Unbeaten Chester leads county football teams
Plumas County’s high school football teams played pretty evenly last weekend with two wins and two losses. Chester (4-0) stayed undefeated with a 14-6 win against Burney on Sept. 27. Greenville (3-2) won its Sept. 28 game 40-36 against Herlong.
On Sept. 27, both Quincy (1-3) and Portola (2-2) fell to their opponents. Quincy lost its homecoming game 25-18 to Durham while Portola lost hard, 45-17, to Hamilton. Quincy was the only team last week to play at home.
Chester 14, Burney 6
Chester’s game was highly defensive. Both teams struggled to get yards the entire game. Chris Bereznak and T.J. Eidhammer each recovered fumbles, which gave Chester the upper hand. Albert Templeton led the team in tackles with eight.
Offensively, Jeremiah White had the most yards with 122 rushing yards and 21 receiving yards. Eddie Perez and Hunter Morris both rushed for Volcano touchdowns.
Greenville 40, Herlong 36
Greenville’s win against Herlong was truly a group effort. The Indians used their entire arsenal to pull off the win.
Quarterback Cooper Kingdon went eight for 20 passing for a total of 231 yards. Logan Carmichael rushed for 105 yards, despite suffering from the flu.
Walker Meyers proved multifaceted with 74 yards rushing and 66 yards receiving. James Martinez rushed 70 yards and received for 93 yards. Martinez also made a game-saving interception during Herlong’s final drive.
Durham 25, Quincy 18
Quincy struck first blood in its game against Durham, but Durham quickly caught up and held a lead through the game.
Erik Schwartz, Quincy’s second-string quarterback, started the game and ran the ball into the end zone from the 8-yard line within the first minute of play. Shortly after, however, Schwartz was injured and stayed out the remainder of the game.
Tristin Ray took over for Schwartz and rushed with a keeper for Quincy’s second touchdown of the game. Ray darted in from the 3-yard line after Keston Pilgrim received a 55-yard pass from Ray the play before.
In the final minute of the game Ray ran once again for a touchdown to give Quincy a total of 18 points. Durham made three touchdown receptions in the first half and rushed for a touchdown in the second half to stay out of Quincy’s reach, however, and win the game.
Hamilton 45, Portola 17
Portola had a hard time its entire game against Hamilton. Hamilton steadily made its way down the field and stopped nearly every one of Portola’s drives.
“We just gave up too many plays and had too many mental breakdowns during the game,” commented Portola’s coach, Steve Heskett. “We just can’t do that against that good of a team.”