Many Dunsmuir Tigers who had seen little action in the first two games of the 2010 season made significant contributions in Friday night’s 64-0 win over Herlong.

Originally scheduled as the Tigers’ Homecoming game, the annual celebration was modified when Herlong first cancelled the game, then notified DHS late in the week that they wanted to play.

While dress up days went on as planned throughout the school week, the powderpuff game was rescheduled and held prior to Friday night’s football game.

Friday’s parade and the king/queen coronation were both rescheduled until Oct. 1.
Despite all that, head coach and athletic director Ray Kellar said the Tigers showed they “come to play and win on behalf of our school and community.”

Dunsmuir’s starting unit was on the field together for just four plays in the first quarter but still scored two touchdowns.

After that, the Tigers used their second, third and fourth level players, getting everyone in the game.

Colton Sordahl had just 4 carries for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns. One of his runs went for 80 yards. He also caught 1 pass for a 20 yard touchdown.

Daniel Ballard completed all 3 of his passes for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Freshman Dayton Pepperdine rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Freshman CJ Palmer had 8 carries for 60 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also tied with Dylan

Brashear as the Tigers’ leading tacklers with 7 each.

Junior Josh Garrett and sophomore Justin Declusion both caught touchdown passes.

And senior lineman Jay Rhoades had 2 carries for 25 yards and scored a touchdown.

Sophomore Erik Johnson was 4 for 5 on PAT kicks.

Now a perfect 3-0 for the season, the Tigers are scheduled to play their league opener at Happy Camp Friday, Sept. 24.