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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 Page 11 Brings powerful running attack II)ap t0 1,116 yards and eight The two led to a league title (6-5 record) and a shot at the VI championship. we can get that kind from two guys this we do, we're going to be beat," Johnson said. two guys are Pat Graves Judd. Graves compiled and five touchdowns in last season and Judd leading rusher on the team. Tilford should on last year's numbers. Tilford reeled in 26 for 239 yards and seven with Gardner, Judd and Tilford will be to light up the score- the 20 players on the has nine seniors g players. include Mike Rudd (G, LB), Daniel Garcia (TE, LB), Tyler Abbott (OG, DT) and Billy Pharr (OT, DT), Graves and Tilford. Key newcomers are Aaron Trujillo, Steven Black and James Cobb. The rest of the team is made up of 10 juniors and a sophomore. "Defensively, we've got a lot of work to do. We're going to have to spend a lot of time getting the system down," Johnson said. "Once we get a little bit of sea- soning, we'll be OK. I feel pretty good about our linemen and line- backers." As always, assessment of the rest of the league is up in the air. Fall River, Loyalton and Westwood figure to be the front- runners. Johnson said Fall River looked good at a prese son scrim- mage with Westwood and Big Valley; Loyalton is "fat" with players, despite the closure of its mill as reportedly scores of fami- lies have moved there from Truckee. "I think it's going to be a three- team race, and it could come down to the last games of the sea- son," said Johnson, who enters his fourth year as coach. "Luckity we have Fall River and Loyalton at home. Our goal is to be in good shape toward the end of the sea- son. "You can't count out Greenville and Chester though. Chester might struggle to keep up with the three of us, but we've got to show them respect. Greenville is down in numbers, but have a tal- ented quarterback and wide receiver. "It's going to be awfully diffi- cult to go through the league undefeated. We've got a legiti- mate shot at beating anyone on our schedule." The FRL will change next sea- son with Chester and Fall River leaving, and Maxwell, Elk Creek and Princeton join the league. This year, Elk Creek fields a team with an enrollment of only 50. Aug. 31 McCIoud Sept. 7 Princeton Sept. 14 Burney Sept. 21 Butte Valley Sept. 28 at Esparto Oct. 12 at Chester Oct. 19 at Greenville Oct. 26 Fall River Nov. 4 Loyalton PLAYERS TO WATCH QB -- Daniel Gardner, Sr. WR -- Josh Tilford, St. QB -- Pat GravesT St. G/LB -- Mike Rudd, Sr. TE -- DanioI Garcla, St. T -- Billy Pharr, Sr. DT -- Nathan Scruggs, Sr. SKINNY -- Westwood again will field two backs capable of gain- ing 1,000 yards. Gardner gives the defending league champs versatility at quarterback. for a place to eat before or after the game? up a FREE copy of the Plumas County Dining Guide at several convenient locations to find out more about our fine restaurants! Produced locally by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. FEATHER ER Make sure your vehicle can go the distance. are available all season. 200 Main St.- Quincy 283-2211