The question heading into last Friday’s action was “Who’s the best team in the Shasta Union High School District”?
Shasta answered that with a resounding 42-14 pasting of the Foothill Cougars that allowed the Wolves to keep control of the District Cup, a three-headed monster of a trophy dedicated to chronicling the best football team annually between Foothill, Shasta and Enterprise. The Wolves beat Enterprise 57-7 a few weeks back. The Wolves are this week’s Clear View Auto Glass Team of the Week.
The Wolves handed the Cougars their first loss of the season and did it with an impressive display of offensive and defensive prowess.
The offensive side of the ball got production across the board as Bryson Kimp and James Weaver each scored twice and quarterback Layton Dunlap added 188 yards passing and two scores on an efficient 7-of-8 throwing.
The defense, gave up two big plays – one in garbage time – and got big nights from Antonio Mazorra and Blanden Stankey as well as a game-changing, 100-yard pick-six from junior safety Zach Wilkes, this week’s Redding Rancheria Player of the Game.
“There were lot of good efforts by a lot of young men tonight,” coach JC Hunsaker told Shasta County Sports. “It really is the sum of our parts.”
The Wolves are a missed two-point conversion against West Valley in the season opener from being 4-0. Shasta travels to Enterprise on Friday for River Bowl XXIX.