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Kodi Lowdermilk (No. 8) cuts upfield looking for open space in the Tigers 48-20 loss to Burney on Oct. 28. Photo by Susan Jacobson

Tigers fall to Burney on senior night

Kodi Lowdermilk (No. 8) cuts upfield looking for open space in the Tigers 48-20 loss to Burney on Oct. 28. Photo by Susan Jacobson
Kodi Lowdermilk (No. 8) cuts upfield looking for open space in the Tigers 48-20 loss to Burney on Oct. 28. Photo by Susan Jacobson

The Portola High School football team lost its home Mountain Valley League game against Burney Friday night by a score of 48-20.

The Tigers fell to 0-9 overall on the season and 0-5 in league play.

Prior to the game, Portola honored its seven seniors with a senior recognition night for the final home game of the year.

Seniors Brandon Carr, Edgar Cuevas, Dillon Gunderson, Kodi Lowdermilk, Brandon McGarrity, Mikayla Quesenberry and Dominic Vukobradovich were all recognized.

Portola came flying out of the gate on the first play from scrimmage when Lowdermilk took the ball 77 yards to the house. A missed extra point gave the Tigers an early 6-0 lead.

The rest of the first half would be all about Burney however, as the Raiders put up 34 points in the first two quarters to take a commanding lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Tigers offense reawakened and the home squad found life, when Lowdermilk found the end zone once again and followed with a successful two-point conversion.

Portola’s Dom Vukobradovich makes a flying attempt at a tackle in Portola’s 48-20 loss against Burney last Friday night. Photo by Susan Jacobson
Portola’s Dom Vukobradovich makes a flying attempt at a tackle in Portola’s 48-20 loss against Burney last Friday night. Photo by Susan Jacobson

The Raiders would answer twice more to jump out 48-14 in the late going, putting Portola in an even bigger hole.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Tigers struck again. A long ball from quarterback Eric Jacobson to Vukobradovich set the Portola offense in excellent field position.

On the ensuing play, Lowdermilk continued his big night and found his way to the promised land for the Tigers’ final home score of the season.

Portola could not finish the comeback and fell 48-20.

The Tigers end their regular season on the road against St. Vincent de Paul high school in Petaluma on Saturday.

Greenville 28, Los Molinos 24

The Greenville football team took down Los Molinos in a close ballgame in Los Molinos last Friday.

The Indians improved to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in 8-man south league play.

Tristin Clark went 3-for-6 at quarterback with 43 yards passing, one touchdown, and one interception against the Bulldogs.

Sheridan Kusel finished with 291 yards rushing with three touchdowns on 22 carries.

Zach Pew had one catch, which was a 21-yard touchdown catch, while Alex Tassone had one reception for 17 yards.

Tassone led Greenville defensively with 15 total tackles, followed by Ty Cherry with 10 total.

Greenville hosts Redding Christian for the first round of the playoffs on Friday night.

Biggs 32, Quincy 20

The Quincy football team suffered its first loss of the season in Biggs on Friday night.

The Trojans, previously 8-0, are still the favorite for the top seed in the playoffs. Quincy now possesses an 8-1 record overall and 3-1 in Mountain Valley League play.

Quincy wraps up its regular season on Friday when it visits MVL foe Maxwell.

Maxwell 20, Chester 14

The Chester Volcanoes football team fell to Mountain Valley League opponent Maxwell on Friday night in Chester.

With the loss, the Vols fell to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in MVL play.

Chester finishes the regular season at Burney this Friday night.

No stats for the game against Maxwell were available at press time.

Ty-Noah Williams of FRC (No. 12) powers his way through a defender and picks up some hard earned extra yards in the Golden Eagles 40-0 loss to American River College on Oct. 29. Photo by Jake Jacobson
Ty-Noah Williams of FRC (No. 12) powers his way through a defender and picks up some hard earned extra yards in the Golden Eagles 40-0 loss to American River College on Oct. 29. Photo by Jake Jacobson

American River College 40, Feather River College 0

The Feather River College football team lost its Nor Cal conference game to American River College on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles dropped to 0-8 on the season and 0-3 in conference play.

Feather River visits Sacramento City College this Saturday.

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