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2021 Top 50 Football Player Rankings: Nos. 21-25

The annual ‘Top 50’ previews the players to watch for the 2021 spring season.

The annual Shasta County Sports Top 50 Football Player Rankings are back for the spring 2021 season, featuring (from left) Eli Cortinas, Josh Aguilar, James Weaver, Marcus Trotter and Bladen Stankey. (Graphic by Aaron Williams/Shasta County Sports)

Shasta County Sports’ Top 50 players are ranked, in a countdown format, based on varsity experience and potential impact for the upcoming season. Coaches’ opinions, statistics, postseason accolades, video highlights and the “eye test” were all factors in compiling the list.

The only teams included are in Shasta County – Anderson, Burney, Central Valley, Enterprise, Fall River, Foothill, Redding Christian, Shasta, U-Prep and West Valley. A reminder: just because a player plays in a lower division for a smaller school, doesn’t mean their impact is any less than a player from a large school.

The Top 50 Returning Players List is sponsored by Tri Counties Bank, a proud partner of Shasta County Sports.

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25. Willie Mowry | QB/DB | Central Valley | Sr.

Under normal (non-COVID) circumstances, Mowry shines for the Falcons as a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and golf). On the gridiron, CV’s option offense runs through him and relies on his quick decision-making and athletic ability. Mowry might be small but he’s fast and shifty, which makes it difficult for defenders to track him down. He’s a captain and leader of the team and ran for 134 yards and three scores in eight games, according to MaxPreps, during head coach Aaron Richards’ first year at the helm. Defensively, he nabbed three interceptions, which tied for second most in Shasta County in 2019.

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