Herlong Vikings edged by Greenville Tigers in fiercely competitive game
Tonka Phoenix carries the ball into the end zone and scores a touchdown for the Herlong Vikings. Despite losing their home game against Greenville, 40-36, on Saturday, Sept. 28, the Vikings were on top of their game. Photo by Maddie Musante
Oct. 4 — The Herlong Vikings showed their competitive edge during their home game against Greenville on Saturday, Sept. 28. Despite losing the game, 40-36, the Vikings made the Tigers work hard for their win. According to Herlong High School head football coach Grover White, it was one of the best games the Herlong football team has played in years.
Herlong quarterback Ron Evans went 13-26 passing for 338 yards, while also racking up 141 rushing yards on 13 carries. Cody Jacobs went 32 yards on three carries. Tonka Phoenix caught seven passes and got 138 yards. Anthony Demague went 145 yards on four received passes and also led Herlong’s defense with 16 tackles. Jacobs was right behind him with 12 tackles and Matt Idzinski got 10. Tommy Cannon got two sacks, giving Greenville 19 lost yards. Evans had one sack for nine yards lost. Pheonix and Jacobs each got an interception for the Vikings.
“I felt real good about it because Greenville, they were a real hard hitting team and I think they were a bit surprised about how we came out … my kids stepped up to the plate,” White said.
According the White, there were no new strategies or secret weapons in the playbook responsible the Vikings’ impressive performance. The players just made up their minds to come together and play their best game.
“The kids, they just did everything together. Everything that we’ve been trying to do up to this point is to get them to play together as a team, and Saturday they accomplished that,” he said.
The Herlong football team went on to face Loyalton High School for its homecoming Saturday, Oct. 5
Ready, set, go!
The famous Bizz Johnson Marathon will once again bring hundreds of runners to Lassen County Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13. The popular marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier and draws runners from all over the world. Participants will race in an express half marathon, half marathon, 10K, marathon and 50K throughout the weekend. For more information, visit coastaltrailruns.com/bizz_johnson.html or see the article on page 40 of the Lassen County Visitors Guide. File photo
LCC athletic department to host golf tournament fundraiser
Oct. 1 — The athletic department at Lassen Community College is holding a golf tournament at Diamond Mountain Golf Club in Susanville to benefit the Luke Sheehy Firefighter Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Check in time is at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 12 p.m. There is a fee to participate, which includes a golf cart and caddy. A tri-tip dinner is also included.
Awards will be given for first-place foursome, second-place foursome, longest drive and closest to the pin. Additional prizes will also be given out during the tournament.
All proceeds will go toward the Luke Sheehy Firefighter Scholarship and the Lassen College athletic department. Sheehy was a Lassen County firefighter and smokejumper who died June 10 from injuries he suffered while fighting a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest.
For more information, call Lassen Community College assistant athletic director Glen Yonan at 257-6181 ext. 8815.
Flash mob roars at Lassen High football game
Ivanna Rose, left, Tyler Winn and Kylie Downing lead the crowd in dancing to Katy Perry’s hit single, “Roar.” Lassen High School student Jacqui Connell put together a flash mob that invaded the football field during Lassen High’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. The mob’s performance of “Roar” was filmed and will be submitted as part of a contest. Photo by Maddie Musante
Sept. 27 — When Lassen High School junior Jacqui Connell heard about a contest to win a live concert by chart-topping recording artist Katy Perry for her school, she didn’t hesitate to gather a group of friends and put together a submission video.
The contest, put on by Good Morning America, requires participants to send in a two-minute video of the entrant and others at his or her school performing their own rendition of Katy Perry’s hit single “Roar.” According to the Good Morning America website, one student representative entrant will win a live concert by Perry to be held at the school on or about Oct. 25. The concert will also be broadcast on Good Morning America.
After hearing about the contest and reading the rules, Connell and her friends decided to create their submission video during Lassen High School’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. At halftime, fans were surprised with a flash mob of students, athletes, fans and parents who rushed onto the football field to perform “Roar.”
Connell enlisted Lassen High School senior Ivanna Rose to choreograph a dance and teach it to the crowd, while Lauren Cagle acted as Katy Perry. After doing one practice round, the students invited people from the crowd to join them in the filming of the submission video. What came next was several minutes of dancing, singing and roaring to Perry’s popular song.
According to Connell, the winner of the concert will be announced around Oct. 10. Whether she wins or not, there is no doubt the flash mob and filming of the video was a fun and unforgettable experience for many students and Lassen football fans.
For more information on the contest, visit abcnews.com.
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