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Fall River and Quincy face off at Feather River College Friday night. Fall River won the game 42-28. Photos by Jake Jacobson

Trojans lose to Fall River, Biggs tops Chester

Fall River and Quincy face off at Feather River College Friday night. Fall River won the game 42-28. Photos by Jake Jacobson
Fall River and Quincy face off at Feather River College Friday night. Fall River won the game 42-28. Photos by Jake Jacobson

Yet another season of High School football has come and gone in Plumas County.

The two final games of the season were played Friday night for our two remaining teams.

The third ranked Fall River Bulldogs defeated the second ranked Quincy High School Trojans 42-28 Friday night at Feather River College.

With the loss, Quincy ends its season with a 9-2 record and the Trojans’ search for their first football section title continues.

Quincy jumped out to a 14-0 lead and held it for most of the first half thanks to the magic of Cody Morrison on both sides of the ball.

With 8:34 remaining in the first, Morrison found senior receiver Crowe Herbertson-Deemer for a 29 yard touchdown, followed by a Connor Caiazzo extra point to make the score 7-0.

On the ensuing Fall River drive, the Bulldogs’ running back Jonathon Iniguez scored a 31-yard rushing touchdown, only to have it called back for a holding penalty.

Brendan Murray of Quincy finds open space to run in the Trojans 42-28 loss to Fall River on Friday night.
Brendan Murray of Quincy finds open space to run in the Trojans 42-28 loss to Fall River on Friday night.

On the next play, Morrison picked off a Fall River pass and took it to the house. Caiazzo tacked on the extra point and the Trojans led 14-0 with 6:31 left in the first.

However, Fall River found momentum with five minutes to play in the second quarter, as Iniguez ran it in for a touchdown from 8 yards out to make it 14-7 Quincy.

The Bulldogs struck again with 40 seconds left in the second quarter when Robee Knoch took the ball inside the 10 yard line after a 60-yard shovel pass catch and run.

Knoch then caught another shovel pass and took it in seconds later for a touchdown.

Fans cheered as the Trojans hung on and stopped Fall River on the extra point to take a 14-13 lead at halftime.

The second half of play was all about the Bulldogs.

Fall River returned the opening kickoff to start the third quarter and jumped ahead 20-14.

The Bulldog defense stood tough and stopped the Trojans on a fourth down fake punt just a few plays later.

A 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gavin Dobson to Knoch followed by a one-yard touchdown run moments later put Fall River up 34-20 with four minutes to play.

Momentum shifted back to the Trojans side when Morrison re-entered the game after missing the last few minutes of the second quarter and the first few of the third quarter due to a head injury.

Morrison then found Shane Flanigan for a 37-yard touchdown and put the Trojans back in striking distance.

As the fourth quarter got underway, Justyn Conston punched it in from 2 yards out to make the score 34-28 with 10 minutes to play.

However, the Fall River offense proved to be too much for Quincy to handle as Iniguez found the end zone once more to make the score 42-28 Bulldogs.

Cody Morrison weaves in and out of Fall River defenders in Quincy’s 42-28 loss to the Bulldogs Friday night at FRC.
Cody Morrison weaves in and out of Fall River defenders in Quincy’s 42-28 loss to the Bulldogs Friday night at FRC.

The Trojans could not mount a comeback and Fall River hung on to advance.

The Bulldogs play at Biggs for the Northern Section Division V title on Friday.

Biggs 34, Chester 0

The top ranked Biggs Wolverines defeated the fifth seeded Chester Volcanoes Friday night in Biggs.

Chester ends its season with a 6-5 record. Biggs hosts Fall River for the Northern Section Div. V Championship game on Friday.

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