Sports for the week of August 28, 2014
GOOD LOOP. . .
COWBOY Joel Torres, age 14, had no trouble catching his first calf at the
Modoc Fair Branding competition. The Rancher's Day was well attended
and had plenty of talented competitors. Photo by Nicole Hinton.
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Modoc opens at Chester Friday night
The Modoc Braves football teams will open against the Chester Volcanoes Friday night in Chester with the junior varsity starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Modoc Coach Shaun Wood said last Friday’s intra-squad scrimmage was good with the first team performing very well. He’s impressed with the talent and size and, most importantly, he said the overall attitude. He expects this year’s squad to win league and compete for the section title.
“I don’t know much about Chester,” Wood said this week. “We haven’t played them in five years and they have a new coach. I expect us to play well, but we are on the road.”
The starting line has Troy Colt at center, Jarrett Royce and Tristan Osborne at guard, Ethan Conger and Allen Clark at tackle.
Last year’s starting quarterback Alan Weber returns and has Tyler Ewing at wideout, Alex Valencia at tight end, and Cam Johnston at wing. Leading the running backs will be speedster Tyler Doss, with Jordan Wade, Kaleb Duran, Cody Tiffany and Sean Anderson all in the mix.
Wood has 25 players out for the team this year and a solid group of juniors are bolstering the quality senior class. He said he’ll have either 22 or 23 eligible for Friday night.
Modoc sports gears up for opening
Modoc High School’s football team opens against Chester, there Friday night. The junior varsity game starts at 5:50 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Modoc’s soccer team will open with Trinity at home Sept. 5, 5 p.m. and at Butte Valley Sept 11. New coach is Bill Hall.
The Modoc Volleyball team will open at Tulelake Sept. 2 and at the Lassen Tournament Sept. 6. Varsity coach is Wendi Lowrey and JV coach is Melinda Kyllo.
Cross Country gets underway Sept. 5 at the Bill Springhorn Invitational at Shasta College. Coach is Bill Gouveia.
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