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Clear View Auto Glass Team of the Week: Central Valley Falcons

The Falcons didn’t allow a touchdown in last week’s win

Jaden Elliott runs the ball for Central Valley in its 13-5 win over Redding Christian on Friday. The Falcons were originally scheduled to play Anderson, which bowed up due to COVID. The Falcons are the Clear View Auto Glass Team of the Week. (Photo by Maddie Harrell / Shasta County Sports)

There are times in life when Plan B happens. That’s the scenario the Central Valley Falcons found themselves in last Thursday when news broke that its Week 3 opponent, Anderson, was a no-go because of COVID protocol after Cubs team members were ruled out.

Within 90 minutes, the Falcons had contacted and secured a game with Redding Christian, an 8-man program that chose to play up as an 11-man squad due to all the other 8-man team opting not to play in the spring.

So, with less than 24 hours notice. No time to scheme for the Lions, the Falcons made the choice to play – win or lose – in order to get a game for their players … especially on what was supposed to be Senior Night. The Falcons came away with a hard-fought 13-5 win over RC and that makes them the choice for the Clear View Auto Glass Team of the Week.

“First of all, I’ve never got a football team ready in 24 hours, that was very difficult,” Falcons coach Aaron Richards to Shasta County Sports. “The biggest thing is the kids were coachable, humble at halftime, they knew that we had some stuff that we needed to work on, guys had to step in at different positions (defensively).

“We’re just trying to find kids that can do things for us, I’m just proud that they fought the whole time. They just consistently played defense. That’s something we’re going to build on.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Valley beats Redding Christian

CV held the Lions out of the end zone in Friday’s game, giving up a field goal and safety to the visitors. CV senior Willie Mowry put the hosts up 7-0 in the third quarter on a QB keep and Richards’ squad looked to fellow senior Kade Crowell to help put the game away. Crowell chewed up yardages and clock as his touchdown extended the lead to 13-5. He gained 82 yards on the night.

The 2-0 Falcons travel to 1-2 Lassen on Friday.

Clear View Auto Glass Team of the Week

Week 1 — U-Prep Panthers
Week 2 — Redding Christian Lions
Week 3 — Central Valley Falcons

Aaron Williams has been involved in the North State sports scene for nearly two decades. He spent eight years as the Sports Editor for the local newspaper and another four more as the voice of high school football on the radio. Williams has coached various sports at the high school level over the past decade, most recently at Shasta High, and is also the public address announcer for the Shasta College football and basketball teams.

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