Shasta football gears up for Northern Championship


REDDING, Calif. - Shasta High's biggest football game of the season is Saturday, Dec. 9., where they are hoping to make school history on their home turf.

The Shasta High School Wolves will play against the Marin Catholic's Wildcats, for the Northern Regional Championship. It's the first time the Northern Regional championship will be held in Shasta County.

Shasta High held a pep rally for Saturday's game where cheerleaders cheered, students played games and the school rallied around the team players to show support.

The Wolves won their last game against Chico High on Nov. 24, earning the C.I.F. Northern Section Championship trophy for the first time since 1988.

If Shasta wins at Saturday's game, they will compete against the winning football team from Southern California.

Shasta High's Head Football Coach, J.C. Hunsaker, said that tomorrow's game has created a lot of buzz and excitement in the community.

"... family members, friends, the football community, started contacting us, the school admin about the process of getting tickets," said Hunsaker "So I think anybody who's a football fan, here in Redding, is really going to show up and support and bleed purple and white for a night."

Coach Hunsaker said he's proud to have led the team this far, but the credit is due to the kid's hard work.

"You know, it's not due to the coaches getting us here, the kids had to go through that grind, the hard work, the dedication, and the commitment," Hunsaker said.

Saturday's home game will start at 6 p.m. with the gates opening at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. Kids 5 years old and younger will be free.

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