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.
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.
Shasta’s Gavin Dobson threw 2 TDs against American River, both to Cameron Williams.
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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.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
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