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.
Kade Crowell | RB/LB | Central Valley | Sr.
The Falcons’ captain ran for 82 yards and a score, chewing clock as CV looked to run the clock out against Redding Christian in a hard-fought 13-5 win.
Willie Mowry | QB/DB | Central Valley | Sr.
The CV quarterback finished with 36 yards passing and 45 on the ground, plus a touchdown.
Eli Cortinas | RB | Enterprise | Sr.
The feature back for the Hornets had a bounce-back game, running for 134 yards on 20 carries in a 28-15 loss to Foothill.
Jahari Johnson | WR/DB | Enterprise | Jr.
The lanky junior was a spark plug for the Hornets in the loss. He caught two TD passes from Zach McNeil – a one-yard jump pass and an 80-yarder where he caught an underneath slant in stride and used his legs to outrace the Foothill defense. He also added a goal-line interception as Foothill was driving in the fourth quarter looking to ice the game.
Justin Butcher | LB | Enterprise | Jr.
Small in size, but packing a punch on defense, the younger Butcher laid several big licks on Foothill ball carries and recovered a first-half fumble in the 28-15 loss to the Cougars.
Jarius Mast | S/WR | Foothill | Jr.
The safety had a career night with four interceptions of Zach McNeil passes. His final pick all but iced the game as Foothill moved to 3-0 with the 28-15 win over Enterprise.
Caiden Williford | RB/LB | Foothill | So.
Williford had a great game on both sides of the ball, scoring a touchdown on offense while running for 25 yards. Defensively, he had eight solo tackles and three assists including one tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup.
Cooper Laloli | RB | Foothill | Sr.
On a night when he rushed for 192 yards on 30 carries, Laloli only scored once. However, the bell-cow back did much of the heavy lifting so guys like Waylon Bell, Caiden Williford and Davis Smith could find the end zone as he got a breather on the sidelines from running up and down the field at Enterprise Community Stadium.
Davis Smith | QB | Foothill | So.
While the youngster didn’t have his best night throwing, his legs more than made up for that performance. Smith provided a spark out of the gate for the Cougars as his first two RPO runs netted 77 yards and a touchdown in the opening quarter.
Carson Piper | QB | Redding Christian | Jr.
The Lions’ signal-caller finished with 93 yards on 18 carries and 6-of-13 passing for 80 yards in the 13-5 loss.
Josiah Van Denend | LB | Redding Christian | Sr.
The senior linebacker led the team in tackles with 10.
Jonah Osborne | K | Redding Christian | Sr.
The senior put the lone offensive points on the board for Redding Christian with his 25-yard field goal.
Bryson Kimp | FB | Shasta | Sr.
The bruising back had his third 100-plus yard outing, running for 135 in the 28-7 win over Red Bluff. The Wolves’ Wing-T offense works best when the interior run is working and Kimp has been punishing opposing linemen all season.
Hunter Pinkston | Wing/CB | Shasta | Sr.
Pinkston ran for 77 yards, one TD and had his second interception in as many weeks.
Antonio Mazorra | DE | Shasta | Sr.
The speed end was in on 14 tackles in the Wolves’ 28-7 victory.
Michael Traylor | LB | Shasta | Sr.
The defensive field general was all over the place again for the Wolves with 10 tackles, including two tackles-for-loss. He also added his second touchdown on defense, recovering a fumbled punt in the end zone a week after a scoop-and-score TD against Enterprise.
David Webb | OLB | Shasta | Sr.
The undersized linebacker came up big for Shasta on the edge, recording nine tackles in the 21-point victory, including two tackles-for-loss.
Hayden Boyes | WR/DB | West Valley | Sr.
Boyes intercepted two passes on defense and hauled in two catches for 53 yards against U-Prep. His senior leadership on both sides of the ball is paying dividends for the No. 1 ranked Eagles.
Holden Gilbert | RB | West Valley | Sr.
Gilbert racked up another 100 yards on the ground against U-Prep, totaling 109 yards on 13 attempts to reach 100 yards for the third straight game. He ripped off a 43-yard run that flipped the field, putting his quickness to get to the edge on display.
Anthony Rogers | TE/DE | West Valley, Sr.
Rogers was selected as the Redding Rancheria Player of the Game for the Tri Counties Bank Game of the Week after scoring three touchdowns — two on offense and one on defense – in the Eagles’ 30-0 win over U-Prep. He had two catches for 36 yards, both of which went for scores, and had a scoop and score fumble recovery for a TD and sack on defense.
West Valley Defense
The Eagles pitched a shutout against the U-Prep Panthers and in dominate fashion. The defense, led by defensive tackle Chris Whitney and safety Boyes, had three takeaways and didn’t allow a passing completion after the opening quarter.