Prior to succeeding Dale Logan at Mullen this season Thenell had been at Bear Creek since 1992. In 20 seasons as the Bears head coach Thenell went 147-21 and went to the playoffs 18 times.
This was the Super 6 league opener for both teams.
Mullen (3-2, 1-0) hosts Arapahoe next Friday night at 7.
Bear Creek (1-4, 0-1) hosts Lakewood that same night at 7:30.