Weed High School's 40-0 victory at Rogue River in Oregon Friday night was its first varsity football win since 2010. The defending Northern Section 8-man football champion Dunsmuir Tigers picked up where they left off last fall with a 48-12 victory at Princeton.
The Weed Cougars returned to varsity football in a big way Friday night, opening their 2013 season with a 40-0 romp at Rogue River in Oregon.
Junior Rashaan Broomfield rushed for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns, and senior Aidan Hagarty ran for a score and completed 9 of 16 passes for 125 yards, including a touchdown to senior Edgar Casorla.
Broomfield also had 139 yards on kick returns, caught 2 passes for 19 yards, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
The Cougars recovered four fumbles and won the turnover game, 5 to 1.
It was Weed High School's first varsity game since Oct. 14, 2011, first varsity victory since Oct. 22, 2010, and first varsity game under new co-head coaches Byron Mathes and Darren Lonnon.
Seniors Spencer Hall and Darontay Harris had 11 tackles each, and Hall led the Cougars with 7 solo tackles.
Senior Trevor Shaffer had 51 yards rushing, a touchdown and a conversion, and senior Carlos Sanchez ran for a score.
Harris and seniors Michael Logue and Justin Toms had fumble recoveries.
Weed High School didn't have enough players to field a varsity team in 2012, and the Cougars forfeited their final three games of a winless 2011 season because of too few players.
Weed is scheduled to host Bonanza of Oregon Sept. 6.
Tigers start slow, win big at Princeton
The Dunsmuir Tigers spotted host Princeton 12 points in Friday's season-opener, then gave up nothing more on the way to a 48-12 win.
In their first game under new head coach Chris Ballard, the defending section champions picked up where they left off last fall.
Senior quarterback Brian Taylor completed 3 of 6 passes, all to senior receiver CJ Palmer, for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Taylor led the Tiger ground game with 130 yards on 11 carries and 2 touchdowns, including a 70 yard run. He also had a 74 yard punt return.
Senior Dayton Pepperdine had 15 carries for 90 yards and 2 TDs, and sophomore Jacob Mitchell ran for a 30 yard score on his only carry of the game.
Junior defensive back Shawn Adams intercepted two passes and returned one of them 53 yards for a touchdown. He had 4 solo tackles and 3 assists.
Junior Chase Sordahl had 11 total tackles, Campbell 10, Pepperdine and Palmer 9 each, Taylor 6, junior Adam Camphouse 6, Hix and senior Trent Johnson 5 each, sophomore Tommy Stibi 4, freshmen Treyce Ashcraft and Trent Price 4 each, and sophomore Thomas Welch 3.
Pepperdine and Ashcraft ran for two-point conversions and Palmer caught a conversion pass.
Dunsmuir comes home to play Westwood Sept. 6.