moving on from last week's loss and preparations for Nort...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Jason Pedersen

September 28, 2018

This week's Assistant Coach Minute is with JV coach Jason Pedersen. The offensive and defensive line coach discusses his coaching duties during both JV and Varsity games, his ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Jaden Hierseman

September 28, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with senior Jaden Hierseman. The offensive lineman talks about the team's game against Bellevue, what he's expecting vs. North Cedar, his duties ...

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A big game

Highlights, recap of the Bears' loss to Bellevue

September 22, 2018

Going into Friday’s game at Bellevue, everyone across the state had their eye on this marquee matchup between two top-five ranked teams in Class 1A. Oh, and it was the opene...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Tipton victory, Bellevue preparations

September 21, 2018

Before tonight's game at Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with head coach Butch Pedersen to chat about his team this week. The newly-crowned 300-win coach talks about the vict...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Beau Cornwell

September 21, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with quarter Beau Cornwell. The senior captain recaps Coach Pedersen's 300th win, how the Bear offense in progressi...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Jason Kern

September 21, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with new coaching staff member, Jason Kern. The JV offensive coordinator talks about how we got involved with ...

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300 wins

Recap, Highlights of the Bears' victory over Tipton

September 15, 2018

It was a very special night at the Little Rose Bowl Friday night in downtown West Branch. It was Military Appreciation Night as the community honored our active and former mem...

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Preview

Liberty Talk: Coach Pedersen recaps Williamsburg, previews Tipton

September 14, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at the Little Rose Bowl against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with head coach, Butch Pedersen. Coach recaps his team's 31-7 victory over Williamsburg ...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: Jack Rummells

September 14, 2018

Prior to the Bears' matchup tonight against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with assistant coach, Jack Rummells. The offensive line coach and former Bear chats about this role ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Brady Lukavsky

September 13, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Brady Lukavsky. Steven Grace caught up with the senior captain prior to the Bears' upcoming game against Tipton to talk about a variety of t...

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Good to be home

Recap, Video Highlights of West Branch's victory over Williamsburg

September 08, 2018

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears hosted Class 2A opponent, the Williamsburg Raiders. It was Throwback Night in West Branch and it was a fitting o...

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Liberty Talk: Coach Pedersen recaps Wapello, previews Williamsburg

September 07, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen. The head coach recaps his team's week two victory over Wapello, his impressions throu...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: John Hierseman

September 07, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. Coach talks about his coaching history, going from Junior High ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Zach Thompson

September 06, 2018

Prior to Friday's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with senior Zach Thompson. The captain and wide receiver chats about the victory over Wapello, his wide rec...

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Wapello Recap

Podcast 59: Bear offense explodes, preps for Williamsburg

September 03, 2018

In the latest episode of Talking Bear Football, Jason and Matt recap the Bears' 49-14 victory over the Wapello Indians from Friday, August 31st in Wapello. The two also give a...

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Impressive

Video highlights, more of Bears' victory over Wapello

September 01, 2018

Friday night in Wapello, the old saying of "a team improves the most from week one to week two" once again proved to be true as the Bears took down the Wapello Indians 49-14 i...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Wapello matchup

August 31, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Wapello, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at West Branch High School. Coach gives a recap of the victory over West Liberty, new thing...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Kevin Crosthwaite

August 31, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Wapello, Steven Grace caught up with coach Kevin Crosthwaite. The special teams coordinator recaps the team's week one victory over West Libert...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Brett Schiele

August 30, 2018

Prior to the team's game against Wapello Friday night, Steven Grace caught up with Brett Schiele for a discussion. The senior captain chats about what the team is doing in res...

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Week one review

Podcast 58: West Liberty Recap, Wapello Preview

August 26, 2018

In this week's episode, Jason and Matt discuss the Bears' 32-6 victory over West Liberty from this past Friday night. The duo also chat about the team's week two opponent, Wap...

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2018 started right

Highlights, recap of the Bears' victory over West Liberty

August 25, 2018

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, the 2018 West Branch Football season kicked off as the Bears took on long-time rival, West Liberty. The Weather forecast pushed the game ...

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Coach talks ball

Liberty Communications Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks West Liberty matchup

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen prior to the Bears' season-opening matchup against the West Liberty Comets. Coach talks about the tough schedule, the team's preseason p...

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Ready to play

Corridor Drywall Player Profile: John Hatfield

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace chats with senior John Hatfield in this week's Player Profile. The team captain talks about this leadership role, his linebacker position, future plans, and refut...

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Coaching and Fishing

Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Austin Finnegan

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with assistant Coach Austin Finnegan prior to the Bears' game against West Liberty. The offensive and defensive line coach chats about his role with th...

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Week one is here

Podcast 57: Scrimmage Recap, Games 7-9 Breakdown, West Liberty Preview

August 20, 2018

On this episode of the Talking Bear Football Podcast, Jason and Matt are ready for week one of the 2018 High School Football season. The duo recap the Bears' scrimmage agai...

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Media Day 2018: Interview with Coach Pedersen

August 13, 2018

Voice of the Bears Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at West Branch Football Media Day. The two talked about the preseason so far as well as Coach Pedersen's thoughts...

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His Senior Season

Media Day 2018: Interview with Beau Cornwell

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Beau Cornwell. The quarterback and kicker discusses the upcoming season, getting in-tune with his...

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Moving forward

Media Day 2018: Interview with Brett Schiele

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Brett Schiele. The wide receiver and defensive back discusses the upcoming season, getting better...

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Media Day 2018: Season outlook with Coach Hierseman

August 12, 2018

At Media Day 2018 this past weekend, Jason Miller caught up with Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. Coach talks about the work the team has put in so far early in the prese...

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Media Day Recap

Podcast 56: Media Day round-up, more schedule breakdown

August 12, 2018

Jason and Matt recap West Branch Football Media Day and play a few interviews from the event with John Hatfield, John Hierseman, and Butch Pedersen. The two also take a look a...

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Off-season improvements

Media Day 2018: Interview with Brady Lukavsky

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Brady Lukavksy. The wide receiver discusses the upcoming season, improving during the offseason, ...

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Return of Thompson

Media Day 2018: Interview with Zach Thompson

August 11, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Zach Thompson. The wide receiver discusses the upcoming season, following the successes of his br...

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Bears end the season at 9-1

Recap: Bears fall to Pleasantville in first round of playoffs

October 28, 2017

Friday night, the Little Rose Bowl played host to the Bears' first round playoff game against the Pleasantville Trojans. The 7-2 District 5 runner-ups came into the game with ...

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Coach Pedersen previews West Branch vs. Pleasantville

October 27, 2017

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen prior to the Bears’ first round playoff game against Pleasantville. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob Barnhart, pt. 2

October 27, 2017

This week’s Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior lineman Jacob Barnhart. ...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Jarod Tylee and Randy Sexton

October 27, 2017

For this week’s Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Junior High coaches Jarod Tylee and Randy Sexton. ...

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Recap: Bears beat Clayton Ridge to secure perfect regular season

October 21, 2017

Friday night along the banks of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg, the Bears were on a mission to finish their 2017 regular season with a perfect 9-0 record. The perfect rec...

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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks Tipton win, Clayton Ridge match-up

October 20, 2017

Prior to the team's week 9 game tonight against Clayton Ridge, Steven Grace got a chance to catch-up with Coach Pedersen after practice. Coach talks about his team's victory o...

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Hodge Player Profile: Brett Schiele

October 20, 2017

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with junior Brett Schiele. The receiver and kick/punt returner talks about his team's performance so far this season, the scou...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Steven Grace

October 20, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Steven Grace. Jason Miller got a chance to chat with Steven, who is the BearCast's play-by-pla...

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And take the Cedar County trophy

Recap, Highlights: Bears defeat Tipton, win district championship

October 14, 2017

Coming in to Friday night's game at the Little Rose Bowl, the Bears had a few things to accomplish: remain undefeated, win the mythical Cedar County trophy, and win the Distri...

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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks North Cedar victory, Tipton match-up

October 13, 2017

Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen prior to tonight's game to talk about his team's victory over North Cedar, what to expect from Tipton, and much more. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Marcus Gould

October 13, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Player Profile is with senior Marcus Gould. The lineman talks about his role on the team, his future plans, and much more. ...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Jason Miller

October 13, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Sports Information Director Jason Miller. Steven chats with Jason about his team duties, how l...

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Bears lead the Cedar County battle

Highlights: Bears dominate district foe North Cedar

October 07, 2017

After close games in back-to-back weeks against Bellevue and Durant, Bears fans were looking for a relaxing game Friday night in North Cedar. Thanks to a dominating 49-7 Bear ...

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Coach is looking for an improvement

Coach Pedersen recaps Durant, previews North Cedar

October 06, 2017

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about his team's victory over Durant, why he's expecting better out of them against N...

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Hodge Player Profile: Luca Passeri

October 06, 2017

This week's Hodge Player Profile is with senior Luca Passeri. The receiver and defensive back recaps his team's victory over Durant last week and gives some points on their pr...

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The OC talks Xs and Os

Liberty Assistant Minute: John Hierseman

October 06, 2017

This week's Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Varsity Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. The first-year Varsity coordinator cha...

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Down to the wire for a second straight week

Highlights, Photos: Bears pull out a close one in Durant

September 30, 2017

How about a repeat of last week’s heart-pounding game? For a second week in a row, the West Branch Bears needed every bit of the clock to pull out a victory. Last week, t...

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Coach Pedersen talks Bellevue win, previews Durant

September 29, 2017

Prior to tonight's game against Durant, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss his team's victory over Bellevue last Friday and what they are looking for tonigh...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Braddock

September 29, 2017

This week's editino of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with JV coach Kevin Braddock. The offensive coordinator touches on how long he's been coaching, why...

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Hodge Player Profile: Andrew Black

September 29, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Andrew Black. The lineman and linebacker discusses his team's exciting victory over Bellevue as well as wh...

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Ranked vs ranked came down to the wire

Highlights & Recap: Bears top Bellevue in an instant classic

September 23, 2017

Going into Friday night's match-up of #6 Bellevue at #7 West Branch, everybody knew it was going to be a great game. Not only was it great, it ended up a recording-setting cla...

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Back-to-back big games for the team

Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks Maq Valley win, Bellevue match-up

September 22, 2017

For this week's installment of the Fulwider Agency Preview, Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen about the team's victory over Maquoketa Valley from last week as well as his...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Austin Finnegan

September 22, 2017

In this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Austin Finnegan. The JV offensive and defensive line coach talks about his reaso...

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Will we see a tackle eligible play?

Hodge Player Profile: Billy Friis

September 22, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Billy Friis. The lineman talks about the team's victory over Maquoketa Valley, his transiti...

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An important district win

Highlights: Bears out-muscle Maquoketa Valley to win 38-21

September 16, 2017

Friday night the Bears traveled to Delhi to take on one of the three District 3 leaders, the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats. The winner would come out with a leg-up in the district...

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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen discusses tonight's game against Maq. Valley

September 15, 2017

In this week's Fulwider Insurance Agency Coach Preview, Steven chats with Coach Butch Pedersen about his team's strong victory over Jesup from last week and the team's game to...

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Hodge Player Profile: Drake Bloem

September 15, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Drake Bloem. The junior lineman talks about playing his first game of the season last week, his role on th...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Drew Cornwell

September 15, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Drew Cornwell. The kickers and quarterbacks coach talks about his history with the game, what ...

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Highlights: West Branch defeats Jesup to open District 3 play

September 09, 2017

Friday night, the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch played host to the 4th annual Throwback Night Game. Off the field, the community honored the West Branch High School class of...

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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks WBND win, Jesup game

September 08, 2017

In this week's Fulwider Insurance Agency Coach Preview, Steven chats with Coach Butch Pedersen about his team's strong victory over West Burlington-Notre Dame from last week a...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Dave Kabela

September 08, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with JV assistant coach Dave Kabela. Kabela, who has been a long-time coach in the West Branch Comm...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob Barnhart

September 08, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Jacob Barnhart. The senior lineman talks about the keys to the team's victory over West Burlington last we...

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A big non-district win

Highlights, recap, more from the Bears' victory over West Burlington

September 02, 2017

Friday night in West Burlington, the Bears were faced with the task of trying to get the school’s first victory over a Class 3A team in the “playoff era”. That first vic...

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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen discusses match-up with West Burlington

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Fulwider Agency Coach Preview, Steven Graces caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss the Bears' victory against West Liberty and tonight's ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob "Cheese" Graves

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven Grace chats with senior Jacob Graves. The cornerback and receiver discusses the team's season-open...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Crosthwaite

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven Grace chats with coach Kevin Crosthwaite. The wide receivers and special teams coach d...

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A great start to the season

Highlights, photos, recap of the Bears' victory over West Liberty

August 26, 2017

Friday night marked the opening of the 2017 Iowa High School Football season and what a better venue to kick things off at than the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch. The Bears ...

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Fulwider Coach Preview: Coach Pedersen previews West Liberty

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Fulwider Insurance Coach Preview series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Fulwider Insurance Agency for their continued support of the progra...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Matt Hills, JV Head Coach

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Liberty Communications for their continued support of ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Ben Thompson

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Hodge Construction Player Profile series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Hodge Construction for their continued support of the program. ...

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The new man in #32

Media Day 2017: Your new Bear running back, Tanner Lukavsky

August 13, 2017

Even though all-time rushing leader Luke Lenoch has graduated, the Bears will still have #32 in the backfield this season. However, his name is Tanner Lukavsky and he's a soph...

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Media Day 2017: An interview with QB Beau Cornwell

August 13, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with the Bears' quarterback Beau Cornwell. The Junior talks about the outook for the team's upcom...

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Media Day 2017: Interview with new Activities Director Jacob Stenberg

August 13, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with new West Branch Community Schools' Activities Director Jacob Stenberg. Jacob talks about the...

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The new coach opens up

Media Day 2017: Jack Rummells talks coaching philosophy

August 13, 2017

One of the newest members to the West Branch coaching staff, Jack Rummells, chats with Jason MIller at West Branch Football Media Day this Saturday morning. Rummells talks ...

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Media Day 2017: Video interviews with the Captains

August 12, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with this season's team captains for short video interviews to talk about the first couple weeks of ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Colton Dietz

October 23, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Colton Dietz. Check out Colton's interview below! ...

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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Clayton Ridge

October 21, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Clayton Ridge, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss the victory over Tipton and what to expect from the Eagles tonight. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Nick Madsen

October 16, 2016

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile segment is with senior Nick Madsen. The center talks about the victory over North Cedar, team injuries, his role as a center, and...

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A big win in District 3

Video, photos, recap of West Branch's victory over Tipton

October 15, 2016

As the final week of the regular season inches closer, each game for the West Branch Bears is a big one. Friday night's match-up against the Tipton Tigers was certainly an aff...

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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Tipton

October 14, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to get his perspective on the team's victory over North Cedar as well as a preview of tonigh...

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Hodge Player Profile: Cale Donovan

October 10, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Cale Donovan. The fullback and linebacker talks about the season so far and his future plans after ...

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Bears stay alive in District 3

Recap, highlights, photos from the Bears' victory over North Cedar

October 08, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl was Military Appreciation Night, which included festivities before the game and during half time to honor those who have served and are cu...

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Coach Tylee recaps Durant victory, previews North Cedar

October 07, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven Grace had a chance to catch up with offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Jarod Tylee. Jarod talks about scramb...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jace Gongora

October 03, 2016

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Jace Gongora. Check out Jace's interview with Steven below to learn more about the senior! ...

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Recap, Highlights: Bears defeat Durant for big Homecoming victory

October 01, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears wanted to show that despite the adversities this season (and as recent as Friday afternoon), they are still a fo...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Braddock

September 27, 2016

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Minute is with new JV coach Kevin Braddock. Check out Kevin's interview with Steven below! ...

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Hodge Player Profile: John Krall

September 26, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior John Krall. The lineman chats with Steven Grace about the season so far, his duties as Center, and ...

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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's contest against Bellevue

September 23, 2016

Earlier this week at practice, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to recap the Bears' victory over Maquoketa Valley and to check in on preparations for Bellevue. ...

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Recap, videos, photos: Bears outlast Maquoketa Valley in barn burner

September 17, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the host Bears and the visiting Maquoketa Valley Wildcats kept fans of both teams of the edge of their seats. Scoring a co...

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Coach Pedersen talks Jesup recap, Maquoketa Valley expectations

September 16, 2016

Before tonight's game against Maquoketa Valley, BearCast play-by-play man Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at practice to get his thoughts on the win against Jesup a...

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Liberty Assistant Coach Minute: Austin Finnegan

September 16, 2016

This week's Liberty Assistant Coach Minute itnerview is with first year JV coach Austin Finnegan. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Brandon Rummelhart

September 11, 2016

For this week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven chats with senior quarterback and captain Brandon Rummelhart. ...

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Liberty Coach Minute: Wes Homeister

September 11, 2016

For this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Coach Minute, Steven chats with JV defensive backs coach, Wes Homeister. Wes is in his first year of coaching at West Bra...

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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Jesup

September 09, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Jesup, Steven Grace had a chance to chat with Coach Pedersen. Butch wrapped up the West Burlington-Notre Dame game from last week and lets u...

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He wants to be mayor

Hodge Player Profile: Cole Tisinger

August 28, 2016

For the first Hodge Construction Player Profile of the 2016 season, Steven chats with senior Cole Tisinger. The captain talks about how practices and game prep has been goi...

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Liberty Assistant Spotlight: Kevin Crosthwaite

August 28, 2016

In the first edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Spotlight for the 2016 season, Steven chats with varisty special teams coach Kevin Crosthwaite. Coach Crosthwai...

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Fulwider Coach Preview: Jarod Tylee talks West Liberty

August 26, 2016

Prior to the Bears' season opener tonight at West Liberty, Steven caught up with Coach Jarod Tylee for this week's Fulwider Agency Coach Preview. Coach Tylee talks about th...

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Video interview with JV head coach John Hierseman

August 20, 2016

At West Branch Football Media Day last weekend, Steven had a chat with new JV head coach, John Hierseman. John talks about his transition into the head coach role, some new...

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"It's a Rebuilding Year"

Coach Pedersen preseason video interview from Media Day

August 18, 2016

At West Branch Football Media Day this past weekend at the Little Rose Bowl, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Butch Pedersen to talk about the upcoming season. Butch discu...

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New challenges and new opportunities

Spring 2016 video interview with Coach Pedersen

May 23, 2016

We recently sat down with Coach Butch Pedersen to catch up with him and the team on everything that's going on this offseason. Coach touches on some uniform updates, Little Ro...

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Tough sledding to come for Bears the next two seasons

Coach Pedersen interviewed about "deep" season schedules

March 03, 2016

Saddle up your horses because there is a new trail (or two) to blaze in 2016 or 2017. Earlier this year, the Iowa High School Athletic Association released the groupings fo...

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Coach Pedersen, players recap Pella Christian, preview Regina

November 06, 2015

Steven had a few minutes to chat with Coach Pedersen, Hunter Wargo, and Cooper Koenig after practice on Tuesday night to discuss the Bears' second round victory over Pella Chr...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Matt Chinander

November 06, 2015

In this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Matt Chinander about WestBranchFootball.com, the BearCast, sideline and behind t...

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Hodge Player Profile: Connor Trickett

November 02, 2015

In this week's Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven chats with wide receiver Connor Trickett. The senior recaps the Columbus victory, how the team prepares on a short ...

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Coach Pedersen previews West Branch vs Columbus

October 28, 2015

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen about the regular season ending victory over Alburnett this past Friday. Coach also shares what he and the rest of the staff expect to see out...

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Hodge Player Profile: Aaron Barnes

October 28, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Aaron Barnes. The wide receiver and defensive back/linebacker talks about the Alburnett victory, what to expect...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Manager Kim Gould

October 28, 2015

In this week's Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with team manager Kim Gould. The senior talks about her time with the team, why she chooses to ma...

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Coach Pedersen previews season finale against Alburnett

October 23, 2015

Prior to tonight's game against Alburnett, Steven chats with Coach Pedersen about the team's 55-14 victory over Wilton this past Friday. The head coach also discusses preparat...

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Liberty Assistant Coach Spotlight: Matt Hills

October 23, 2015

In this week's installment of the Liberty Communication's Assistant Coach Spotlight, Steven chats with Matt Hills. The JV defensive coach discusses why he coaches and his coac...

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Recap, photos, video of Bears' victory over Wilton

October 17, 2015

What a Friday night in West Branch. Not only was it Senior Night and MIlitary Appreciation Night, the Bears secured themselves at least a share of the Class 1A District 5 ...

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Coaches Pedersen and Robertson talk Wilton, fresh-soph team preparations

October 16, 2015

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen and Chris Robertson about the Bears' game tonight against Wilton. Fresh-Soph Head Coach Robertson also discusses his fresh-soph team and ho...

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Hodge Player Profile: Cooper Koenig

October 16, 2015

Steven chats with senior Cooper Koenig for this week's Hodge Construction Player Profile segment. The quarterback reviews the Wapello game, discusses what can be expected f...

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Voices of Diversity: West Branch's first female player

October 11, 2015

KGAN-CBS2 in Eastern Iowa recorded a feature interview and story with Tatum Koenig and her family over the past week. Tatum, sister of senior quarterback Cooper, is the fir...

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Hodge Player Profile: Ryan Grosvenor

October 09, 2015

Senior Ryan Grosvenor is this week's subject in our weekly Hodge Construction Player Profile series. The lineman chats about his duties on the team, some offensive line str...

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Coaches Pedersen and Bailey preview Wapello game

October 09, 2015

Coaches Butch Pedersen and Tyler Bailey took a few minutes during practice this week to chat with us about the team's Homecoming victory and what they are suspecting from Wape...

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Hodge Player Profile: Ian Andrews

October 02, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with lineman Ian Andrews. The senior chats with Steven about how he plays the offensive line, how the line protects the qua...

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Coaches Pedersen and Zuniga preview Durant, Homecoming

October 02, 2015

Prior to tonight's Homecoming game against Durant, Coaches Pedersen and Zuniga took a few moments to chat with us about the game and how the team is staying focused during Hom...

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Coaches Pedersen and Crosthwaite preview Bellevue

September 27, 2015

As part of the BearCast pregame show, Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen about last weekend's victory over North Cedar and what the Bears can expect from Bellevue Friday n...

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Hodge Player Profile: Hunter Wargo

September 25, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with captain Hunter Wargo. The senior discusses yet another Saturday football game for the Bears, as well as the upcoming matc...

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Hodge Player Profile: Tony Rocha

September 19, 2015

For this week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven Grace chats with captain Tony Rocha. The senior center talks about the Bears' comeback victory over...

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Hodge Player Profile: Devin Kindon

September 11, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Devin Kindon. The multi-position player discusses the team's victory over West Liberty, how the team is re...

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Hodge Player Profile: Matt Shawver

September 04, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Matt Shawver. The wide receiver discusses the team's victory over Lisbon and the overnight lightning delay...

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Hodge Player Profile: Drew Finnegan

August 28, 2015

In our new Student Profile segment, brought to you by Hodge Construction, the BearCast's Steven Grace caught up with Drew Finnegan at practice this week. The senior captain ta...

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Offseason 2015 video interview with Coach Pedersen

April 11, 2015

Matt Chinander sits down with Head Coach Butch Pedrsen to recap the 2014 season, give an update on how the offseason is going, and to look ahead to the 2015 season. Check o...

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KWQC Channel 6 profiles the Bears' offensive line

October 17, 2014

KWQC Channel 6 out of the Quad Cities stopped by West Branch Thursday afternoon to profile Bear running back Luke Lenoch and the Bears' offensive line. ...

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Interview with Coach Pedersen following Meet the Teams Night scrimmage

August 23, 2014

After the Varsity squad completed their Meet the Teams Night scrimmage last night at the Little Rose Bowl, 2 caught-up with Head Coach Butch Pedersen to discuss how Coach thou...

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Lucas Lamont Media Day 2014 video interview

August 17, 2014

Bear senior Quarterback Lucas Lamont talks with The Press Citizen's Ryan Murken about the upcoming season and the team's strengths. Lamont is coming off a 2013 season where...

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Voice of the Bears, Mike Quinlan, interviews Coach Pedersen at Media Day

August 17, 2014

At Saturday's West Branch Football Media Day, Head Coach Butch Pedersen took time to talk with the Voice of the Bears, Mike Quinlan to discuss this season's football squad, ho...

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Exclusive video interview with Coach Pedersen discussing his coaching career and upcoming season

May 22, 2014

We sit down for an exclusive interview with Bear head coach, Butch Pedersen, to talk about his 32-year coaching experience, the current state of West Branch Football, an outlo...

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