Shasta Wolves roar at home, stay unbeaten
REDDING, Calif - With blistering summer temperatures gone, Friday night high school football fans were treated to some stellar efforts on the September 15, 2017 episode of Xtra Point.
The Shasta Wolves (4-0) appear to be the Northstate's most impressive pack, with a voracious defense overwhelming the visiting West Valley Eagles 49-6 in Redding. While Shasta's no-huddle offensive attack led by senior backs Seth Park and Vinny Smith and quarterback Ian Garcia was relentless, their defense was equally impressive.
Their front seven kept constant pressure on Eagles quarterback Alex Hight, whose biggest highlight was a pass he completed to himself off a deflection in the first half. West Valley's (0-4) only score also came on a broken play, when Dylan Moore scooped up a bad snap and dumped it off to Kinton Langlo, who took it in for the score.
Meanwhile, the Chico Panthers looked right at home playing at Chico State, beating Yuba City 25-6. Quarterback Ty Thomas hit Rea Chiles for a touchdown with :07 left in the opening half, and Chico (3-1) never looked back in beating Yuba City (2-2).
Redding's Enterprise High School (3-1) tasted defeat for the first time this season, as Woodland (4-0) spoiled the Hornets' Homecoming celebration. Runningback Oscar Sanchez and quarterback Christian Stice proved too much for the Enterprise.
Other highlights in this week's edition of Xtra Point included Corning's (3-1) dominant 46-7 win over Oroville (0-3), U-Prep's (2-1) impressive 48-20 victory over Elsie Allen and the first win of Red Bluff High School coach Orlyn Culp's tenure with the Spartans (1-3), 42-21 over Orland (0-4).
Among the other notable outcomes, defending state champs Pleasant Valley fell for the third time in four games to start the season, losing at home to Yuba City's River Valley Falcons 48-28.
Xtra Point also highlighted the birth of former Orland High School star Aldrick Rosas' NFL career, as well as the birth of his daughter. Hours before making his debut with the New York Giants, when he kicked a field goal in their loss at Dallas, the former Orland star watched on FaceTime as his girlfriend gave birth to their daughter back in the Northstate.
This week's show also recapped Player of the Week honors, given to Tyler Hafner of Enterprise High, and looked in on the Northstate volleyball tournament at Anderson High School.