The brightest football stadium lighting system in Siskiyou County will be shining on players during Friday night’s Black Butte Bowl on Weed High School's Legion Field.
Put on hold last year, the Black Butte Bowl returns to the 2010 schedule and both the visiting Mount Shasta Bears and host Weed Cougars are hungry for a victory.
Mount Shasta comes into the game with an 0-3 record after consecutive losses to larger division schools Yreka and Hidden Valley of Oregon.
Weed is 1-2 after a tough 21-14 loss last week at Los Molinos.
The game will feature two of the top four passing leaders in the Northern Section. Weed’s Jake West is ranked No. 1 with 548 yards, an average of 182.7 yards per game. Mount Shasta’s Tim Jaegel is ranked No. 4 with 388 yards, an average of 129.3 per game.
Jaegel is No. 2 in the section with 653 yards of total offense and West is No. 4 with 568.
The two teams also feature some of the top receivers in the Section. Weed’s Cody Beam is No. 1 with 15 receptions for 304 yards, while teammate Liam Hagarty is No. 5 with 11 catches for 244 yards.
Mount Shasta’s Brendan Hickey is No. 6 with 10 catches for 197 yards.
Hagarty is No. 1 among Shasta Cascade League players in tackles with 38 and Beam is No. 1 in scoring with 6 touchdowns and 38 points.
Mount Shasta’s Jordan Hanna has rushed for 325 yards in the Bears’ first three games and is averaging 8.78 yards per carry.
Dustin McDaniel, who has played just two games for the Bears, has the best yards per game average among Sacramento Valley League teams. He is averaging 11.69 yards per carry and is ranked No. 3 in total offense with 152 yards per game.
Mount Shasta’s Brendan Hickey has the most receiving yards per game among SVL teams at 65.7.
See the mtshastanews.com Photo Galleries for more photos of the Bears and Cougars.