It was a rough time on the road at Anderson Friday night for the Gridley High School football team.
Not only did the Bulldogs lose the non-league contest, 40-0 to the Cubs, but they also lost senior quarterback Jace Villapania early with an ankle injury.
In other high school football action from Friday night, it was Live Oak falling at home to Hamilton, 45-0 and Biggs getting a big 30-7 win on the road at Mt. Shasta.
At Anderson, the Bulldogs dropped to 1-1 on the young season with the loss.
Wyatt Dreesmann provided one of the few bright spots for Gridley with a 36-yard interception return for a TD just before halftime.
The Bulldogs finally open the home portion of the 2017 regular season this Friday night when they host Live Oak in the annual Harvest Bowl rivalry game. The Bulldogs have dominated the series in recent years, winning the past four contests.
Kickoff at the Boneyard is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Biggs 30, Mt. Shasta 7
At Mt. Shasta, the Wolverines won their second straight to improve to 2-1 in 2017.
Brian Caro, a senior two-way player for the Wolverines, did it all on this fall night in the mountains, scoring a rushing TD and causing three takeaways on defense: Two interceptions and a fumble.
Caro had 119 yards on 19 carries.
Junior QB Tucker Bennett was back on the field for Biggs after suffering a concussion in Week 1 against Hamilton.
Junior running back Eli Melendez also added a pair of rushing TDs for the Wolverines, who host Foresthill this week.
Biggs coach Tyler Rutledge said it was a good all-around win for the Wolverines.
Hamilton 40, Live Oak 0
At Live Oak, the Lions fell to 0-3 with the loss.
Quarterback Carlos Palma-Grove was a bright spot for Live Oak, completing 13-of-21 passes for 114 yards.
The Lions travel to Gridley this week for the annual Harvest Bowl game.