WEEK SIX ROUNDUP: Marysville finally finds win column
Coach Cullen Meyer sighed in relief — the monkey is off the back.
The Marysville High Indians held on to top Mesa Verde 36-34 in a wild one at War Memorial Stadium on Friday. The Golden Empire League victory was the Indians' first of the season.
"I'm pretty happy for these kids," he said. "They have worked really hard for this."
Marysville (1-5 overall, 1-0 in league) got 122 rushing yards and two scores from Dante Shaver and another 149 yards and a touchdown from Francisco Garcia.
Garcia also orchestrated the offense as signal caller and finished 4 for 4 for 78 yards and two passing touchdowns.
Austin Sellers and Daniel Duncan each caught the TD passes.
Sutter 52, Winters 14
In Sutter — Nathan Ahlers scored three touchdowns, Mat Sanders scored two more and the Huskies trounced Winters in a Butte View League matchup.
Ahlers and Sanders combined for nearly 150 yards on the ground. Sanders also caught a touchdown pass from Trent Little, who finished 10 of 12 for 143 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Alex Ingram also contributed to the team-combined 350 yards on the ground with a 70 yards and a touchdown of his own.
With the win, the Huskies improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the BVL.
Wheatland 48, Las Plumas 13
In Oroville — Jackson Hopking threw for 156 yards and four touchdown passes and the Pirates cruised past Las Plumas in a BVL matchup at Harrison Stadium.
Joel Johnson and Jordan Samson each caught two touchdowns, while Michael Robinson rushed for 111 yards and a score and Mark Campos ran for 136 yards and a score.
Michael Woods recovered a fumble for a touchdown for Wheatland (5-1, 2-1).
Pierce 35, Mt. Shasta 7
In Arbuckle — Andy Corona rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns and the Bears stayed unbeaten on the season after a Sacramento Valley League win over Mt. Shasta at Gregg LeMaster Field.
Pierce (6-0, 1-0) got rushing touchdowns from Nate Smith, Hayden Kalfsbeek and Adolfo Ramirez, who finished with 60 yards on the ground.
Oscar Sanchez had two interceptions for Pierce.
Williams 48, Esparto 0
In Williams — The Yellowjackets picked up their first win since Week Zero after blanking Esparto in the Mid-Valley League opener at McCarl Field.
Tony Boites carried the ball 20 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns, and Rury Duarte rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Diego Navarro punched in a score, Sal Garcia returned an interception for a touchdown and David Camarena recorded a sack for Williams (2-4, 1-0).
Chester 33, Biggs 19
In Biggs — Nathan Callaway carried the ball 16 times for 118 yards and a score, but it wasn't enough against a tough Chester team in a Mountain Valley League opener.
The Wolverines also got 88 yards and a touchdown from Dalton Evenson and a rushing touchdown from Blaine Roles.
With the loss, Biggs slipped to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in league.