The first few weeks of the season have been trying ones for the Wolves of Weaverville. The people of Weaverville battled valiantly to save their town from a devastating fire three weeks ago with the flames coming very close to the school.
The Wolves bounced back from that ordeal to clobber Hoopa a week later, 80-8. The star of that game was junior running back Scott Fackrell, who had a pair of touchdowns to lead the Wolves.
On Monday, Fackrell was killed in an automobile accident. Karl Fackrell, Scott's cousin, was driving home from a church function with Scott when the car lost control and hit an embankment. Scott was thrown from the car. Karl escaped with minor injuries.
Despite all the distractions, the Wolves went ahead and played Friday's game with Central Valley, losing 32-20. The Wolves stayed with the Falcons for most of the game before Central Valley pulled away at the end. Karl Fackrell played in the game and wore Scott's number in his honor.