Tri Counties Bank Game of the Week
Division VI Playoffs
South No. 2 Burney (7-3) at North No. 1 Redding Christian (9-1), 7 p.m.
Last week: Raiders beat Tulelake 58-7; Lions beat Greenville 58-18
Burney: QB Connor Pfadt, RB Hayden Crook, RB Langston Tate, LB Carson Crook, WR Canon Gray
Redding Chrisitian: QB Clark Smith, WR Carson Piper, WR Karson Molter, LB Ryne Luaces, WR Josiah VanDenend
The Raiders and Lions have never met as Burney is completing its first season in 8-Man … Both teams have lost to South No. 1 Chester – RC lost 14-6 in the season opener and Burney lost twice, 22-20 on Sept. 6 and 35-8 two weeks later in a game played because Hayfork had cancelled due to injuries … Tate, Hayden Crook and Pfadt have each rushing for more than 700 yards for Burney while Piper has 1,085 yards rushing for the Lions.
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No. 5 Enterprise (1-9) at No. 4 Foothill (5-5), 7 p.m.
Last week: Hornets beat Red Bluff 28-27; Cougars lost 44-23 to Chico
Hornets: QB Pierce Embury, RB Eli Cortinas, WR Jason Butcher, WR Jahari Johnson, LB Roberto Cruz
Cougars: QB Brandon Merryman, RB Bryce Henderson, WR Tyler Carey, WR Chris Ostergren, LB Dylan Wiegand
Foothill beat Enterprise 38-0 in the regular-season meeting between the two schools … Merryman has thrown for 1,782 yards and 20 TDs connecting on 55 percent of his passes … Cortinas has run for 1,316 yards on 220 carries and 11 scores … The Cougars and Hornets have met six times in the postseason in the MaxPreps era (2004) with each side winning three (EHS – 08, 13, 16) (FHS – 07, 11, 15) … the winners gets a semifinal date at No. 1 seed Chico (9-1).
Prediction: CalPreps predicts a 38-22 Foothill victory.
No. 2 Shasta (5-5) – idle; No. 22 vs. No. 3 Pleasant Valley (5-5)
No. 8 Wheatland (6-4) at No. 1 West Valley (10-0), 7 p.m.
Last week: Pirates lost 35-22 to Gridley; Eagles were idle
Pirates: RB Tariq Parker, QB James Doran, LB Devin Belcher, DE Matthew Souderland, WR Manny Galvan
Eagles: QB Kitt McCloughan, LB Cade Lambert, FB Josh Aguilar, S Garrett Thibodeau, WR Brandon Maroste
This is the first 10-0 regular season in school history for the Eagles … West Valley is 4-1 in meetings with Wheatland, including 3-0 in playoff meetings (06, 07, 08) … Parker is third in the section with 1,616 yards rushing on 188 carries … The winner draws a date with the No. 4 Paradise-No. 5 Live Oak winner … West Valley is seeking its second straight Northern Section title and third for coach Greg Gandell.
Prediction – CalPreps predicts a 40-13 West Valley win.
No. 7 U-Prep (8-2) at No. 2 Sutter (9-1)
Last week: Panthers lost 26-7 to East Nicolaus; Huskies beat Orland 33-6
Panthers: QB Trevor Trueblood, WR Riley Seay, RB Cole Abel, TE Trayton Laustalot, RB Jake Reuss
Huskies: QB Cory McIntyre, RB Colton Dillabo, RB Daniel Cummings, LB Mario Ayotte, LB Kyle Watson
This is the best season record-wise for the Panthers … Sutter is 114-26 in coach Ryan Reynolds’ tenure since 2009 … Darren Trueblood won four section titles, all at Enterprise (09, 12, 13, 14) … Quarterback McIntyre leads the Huskies in rushing with 1.093 yards on 120 carries … Trevor Trueblood has thrown for 1,191 yards and 15 TDs.
Prediction – CalPreps predicts Sutter a 38-10 Sutter win.
Other D-III games
No. 5 Live Oak (8-2) at No. 4 Paradise (10-0), 7 p.m. – CalPreps prediction Paradise 35-7
No. 6 Corning (7-3) at No. 3 Lassen (8-2), 7 p.m. – CalPreps prediction Lassen 35-14
Division IV games
No. 8 Willows (3-7) at No. 1 East Nicolaus (9-1), 7 p.m. – CalPreps prediction 48-0 East Nicolaus
No. 5 Mount Shasta (5-5) at No. 4 Colusa (5-5), 7 p.m. – CalPreps predicts 35-21 Colusa
No. 6 Williams (4-6) at No. 3 Winters (4-6), 7 p.m. – CalPreps predicts 27-22 Winters
No. 7 Modoc (5-5) at No. 2 Pierce (6-4), 7 p.m. – CalPreps predicts 28-7 Pierce
No. 1 Fall River – idle; plays No. 5 Etna-No. 4 Portola winner
No. 5 Etna at No. 4 Portola, 7 p.m. – CalPreps predicts 24-19 Portola
No. 6 Maxwell at No. 3 Los Molinos, 7 p.m. – CalPreps predicts 38-13 Los Molinos
No. 2 Biggs – idle; plays No. 6 Maxwell-No. 3 Los Molinos winner
- CCCAA approves plan to all shift junior college fall sports to spring
- Shasta County Public Health paves way for high school sport practices to begin
- CCCAA approves plan to move forward with junior college athletics starting in fall
- Annual Lions All-Star Football Game canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
- Foothill’s Josiah Palumbo named Shasta County Sports Boys Basketball MVP