Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game: James Weaver

Shasta running back James Weaver scores four TDs in the Wolves’ 47-10 River Bowl win over Enterprise and earned Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game honors. (Photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

James Weaver has a few more River Bowls to play. He made sure his first one was a memorable one.

The Shasta sophomore wing ran for two touchdowns and caught two more as the Wolves extended their River Bowl streak to four straight with a 47-10 win in the Redding Rancheria Game of the Week.

Weaver finished the night with 94 yards rushing and another 43 yards receiving for a total of four touchdowns. For his efforts, Weaver is this week’s Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game.

“(Weaver’s) unstoppable,” said senior wing Brayden Coon, who turned three catches into 140 yards. “When he gets older as a senior he’s going to be insane. He really is a team player, not selfish at all, works hard in practice, is a great leader and good kid and does his work in the classroom.”

Weaver has already had a taste of the big stage when he was called up to varsity as a freshman for the Wolves’ state title run last season, playing in the championship loss to Bishop Diego when Seth Park couldn’t go due to a rub injury.

On Friday, the sophomore exploded for scores on a 9-yard run, a 42-yard blast and two second-half receiving TDs from quarterback Brian Kilgore.

Brian Kilgore QB, Shasta, Sr.
Alex Beltran, DB/WR, Shasta, Jr.
Brayden Coon, RB/LB, Shasta, Sr.

Tri Counties Bank Player of the Game

Week 0 — West Valley 16, Foothill 0 — Bailey Sulzer, RB/LB, West Valley, Sr.
Week 1 — Enterprise 35, West Valley 14 — Leslie Cummings, QB/DB, Enterprise, Sr.
Week 2 — U-Prep 15, Clear Lake 0 — U-Prep defense
Week 3 — Eureka 62, Shasta 14 — Alec Meek, RB, Shasta, Sr.
Week 4 — Paradise 43, Foothill 40 — Jayden Gordon, QB/DB, Foothill, Sr.
Week 5 — West Valley 55, Orland 7 — West Valley defense
Week 6 — West Valley 26, Anderson 0 — Bailey Sulzer, RB/LB, West Valley, Sr.
Week 7 — Foothill 42, Enterprise 28 — Jayden Gordon, QB/DB, Foothill, Sr.
Week 8 — Shasta 47, Enterprise 10 (River Bowl XXVI) — James Weaver, RB, Shasta, So.

About Aaron Williams

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. In addition to coaching freshman football, Williams is also the public address announcer for the Shasta College football team.

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