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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June3, 2015 lC  I SPOt AND RE CREAT I O N I Above, Tonio Burton, a sophomore running back on the Feather River College football team, starts his strenuous workout routine with push-ups on the field, Right, Burton (No. 27) is the leading rusher for Feather River College in 2014. Photos by Greg Knight i Bu00rton leq i rushers in 2014 Greg Knight Sports Editor When Tonio Burton first strapped on shoulder pads and donned the helmet of the Feather River College Golden Eagles football team in 2014, during his freshman year, he had no idea where his prowess on the field, as a starting running back, would take him. Although the team failed to make the playoffs last year, going 0-5 in Golden Valley Conference play and 2-8 overall under former head coach Bart Andrus, it was a standout season for Burton as he garnered 751 yards on 106 carries and averaged 107.3 yards per game and 7.1 yards per rush, all while making nine touchdowns. Burton's highlight reel includes his season-best performance against College of the Sequoias as FRC beat the Giants 45-41. In that game; Burton led all rushers with 279 yards on 28 carries and four TDs, including a long, 71-yard jaunt in the second half. But that was then and this is now; Burton, a criminal justice major who is considering a career in law enforcement after college, will reprise his title role at running back for the 2015 season. As a running back for the Hug High School Hawks football team, Burton rushed for 1,029 yards on 101 carries for 10 TDs as a senior. His career numbers are a staggering 1,726 for 15 scoring drives. His success in football, he believes, can be credited to healthy living and a workout that many other players would find daunting if not nearly impossible to imagine. Burton, as can be attested to in a comparison of photos from the 2014 season and now, has bulked up in size and, according to his trainer, Janine Bodo, of FASTNV Sports Training in Reno, he has increased his stamina and overall strength. And when it comes to the basis for Burton's decision to take up an extra-strenuous workout schedule, he says it boils down to a quote that has served him well since his high school career. "All men are created equal, some just train harder in the off-season," Burton said. "I feel this is true, so I have to do what others won't in order to do what others can't." That training includes a daily series of 20 sequential 100-yard dashes all while carrying a modified backpack with 150 pounds worth of chain attached to it See Tonio, page 2C Greenville sluggers best Quincy on the rq Greg Knight Sports Editor It was a see-saw of a game Thursday, May 21, as the Greenville Napa Sierra Giants were able to best the Quincy Giants at the Quincy Little League Complex on a Fmal score of 14-8. After trailing in the In'st two innings, Quincy rallied on a five-run third to take a 6-4 lead. That lead evaporated in later innings as Greenville went up by three runs in the fourth, though Quincy got close again by coming to within one run in the Fifth. After going up 9-8 on Quincy, the Greenville bats got hot again in the Fifth as the scrappy squad posted five more runs for the 14- f'mal tally. For Greenville, the player of the game was Lewis Carmichael, who went four for four and scored four runs. Aiden McIntyre hit three for three and scored three times as well. Both Ishi Cropper and pitcher Dawson Reed had two hits and scored twice. Kooper Clark, Warren Carpenter and Presley Stoy each had hits and a run. Reed also went three and out from the mound against Quincy batters in the second and fourth innings and allowed a total of eight hits. On the Quincy side, Hank Taylor and Cosmo Varlomoff each scored a pair of runs. Additional runs came from Hayden Meisenheimer, Ryan Swan, Ritchie Molina and Brady Betts. Fin Olson was the pitcher for three innings for Quincy, followed by Seth Hardesty. Greenville pitcher Dawson Reed {No. 10) tries to get the out against Quincy runner Hank Taylor at home plate, but just misses as Taylor is called safe.