Sports for the week of October 16, 2014

Homecoming. . .

MODOC HIGH Homecoming court contestants are: back, left to right, Cameron Johnston, Alan Weber, Tyler Ewing; front, MadelynBinning, Rosa Chavez, Casey Burns. The winners will be crowned Friday night during the Homecoming game against Weed. Photo by Nicole Hinton

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Braves face Cougars in 2014 Homecoming

The Modoc Braves and Weed Cougars will square off in the 2014 Modoc Homecoming game Friday night. The junior varsity game will start at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game will follow.
Modoc’s varsity comes into the game with a 5-1 record, while Weed is winless at 0-6. The Braves had a bye last week and Weed lost to Burney 34-14.
In like competition this year, Modoc beat Chester 20-12 and Chester beat Weed 47-14, while Trinity beat Modoc 30-20 and beat Weed 48-20.
Weed comes into the game with one running back averaging over 100 yards per game, but the Braves rushing per game average is 170.5 yards, compared to Weed’s 142 yards per game. Modoc averages 153 yards passing per game, while Weed averages 130 yards. Modoc scores 24.8 points per game on average while Weed scores an 18.3 average.
Modoc coach Shaun Wood believes his Braves will be more than up to the task against the Cougars this weekend.

Hoop shoot coming

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set for Oct. 28, 3 p.m. at the Modoc Middle School Gym.
Boys and girls ages eight to 13 , determined as of April 1, 2015 are eligible and invited to compete. For more information, contact Darlene Estes at 640-0740.

MHS Cross Country struggles at West Valley

The Braves Cross Country team finished off the month of September at the Henley Invitational, walking away with an impressive second place team finish and three team members rated in the top ten of the section.
They walked away from West Valley with a third place team finish and only freshman Taryn Burns remains in the top ten this week. Taryn Burns led the Braves at West Valley with a 14th place finish overall and a season best time of 22:06. She was the only team member to improve from the previous meet at Henley.
The Braves will travel to Yreka on Saturday to pick up the pieces and pursue the SCL League title, up for grabs on November 6. They will then have ten days to prepare for their final meet before league finals, which will be at Trinity on October 29.

Modoc sports

Modoc High School’s football team has Homecoming Friday against Weed, with the junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Modoc Volleyball team has Weed at home Oct. 16, JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m. and is at Fall River Oct. 21.
Cross Country travels to the Yreka Invitational Oct. 18.
Soccer has Weed at home Oct. 16 and goes to Fall River Oct. 21.

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