Weekly sports wrap: south county football, volleyball and soccer
College of the Siskiyous players, coaches and fans were stunned Saturday afternoon when a 35-19 lead disappeared in the final five minutes, and the Eagles lost to Sacramento City, 39-35.
The Eagles fumbled the ball away the last three times they had it. One was returned for a touchdown, one set up a short touchdown drive, and the third allowed Sacramento to run out the clock.
Dunsmuir and Weed both won their high school football games Friday night, while the Mount Shasta Bears lost at Durham.
Dunsmuir defeated Happy Camp, 45-16, in Dunsmuir to improve its record to 3-1 in league and 8-1 overall. That sets up a showdown next Friday night against Butte Valley (3-1, 6-1) for second place in league and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.
Weed won at University Prep in Redding, 20-0, to improve to 4-5 overall. Robert Aquila and Travis Andrews scored touchdowns for the Cougar offense, then Micah White returned an interception 60 yards for a score late in the game.
Mount Shasta lost to Sacramento Valley League leader Durham in Durham, 19-6.
In volleyball this past week, College of the Siskiyous lost three straight close ones to Shasta on Wednesday in Redding, 23-25, 21-25, 19-25, then defeated Redwoods in Eureka in three straight, 25-16, 25-14, 25-6.
In high school volleyball, the Dunsmuir Tigers defeated Surprise Valley twice on Tuesday, Oct. 27, improving their record to 6-2 in the Evergreen League and 9-6 overall. The Tigers are ranked No. 7 in the Northern Section’s Division 6 and are just one loss behind league-leading Butte Valley (8-1).
Mount Shasta’s volleyball team lost to league leading Etna Oct. 27 in Mount Shasta, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 24-26. The Bears finished the week 5-5 in league and 10-8-1 overall. They are ranked No. 7 in Division 4.
The prep soccer season ended Thursday in a drizzling rain at Shastice Park in Mount Shasta where the host Bears lost in double overtime to Fall River, 3-2, in the SCL post-season tournament championship game.
The No. 1 seeded Bears, who retain the SCL league championship they won in the regular season, scored twice early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead.
After the Bulldogs tied it, the Bears had several shots from in front of the net that just missed before the game went into the first, then a second 10-minute overtime.
Fall River scored what proved to be the winning goal on a follow-up shot from just to the left of the net.
Mount Shasta finished the season with a fourth consecutive league title and 11-2-0 overall record. Fall River, the only team to beat the Bears this season, also finished 11-2-0.