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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 lC AND James Wilson Sports Editor It was quite a night for both Portola and Chester on Aug. 29. Both teams got more than they bargained for, extending their games into overtime. Portola traveled to Incline Village where it scraped out a high-scoring win. Chester hosted Modoc and lost in overtime, throwing an interception into the end zone "• to end its chances. Greenville started its season of eight-man football that night, traveling to Butte Valley and fell short to lose its first game. Quincy will start its season at home this Friday against Modoc at 7 p.m. Portola 47, Incline 45 : : If nothing else, Portola proved it has one aspect of its game that could take it all the way to the championship this year. It has a well-rounded team. The Tigers gained a substantial lead against Incline early in the game, then lost it in the second half :: :: i to end the fourth quarter 39-39. In overtime, Portola prevailed with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Incline also made it into the end zone, but failed the conversion. What made the game special for Portola was its wide array of contributions• • : Five different players scored touchdowns for the Tigers: Edgar Cuevas, Evan Leal, Memo Ruiz, Lohi Peiler and Pat Remington. "We were very balanced," said Portola coach Steve Heskett. "Like I said before, we're a very young team. But any time you win a game 47-45 in overtime, that's something special." Leal, Portola's new quarterback, also proved he had the skills necessary to diversify the Tigers' offense. Leal completed passes to Juan Rodriguez, Peiler, Cuevas and Ruiz. The Tigers will hit the road once again this Friday, to compete against Division III team Pershing County. Modoc 20, Chester 12 Chester almost had the game. The Volcanoes scored a touchdown early in the first quarter and retained a 6-0 lead until the end of the third quarter. Amidst a series of turnovers, both teams scored touchdowns in the fourth quarter to push the game into overtime tied 12-12. Modoc went first in overtime, scoring a touchdown and a two,point Chester's Jeremiah White rushes through the hole in Modoc's Friday night. The teams battled it out in overtime, with Modoc seasons last Friday as well. Photo by James Wilson defense during the two teams" first game of the season last eventually taking the game. Portola and Greenville started their conversion. Chester got the Eddie Perez, Brett Perry White was consistent, Joshua Luna marked seven ball and decided to switch and Jeremiah White all stood plowing through Modoc's tackles. Israel Fernandez tactics up a bit. out on Chester's offense•defense and tallying up 147 nabbed two interceptions. Until that point, the Perez played quarterback for yards. In addition, White"I thought we played better Volcanoes relied solely on his first time and ran in both played with a pulled than they did, but we made their rushing game. In of the Volcanoes' touchdowns, hamstring, some untimely errors," overtime, Chester threw its in total rushing for 125 yards. Defensively, Albert commented Chester coach first pass of the game into the Perry made several big plays Templeton and Javier Rich Dreith. "I'm not too end zone, and Modoc receiving kickoffs to gain 124 Contreras each got eight worried about it, though. intercepted to end the game. returning yards for Chester. tackles and one sack and Looking at the big picture, I BED LIN , ........ think we'll do alright. This was just a learning curve." Chester will travel to Etna this Friday to play at 7 p.m. Butte Valley 33, Greenville 14 "We played a tough game, but we made some fundamental mistakes that cost us," Greenville coach Justin Allan said, describing the Indians' game against Butte Valley. "Everyone did well, but they shut our offense down in the second half." The Indians traveled more than 200 miles to face the opponent that booted them out of the playoffs last year. With rivalry fueling its play, Greenville struck first blood to lead 6-0. Eventually, Greenville even led 14'6. That was as far as the Indians got, however. Butte Valley started its 'comeback in the second quarter and led 26-14 at half time. The second half was mainly a defensive game on both sides, with Butte Valley eventually edging out its Plumas County opponent. Allan highlighted Darian Potts and Brent Washoe as Greenville's two players of the game. Potts played quarterback for his first time, ,. and handled the pressure put :- on by Butte Valley's tough defense rather well. Washoe played center on offense and linebacker on defense and played well overall. "It was a tough game and a tough loss," continued Allan. "We still have a lot of figuring out to do, but we'll get there." Greenville will play its first home game this Friday at 7 p.m. against Hayfork. Feather Publishing seeks sports writer or S2' 1460,mo, With the departure of Staff Writer Laura Beaton, current Sports Editor James Wilson will soon take over Beaton's duties as a news and features reporter. Feather Publishing is accepting applications for a sports writer• The job is best suited for someone with writing and photography experience, who also enjoys writing about sports and recreation. Feather Publishing's sports writer covers all varsity-level sports in Chester, Indian Valley, Portola and Quincy, along with various sporting and recreational events throughout the county. Those wishing to apply should send their resume and writing sample to Managing Editor Dan McDonald at :: *IBASED ON $1,900 DOWN;' CASH OR TRADE, 2.99% APR FOR 75 MOS. OAC. STK #1631 VIN #700944 " ONLY Z2,0OO MILES! *BASED ON $2,700 DOWN, CASH OR TRADE, 3.49% APR FOR 84 MOS., OAC. 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