Sports for the week of August 25, 2016

Smashing derby...

ELEVEN derby cars vied for top prize at the Modoc District Fair as over 450 excited spectators watched the action packed event. Nicole Hinton phot


Modoc sports open
Modoc football will have Yreka coming to Modoc August 26 with the Junior Varsity starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow.
 The Shasta Cascade League this year consists of Modoc, Etna, Fall River, U-Prep and Mt. Shasta.
Soccer opens the season Sept. 1 with a scrimmage against Chester and they play in the Redding Christian Tournament Sept. 2-3. Jason Smith is in his second year as soccer coach.
Teams involved in SCL Soccer are: Modoc, Surprise Valley, Butte Valley, Etna, Weed, Trinity, Fall River, Tulelake and Mt. Shasta.
Modoc Volleyball varsity opens play at the Durham tournament August 27 under new coach Kim Schmidt. SCL teams are: Modoc, Weed, Fall River, Trinity, Etna and Mt. Shasta.
Modoc Cross Country under coach Luke Hughes will open at the Lagoon Valley Classic in Vacaville, Sept. 3.

Modoc football opens at home against Yreka

Modoc High School’s football season starts with the Yreka Miners invading Carver Stadium Friday, with the junior varsity starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow.
Yreka is a larger school, but the Braves have played them on a regular basis. The Braves will be lead by new head coach Dominic Budmark, who coached the junior varsity last year. Tim MacDonnell, Joe Moreo and Jesse Harer assisting.
Modoc scrimmaged Burney herd last Friday and Budmark was generally pleased with his crew’s performance. “Overall, we’re headed in the right direction,” he said Monday. “We started a little slow, made a few mistakes, but improved. The defense didn’t give up anything.”
The team has just 18 players out for the varsity this year, and Budmark said a couple more players could be joining once school starts. He has 10 juniors, seven seniors and one sophomore on the team. He is pleased with the group he has and sees plenty of potential. His junior varsity team last year went 9-1 overall and was unbeaten in the Shasta Cascade League.
Modoc will be playing some pretty tough teams outside of the SCL, but Budmark feels that will be a benefit for the post season.
This year the SCL consists of just Modoc, Fall River, Etna, Mt. Shasta and U-Prep out of Redding. Gone are Weed and Burney from last season. Non-league contests include Yreka, Quincy, Lost River, Trinity and Lakeview.
Budmark figures Fall River, Etna and Mt. Shasta will be tough and U-Prep is a first year team in the SCL.

Modoc JVs have good scrimmage

New Modoc junior varsity football coach Ted Lewis said he was “pleasantly surprised” with the team’s performance in the Burney scrimmage last Friday and is looking forward this Friday night’s Yreka game.
Lewis has a full roster with 24 players on the team and feels he has good talent. Last year’s JV team won the Shasta Cascade League at 5-0 and was 9-1 overall and a lot of those players moved up to varsity for this year.
“We’ll be able to give Yreka a pretty good game,” Lewis said. “We are fairly big and have four running backs who will do well.”


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