The Quincy football team had a big win against the Coral Academy of Science Falcons from Reno, 68-6, on Sept. 8 at Feather River College.
The game didn’t start out that way. Coral was first on the scoreboard after 10 minutes of battling the Trojans. Falcon Roger Wiseman rushed 42 yards into the end zone to score the first touchdown. A failed 2-point conversion left the Trojans trailing 6-0.
Then the tables turned with four minutes left in the first quarter when QHS senior Matt Warndorf seized the opportunity to pounce on the Falcons’ muffed punt attempt behind their own goal line. The 2-point safety was just the beginning of a long run of scoring for the Trojans.
The Falcon kickoff that immediately followed was picked up by Trojan Justyn Conston who ran the ball all the way to the Falcon 29-yard line. Miguel Williams rushed those final 29 yards to score the first Trojan touchdown, six points in two plays. The crowd went wild. QHS took the lead 8-6 and never looked back.
With a little over a minute left in the first quarter, Quincy completed a 23-yard pass for a touchdown and the 2-point conversion again was good. Not quite finished, QHS completed a 39-yard pass to score and added another successful conversion for a final first quarter score of 26-6 for the Trojans.
The score was 47-6 at halftime with the Falcons unable to get any more points on the board. At the end of the third quarter, with the Falcons still stuck, the score was 61-6.
“We weren’t really on our game in the beginning of the first quarter,” said QHS head football coach Tom Goss, “but we got it together and started playing what we have come to know as ‘Trojan football’ after that.”
QHS Quarterback junior Connor Caiazzo completed all six of his passes for 117 yards. The total yards gained by Caiazzo were 137.
Senior Justyn Conston ran for 101 yards to lead the Trojans. The lead receiver was junior Miguel Williams with 45 yards for a total of 87. Senior Anakin Borghi added a total of 50 total yards.
Conston scored with three touchdowns and two conversions for a total of 24 points. Williams added two TD’s and one conversion and Caiazzo completed one TD and four kicks. Shane Flanigan, Sam Langdale and Borghi each scored a touchdown and Matt Warndorf scored those first QHS points with the safety.
The Quincy High Trojans will next play in Woodland on Friday, Sept 15, and then in Burney on Friday, Sept. 22. The Trojans will return home to play against Foresthill Friday, Sept. 29, at the Quincy Homecoming at 7:30 p.m. on the Feather River College stadium field.
Quincy football games
9/22 Away vs. Burney
9/29 Foresthill at 7:30 p.m.
10/6 Away vs. Chester
10/13 Portola at 7:30 p.m.
10/20 Burney at 7:30 p.m.
10/27 Biggs at 7:30 p.m.
11/3 Maxwell at 7:30 p.m.