In a high scoring 8-man football contest between two squads each seeking their first win of the season, 120 points were put up on the scoreboard, as the Loggers came out on top 72-48.

The Dunsmuir Tigers fought the McCloud Loggers on their own turf on Homecoming night on Friday, Oct. 18. In a high scoring 8-man football contest between two squads each seeking their first win of the season, 120 points were put up on the scoreboard, as the Loggers came out on top 72-48.  
Right off the bat, Tiger Stephen Duarte took it to the end zone for a touchdown on the first possession of the game. The successful point after conversion by Isacc Day-Williams gave Dunsmuir the 7-0 lead. The Loggers responded and marched down the field for a score. The conversion attempt failed, as the Tigers had the 7-6 advantage early in the first quarter.
Dunsmuir didn’t hold the lead for long. Aden Gardner of McCloud blocked a pass and made a tackle on the next play, which held the Tigers at the 35-yard line of the Loggers. On 3rd down, Zach Dutton recovered a fumble, giving the Loggers good field position. On the first play on offense, Zach Dutton threw the ball to his brother, Drew Dutton, for a 40-yard touchdown.  
McCloud led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter.
The two squads kept putting up touchdowns at a rapid pace in the second quarter, as McCloud led 42-32 at the half over Dunsmuir.
The Loggers scored again at the start of the third quarter, but the Tigers quickly followed suit. The Loggers maintained its comfortable lead in the fourth quarter as they came away with the 72-48 victory.
 “They're a tough team we played,” McCloud head coach John Dutton told his squad after the contest. “It isn’t how we scored; it is how we played.”
While the Tigers lost, head coach Ray Kellar was proud of the way his team played.
 “It was the best all-around game we’ve had all year,” he said. “The offensive line opened some tremendous holes in the line. They should be proud of themselves.”
McCloud senior David Wolfe had positive things to say about the Tigers.
 “Dunsmuir is a good team,” he said. “I am glad I got to play them.”
Zach Dutton threw for 256 yards on 10-of-11 passing and had five touchdowns from the air.
Wolfe made his lone pass of the night count, as he threw for a 47-yard TD. He also ran for 66 yards and had 58 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. Drew Dutton had 93 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Drew and Zach Dutton each had a fumble recovery on defense.
Drew Dutton finished with 13 tackles. Boaz Major had with 109 receiving yards and two TDs. Jacob Savage had three rushing touchdowns and 82 yards on the ground and led the team on defense with 25 tackles.
For Dunsmuir, Stephen Duarte ran for 218 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 20 tackles on defense. Jasper Mitchell finished with 249 yards rushing with two touchdowns and finished with16 tackles.
Andrew O’Brien had a fumble recovery on defense for Dunsmuir.
McCloud improved to 1-7 for the year, while Dunsmuir fell to 0-7.
It was announced on Monday that McCloud’s  Friday home game versus Redding Christian was called off due to the squad not having enough healthy players.
Dunsmuir is set to face Happy Camp at home this Friday. The game will be held at 6 p.m. on Senior Night. The Tiger seniors will be honored before the game. Happy Camp comes in at 3-5 for the year.