Feather River College falls to Siskiyous

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 FRC's Austin Peterson makes a run for it during the Eagles game against the College of the Siskiyous Nov 3.
James Wilson
Sports Reporter

       Feather River College’s football team lost to the College of the Siskiyous 43-27 Saturday, Nov. 3. Sisyiyous dominated FRC through the third quarter. FRC started to make a comeback in the fourth quarter, but didn’t have enough time.

       The win locked up the Mid-Empire Conference for the College of the Siskiyous.

       Siskiyous scored a touchdown on its first drive of the game. FRC returned the ball to Siskiyous which made another touchdown drive.

       The ball constantly changed hands during the second quarter. The only points scored were from a Sisyiyous field goal. Siskiyous was up 16-0 at the half.

       Siskiyous owned the third quarter. The visiting college scored three touchdowns. FRC scored its first touchdown during the quarter as well. FRC’s wide-receiver Ryne Wall caught and ran for the touchdown and Trevor Gipson kicked the extra point.

       Siskiyous scored its final touchdown 30 seconds into the fourth quarter. The extra point was no good which left it at 43 points for the game.

       FRC retaliated with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The points weren’t enough, however, and FRC lost its second conference game.

       FRC hosts Diablo Valley Friday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. This will be the last game in FRC’s regular schedule.


Quincy 44, Esparto 14

       The Trojans traveled to Esparto Nov. 2 to win, not only a game, but a ticket to the playoffs.

       Despite muddy conditions, Quincy ran over its competition to bring its league record to 3-2. Overall, Quincy has a losing record at 4-6, though it faired far better than league teams Williams and Esparto.

       Quincy scored seven touchdowns during the game. At the half, the Trojans were ahead 26-0. Etna made two touchdowns in the second half, while the Trojans scored three more.

       Quincy’s win coincided with Burney’s loss to Fall River. This bumped Quincy up and Burney down in the Northern Section Division five standings.

The win against Esparto put Quincy above Etna and Los Molinos. As a note, Los Molinos forfeited its season due to a lack of players. Quincy is now in the playoffs.

Quincy plays Fall River on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The two teams played earlier in the season in which Fall River beat Quincy 38-30 in a close game.


Dunsmuir 68, Greenville 6

       In a devastating game for Greenville, the Indians lost to the Dunsmuir Tigers on Friday, Nov. 2. The Indians hoped to advance more in the playoffs, but were cut short in game one.

       Dunsmuir started strong and scored three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Tigers continued their streak and put 38 more points on the board the following quarter.

       Dunsmuir is currently seeded number two in the league below Redding Christian. Though it won more games overall than Redding Christian, that is the one team Dunsmuir lost to, which drops it down in the rankings.

       “That’s a championship caliber team,” said Greenville’s coach Justin Allan. “I think they will take the division this year.”

       Greenville scored its only touchdown of the game on a kick return by James Martinez. Martinez ran 83 yards for the touchdown. Martinez returned eight kickoffs for a total of 209 yards.

       Jacob Henry performed admirably as well. Henry rushed for 47 yards and caught four passes for 81 yards.

       “He ran well, played well and never gave up,” said Allan about Henry. “Even at the end he never gave up. It could’ve been a tie game as far as he was concerned.

       Cooper Kingdon performed well as Greenville’s quarterback this season. Kingdon completed more than half of his passes.

       Sam Johnson led the defense with 35 solo tackles and 76 assists. Daniel Mobly similarly fought hard this season, making 28 solo tackles and 119 assists.

       “We fought hard not just this last game but the whole season,” said Allan. “Our boys played tough.”


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