Junior varsity player Brock Wolf sprints away from varsity’s Billy Dixon during a varsity versus junior varsity scrimmage on Aug. 18. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Annual Grizz Feed introduces 2018 football teams

Varsity’s Matthew Rudd, left, attempts to dodge junior varsity’s Triston Ingwerson during a scrimmage at the 2017 Grizz Feed. Photo by Ashley Grogan

On Aug. 18, the Lassen High School Football Boosters hosted their annual Grizz Feed for Grizzly families and community members alike.

During the event, Grizzly fans were introduced to the freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams for the 2017 season.

The freshmen played a scrimmage to show off their skills at 5:30 p.m., junior varsity followed at 6:30 p.m., and varsity finished the night with a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.

During the scrimmages, players were in full gear to provide the feel of a true game.

Between the junior varsity scrimmage and that of varsity, Grizzly fans were given the opportunity to watch the first performance from the 2017-2018 drill team and cheer squad.

The two teams danced as one for the first half of their performance; then, the drill team took over on the dance while the cheer squad performed stunts and pyramids in the background.

Will Cross attempts to evade teammate Xyler Elias’s tackle during the varsity scrimmage on Aug. 18. Photo by Ashley Grogan

In all, the evening allowed fans to feast on great food as well as the sight of the new teams working together to bring pride to Lassen High.

The 2017 varsity team roster includes 45 student athletes as of Friday, Aug. 25.

This year’s varsity team includes Lassen High seniors Nicholas Molina, Derek Anderson, Caleb Clements, Richie Camarena, Kaleb Martinez, Xyler Elias, Steven Cagle, Wyatt Langslet, Tyler Lewis, Seth McCart, Garrett Battey, Dyllan Bond, Keith McDaniel, Isaac Yderraga, Jeremiah Chaffee and Cameron Ingwerson.

This year’s varsity team also includes Lassen High juniors Derek Bettencourt, Hayden Chittock, Cooper Walsh, Cort Mason, Jake McCart, Daniel Clemente, Anthony Wagner, Dylan Lazard, Will Cross, Matthew Rudd, Chandler Monahan, Robert Howard, Finn Osborn, Derek Beckman, Gerardo Alvarez, Tucker St. Andre, Wesley Langston, Zayne Slater, Jacob Memmott, Dallin Lee, Kyle Mejia, Juan Vasquez, Dillen Langlset, Jonathan Crites, Aiden Phillips, Douglas Forrester, Evan Gibbs, Josh Jensen and Billy Dixon.

Between the junior varsity and varsity scrimmages, the Lassen High School drill team and cheer squad teamed up to give their first performance of the 2017-2018 school year. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Lassen played their first official game on Aug. 25 against McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada.

The next pre-league game and the first home game of the season will be Sept. 1 against Chico High School. The freshman team will start with their game at 3:30 p.m., junior varsity will follow at 5:30 p.m., and varsity will start their game at 7:30 p.m. on the Arnold Field at Lassen High.