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Page 4 i, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 20t am am By Dave Keller Staff Writer For the past three seasons, the Quincy High School football team was feared by opponents because of its speed. Opposing defenses struggled to turn away the Trojans' assemblage of fast receivers and running backs, while opposing offenses had ditTmulty against the team's quick defenses. But, coming into the 2001 season, speed is no longer the name of the game for Quincy, even if the Trojans still boast fast players. This year, oppo- nents will need to contend with Quincy's size. The team starts the year ranked No. 3 in the Northern Section's Division III. The offensive line will be built around Kevin Lancaster, who has been moved from center to left guard, and right tackle Joe Coker, whose massive size will attract college recruiters this year. Joining them wig be Shawn Hatch and Andrew Stites. "We have a lot of potential," said Quincy Coach Jeff Ray. "We're missing the speed we had last year, but we have better size." In three seasons, Ray has guided the Trojans to three league titles, a 30-4 record, two appearances in the CIF semifinals and one appearance in the finals. He is assisted by Steve Cokor and Don Ray. As he enters his fourth season at the helm, Ray will again rely on a sophisti- cated offensive attack to put points on the board. Taking over at quarterback will be junior Jason Kurpjuweit, whose prede- cessors have passed for 63 touchdowns Make a game plan to get your pizza from us. It's fast it's fresh, it's hot! We Deliver! Photo by Dave Keller Quincy football coach Jeff Ray, who is starting his fourth season at the helm, conducts a drill during a recent team practice and more than 5,200 yards the past three years. "Jason will be an outstanding quar- terback," Ray said. Although Kurpjuweit started only once as a sophomore, he was the full- time starter for the junior varsity team in 1999. Kurpjuweit's backup will be junior Chris Driscoll, who started for the junior varsity last season. Most of the time Driscoll, an offensive lineman as a freshman, will be a receiver. Joining Kurpjuweit in the backfield will be halfback Mike Barton and full- Quincy High School 2001 schedule Aug. 31 vs. North Sept. 7 at Durham Sept. 14 vs. Pierce Sept. 21 at Mt. Shasta Sept. 28 at Delta Oct. 5 at East Oct. 12 vs Portola Oct. 19 at Rio Vista Oct. 26 vs Live Oak Nov. 2 vs Cap Nov. 9 Playoffs Nov. 16 Playoffs Nov. 21 Playoffs back Beau Blanton. Running Darren Beatty and David also see action. "It won't be running back tee, but a lot of playc Ray said. The receivers will include Brian Blust, an excellent Quincy's defense, which gave average of less than six was among the best in the Section in 2000. Quincy lost Cliff Conover, laSt! Sacramento Valley League gradutation. But the Trojans host of solid defenders to fill They include linebackers (530) 258-2593 Dennis & Ginny Hargrave 321 Main Street EO. Box 445 Chester, CA 96020 For Raider & 49er Score big in our Sports Section Caps Mugs T-Shirts * Keychains Frames 490 W. Main Quincy 283-4545 197 Commercial St. Portola 832-0430 1= and more! 493 W. Main * Downtown Quint)