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SCS Power Rankings: Lopsided River Bowl win solidifies Shasta as a top 3 team

Read about each team in the SCS Power Rankings

The first SCS Power Rankings are released. (Photo by Mike Daly, graphic by Aaron Williams/Shasta County Sports)

Two weeks into the spring 2021 football season means there is a little more clarity about where teams stack up against each other.

About one-third of the season is complete for all teams except for Central Valley, which was idle the opening week, and Redding Christian. Although the Lions did play 11-man football Friday and pull out a win over Los Molinos, we are not including them since that is the only game on their schedule.

Here’s a look at the Shasta County Sports Power Rankings following Week 2.

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T6. Anderson Cubs (0-2) & Central Valley Falcons (1-0)

Anderson’s Mason Smith catches a pass in front of U-Prep’s Carter Abel Friday. Smith caught a touchdown in the game. (Tony Hord/Shasta County Sports)

Anderson Cubs

Last week: 21-13 home loss to U-Prep

Anderson was considered in the running for the Northern Athletic League title this season but the Cubs have taken back-to-back hits to fall down the pecking order. Anderson gave up a couple of big plays against U-Prep — touchdown passes of 31 and 57 yards. Kaeson Saelee scored on a 69-yard touchdown run and junior quarterback Devin Armstrong found a reliable target in Mason Smith, who caught six passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. But the Cubs were penalized several times and can’t get the offense up to speed quick enough. If Anderson loses this week to Central Valley, tied for No. 6, it will be hard to climb out of the cellar of these rankings for the remainder of the spring season.

Up next: At #6 Central Valley (1-0)

Central Valley Falcons

Last week: 18-14 road win over Yreka

The Falcons are a week behind the rest of the county, starting their season last week in Yreka. But they made up for lost time, hanging on for the W over the Miners. CV fumbled late in the game, deep in its own territory, but a head’s up play by Willie Mowry kept the Miners at bay. Up 18-12, a wayward pitch found its way to the end zone where Mowry fell on it for a safety – had Yreka recovered, the Miners would’ve had the chance for the go-ahead score. Mowry had two picks in the win. Charlie Stevens had a score for the Falcons.

Up next: Host #6 Anderson (0-2)

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