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It’s not often a special teams play can change the course of a game in high school football. It’s a little more common in college and a sacred commodity in the NFL.
Photo gallery from the Lassen-West Valley Northern Section Division III semifinal game in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
It was going to take more than West Valley’s suffocating defense and the running ability of Bailey Sulzer to beat Lassen a second time in three weeks.
The Redding Rancheria Game of the Week between No. 1 West Valley and No. 4 Lassen has been rescheduled for Sat., Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
West Valley knows all too well what can happen when teams get a second chance.
The Chico-Foothill playoff game, originally scheduled to be played in Chico on Friday, was moved to Enterprise High School because …
West Valley advances to the Northern Section Division III semifinals with a dominant 55-6 win over University Prep on Friday Night.
Follow the high school football scores and action from the opening week of the Northern Section playoffs, highlighted by No. 4 Foothill (5-5) hosting No. 5 Shasta 3-7) in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
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In only one year, the tables have turned for the Shasta High football team. The Wolves, last year’s CIF 3-AA …
West Valley High’s Bailey Sulzer holds up Tyson Wacker’s No. 8 jersey on the field. The Eagles earned the No. …
West Valley clinches the No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division III playoffs with a defensive statement in a 49-0 lopsided win over Central Valley Friday night in the Valley Bowl.
With a home playoff game secured last week, Foothill High’s football team is seeing just how far it can push it.
The only thing for certain in the Division II playoff chase is that the Shasta Wolves are locked in the …
Shasta’s Skyler Royse swims Saturday in the Northern Section Masters at Shasta College. Royse won three events and earned Male …
When Shasta last stepped onto Foothill’s Bill Johnson Community Stadium on Aug. 17 in a scrimmage, the Wolves didn’t have a lot to lean on.
West Valley will #Playfor8 this week against Lassen less than a week after teammate Tyson Wacker died from injuries sustained …
“Live for Tyson” – that was the message West Valley head football coach Greg Grandell said a neurosurgeon gave him and the father of Eagles football player Tyson Wacker shortly before the family had to make the choice to pull the 16-year-old off life support.
Redding Christian earned the top seed in Division VI, while U-Prep also earned the one-seed in Division IV. (Photo by …
There’s no slowing down West Valley High’s football team as the Eagles thrashed the host Corning Cardinals 57-14 Friday night for their sixth straight win.
The coveted River Bowl trophy is starting to get comfortable on the west side. And that’s a problem for those in Black and Gold who have yet to experience holding the cup.
The latest Northern Section Media Poll is out and there are some interesting takes when you look at the rankings.
Five different players scored Friday night in West Valley’s 48-6 pounding of visiting Yreka at The Pasture.
Not every rivalry has a trophy or a title attached to it. Foothill has played the third-wheel to historic Shasta and Enterprise’s annual River Bowl despite being better than both squads some years.
Paradise jumps into the top spot in Division II after its 28-24 win over previously unbeaten Chico last Friday. (Photo …
Don’t bet against Bailey Sulzer. Actually, go ahead. He prefers another challenge to silence any doubters.
Like last year, round one undoubtedly goes to the Eagles.
One of the biggest games of the year is finally here – and it’s not River Bowl, Fair Bowl or even involve a single Redding team.
The latest Northern Section Media Poll has two divisions in turmoil.
Defense isn’t used to getting a ton of recognition. Everyone is obsessed with statistics and high-scoring affairs.
Bailey Sulzer ran 22 times for 232 yards and scored four touchdowns as West Valley pounded Orland 55-7 Friday night in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.
Bailey Sulzer might get all of the headlines when it comes to West Valley High’s football team.
Get your popcorn ready, North State football fans. It’s about to get wild.
The below players were the Shasta County Sports top six preseason players for 2018.
Fall River remained atop the Northern Section Division V standings in the latest Media Poll (File photo courtesy of Craig …
The gauntlet begins. For Foothill, how’s about starting with Eastern Athletic League perennial power Paradise to start?
Bailey Sulzer and the West Valley Eagles jump into the top spot in Division III in the latest media poll. …
Turnovers and red zone efficiency are keys in close football games. Both of them factored into the Paradise High football team’s tangle with visiting West Valley on Friday night.
JC Hunsaker knew this season would be a test. A test of character, dedication and hard work.
Fall River remained No. 1 in the Division V media poll released Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Craig Harrington / Intermountain …
The past few years, U-Prep has been a program on the rise. A new head coach with a winning pedigree in Darren Trueblood and his former staff from Enterprise is inserted to lead the way and the players have followed.
All but one top ranked team held on to its spot as the second week of games. Sutter, which had …
Ladies and gentleman, Leslie Cummings is finally healthy. And the rest of the Northern Section should be on notice.
Any sliver of confidence the Hornets could generate was enough to quickly erase last week’s blowout loss from their memory.
Don’t discount the Eagles just because they play in a lower division. They have proven they belong with the best …
One week is in the books for the Northern Section high school football season. Even with only that one game played, there is quite a bit of shakeup in the weekly Media Poll.
Not only did West Valley running back Bailey Sulzer score the only two touchdowns against Foothill, he dominated on both sides of the ball in the season-opener.
Two-hundred, eighty days. That’s how long its been since both Foothill and West Valley took the field, losing in the Northern Section semifinals in their respected divisions.
One week left. That’s it until the first kick offs of the 2018 season. Friday features scrimmages all over the Northern Section and Shasta County. If you head out to any of them, keep an eye out for some of the 30 players the Shasta County Sports crew has highlighted so far.