West Valley head football coach Greg Grandell introduces his staff and players for the North team at the Lions All-Star Football 4-C1 banquet at Shasta College on Saturday. Grandell is coaching in his fifth Lions All-Star Game. (Photo by Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)
The Lions All-Star Football 4-C1 is one of the highlights of the year with the best of the best graduating seniors putting aside storied rivalries and school pride to come together to play a football game for charity.
On Saturday, the rosters for the 11-man and 8-man Lions Game set for June 22 at Chico High School were announced. All proceeds for the game go to Camp McCumber for children with diabetes. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online by clicking this link..
Here’s a breakdown of some numbers to keep an eye on for the initial roster announcement.
All three players who surpassed 1,000 yards receiving last season are on the all-star rosters, two of which are on the North. Red Bluff’s Logan Robertson (1,102 yards, 13 TDs) and Lassen’s Chandler Monahan (1,067 yards, 14 TDs) are the dynamic duo to watch for on the North while the South is led by Pleasant Valley’s Caleb Cooley (1,064 yards, 15 TDs).
Number of 1,000-yard rushers on the 11-man North roster: Anderson’s Parker Phillips (1,843), Foothill’s Jayden Gordon (1,477), Etna’s Wyatt Black (1,204), Enterprise’s Jayden Campbell (1,092) and Lassen’s Tucker St. Andre (1,062). All five of those ranked in the top 15 in the Northern Section in rushing last fall. The South has one 1,000-yard rusher in Paradise’s Dominic Wiggins (1,707), who ran for the third-most yards in the section last year.
Is the passing touchdown to interception ratio between the South’s two quarterbacks Tanner Hughes of Pleasant Valley and Ty Thomas of Chico, who go from being rivals to teammates competing for playing time in the game. Hughes (2,051 yards) threw 25 TDs to 4 INTs and Thomas (1,791 yards) threw 17 TDs to one INT.
Players on the North 11-man roster who were voted to the all-Northern Section football team by North State media members.
Players on the South 11-man roster who were voted to the all-Northern Section football team by North State media members. Six of those are players from Shasta County schools.
The average number of pounds the South linemen outweigh the North. Both teams have 10 listed who can play either offensive or defensive line.
Points the North won by in the 2014 All-Star game, which was the last time Greg Grandell coached in the game. The North won 47-0, which was the game’s first shutout and the largest margin of victory. Grandell is 3-1 while coaching in the All-Star game.