Shasta triumphs 46-35 over Foothill – Record Searchlight

November 6, 2016 - Finding Carter

Photos by Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight Shasta High's Vincent Smith (center) finds a hole between Foothill defenders in their diversion Friday night in Palo Cedro. Shasta won 46-35.

Shasta High's Conner Coughren (second from left) carries a round with Foothill's Carson Marx (left) in a foreground.

Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight Shasta's Seth Park (second from left) creates a cut during Shasta's diversion opposite Foothill on Friday night.

By T.J. Holmes of a Redding Record Searchlight

PALO CEDRO — The “Battle of Redding” and a three-seed in a Northern Section Division II playoffs go to Shasta.

Shasta High’s football group racked adult 623 yards of offense and 4 opposite players scored a touchdown in a 46-35 highway feat over Foothill Friday to spoil comparison night during Bill Johnson Community Stadium.

The Wolves (3-2 Eastern Athletic League, 5-5) design to get a No. 3 seed when a playoff joint is assembled Saturday morning while a Cougars (2-3 EAL, 7-3) will still horde a quarterfinal playoff diversion as a No. 4 seed. The opponents are nonetheless to be determined.

Shasta’s offense topsy-turvy out large chunks of yards all night and continued to steamroll a Foothill invulnerability en track to carrying 497 yards on a ground.

Seth Park led all rushers with 205 yards and 3 touchdowns on 16 carries, Vinny Smith combined 131 yards and dual scores on 22 attempts, Conner Coughren contributed 97 yards and dual touchdowns on 12 carries and Diego Casteneda pitched in with 63 yards and a score.

Even with a Wolves blank their tip descent arms in Kyale Muckel, out with a shoulder injury, they never looked like they were negligence down.

“It feels genuine good all a approach from a No. 1 symbol on a register to a 49-spot,” Shasta conduct manager J.C. Hunsaker said. “It was a tough fought battle.”

Foothill quarterback Trent Banner’s initial pass clanked off Carson Marx’s facemask and was intercepted by Rahtavian Matthews. Shasta scored in 4 plays with Smith’s 4-yard run.

Banner rolled out to strike a far-reaching open Pat Blake for a 55-yard measure on a subsequent play.

But Shasta’s ability to measure fast gave it a advantage. The Wolves’ initial 3 scoring drives took a sum of 6 plays. Park showcased his breakaway speed on a 74-yard run down a left sideline and Coughren found a finish section on a 24-yard run for an 18-7 lead.

Foothill answered with a 1-yard touchdown run from Banner, though Shasta altered a dash to control a diversion by huddling, something it has frequency finished a past dual seasons underneath Hunsaker.

“They were job off some of a cues and that’s good on their partial and they were scoring quick,” Hunsaker said. “We done certain we slowed it down to keep their offense off a field. “

The dual teams traded touchdowns with Park scoring on a 13-yard run, Banner found Blake for a 13-yard touchdown pass and Coughren ran it in from 5-yards out for a 32-21 lead mid by a second quarter, that would reason until halftime.

After 53 first-half points, a usually points in a third came with 1:02 left in a duration when Park scored on a 7-yard run.

Banner got Foothill behind in it with 3 large completions — dual to Blake and another to Marx — before anticipating Carter Smith for a 1-yard touchdown to make it 39-28 with 10:34 left.

Shasta’s indirect expostulate finished on downs, giving Foothill movement during a possess 44. Senior Kris Murry sparked life by picking adult back-to-back initial downs and a 20-yard run from Banner got a Cougars down to a 10. Blake seemed to locate a touchdown though was ruled out of end and Banner’s hasten on fourth down was stopped during a 8 to give a Wolves a ball.

Vinny Smith’s 53-yard benefit set adult Casteneda for a 15-yard touchdown run as a diversion went from scarcely a one-score event to an 18-point Shasta lead.

“All a backs ran good and we won a turnover conflict tonight,” Hunsaker said.

Foothill’s Haagen Tyson scored in a final mins though a diversion was out of reach.

Banner finished 18 of 31 passes for 220 yards with 3 touchdowns and dual interceptions, and combined 68 yards on 13 carries. Blake held for 9 passes for 115 yards and dual scores, environment both a propagandize singular deteriorate record for receptions (82), restraining a symbol for receiving touchdowns for a deteriorate (17) and a career (34) with Cooper Janusevskis (2010-12).

Connect with T.J. Holmes on Twitter @tjholmes_RS.


Team EAL, Overall

Paradise 4-1, 9-1

PV 4-1, 7-3

Shasta 3-2, 5-5

Foothill 2-3, 7-3

Chico 1-4, 3-7

Enterprise 1-4, 3-7

Week 10 football scores

Shasta 46, Foothill 35

PV 56, Enterprise 13

Paradise 35, Chico 17

Red Bluff 31, Anderson 10

Corning 20, Yreka 13

Lassen 51, CV 22

Las Plumas 52, Oroville 22

East Nic 36, Durham 3

Mount Shasta 42, Modoc 0

Quincy 46, Maxwell 24

Fall River 36, U-Prep 35 OT

Trinity 54, Esparto 6

Chester 36, Burney 18

Orland 62, Gridley 8

Sutter 42, Wheatland 0

Williams 28, Hamilton 17

D-VI/8-man Quarterfinals

Redding Christian 30, Greenville 0

Butte Valley 54, Mercy 0

Princeton 40, Hayfork 0

Big Valley 64, Los Molinos 8

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