Another area football standout earns honor |

Another area football standout earns honor

A third western Nevada County high school football player has been honored as a scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame’s Sacramento chapter.

Bear River senior Rhett Angold joins Nevada Union’s Colin Casey and fellow Bruin teammate Tommy Jones as a recipient.

Angold, who will likely graduate with a 4.2 grade point average and hopes to be a valedictorian, is also student body president and is a member of Bear River’s FFA parli-pro debate team, competing in extemporary speaking.

Voted first team All-Pioneer Valley League as a defensive back, Angold was a varsity two-year starter at the rover position. Due to injury, he played in just six games as a senior, but still managed to total 57 tackles (an average of 9.5 per game), two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

He plans to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to pursue a degree in Bio Medical Engineering.

Angold is the last of seven sons to graduate from Bear River and the third to play football. His older brother, Ryan, was a member of the Navy football team and upon graduation went on to become a Navy Seal. Russdon Angold was a running back and linebacker for the Bear River team that Cal High Sports ranked number 1 in the state.

Like Rhett, Russdon was also honored as a scholar athlete by the Sacramento chapter of the National Football Foundation and was also student body president and attended Cal Poly, SLO.

“My wife (Debbie) and I are very proud parents of all our sons,” said Bob Angold, Rhett’s father. “Our boys have been attending Bear River High School since it opened in 1986. They have all received an excellent education and the entire staff should be commended on their dedication to all the students.”

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