Weed High School senior Jason Ross was incorrectly identified in this photograph when it appeared in the Oct. 18, 2017 issue of the Weed Press, Mount Shasta Herald and Dunsmuir News.
Ross scored one of the goals for the Cougars in their 7-1 victory over Modoc Thursday, Oct. 19 in Weed, and was recognized along with fellow seniors Kyle Matheson and Austin Robbins for playing their final regular season home game.
Matheson and sophomore Angel Nicholas scored 3 goals each as Weed improved its Shasta Cascade League record to 11-1-2 and secured a second place finish in league.
The win gave the 2017 Cougars the distinction of being the first WHS soccer team to win more than 10 games in a season since the program began in 2005. They also have the best winning percentage for a WHS soccer team.
The Cougars started the week ranked No. 3 on the Northern Section’s Fall Playoff Points list behind Quincy and SCL champion Tulelake (12-0-2).
Seedings for the section championship tournament are scheduled to be determined Saturday, with the top four teams hosting first round playoff games Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Also in Thursday’s win, Nicholas had 2 assists, and five Cougars had 1 assist each: Robbins, Matheson, junior Jillian Turner and freshmen Conner Ekman and Brandon Dahmen.
Two days earlier, the Cougars blanked Butte Valley on their home field, 4-0. Matheson scored 2 goals; Ross and Turner scored 1 each, while Robbins had 2 assists, and Turner and Nicholas had 1 assist each. Goalie Jonathan Pfleger had 2 saves to earn the shutout.