Last year, the Biggs High School football team suffered a disappointing loss on the road at Chester in its Mountain Valley League opener.

The Wolverines rebounded the next week against Burney and didn’t lose again until the CIF Division 5 playoffs.

The Wolverines find themselves in the same boat this season.

They travel to Burney tonight and while second-year head coach Tyler Rutledge doesn’t put much stock in what happened last year, he’s hoping for a similar result this year.

“We take a week-by-week approach,” Rutledge said. “We’re ready to get back out there and move forward.”

The Wolverines (3-2, 0-1 MVL) are averaging more than 300 yards in total offense per game, 225 of those on the ground.

Brian Caro leads the way with 327 yards on 57 carries with two TDs.

Burney is 2-4 (0-1 MVL).


Bulldogs host Colusa tonight

Gridley, meanwhile, looks to make it three wins in a row at the Boneyard with the final nonleague contest of the season against Colusa.

The Bulldogs (3-1) are also averaging more than 300 yards in offense. They are led by junior Jorge Moran, who has 388 yards on 58 carries with six TDs.

Senior quarterback Jace Villapania, who earned Gridley Herald Player of the Week honors last week against Paradise, has 219 yards on 33 carries with four TDs. Villapania has thrown for 305 yards and four TDs.

Live Oak looks for first win

Live Oak, finally, looks for it its first win of the season on the road at Las Plumas. The Lions are 0-5.

The Lions are led on offense by senior running back David Topete, who has 131 yards on 46 carries.

Kickoff at Harrison Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.