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Redding Rancheria Player of the Game: Gavin Dobson | QB

Shasta College quarterback Gavin Dobson was named the Redding Rancheria Player of the Game of the second week in a row. (Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

In back-to-back weeks, Gavin Dobson gave the Knights a spark on offense.

In a game where the Shasta College offense was stymied for three quarters, it was Dobson stepping up to make big plays. The freshman quarterback was named Redding Rancheria Player of the Game for the second straight week, tossing two touchdown passes in the 28-13 home loss to No. 22 American River College on Saturday.

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Shasta head coach Bryon Hamilton rotated quarterbacks with starter Toren Tuttle and second-stringer Dobson throughout the game – each had two series in a blazing quick first half. The rotation continued in the second but it was Dobson who delivered a 44-yard strike to Taivonn Ervin in the fourth quarter to set up the Knights first touchdown.

On the next play, Dobson audibled out of the original play call and fired a touchdown to Cameron Williams on an 8-yard slant for a score. The ensuing possession, Dobson connected with Williams again, this time from 20-yards out on a fade on fourth-and-goal.

Dobson finished the day completing 7-of-16 passes for 113 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. That gives him five total touchdowns in a reserve role the past two weeks.


Maurice Outten | DB – 2 interceptions
Anthony Slayton | LB – 11 tackles, 2 for a loss
Cameron Williams | WR – 2 catches, 30 yards, 2 TDs
Bladen Stankey | DE  – 2 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack

Redding Rancheria Player of the Game

Week 1 – Tyler Boston | RB | So.
Week 2 – Maurice Outten | RB | Fr.
Week 3 – Jayden Gordon | RB | Fr.
Week 4 – Gavin Dobson | QB | Fr.
Week 5 – Gavin Dobson | QB | Fr.

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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