Sports for the week of September 18, 2014
MODOC quarterback Alan Weber had a solid night in Lost River. Photo by Kim Valena
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Braves survive flag fest in Lost River
Yellow flags were flying all over the place during the Modoc Braves-Lost River game Friday night at Lost River. And the most critical penalties came on the Braves’ big plays, including a 60-yard touchdown that got called back.
Still, Modoc beat the Raiders 20-13. “It should have been 60-7,” said coach Shaun Wood. “The only time they stopped us was on penalties. But we survived it and played well.”
The Braves face a strong Trinity team this Friday night in their home opener. Wood said Trinity brings in one of the top running backs in the north section, but feels his Braves will be up to the challenge, especially coming home after three road games to start the season.
JV whip Lost River
Modoc’s junior varsity football team used a strong defense and productive running game to beat the Lost River squad 21-8 Friday. They play host to Trinity here tomorrow.
The Braves and Lost River were knotted at 8-8 in the first period but the Braves added 13 in the second period and held the Raiders scoreless the rest of the way.
Modoc Soccer blanked by Butte Valley
The Butte Valley soccer team beat Modoc 3-0 last Thursday, but Modoc had plenty of chances to score. Modoc heads to Tulelake Today.
“We played great and out shot Butte Valley,” said coach Bill Hall. “We had possession about 70 percent of the time. We could not win the ball on counter attacks and had trouble just putting the ball into the net. We had trouble judging offsides. All of these are fixable.”
Volleyball loses 3 in Lakeview
Modoc’s Volleyball team won one match and lost three in the Lakeview Tournament last weekend. They travel to the Durham tourney this weekend.
Burns beat the Braves 10-25 and 11-25. The Braves beat Tulelake 25-18, 25-19.
Hosanna Christian beat Modoc 18-25; 21-25 and Mountain View beat Modoc 21-25 and 26-24.
Modoc’s junior varsity lost to North Lake 30-22 and Lakeview beat Modoc 30-24. The Braves beat Paisley 30-25.
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