Sports for the week of August 27, 2015
THE WOLF PUPS were photographed in the wild.
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JV team gets Friday night to itself
Modoc’s junior varsity football team will get the opening 2015 Friday night lights, 5:30 p.m., to itself this week as it meets the Chester Volcanoes. Chester could not field a varsity team this year.
Coach Dominic Budmark is pretty confident about the squad this year, even after losing a lot of talent to varsity from last season’s 9-1 record team.
“I feel pretty good, we may not come out of the gate as fast as I hope, but we had a decent scrimmage last Friday, so I’m pretty confident,” said Budmark. “Our line looks good and our overall athleticism is strong.”
Wade Schluter will get the start at quarterback Friday night. His twin brother Trevor will anchor the line. Lane Galvin starts at running back and he’ll be joined by Nash Warnock, Chance Galvin, and Brandon Hays who will also work in the receiving corps with Wyatt Larranaga and Josh Vierria.
The starting line will include Schluter, Derrick Budmark, Leonard McLaughlin, David Wheeler and Isaac Farmer.
There are 27 players out for the junior varsity team this year including: Christian Wisser, Joel Torres, Tucker Lowrey, Shaun Sylvia, Garret Hays, Bradley Kaplan, Carlos Pedraza, Jeff Pina, William Biggerstaff, Austin Newell, Gary Smith, Robert Jones, Joe McNamara and Michael Rush.
Wolf pups found in area
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has photographic evidence of five gray wolf pups and two adults in Northern California.
After trail cameras recorded a lone canid in May and July, CDFW deployed additional cameras, one of which took multiple photos showing five pups, which appear to be a few months old and others showing individual adults in Siskiyou County.
Because of the proximity to the original camera location, it is likely the adult previously photographed in May and July is associated with the group of pups.
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