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WEEK EIGHT ROUNDUP: Sutter scores huge win over Enterprise
Wheatland routs Winters
The Sutter High football team put the entire Northern Section on notice with an impressive 34-27 victory over Division-I powerhouse Enterprise in Redding on Friday night.
The Huskies led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter before a fumble at the goal line and pair of touchdowns late by the Hornets made the score closer than it actually was.
"It was a total team effort tonight," Sutter coach Ryan Reynolds said. "We played well in all phases of the game."
Mat Sanders led the charge with 115 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Nathan Ahlers added 102 yards on the ground and a score, helping the Huskies improve to a perfect 8-0 on the year.
Quarterback Trent Little added 42 yards rushing and a touchdown and threw for an additional 56 yards, including a TD strike to Sanders.
Cornerback Andy Brower returned an interception for a touchdown and Colton Minton picked off a pair of passes to spearhead the defensive effort for the Huskies, who will return to Butte View League play next week against Las Plumas at home.
Wheatland 48, Winters 20
In Winters — Austin Cooper rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to help lead the Pirates past Winters in a BVL contest on the road.
Jackson Hopking threw for 111 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Mike Woods, who finished with 83 yards receiving.
Garrett White rushed for 103 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown and Andrew Tirado had 38 yards on the ground and a score for Wheatland (6-2 overall, 3-1 in league).
Yuba City 35, Woodland 20
In Yuba City — It wasn't the prettiest of games, but the Honkers managed to earn a victory over the 1-7 Wolves in Tri-County Conference action at Honker Stadium.
The Honkers jumped out to a 28-6 lead, before allowing Woodland to make a game out of it.
Nate Van Dusen finished with 109 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Honkers on the ground.
Alex Inskeep rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, while Omar Herrera added a another rushing score.
Devin Pettingill, who finished with 58 yards receiving, caught Taylor Elkins' only touchdown pass.
With the win, the Honkers are 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference.
Pierce 27, Trinity 6
In Weaverville — The Bears picked up their biggest win of the season in a victory over Sacramento Valley League foe Trinity.
Andy Corona led the way with 122 yards rushing on 25 carries and two touchdowns, while Oscar Sanchez caught a 10-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Nate Smith. Smith finished with 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground on 10 carries.
Pierce (8-0, 3-0) rushed 53 times for more than 300 yards.
Live Oak 44, Mt. Shasta 14
In Mt. Shasta — Romario Acosta passed for two touchdowns, rushed for another and the Lions rolled Mt. Shasta in SVL action.
The Lions (6-2, 2-1) got a pair of rushing touchdowns from Eli Selvidge, while Aaron Pamma and Andrew Lopez each caught touchdown receptions.
Live Oak also forced four turnovers.
East Nicolaus 41, Williams 8
In Williams — The Spartans rushed for six touchdowns and rolled by Mid-Valley League foe Williams.
The Spartans got three touchdown runs from Andrew Sills, two from Adam Driver and one more from Roman Anderson.
Sills, as well as Zach Schuler, also rushed in for 2-point conversions for East Nicolaus (6-2, 2-1).
Tony Boites scored on a 5-yard burst for Williams (2-6, 1-2).
Colusa 49, Quincy 36
In Colusa — The RedHawks rushed for nearly 400 yards to outlast Quincy in an MVL game.
Connor Herrick rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught one of Kyle Cervantes' two touchdown passes. Cervantes finished with 150 yards through the air.
R.J. Phillips had 83 yards and a touchdown receiving, while Ryan Abele rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
Andrew Rodriguez finished with 114 yards rushing and a touchdown for Colusa (4-4, 2-1).
University Prep 33, Biggs 32
In Biggs — After leading the entire game, the Wolverines suffered a last-minute setback in a Mountain Valley League game.
Greyson Milburn rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns, Dalton Evenson finished with 118 yards on the ground and Chance Felkins turned in 40 yards rushing and a score.
With the loss, Biggs slips to 3-5 and 0-3.