“It was definitely a nice effort by us against a good Biggs team,” assistant coach Brandon Cordes said.
The Weed Cougars junior varsity football team fell to the Biggs Wolverines 44-21 on the road Friday to end the 2019 season.
The Cougars varsity football squad forfeited their last two games, including the Biggs contest due to not having enough players because of injury.
The JV Cougars bounced back from a 1-3 start to end the year 3-4 overall. Biggs won the Shasta Cascade League JV crown with a 5-1 league record.
While the Cougars played tough against Biggs, Brandon Cordes, an assistant coach with the Cougars football program, said a few key turnovers committed by the Cougars proved to be a big difference in the contest.
“It was definitely a nice effort by us against a good Biggs team,” he said.
WHS scored on a 3-yard run by quarterback Kobe Chanthavisouk and on a 5-yard run by Julio Garcia. The Cougars also scored when Garcia threw a short pass to Brandon Cordes Jr., who ran in for the TD from 35 yards out.
Coach Cordes said that Yur Sire Sanders had a strong game, including running for more than 100 yards on kickoff returns.
This was the first year back for the Cougars on the Northern Section Division 5 11-man football level after playing the previous three season in the 8-man football division.
Cordes said the JV squad showed a lot of potential this year, which bodes well for the varsity football program in the next few years.
“The future is bright for us,” he said. “We’re definitely on the right track.”