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HomeLight Helmet Stickers: Week 2

Top player performances from Week 2 of high school football

Shasta's Hunter Pinkston turns the corner Friday in the Wolves' 57-7 River Bowl XXVIII win over Enterprise. Pinkston scored four times and earned one of the HomeLight Helmet Stickers. (Photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

It’s a tradition for schools in high school and college to hand out helmet stickers for good plays, notable effort and achievements throughout the course of a season.

Shasta County Sports is on board with that mission and highlights the top performers from the previous weekend of games. Of course, the helmet stickers that SCS gives out are purely hypothetical and bring more exposure to the players who are making an impact on a weekly basis. The spring 2021 Helmet Stickers are sponsored by HomeLight, a search engine to find the best real estate agents in Shasta County.

Players are listed alphabetically by school.

Mason Smith | WR | Anderson | Jr.
The Cubs’ wideout caught six passes for 128 yards and a score as Big Blue fell to 0-2 with a 21-13 loss to U-Prep.

Jonny Mack | RB | Central Valley | Sr.
The Falcons runner led the team in rushing with 65 yards on 13 carries in an 18-14 win over Yreka as CV opened Aaron Richards’ second season with the W.

Willie Mowry | QB/DB | Central Valley | Sr.
The main focus of the CV offense made a big impact on defense with two interceptions in the victory over the Miners.

Demarreya Lewis-Cooper | WR/DB | Enterprise | Sr.
Perhaps the lone bright spot for the Hornets in the 57-7 blowout loss in River Bowl XXVIII was the basketball-turned-football player’s 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Cooper Laloli | RB | Foothill | Sr.
The speed back had an 11-yard TD run that helped the Cougars move to 2-0.

Garrison Sisneros | WR/LB | Foothill | Sr.
The outside backer was all over the place stopping the Red Bluff single-wing rushing attack in Foothill’s 14-13 victory.

Carson Piper | QB | Redding Christian | Jr.
The Lions’ signal caller made the most of the team’s lone scheduled contest, totaling four touchdowns in the 32-20 11-man win over Los Molinos. The junior ran for two scores, threw a TD pass and returned a interception for a score.

Hunter Pinkston | RB/DB | Shasta | Sr.
Made the most of his first River Bowl, totaling four scores as he ran in two, caught a TD pass and had a pick-six in the Wolves’ 57-7 blowout win in River Bowl XXVII. He finished with 111 rushing yards on five carries.

James Weaver | RB | Shasta | Sr.
While Pinkston had a career night, the Davidson-bound back matched last year’s two-touchdown River Bowl performance. He had 165 total yards – 81 rushing, 84 receiving – scoring on a 53-yard run and a 58-yard backside screen.

Shasta defense | Shasta
The Wolves dominated the Hornets, punishing the offense while allowing 43 total yards and no points. The new scheme under first-year coordinator Jim Schuette frustrated Hornet quarterbacks into a 1-for-15 night for 1 yard passing.

Payton Henderson | QB | U-Prep | Jr.
The Panthers’ QB completed more than 50 percent of his 25 passes and two scoring strikes while adding 36 yards rushing in the 21-13 win over Anderson as U-Prep moved to 2-0 on the season.

Noah Mason | QB | West Valley  | So.
The Eagles’ signal caller had an efficient, but fruitful night. He was 4-of-6 passing for 58 yards and two touchdowns. He added a score on the ground as he carried the ball twice for 12 yards.

Holden Gilbert | RB | West Valley | Sr.
Last week’s Redding Rancheria Player of the Game picked up where he left off, rushing for 157 yards on 15 carries and two scores in the Eagles’ 39-0 win over Lassen.

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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