Portola, Quincy victorious in opening football games

Mari Erin Roth

Sports Writer [email protected]

 

Tigers beat Wildfires, 27-20

The Portola Tigers hosted the Foresthill Wildfires for the first football game of the fall 2021 season. PHS head football coach Steve Heskett reported in some of the game highlights. In the second quarter, PHS Devin Morrison caught a 62-yard pass from Tiger Tanner Carr to score for Portola. Steven Creasey made a 1-yard run across the goal line for another Tiger touchdown. Francisco Lopez landed the kick for the extra point.  In the third quarter, PHS Cory James made a 65-yard TD run and Lopez scored again with a good kick. In the final quarter, Creasey completed a 30-yard run and Lopez placed another good kick for the extra point. “We are very young this year,” said Heskett. “I was hoping we could be competitive with 2-0 Foresthill. We will get better every week.”

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The Tigers travel to Hamilton to play the Braves at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Portola fans can attend the second home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 17, as the Tigers host the Modoc team, whose mascot is also the Braves, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Portola stadium.

Quincy Trojans win 34-22

Quincy head football coach Daniel Waltermire reported in with some game details for the Trojans from the Sept. 3 victory over the Golden Sierra Grizzlies in the season opener at Feather River College stadium. QHS Trojan David Leonhardt made a 55-yard interception and returned it all the way to the goal line to score for the Trojans in the first quarter. Trojan Nathan Friden caught a 28-yard pass and scored again for QHS. Garrison Dyrr completed a 28-yard TD reception to score and came past the goal posts again with a 49-yard rushing TD! “Eli Allred’s 32-yard reception set up Daniel Mercer’s 3-yard rushing TD,” said Waltermire. “Nathan Kingston scored with a 42-yard rushing touchdown and Brody Nunez went 4 for 5 on extra point attempts.”

Quincy football has a 9-game schedule so far. “We might get to reschedule North Tahoe and/or Hamilton,” said coach Waltermire.  “We’re really fortunate that Golden Sierra could make it up for the game. Our freshmen and sophomores were able to get a lot of playing time and the team is looking forward to taking the field against Los Molinos this Friday.” Fans are invited and welcome to attend the game as QHS Trojans take on the Bulldogs Friday, Sept. 10, hosting again in the FRC stadium starting at 7 p.m.

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Chester Volcanoes begin season Sept. 17

The Chester Volcanoes take the field for the first time this season on Friday, Sept. 17, in Tulelake. CHS fans can look forward to a home game Friday, Sept. 24, as the Volcanoes face the Burney Raiders starting at 6 p.m. CHS head football coach TJ Ragan returns to lead the Volcano team that has been building and growing the past few years after many of the legendary winning CHS team graduated. The Vols had quite a run sweeping the league with its squad of dual-sport wrestlers filling the team. The 2019 CHS rushing team was nearly impossible to bring down.

All three of the high school coaching teams, as well as Feather River College coach Nick Goulet and staff, have building their teams waiting for a break in the pandemic to face opponents on the field. “Looking forward to another year,” said Goulet. “Kids have been working hard and been very committed. Can’t wait to get started!”

Portola, Chester, and Quincy High Schools, as well as Feather River College, have all stated that no restrictions are in place for outdoor athletic events such as football games. Fans are welcome and encouraged to attend games. FRC travels for their first game to San Jose to face the Jaguars and host the Monterey Peninsula Lobos Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. The Eagles first game Sept. 4 with Gavilan was postponed due to poor air quality in Quincy.

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Plumas County High School and College Football schedule

9/3

Portola 27, Foresthill 20

Quincy 34, Golden Sierra 22

9/10

7:30 p.m. Portola at Hamilton

7 p.m. Home game: Quincy vs. Los Molinos at Feather River College Stadium

9/11

3 p.m. Feather River College at San Jose

9/17

6 p.m. Chester at Tulelake

7:30 p.m. Home game: Portola vs. Modoc at Portola High School

9/18

1 p.m. Home game: Feather River College vs. Monterey Peninsula at FRC Stadium

9/24

6 p.m. Home game: Chester vs. Burney at Chester High School

7:30 p.m. Portola at Etna

7 p.m. Quincy at Fall River

9/25

1 p.m. Feather River College at Merced

10/1

7:30 p.m. Home game: Quincy vs. Weed at Feather River College Stadium

7:30 p.m. Home game: Portola vs. Los Molinos at Portola High School

10/2

1 p.m. Chester at Loyalton

10/8

7 p.m. Chester at Redding Christian

7:30 p.m. Home Rivalry game: Portola vs. Quincy at Portola High School

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10/9

1 p.m. Feather River College at Hartnell

10/15

7 p.m. Portola at Maxwell

7 p.m. Quincy at Etna

10/22

6 p.m. Home game: Chester vs. Tulelake at Chester High School

7:30 p.m. Home game: Portola vs. Fall River at Portola High School

7 p.m. Quincy at Los Molinos

10/23

1 p.m. Feather River College at Yuba

10/29

6 p.m. Chester at Burney

5:30 p.m. Home game: Portola vs. Weed at Portola High School

7:30 p.m. Home Game: Quincy vs. Biggs at Feather River College Stadium

10/30

1 p.m. Home game: Feather River College vs. Contra Costa at FRC Stadium

1 p.m. Feather River College at De Anza

11/5

7:30 p.m. Portola at Biggs

7 p.m. Home game: Quincy vs. Maxwell at Feather River College Stadium