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2C Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Andrew Gamble jumps up for the touchdown reception in the end zone during the Eagles' game against De Anza on Sept. 20. The two teams battled back and forth until Feather River College one-upped its opponent in overtime to win 41-35. Photo by James Wilson Overtime battle yields Eagles win over De Anza James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com For the second week in a row, the Feather River College football team had its fans on the edges of their seats. FRC took down visiting 'De Anza 41-35 in a back-and-forth game that went into overtime. The Eagles went into the game hot off a win against Sequoias and with an even 1-1 record. The win against De Anza elevated FRC in the standings to second in the National-NorCal League, behind American River. "We were fortunate to win in a hard-fought close game," commented FRC coach Bart Andrus. "We have a lot of work to do and need to get better." De Anza drew first blood, scoring a touchdown after intercepting the ball. Three plays later, De Anza was in FRC's end zone. Feather River hounced back and made its way down the field, ending the drive with a short pass into the end zone from Ja'Quay Garmon to Andrew Gamble. The Golden Eagles took the lead in the second quarter. Tonio Burton made some real leeway for the Eagles, receiving a 39-yard pass deep into De Anza territory. Nigel Dillard finished the drive with a 9-yard rushing touchdown. De Anza fired back with two touchdowns one after a long drive and the other resulting from another interception and short drive to leave FRC trailing 21-14. With just over a minute left in the half, the Golden Eagles hustled to get back in the game. Dillard rushed for 40 yards before Garmon completed a pass to Gamble for his second touchdown of the game. The two teams entered the third quarter tied 21-21. The second half was much like the first. Both teams took leads, lost them and took them again. Terry Madden finished a drive for FRC with a 1-yard reception, shortly after Kai Roberts caught and ran for 62 yards. The Eagles scored one more touchdown and it looked like they had the game. With less than a minute remaining, De Anza's Oscar Graves caught an 8-yard piss in the end zone to tie the game 35-35 and bring it into overtime. The Eagleshad the ball first in overtime. FRC wasted no time. Tonio Burton rushed in from De Anza's 25-yard line for an Eagles touchdown. De Anza was given a chance to even the odds once again, but FRC's Nate Stroshine intercepted for the Eagles and for the win. FRC will spend the next two games on the road. The Eagles travel to Chabot on Saturday and to Shasta on Oct. 4. This racer takes off on his snowmobile at last year's Quincy' Sled Wars. The annual event will return Oct. 4 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Photo by James Wilson Sled 00'/ars to return Oct. 4 James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu masnews.com Going into their fourth year, the Quincy Sled Wars are slated to return Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. A lack of snow won't stop these riders from racing. The Quincy Sled Wars pit drivers against each other on the grass. Last year's competition was fierce, with about 50 drivers, and this year's registration is expected to total about the same. Continuously keeping the event fresh, organizers have a few additions to the lineup this year. To accommodate the younger spectators, a giant bounce,house will be set up to entertain kids. Entrance into the bounce house is $2. Before the heat races take off, a rock-crawler event is scheduled. Drivers can test their trucks to see how they hold up crawling across a rocky track. A best of show trophy will be awarded. Organizers plan to have a large prize drawing at the event, with a chance to win a 2014 Polaris Pro. Only 100 tickets for the drawing are available. Tickets cost $100 apiece. Classic snowmobiles will be displayed as part of the Vintage Show. and Shine. Snowmobile enthusiasts will get the chance to show off their collections of old and restored sleds. Hot food and beverages, including freshly made margaritas, willbe available for purchase. Registration will be open up until the first race. Competition costs $25 per sled. Pit entrance costs $25. General admission for spectators is $10. Gates will open at 7 a.m. and racing will start at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. To learn more about the annual event, go to quincysledwars.com. To purchase a ticket for the drawing, mail checks to K&K Promotions at P.O. Box 3666, Quincy, CA 95971. SOCCER, from page lC With 10 minutes remaining, FRC's Tom Cowling came forward from left back and curled the ball into the top corner from 30 yards away. Edward Foy made the assist. Just five minutes later, with only five left in the game, the ball was near Cosumnes' goal. Pedlow more than redeemed himself, heading the ball down for a clear shot from Gavin Gillies past Cosumnes' goalkeeper to win the game. "That was a tough one," commented FRC coach Don Williams. "First, it was an away game, which is always difficult. They're a perennial playoff team. Beating them was a real morale booster." The game against Folsom Lake three days later at FRC was yet another tough one. Folsom Lake bunkered in, sitting back with eight players while biding its time to counterattack. FRC's Leon Thomas hadn't gotten any play time before the game against Folsom Lake. He was brought in during the second half. and within 10 minutes of playing kicked the ball past Folsom Lake's goalkeeper, nicking his fingers, for FRC's sole goal. Gillies got the assist on the goal, which elevated him to FRC's point leader for the season. Gillies has three goals and two assists this season to tally eight points. FRC has three games left before conference play starts. According to Williams, the team set one of the toughest schedules in the state this year. FRC's next game will be Friday against Mt. San Antonio, which lost in the state championship to Hartnell last year after winning three consecutive state titles. "This non-conference play has been a trial by fire," said Williams. "We did this on purpose, though. We'll know what to expect in the playoffs." In other FRC soccer news, the women's team traveled to Santa Rosartast Sat.rda3*,, for a 2-0 loss. The loss ...... dropped the women's record to 5-3-1, still on top of the Golden Valley Conference standings. According to Williams, Santa Rosa was very organized defensively. FRC's Ryann Abeyta and Sherlfatu Sumaila both produced shots that bounced off Santa Rosa's goal post. FRC's women will play at Las Positas on Saturday, before starting conference play against Shasta on Oct. 3. Masters CASH PRIZES! AUCTION.I Play yourseff or sponsor a student golfer Live and silent auctions (Past auctions include goff weekends with hotel, sports tickets, vacation accommodations, gourmet dinners, Mexico vacation, many others! Raffle prizes $95 per player: Men and women golfers, includes golf, range, dinner and goodie bag. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, cash prizes. 4 hole-in-one-prizes: Two $10,000 holes, one ATV, one Ranger. Mens and women's long drive (by age group), Putting Contest and Closest to the Pin. Ee_rJAa_ 2 person blind draw, best net ball. Sign up with friends or as an individual. Register online at www.baileycreek.com Even registration opens 9 am Tee off 11 am Dinner and auction 5 pm Other opportunities to support the event: Tee sponsorship, $100 per hole or to donate auction items, contact Arlie Holland, arlieh@frontiernet.net. ,