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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 1A RIVALRY, from page 1A In 1952, Ray's senior year, he led the Tigers to prevail over Quincy for the fh'st time in the two teams' history. Portola beat Quincy 13-6 and 44-7 that year, now playing in an ll-man format. The Oct. 16 edition of the Feather River Bulletin of that year mentioned Ray as the driving force behind Portola's win. "From start to finish, the game was an exhibition of spot-on long-distance passing by Don Ray, Tiger Flash," the article read. Ray went on to make his hometown proud, shining as an athlete at Chico State, where he attained his bachelor's degree and teaching credentials. Ray went on to play professional baseball for the Tri-City Braves, a farm team of the Pittsburg Pirates. To the city of Portola, Ray was a hometown hero. In 1961, Ray moved back to Plumas County to teach and raise his family. Rather than settling in Portola, however, Ray decided to live, teach and coach in Quincy, following the example of former teammate Powell. Ray started as the junior varsity coach for Quincy. In Ray's first year as coach, Quincy's JV team plowed over Portola 23-7 and eventually took the championship. In 1965, Ray took over as coach of the varsity team with the assistance of Powell and steered Quincy to a 28-12 win over the Tigers. Ray, who died in 2011, was listed in fifth place on the Northern Section California Interscholastic Federation's all-time coaching list with 163 wins marked on his belt. Ray's move to Quincy Quincy welcomed the addition of Ray, while Portola's residents felt betrayed. It wasn't until years later that Portola balanced the scales. Bob Wise Since Quincy obtained a former pro to coach 'its Game play at a 1952 Portola game shows the Tigers in action. This was the first year Portola beat Quincy. The Tigers were led by quarterback Don Ray, who later went on to coach for Quincy, greatly escalating the rivalry between the two teams. Photo submitted football team, Portola decided taken the sidelines and fields to utilize its ace in the hole: at Quincy and Portola, and former Los Angeles Rams each year the rivalry player Bob Wise. continued. Pep rallies and Wise took over as head team pranks became the coach for the Tigers and norm for both schools, elevated the team to shifting the rivalry off the greatness. Wise's impact on field. the team was so influential In the last 50 years, both the school named the stadium teams have had their fair after him. In 1969 and 1970, share of success with various Portola charged on for two coaches taking the helm. undefeated seasons and two Currently, Steve Heskett straight wins against Quincy. coaches for Portola and Tom In 1971, the Tigers broke Goss for Quincy. their 20-game winning streak JeffRay, Don's son, played right before playing Quincy for Quincy High School and in the annual rivalry. Former started coaching the Trojans Portola student, educator and in 1985. In an interview with coach Rick Bass recalls the Feather Publishing, Jeff game as one of the most expressed his view on the intense the two teams have importance of the rivalry. To played. Portola scraped out a him, the rivalry brings out 3-0 win with just minutes the best in the players and remaining to end a highly schools. defensive game. "I think the rivalry game is "We played on guts and a important for hometown want to win, that game," Bass pride and school pride," Jeff recahe . "Th' s "It been a great rivalry. It's something to look forward to. brought great memories It's good to keep the tradition whether we've won or lost. I going." still have dreams about In 1959 the two teams had a playing Quincy." trophy made, referred to as the "homecoming trophy." Legacy and tradition Since that year, the trophy Throughout the last has been passed back and half-century, different players forth to the winner of the and different coaches have annual rivalry game. So far, Quincy has won the trol hy 31 times, compared to Portola's 22. One year the two teams tied, and another year had a forfeit. Since 2011, the homecoming trophy has remained in Portola. Quincy will have its chance to win back the trophy this Friday in Portola at 7:30 p.m. Both teams look strong this year, with major wins along with devastating losses scratched on their records. For the results, see next week's Sports and Recreation section. Q, from page 1A library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot Chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. Fourth annual Quincy Sled Wars; gates open 7 a.m., racing starts 11 a.m.; Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Grass drag races, bounce house, rock-crawler event, prize drawing, Vintage Show and Shine, hot food, beverages. Registration $25 per sled, pit entrance $25, general admission $10. Proceeds benefit Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. For information: United Methodist Women's Fall Bazaar and Luncheon, 9 a.m., Community United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at Church and Jackson streets. Lunch offered 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for $6: soup, sandwich, pie. Coffee, sweets for $2 during bazaar. Seasonal items, canned goods, sweets, plants, books, toys, white elephant items. Fourth annual Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services run/walk, starts 10 a.m. at Feather River College equine facility. Registration $15 (ends 9:30 a.m. race day), includes drinks, T-shirt, giveaway tickets. Kids under 12 free. Awards, giveaway start 11:30 a.m. To register: visit 711 E. Main St.; call 283-5675, ext. "812. 1 lth annual Plumas National Forest Fall Fest, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mt. Hough Ranger District at 39696 Highway 70. Hands-on activities, family entertainment, live music, cowboy poet, information booths. Indian Valley Volunteer Fire Department offers hamburger fundraiser, Quincy Elementary School sixth-grade class dessert sale supports watershed education program. Bring blanket or chair. For information: Kathy Powers, 283-7618. Special concert, 3 p.m., Community United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson St. Featuring John Nilsen playing folk, jazz, classically woven compositions, more. For information: 283-1740. Special fire prevention event, 3:15 p.m., courthouse lawn. Plumas National Forest, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department present Smokey Bear, firefighting friends, activities, handouts before 4 p.m. showing of Disney's "Planes: Fire and Rescue" at Town Hall Theatre. Buy tickets at box office. Film shows Fri - Mon 7 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. For event information: PNF, 283-2050. THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE COMING APART AT THE SEAMS! BUT THIS IS JUST WHAT AN AlX'/CIENT BOOK says would happen prior to the return of Jesus Christ! The Bible says that when that happens, "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2). Are you ready? Would you like to be? We would be very happy to simply share what the Bible says -- no arm-twisting, brow beating, religious "pressure," whatever .... We are SI RINGS OF HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 59 Bell Lane, Quincy. If there is any way we can be of help to you, please call us at 530-927-7626. (Next -- The Christian Faith is not a "Leap in the Dark") Springs of Hope Church 59 Bell Lane, Quincy, 927-7626 Hosted by "The Americans Motorcycler Club" To benefit the families of Plumas County (please show your support) Everyone is welcome to attend Saturday, October 11 ~ 12 Noon to 5pm Elks Lodge BPOE #1884, 2004 E. Main St., Quincy CA Sl5/for singles w/toys * s20 for couple w/toys I II (toys and donations are very welcome) !11 Lunch: lpm- 3pm. . !11 ,u,, BarAvailable Live Music Drawings Ill ,Fd : . For more information, contact Ill Erm530-820-2414 Russ530-927-7975 lll Elks Lodge 530-283-1680 I Blinds Wood Flooring Hours: Open Wed-Sun, 9:30AM - 4PM 7455 Highway 89 P.O. Box 335 Graeagle, Ca 96103 530.836.2383