Photos by Chelsea Helms and Jimmy Palmer, analysis by Ray Wolf
On Saturday we posted video highlights and a scoring summary of of the Dunsmuir Tigers big win over the Redding Christian Lions. If you missed it, click here
Below is a bit of analysis on the 8-man football situation with two games left and the playoffs coming up fast.
What to expect the rest of the season and into the post season
Friday’s game between Dunsmuir and Redding Christian was likely a preview of the North Section championship game. Yes, there are some other teams that might want to have a say in it, but here are some realities:
The only team to be ahead of Dunsmuir at halftime is Redding Christian, 7-0. The only team to beat Redding Christian is Dunsmuir.
Other than in Friday’s 28-20 game with Redding Christian, the closest any team has come to beating Dunsmuir was Big Valley at 48-24, although Butte Valley put up a good fight for the first 24 minutes (trailed 8-7 at the end of one, and 14-7 at the half, before losing 42-7).
Hayfork gave Redding Christian a battle before losing 49-44. Sixteen of Hayfork’s points came in the fourth quarter. The next closest was Butte Valley at 55-20.
The three top teams in the South Division are Princeton (4-0, 5-3), Loyalton (3-0, 3-5) and Greenville (3-1, 5-3).
Dunsmuir (4-0, 8-0) beat Princeton 48-12 and Greenville 45-6. (more…)
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