The Hayfork High School football team has been seeded fourth in the North and will begin the playoffs facing the South’s No. 1-seed Chester at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Chester.
“They are an excellent team,” Hayfork coach Mike Miller said, “but we have the talent to beat them if we play our best game.”
Dunsmuir forfeited its Friday, Nov. 1, season finale at Hayfork. The Timberjacks finished the regular season 6-3 overall, 4-3 and fourth in the California-North 8-Man League.
The Trinity High School varsity football team lost 45-14 at University Prep in Redding Friday night, Nov. 1.
The Wolves managed just 103 yards on the ground and 55 in the air while giving up 316 yards on the ground and 62 through the air.
Scotty Rupp led the way for the Wolves, rushing for 48 yards on 13 carries. Levi Hubbard gained 30 yards on 12 carries while Ethan Pike added 24 yards on six carries with one touchdown. Hubbard was 3-of-5 passing for 55 yards and one touchdown, a 15-yarder to Christian Bemis. Hubbard also scored on a 2-point conversion.
Defensively, Ian Bradford and John Marshall had 13 tackles each, Hunter Liston 11 and Chase Kirby 10. Marshall added a sack and a fumble recovery, and Kolby DeMello had one interception.
The Wolves fall to 1-8 overall, 1-3 in league, and wrap up their season Friday, Nov. 8, at home vs. Mt. Shasta.
The JV Wolves lost 52-8 at U-Prep.
The Wolves lost their opening-round NSCIF playoff game at Tulelake 6-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Trinity was seeded seventh vs. No. 2 Tulelake, which was 16-1 overall and 11-0 at home entering the game.
It was a hard fought battle with 13 mph winds and 39-degree temperatures at kickoff.
The Honkers scored first in the 18th minute and again in the 25th to take a 2-0 halftime lead. The Wolves finally warmed up after the first half and came out motivated, scoring in the 50th minute to make the score 2-1. Freshman Auryn Peralta recieved a pass from junior Ella Ross on the right side of the 18-yard box, shot and scored as he slid past the last defender.
The Honkers responded with their third goal in the 55th minute for a 3-1 score.
The Wolves were undeterred battling back in the 60th minute. Senior Ari Gaeuman trapped a ball at midfield, dribbled through three defenders and unleashed a rocket from just outside the penalty box to to make it 3-2.
Tulelake then scored three more times, showing why they would be the eventual 2019 section champions.
Trinity finishes the season 2-9-1, 1-6-1 and seventh in the Shasta Cascade League.
Trinity High School hosted 16 teams for the annual Trinity Invitational, held at the high school campus this year on Friday, Oct. 25.
More than 150 athletes were entered and raced either the 2.1-mile Frosh/Soph or the 2.5-mile Varsity course. Both courses looped around the high school sports fields and ag area, for a spectator-friendly venue. The Wolfpack was able to field a complete team for both divisions on the boys side, and both of these teams finished first among small schools (with the varsity finishing third and the Frosh/Soph finishing second among all schools combined).
Trinity’s top varsity boys finisher, Holden Navarro, placed sixth (14:41), followed by Ari Gaeuman (15:47, 15th place), Jordan Olkowski (15:53, 20th place), Vinny McCulluh outleaning Connor Cloud (both timed at 17:07), Kevin Martin (18:45) and Spencer Tralle (18:55).
The boys Frosh/Soph team was led by Anthony Rist (13:23, 6th place), followed by Kenny Rupp (14:09, 11th place), Rief Ehlerding (14:33, 15th place), Johnny Lee (15:21), Kyle Van Dine (16:43), and Tobee Duong (17:17).
Trinity fielded two girls, both sophomores, in the varsity race. Jo Brookins led the way (19:35, 14th place), followed by Dagan Fox (21:24).
The Lady Wolves wrapped their season with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 33-31) loss at Mt. Shasta on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Hayley Bemis and Julia Norman led the way with five kills each, while Brooklyn Manning added four. Norman also contributed three aces, while Manning had three blocked shots. Kelsey MacLaren added 14 digs.
Trinity finished the season 7-17 overall, 2-8 and fifth in the Shasta Cascade League.
The Lady Jacks dropped their opening-round NSCIF Div. 6 volleyball playoff game 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-14) at Fall River on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Hayfork finishes the season 8-13 overall, 7-5 and tied for third in Evergreen League.
High school sports schedule
Nov. 8: Trinity football vs. Mt. Shasta*, 5:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Nov. 8: Hayfork football at Chester, 7 p.m., NSCIF Football Playoffs
Nov. 14: CIF Northern Section Cross-Country Finals, West Valley High School, Cottonwood
Nov 30: California State Cross-Country Championships