Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
Gold tops Blue, 21-20, in front of 8,812 enthusiastic fans at Edwards Stadium.
CAL CAREER: Did not play during his two seasons with the program from 2011-12.
2012: Did not play ... registered two tackles in the spring game.
2011: Did not play.
2010: Redshirted ... did not play.
MODOC HS: Earned Most Valuable Player honors of the Shasta Cascade League as well as Division IV All-State choice of both MaxPreps and CalPreps as a senior in 2009 ... rushed for 1,505 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while making 139 tackles on defense ... played in the 2010 Northern Section Lions All-Star Game following his senior campaign ... selected to the All-Northern Section team during both his junior and senior seasons ... led his squad to three consecutive conference titles and two Northern Section crowns as his club was 23-1 over its final two seasons ... team was a runner-up for a Section Small Schools bowl berth during his 2008 junior campaign ... set varsity school records with career totals of 260 points scored and 272 tackles ... participated on the track and field team for two seasons and the wrestling squad for one year ... also had tremendous academic success as his school's valedictorian, a four-year member of the academic honor roll, a National Society of High School Scholar and a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation ... well-rounded activities also included playing in the jazz band, being a member of student council and the commissioner of boys' athletics.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Joseph Mayes ... born December 7, 1991 ... parents are Michael Mayes and Anne Mileck ... intended major is economics.
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