Web update: The Mount Shasta JV Bears lost to East Nicolaus, 18-13. The Bears rushed for 118 yards and passed for 86. Quarterback Dylan Padula completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards. Kegan Snure rushed for 44 yards, Derrick McKeown rushed for 27 yards and had 77 yards in pass receptions. Marshall DellaBona was in on 6 tackles and had a pass interception. Tyler DellaBona recovered a fumble. McKeown, Snure and Michael Deleon were all in on 5 tackles each.
The Mount Shasta Bears hope this week’s Homecoming game and league opener against Live Oak will bring a change in their fortunes.
On the road at East Nicolaus this past Friday night, Mount Shasta fell, 20-8. They finished the week with a 1-3 record.
The Bears’ only score came on a five yard run by Dustin McDaniel in the third quarter that cut the home team’s lead to 14-8. Tim Jaegel threw to Colin Waterman for the two-point conversion.
Fumbles, interceptions and penalties hurt the Bears’ effort, according to head coach Mike Davis. East Nicolaus returned one recovered fumble for a touchdown.
Davis said the Bears could have won the game if they had played a bit better.
Mount Shasta chartered a bus for the long drive south through intense heat, but then they arrived, stepped out of the air-conditioning and were hit by 100 degrees. “It’s a shocker when you get out,” Davis said.
The Bears played without returning all-league running back/linebacker Mark Maumasi, who is out on doctor’s orders because of a bruised shoulder, Davis said.
Another starter, Jose Estrada, is out with torn ligaments in the same knee he injured two years ago, according to the coach.
“This is a great group of kids,”?Davis said. “But mental mistakes are killing us. Our defense is out on the field so much.”
Davis said the issues the Bears need to resolve are “alignment and assignment – “knowing where we’re going and who to block; knowing who to block, but missing the assignment.”
“We’ll keep working on it until hopefully it becomes ingrained,” he said.
The Bears rushed for 121 yards and passed for 68 at East Nicolaus.
Jaegel, in his first year playing quarterback, completed 10 of 22 passes with 1 interception.
McDaniel rushed 13 times for 86 yards.
For the defense, Bryson Brooks was in on 9 tackles, Jaegel 7, Kenny Galten 6, Brenden Zehsazian 5, and Klayton Davis 4.