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Too hot to handle:CR no match for Shasta in BVC finale
Nov 16, 2013 - 7:26:50 PM

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A depleted College of the Redwoods defense was no match for Shasta’s powerful offense.
Shasta averaged 9.1 yards per play en route to a 62-46 Bay Valley Conference win on Saturday in the final game of the season at Community Stadium in Eureka.
The Knights (4-1 in the BVC and 6-4 overall) put up 779 yards of total offense (429 passing and 350 rushing) as running back Buddy Ivery, who carried the ball 20 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 12.5 yards per carry, controlled the action.
“Shasta is a damn good football team,” said CR head coach Chris Vicory, whose Corsairs fall to 1-4 in the BVC and 3-7 overall to end the year.
CR quarterback Will Hissong completed 23-of-49 passes for 335 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, giving him a school-record 3,947 passing yards for his two-year career.
Following an unprecedented season at quarterback, Hissong finishes the year with 18 school records, including six single-game records for passing yards (573), passing touchdowns (six), completions (39), offensive touchdowns (seven), points scored (42) and individual offense (614); seven single-season records for passing yards (3,429), passing touchdowns (34), completions (263), attempts (474), interceptions (25) individual offense (3,528) and points scored (216); as well as five career records, including passing yards (3,947), passing touchdowns (39), total touchdowns (44), points scored (264) and interceptions (28).
Also etching his name in the record books on the afternoon was wide receiver Caleb Lomboy-Chavez, who caught his 11th touchdown pass of the season, tying the previous single-season school record set by Johnny Woodson in 1993.
All of that, however, did not help the Corsairs defense on Saturday.
The Knights opened the contest with four unanswered touchdowns.
With Shasta marching in CR territory and the Corsairs in danger of dropping to a 34-7 deficit late in the second quarter, CR’s LaBrandon Hill was in the right place at the right time for a game-changing interception, returning a tipped pass 74 yards for a score, making the game 27-14.
Shasta, however, responded with back-to-back touchdowns to quickly put the contest out of reach, building a 41-14 lead at halftime.
CR’s Lennox Costales had his best game of the season, catching seven passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns, but, not to be outdone was Shasta wideout Nate Stephens (a former Corsair), who caught seven passes for 165 yards and four TDs.
Redwoods running back Jordan Beck had 11 carries for 110 yards and a score.
“I just can’t say enough about the guys who stuck it out,” Vicory said. “As much of a struggle as it was this year I just can’t say enough good things about these guys for sticking it out and seeing it to the end.”

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