The Trinity High School varsity football team lost 52-0 to visiting Del Norte during the Wolves’ annual Homecoming game Friday, Oct. 4.
The Wolves gave up 267 yards and three touchdowns on the ground and an additional 173 yards and four touchdowns through the air. No Trinity stats were available at press time.
Del Norte 21 14 14 3 — 52
Trinity 0 0 0 0 — 0
The Wolves (0-5) begin league play at home this Friday.
The JV Wolves lost 36-8 to Del Norte.
In a battle to stay undefeated and for first place in the California-North 8-Man League, the Timberjacks lost 47-30 at Tulelake on Friday, Oct. 4.
“For as well as we played last week at home in our win against Big Valley,” coach Mike Miller said, “we came up flat in our effort against Tulelake.”
Tulelake scored first on a long TD pass at the end of the first quarter. Martin Carini blocked the PAT attempt and Tulelake led 6-0. Hayfork (4-1, 2-1) responded with a 6-yard TD run by Will Kasper. Nathan Williams ran in the 2-point conversion making the score 8-6.
Tulelake responded with a 15-yard TD pass, and with the PAT, they led 13-8. Kasper then had a 49-yard TD run and with another Williams 2-point play, Hayfork led 16-13.
At the end of the half, Hayfork had a long drive eating up half of the second quarter. After reaching the Tulelake 15-yard line Kasper threw an interception to end the half. This was the turning point in the game as Hayfork had a chance to go up by two scores, but Tulelake grabbed the momentum going into the third quarter.
Tulelake scored on their first drive of the third quarter and with the PAT they led 20-16. Hayfork turned the ball over on downs on their next possession, and Tulelake scored on a 50-yard TD run on the next play. The PAT made the score 27-16. Carini caught a 12-yard TD pass from Kasper. Williams added the 2-point conversion and the score was 27-24 Tulelake. Tulelake scored on the last play of the third quarter on a 30-yard TD pass. Carini blocked his second PAT and the score was 33-24.
Hayfork got back in the game when Dakota Mummy intercepted a pass and ran it back 40 yards for a TD, closing the gap to 33-30. Hayfork could not capitalize however, as Tulelake scored on a 15-yard TD run and intercepted a pass for a TD to win the game 47-30.
On offense, Will Kasper carried the ball 25 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns. He had 152 yards rushing in the first half. He also completed 5 of 8 passes for 82 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions.
Nathan Williams carried the ball 16 times for 62 yards and scored on three 2-point conversions. Martin Carini caught five passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, there were only a few bright spots. Vrai Coty had seven solo tackles and four assists including two sacks. Mummy scored a TD on the interception return and Carini blocked two extra points.
“We definitely were not focused, and it showed as we had 13 penalties for 90 yards including seven offsides penalties,” Miller said. “We did not have a good week of practice and we did not play with intensity like we did against Big Valley.”
Hayfork will have its Homecoming this Friday night at 6 p.m. against Happy Camp. The king and queen coronation will take place after the football game.
The Lady Jacks (6-10, 5-3) dropped a league match at home vs. Butte Valley 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-22) on Thursday, Oct. 3.
The Wolves (2-5, 1-3) lost 8-1 at Fall River on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Trinity fell behind 3-0 at halftime and were outscored 5-1 in the second period.
The Lady Wolves dropped a pair of league matches last week.
Trinity (6-12, 1-3) dropped a home match vs. Etna 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-9) on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Earlier in the week, at Fall River, Trinity lost 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-13).
Trinity returned from the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento Saturday, Sept. 28, with a near complete list of significant PRs. The Varsity 5k course and Frosh/Soph 2-mile course at the Arcade Creek Cross-Country Course was covered by 110 high school teams from California, Nevada and Washington and each race had many hundreds of athletes competing.
Trinity’s varsity boys finished second among Division 5 teams, and fourth among all Northern Section teams in the unseeded race, and 28th overall. The frosh/soph boys also fielded a full team, placing 16th among all teams, and second among the Northern Section teams in the Div. 3/4/5 race.
On the girls side, Lindi Brookins was the sole varsity racer and brought her time down 3 minutes from her prior season times. The frosh/soph duo was led by Dagan Fox, and both she and Jo Brookins placed in the top half of their event racers.
Boys varsity 5K Individual results:
Holden Navarro (17:09, PR) 47th place;
Jordan Olkowski (19:33, PR),
Alex McIntosh (19:50, PR),
Scotty Rupp, Kevin Martin (20:47, PR),
Connor Cloud (20:51, PR),
Vinny McCullough (21:05, PR),
Spencer Tralle (21:19, PR), and
Jadyn Wilson (21:30, SR).
Boys frosh/soph 2-mile Individual results:
Anthony Rist (12:47, PR), 80th place,
Rief Ehlerding (14:07, PR),
Johnny Lee (15:15, PR),
Tobee Duong (15:34, PR),
Kyle Van Dine (16:04, PR).
Girls Varsity 5K:
Lindi Brookins (25:38, SR)
Dagan Fox (14:38, PR) 32nd place,
Jo Brookins (15:37, PR), 53rd place.
The next meet is today, Oct. 9, the Mountain Madness Run in Etna.
High school sports schedule
Oct. 9: Trinity cross-country at Mountain Madness Run in Etna
Oct. 10: Hayfork volleyball at McCloud*, 4:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Oct. 10: Trinity soccer at Weed*, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: Trinity volleyball at Weed*, 5 p.m., JV/varsity
Oct. 11: Trinity football vs. East Nicolaus*, 5:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Oct. 11: Hayfork football vs. Happy Camp**, 6 p.m.
Oct. 15: Hayfork volleyball vs. Tulelake*, 4:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Oct. 17: Hayfork volleyball vs. Happy Camp*, 4:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Oct. 17: Trinity volleyball vs. Fall River*, 5 p.m., JV/varsity
Oct. 18: Trinity cross-country at Chico Autumn Invitational, Hooker Oak Recreation Area, 1:45 p.m.
Oct. 18: Trinity football vs. Hamilton City*, 5:30 p.m., FS/varsity
Oct. 18: Hayfork football at Redding Christian*, Palo Cedro, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19: Trinity soccer vs. Modoc*, noon
Oct. 19: Trinity volleyball vs. Modoc*, noon, JV/varsity
* League Game ** Homecoming
Trinity varsity football begins 20 minutes following the end of the FS game (roughly 7:30 p.m.)
All Hayfork High School home volleyball matches at the Hayfork Elementary School gym. All Trinity High School home volleyball matches at the Lewiston Elementary School gym.