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Shasta County Sports Player of the Week: Carson Piper, Redding Christian

Carson Piper had two receiving touchdowns and threw for another score in Redding Christian's 53-0 win over Dunsmuir. Piper's offensive output earned him the Shasta County Sports Player of the Week. (Photo by Tony Hord / Shasta County Sports)

You have to be multi-faceted in 8-man football – willing and able to do a little of everything. Redding Christian sophomore Carson Piper fits that bill to a “T.”

The 5-foot-9, 140-pounder is listed as a wide receiver and cornerback. But the son of coach Gerald Piper also has played quarterback for the 4-1 Lions.

In last week’s 43-0 win over Dunsmuir, Piper, this week’s Shasta County Sports Player of the Week, caught two scores from starting quarterback Clark Smith on passes of 11 and 505 yards. Piper also tossed a 30-yard TD strike of his own to Manny Matos in the shutout over the Tigers. The whole RC offense had it rolling as five offensive players were involved in scoring – Piper, Smith and Matos along with Anthony Guido (two rushing scores) and Sam Chiu (70-yard rushing TD).

The Lions are going to need their offense to keep rolling this week when they host 5-0 Tulelake in a 8-Man North showdown. The Honkers are only 2-0 in league – RC 4-1 overall, but 3-0 in league – while 4-0 Hayfork (2-0 league) and Big Valley (4-1, 2-1) are nipping at both teams’ heels.

Shasta County Sports Player of the Week

Week Zero: Riley Seay, U-Prep
Week 1: Brandon Merryman, Foothill
Week 2: Tyler Carey, Foothill
Week 3: Jake Reuss, U-Prep
Week 4: Connor Pfadt, Burney
Week 5: Carson Piper, Redding Christian

Aaron Williams has been involved in the North State sports scene for nearly two decades. He spent eight years as the Sports Editor for the local newspaper and another four more as the voice of high school football on the radio. Williams has coached various sports at the high school level over the past decade, most recently at Shasta High, and is also the public address announcer for the Shasta College football and basketball teams.


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