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Week 5 Shasta County Sports Helmet Stickers

Foothill quarterback Brandon Merryman, pictured earlier this season against Eureka, accounted for three touchdowns in a win over Red Bluff on Friday night. (Tony Hord/Shasta County Sports)

Each week we take a look at extraordinary performances throughout Shasta County from Friday night. From game altering plays, to standout performances. That can earn one a Shasta County Sports Helmet Sticker. We look at not only those who compiled the most stats, but had an impact on the game. Here are this Week 5’s recipients.

Gator Wilson, Anderson
The senior quarterback continues to step up and air it out in Anderson’s suddenly pass-happy offense. Wilson threw for 173 yards on 7-of-13 passing and two touchdowns on Friday in a 28-3 win over Gridley. Wilson’s biggest test comes this week as Anderson faces its rival and defending Northern Section Division III champion West Valley.

Christian Teague, Anderson
The ball-hawk continues to pick off the opposing team’s quarterbacks in back-to-back games now. The speedster took it to the house with an 85-yd pick-6 against Gridley. Teague helped improve his team to 4-1 this season.

Marquice Crowell, Anderson
Arguably one of the section’s best wideouts, Crowell continues to haul in long balls as he leads Shasta County in receiving touchdowns (8). He finished with 131 yards on three catches and two touchdowns, including a 51-yard score over Gridley.

Charles Dietrich, Shasta
The senior wing, inserted in place of injured James Weaver, is making the most of his reps. In the Wolves’ 21-20 win over Pleasant Valley, Dietrich ran for 97 yards on 17 carries and scored the game’s go-ahead touchdown on  6-yard scamper.

Johari Woods, Shasta
The senior fullback ran for 100 between-the-tackles yards and two scores on 16 carries and Shasta beat the Vikings at home for the first time since 2012.

Shasta defense
Much-maligned in the four losses, the Wolves’ defense rose to the challenge, especially late, in the 21-20 win over PV. The Wolves forced PV to kick two field goals, once as the Vikings started a drive first-and-goal on the Shasta 6 late in the fourth. Linebackers Isaiah Pena, Michael Traylor and Josh Akana, D-linemen Bryce Bianchi, Keiton Spengler, Oscar Rodriguez and Antonio Mazorra teamed with a secondary that includes Tate Fagan, Alex Beltran, Jerry Fournier and Jack Reindel to give the offense a chance to win the game.

Eli Cortinas, Enterprise
One of Enterprise’s bright spots of the season as they still search for their first win. The junior running back continues to bruise defenses. He rushed for 152 yards on 32 carries and scored a touchdown on Friday night against Chico.

Timmy Westlund, Fall River
In only the fourth game of the season for the Bullodgs, Westlund ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in the 38-35 win over Biggs.

Brandon Merryman, Foothill
The senior quarterback contributed 258 yards, including 73 on the ground and 185 through the air along with two rushing TDs and another passing in the 27-20 win over Red Bluff.

Dylan Wiegand, Foothill
The Cougars’ senior linebacker had 11 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble against Red Bluff.

Josh Aguilar, West Valley
The junior “ground-n-pound” back continues to find his rhythm as West Valley remains unbeaten. He led the Eagles in rushing with 16 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Hayden Boyes, West Valley
Boyes caught two touchdowns on three receptions for 64 yards on the road. He also added a 2-pt conversion in the 27-7 win over Orland.

Kitt McCloughan, West Valley
The Eagles’ senior signal caller is getting the job done with his arm, tossing three touchdowns against Orland. Two went to the above Boyes while the other went to Tyler Bowman for 32 yards.

Willie Mowry, Central Valley
Mowry contributed to the Falcons 16-9 win over Hamilton with a 73-yard touchdown burst. The run came three plays into a drive that started from their own one-yard line. He also had the game-sealing interception to give Central Valley head coach Aaron Richards his second win of the year.

Langston Tate, Burney
The 5-foot-6, 135-pounder secured the Raider’s third win of the season. He had five carries for 81 yards and scored a touchdown, and added six tackles and a fumble recovery in the 42-6 beating over Herlong as they continue to be successful since the drop to 8-man.

Carson Piper, Redding Christian
The wideout caught two TD passes, threw one and converted a two-point conversion in the Lions’ 53-0 win over Dunsmuir. His exploits earned him the Shasta County Sports Player of the Week honors.

Clark Smith, Redding Christian
The Lions’ QB tosses TD passes of 11 and 55-yards to Piper in the blowout win over the Tigers.

Anthony Guido, Redding Christian
The RC back scored twice on runs of 25 and 24 yards as the Lions improved to 4-1 on the season, including 3-0 in the 8-Man North league standings.

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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