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Team of the Week: Burney Raiders

Burney beat Happy Camp 58-14 in the season-opener, earning Shasta County Team of the Week honors.

Burney High quarterback Connor Pfadt threw for two touchdowns and added another 81 yards on the ground to help the Raiders to earn Team of the Week honors in Shasta County for Week Zero. (Photo courtesy of Craig Harrington/Intermountain News)

It’s been 670 days since the Burney Raiders have won a football game.

A change from 11-man to 8-man football can revitalize a team that’s desperate to get back on track. The Burney Raiders had a dominating performance on Wednesday as they topped Happy Camp 58-14 in their first game of the year.

The Raiders posted the most points they’ve scored since beating Biggs 65-18 in 2012, that is why the Burney Raiders have earned themselves the Shasta County Sports Team of the Week honors for Week Zero.

The Raiders running game could not be stopped as the returning backfield pair of Langston Tate and Hayden Crook ran all over Happy Camp, as they combined for 289 yards and five touchdowns on 11 touches each.

Quarterback Connor Pfadt threw for 54 yards and two touchdowns, and added 81 yards on the ground, including a 58-yard run.

“I am glad to see the athletes’ hard work payoff on the field at last,” said Burney Head Coach Jedediah Tate.

The Raiders look to keep the momentum rolling and improve to 2-0 as they go on the road to face Hayfork on Friday.

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Max is a young up-and-coming journalist who carries shares a die-hard passion for sports with the rest of the SCS team and has loved sports ever since he can remember. He's covered Northern Section championship football and basketball games as well as state playoffs games in his first year as a reporter for SCS. Max is currently enrolled at Shasta College and is working toward his Bachelors Degree in journalism.


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