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.
Central Valley defense
The Falcons bent but didn’t break on the road trip to Susanville, holding Lassen scoreless in the second half to hang on for a 12-7 win over the Grizzlies.
Willie Mowry | QB| Central Valley | Sr.
The Falcons’ field general scored a touchdown for the victors.
Kade Crowell | RB | Central Valley | Sr.
The CV captain again found the end zone for the Falcons in their third straight victory.
David Sheffer | QB | Enterprise | Jr.
The Hornets’ signal-caller threw for 140 yards on 13-of-22 passing and two touchdown, one to Jahari Johnson and one to Eli Cortinas.
Eli Cortinas | RB | Enterprise | Sr.
The Hornets’ feature back finished with 74 yards rushing on 11 carries, and one touchdown on a 32-yard screen play.
Cooper Laloli | RB | Foothill | Sr.
The senior provided a spark early for the Cougars with a 70-yard run before finishing with 102 yards rushing on 17 carries.
Davis Smith | QB | Foothill | So.
The sophomore was one of the lone bright spots in a tough night for the Cougars. Smith ran for 99 yards on 13 carries and scored twice, once from five yards and again on a fourth-quarter scamper that went for 66 and a TD.
Carson Piper | QB | Redding Christian | Jr.
The junior signal-called ended the season with 70 yards rushing in a losing effort at Portola.
Clark Smith | LB | Redding Christian | Jr.
Logged eight tackles for the Lions in the 35-0 loss.
Karson Molter | LB | Redding Christian | Jr.
Joined Smith with eight tackles in the season finale for RCS.
Layton Dunlap |QB | Shasta | Sr.
The Wolves’ field general threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns on 7-of-8 passing in the 42-14 blowout win over Foothill.
Jack Reindel | WR | Shasta | Sr.
The Shasta wideout had another impressive receiving game on a team that’s run-first. Reindel caught three balls for 87 yards, including a 68-yard out-and-up hookup with Dunlap for a score.
James Weaver | RB | Shasta | Sr.
The feature back in the Wolves’ offense showed his versatility again, rushing for 48 yards and a TD and adding 36 yards receiving and a score on a Superman-like layout.
Bryson Kimp | FB | Shasta | Sr.
The yardage numbers might not be eye-popping, but finding the end zone is the name of the game and Kimp found it twice on Friday, including a highlight-reel 1-yard leap over the pile into pay dirt.
Michael Traylor | LB | Shasta | Sr.
The defensive leader logged six tackles and had a blocked punt that almost turned into his third straight game with a defensive touchdown.
Antonio Mazorra | DE | Shasta | Sr.
The speed end flew to the ball all night in the win over the Cougars. He logged 11 tackles in the victory.
Zach Wilkes | S | Shasta | Jr.
The junior safety was the game-changer for the Wolves and this week’s Redding Rancheria Player of the Game for his 100-yard pick-six that swung the momentum back in favor of Shasta at the end of the first half. As the Cougars were driving to cut the lead to 21-14, Wilkes’ score boosted the Wolves’ edge to 21 points and stuck a dagger in the Foothill momentum.
Connor Gilbreath | DE | U-Prep | Jr.
A Defensive MVP candidate, Gilbreath sacked Yreka four times last week and is having his way with opposing offensive linemen.
Chris Jimenez | QB | U-Prep | Jr.
Filling in for injured starter Payton Henderson, Jimenez threw four TD passes in the 46-12 win over Yreka, one to Kevin Cox, one to Carter Abel and the other to Scotty Jones.
Carter Abel | RB | U-Prep | Jr.
The junior had a night, scoring three times. Abel rumbled in twice with rushing scores – helping the Panthers smash the school rushing mark – and added his third on a 95-yard pick-six.
Brendan Nye | DE | U-Prep | Sr.
The D-lineman’s dream is the fumble recovery for a TD and that was Nye in the Panthers’ blowout win over the Miners.