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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct• 7, 2015 "3C loss to Greg Knight Sports Editor :,. When Mother Nature • speaks, it turns out that Feather River College athletic director Merle Trueblood has to listen• That was the case last Saturday, Oct. 3, as FRC's football squad fell to the Shasta College Knights, • 55-14, at home-- but not before the skies opened up with lightning and torrential rains, delaying the game for about an hour. Trueblood called the delay with 5:26 remaining in the first half and the Knights ahead 26-0. During'the break, Golden Eagles head coach Scott Brade said he had a chance to change the mental game plan that wasn't, up to that point, working in his team's favor• "Most of that break time was to discuss coming back out to play passionate football," Brade said. "We began the game very slow and stagnant, without a lot of enthusiasm and not giving it our best effort emotionally or bringing er clou "We did some good things." Scott Brade Head Coach everything we had." The break also gave Brade a chance to work on the nuts and bolts of his offense• "We made a little shift from the spread to a run attack after noticing there were a few things we could do against them, so we took advantage of that and ended up with nearly 250 yards of rushing against a very good football team," Brade said. "We did some good things•" The two touchdowns for FRC came on a 23-yard catch by wide receiver Carlton Stamps and a 3-yard rushing score by Dorian Cowart. Shasta would eventually tack on another 29 points in the end; with a roughing the passer call against FRC assisting the Knights in their push for a fourth win this season• With a bye-week coming up, Bradeadded that the two weeks of game day rest and practice would ultimately help his team get ready for Feather River College safety Houston Barnes (No. 26) wraps up Shasta College running back Frankel Alexis at home last Saturday, Oct. 3. Photo by Greg Knight Butte College• Golden Eagles' starting "Most importantly, we quarterback TJ Menning, need to get healthy," Brade who was taken out in the added• "This bye week could first game of the season not have come at a better with a broken collarbone, time since we are all beat up is still on the disabled list. right now. The grind of the When asked when pre-season, these first five Menning might return, if at weeks of the season, has all this season, Brade said, begun to take its toll on the "that's up to his doctor•" guys. We have to heal up The Golden Eagles will and get back to playing travel to Butte College (2-3 passionate football•" overall) on Saturday, Oct. Brade also said that 17. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Stephens to lead FR women cagers Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plu In a win for the Feather• River College women's basketball team, assistant coach Brent Stephens has been hired to lead the squad following the recent departure of long-time head coach Haley White. Before Stephens' arrival at FRC last season he coached at Port Angeles High School in Washington where he was the head boys' basketball mentor for two seasons• In his second year he led the most-improved 2A team in the state, which included a nine-win stretch and an appearance in the playoffs. Prior to his stint at Port Angeles, Stephens coached women's basketball at the college level, spending a year at Cal State Dominguez Hills where he helped sign 10 players to the squad. He also spent a year at Chaffey College, helping the women's program with his recruiting efforts and whathe calls an "up-tempo fastbreak system and high pressure defensive style." Stephens also coached at Chino High School for two years, Chaffey College on the men's side for a year, Los Osos High School and Upland Christian High School, where he started his career• In that time he has produced several All-Conference and All-CIF cagers and several of his players have had the opportunity to continue their playing career at the college level• Before the first practice with his team as head coach, Stephens said he was ready to go with the team he has taken over. "I'm really looking forward to the coming season and working with, what I feel, is a great group of young women," Stephens said. "We are going to build on the great work (White) did here and continue to get better. We also have 10 freshmen who are fast and going to be a big part of the game plan we have." According to FRC athletic director Merle Trueblood, the hiring of Stephens as head coach so soon after the departure of white, who accepted a coaching position in the Clovis Unified School District, is important to team cohesion• The first home game for the S~lUad is set for Jan. 13, 2016 against Shasta College• PORTOLA, from page lC great game plan," Brown said. "They had a couple big plays and we had a couple of mental mistakes that made the game somewhat lopsided• We obviously could stop . them when they ran their normal plays, but got caught with play-action a few times•" The Trojans also added a rushing TD from Noah Ray, who carried the ball through a sea of defenders from the 12-yard line in the fourth quarter. By the numbers It was an outstanding night for Leal as he passed for 145 yards, completing three of his six tosses• Quincy's Lane Hornback sacked him twice in the game. The biggest stat of the game came from Cuevas, however, with 194 yards on 25 carries for his three touchdowns• He also recovered a Trojan fumble• In the air, Vukobradovich ruled the day with 129 yards on two catches• On defense, three seniors for Portola were the stopgap against the Quincy ground game; Robert Davis led with 13 tackles, while Richard Perkins and Juan Rodriguez each added 11. Ruiz and Rodriguez also recorded sacks against Rick. For Quincy, Rick complete 15-of-20 in passing for 240 yards while also gaining 20 yards on three carries• As the go-to guy in the passing game, Deemer roped in seven catches for 120 yards on two of his three TDs. It was a good night for Lane Lamar on the defensive side as he racked up nine tackles, trailed only by Caleb Allred and Cody Morrison with seven each. With the win, Portola improved to 6-0 (1-0 in the Mountain Valley League) and reclaimed the rivalry trophy, which was first established in 1959. Quincy fell to 0-6 (0:1) on the season• The rivalry The rivalry record now stands at 32-23 in favor of Quincy, Historically, one year the two teams tied and another year saw a forfeit. The Tigers have beaten the Trojans in seven of the last nine meetings, including regular season and league semi-final victories in 2009. Portola hasn't performed this well since the 2009 season, when the squad went 12-0 and beat Quincy, 41-20, in the second to last game of the year. That second 2009 game would decide which team would travel to the Mid-Valley League championship -- a trophy won by Portqla after beating Modoc, 34-13. Though not related to the rivalry, Portola's most recent successful Season was in 2012 when the Tigers went 11-1 and won the section championship against Chester, redeeming their only defeat earlier in the year to the Volcanoes, which was lost on a last second Hail Mary pass. Up next The Tigers will host Biggs (4-1 overall, 1-0 league) this Friday night at 7 p.m. Quincy will celebrate its homecoming against West Wendover (Nevada) on Friday night at 6 p.m. The Tigers varsity football squad celebrates with the annual rivalry trophy after beating Quincy, 50-26, on Friday, Oct. 2, at Feather River College. Portola students Grace Stevens, Jody Plaickner and Heather Marsh show their spirit for the Portola Tigers Friday, Oct. 2, in Quincy. Photos by Greg Knight Portola's Edgar Cuevas (No. 7), though being stalked by Trojans Crowe Herbertson-Deemer (No. 19) and Thomas, Leathers (No. 21), begins the annual rivalry game with a 90-yard kickoff return. Honored as the 5th Friendliest Golf Staff M the U. S. and the 9th Top Golf Course in California in 2014 by From now until. course closes From now until Oct. 31 GOLF RESORT 4O2 Poplar Valley Road • Graeagle, Ca