After missing his junior year sitting out of football and an ineffective first-week performance due to cramping issues, Hunter Pinkston showed the North State what the hype was all about.
Shasta’s senior running back/cornerback showed up and showed out in the Wolves’ blowout 57-7 River Bowl XXVIII win over Enterprise on Friday. Pinkston tallied four touchdowns for the westsiders — two on the ground, one through the air and one on defense.
For that performance, Pinkston is this week’s Shasta County Sports Player of the Week.
“I didn’t realize how much I love this game and the guys I play with out there,” Pinkston told Shasta County Sports after finishing finished with 111 rushing yards on five carries. “I missed it so much I couldn’t resist coming back.
“Once I heard we might have a season, I got to work and I came out here every day and worked my (butt) off and it paid off tonight.”
And pay off for Shasta it did.
Pinkston opened the scoring for the Wolves with a 6-yard score to put the home team up 7-0. He added a 16-yard scoring reception from Layton Dunlap on the Wolves’ next drive. Up 44-7 at half, Pinkston reversed field on a sweep for a 21-yard touchdown and picked off a David Scheffer pass for a pick-6 midway through the third to finish off the scoring.
Shasta County Sports Player of the Week
Week 1 — Eli Cortinas | Enterprise
Week 2 — Hunter Pinkston | Shasta
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