Big-time stats. Clutch performances. Teams need guys to step up when it matters and those who do will snag a Shasta County Sports Helmet Sticker for the week.
We look at not just who compiled the best stats, but who made an impact on the game and, as always, we accept coach nominations.
Here’s this week’s SCS Helmet Sticker recipients
Cade Lambert, West Valley – Finished with 87 rushing yards and touchdown runs of 3, 25 and 2 yards on 12 carries. Earned Redding Rancheria Player of the Game honors for the second time this season and it was his second three-score game this year after scoring only four times all of last year. On defense, he totaled 11 tackles, four solo, to put him at 49 tackles in three games in 2019.
Kitt McCloughan, West Valley – the Eagles’ QB was 5-of-9 passing for 132 yards and 2 scores and helped the home team to a sweep over the “Redding Big 3.”
Jacob Best, West Valley – The safety had seven tackles and two interceptions in the 42-28 win over Enterprise. The last INT sealed the victory for the 3-0 Eagles.
Greg Grandell, West Valley – The West Valley coach moved into third place by himself on the all-time wins list (187) of Northern Section coaches, passing Matt Hunsaker. He trails only Anderson’s Bob Reid (219 wins) and East Nicolaus’ Geoff Wall (198).
Eli Cortanis, Enterprise – The junior running back rushed for 151 yards on 21 carries and had a 72-yard TD run for the Hornets.
Pierce Embury, Enterprise – The senior quarterback left with an ankle injury but not before going 9-for-13 passing for 126 yards and added 15 rushing yards on 10 carries, including a TD.
Brandon Merryman, Foothill – The Cougars’ quarterback scored twice with his feet on runs of 77 and 17 yards and provide all the scoring his team would need in a 14-10 win over Eureka.
Waylon Bell, Foothill – The junior set the Cougars’ up deep in Eureka territory after intercepting a wayward pass off a botched punt attempt. The INT set Foothill up with good field position and Merryman scored after the interception.
Cody Sisco, Foothill – The Foothill lineman played a role in the Cougars’ TDs, but also did double duty helping bottle up Eureka quarterback Trevor Bell. Sisco, who had six tackles and a hurry, and his defensive mates got better as the game went on, holding the Loggers scoreless in the second half.
Dylan Weigand, Foothill – Along with Cisco, Wiegand was a factor in the Loggers’ going scoreless in the second half. He had nine tackles and two hurries as Eureka’s Bell wasn’t able to get the Loggers’ offense in gear after intermission.
Trevor Trueblood, U-Prep – The Panthers’ quarterback threw for 131 yards and two TDs on 10-of-19 passing, while adding 10 tackles in a 16-13 loss to Live Oak.
Cole Abel, U-Prep – Had seven solo tackles and three assists in the loss to the Lions. He also ran for 43 yards on 13 carries.
Connor Pfadt, Burney – The junior was all over the stat sheet in a 22-20 loss to Chester in a game the Raiders played after Hayfork bowed out with not enough players. Pfadt had 86 yards passing and one TD, he ran for 86 more yards and a score and had an interception and forced fumble.
Ryan Osborne, Fall River – The sophomore quarterback threw for 83 yards and a touchdown in a 36-13 loss to Ferndale. He also rushed for 33 yards and compiled seven tackles.
Timmy Westlund, Fall River – The Bulldogs senior had 12 tackles to go along with 76 yards rushing and 22 receiving.
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