The Feather River League champions, the Quincy Trojans. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Quincy Trojan soccer takes league championship

Senior Dylan Gray scores the only goal Oct. 19. Kyler Klement and goalkeeper Cameron Dingel are in the background. Photo by Amber McMichael

The Quincy High School boys’ soccer team took the honors as the Feather River League champions after defeating Redding

Christian High School in a “nerve-wracking” match Oct. 19, said QHS soccer parent and fan Amber McMichael.

Quincy led 1-0, until a late goal for Redding tied the game. “The tied game then went to two 10-minute overtime periods, which were also scoreless,” said McMichael.

To decide the match, the game proceeded to penalty kicks, the first round of which ended in a tie. “With dozens of QHS supporters watching from the sidelines and tensions mounting, QHS finally won the game on the second round of penalty kicks to clinch the Feather River League title,” said McMichael.

“Regular season is over and everyone starts with a clean slate,” said QHS head boys soccer coach Mike Woodlee, “We have to just play one game at a time.” The coach said there is no need to try and do things differently, “We just have to put one foot in front of the other and take it little by little,” added Woodlee.

“We are seeded number 1,” said another parent and fan, Jeff Cunan, “so it should all be home games.” That will give local fans an opportunity to see the Northern Section championship games. “League is finished and now on to the CIF Playoffs,” said Woodlee optimistically.

Team spirit abounds as the Trojans run off the field, toward their fans, as the Feather River League Champions. Photo by Jeff Cunan