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~gressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 '11@ I in I By Dave Keller eight tackles, tion's 58 football teams and StaffWnter But it wasn't enough to No. 1 among Division III Even Joe Thomas, Portola turn away Quincy's offense, schools. High School's speedy run- which took advantage of Por- Quincy's defense limited ning back, could not erase tola's turnovers to set up four Portola quarterback Jeremi- the damage caused by the scoring drives, ah Marquette to only a pair Tigers' six fumbles against "All the fumbles gave Quin- of pass completions--one a Quincy High School. cy a short field to run. It kept 25-yard throw to Aaron Fin- Thomas pieced together a us on our heels," Portola co. 177-yard performance in the coach Rick Bass said. The Quincy defense also Oct. i2 game, but Quincy The primary beneficiaries limited running back Chris turned to proficient offensive were Quincy running backs Wirta to 14 yards rushing. and defensive attacks and Mike Barron (74 yards), Dar- Portola's sole scoring drive used Portola's turnovers for a ren Beatty (69 yards) and was capped by a 22-yard run 28-6 victory. Beau Blanton (56 yards), by Thomas in the third quar- The win improved Quin- Jason Kurpjuweit, Quin- ter. cy's overall record to 5-2 and cy's quarterback, connected its Sac Valley League mark on nine of his 17 passes for Bass thought the game was to 4-1. 138 yards, a matter of Portola failing to The win also make the big improved the plays when it Trojans' II the fumbles gave needed them. chances of "There were earning a Northern Sec- tion Division III playoff berth. Portola fell to 1-5 in league play and to 2-5 overall. The loss seri- ously damaged a lot of pivotal Quincy a short field to plays that run. It kept us on our heels." could have changed the outcome," Bass Rick Bass said. "The Portola Coach score doesn't reflect how the game was played." the Tigers' Among his completions Up next for Quincy is a chances of making the Divi- were touchdown passes of 30 road contest at Rio Vista sion IV playoffs, and 20 yards. High School. Portola may get a playoff Quincy coach Jeff Ray saidIt is a critical game for berth if it wins both of its re- he was pleased with his play- both teams because the win- maining games, and if bothers' performance, ner will likely host a playoff Delta and Hamilton lose their "We didn't turn the ball remaining contests, over," Ray said. "Jason threw game. Rio Vista is led by running Besides setting the stage the ball well. I was also hap- back Colin Turk, whose 200 for the balance of the season py with our effort in the sec- yards rushing last week re- for both teams, Quincy's win ond half. We were able to run sulted in a 38-0 victory over over Portola renewed a po-the ball effectively in the sec- tent cross-county rivalry,ond half." Pierce. For its part, Portola had In addition, Ray said, Next on Portola's schedule strong performances on de-Quincy's defense turned inis a road game at Live Oak fense from linebacker Ryananother solid performance.High School, which is 3-2 in Litz, who brought down 10 "The defense has been our league play and 4-3 overall. Quincy ball-carriers, mainstay this year," he said. In the junior varsity game, Thomas, in addition to hisQuincy's defense rates No.Quincy turned away Portola, offensive exploits, made 6 among the Northern Sec- 40-6. in a reception for the defeated Portola, 28-6, Photos by Shannon Morrow Trojans, as Portola's Don Whitebird follows extending its overall record to 5-2. MolTow attention was week's football Portola and soccer teams of also met in important lag to the Tigers the Tro- to Portola Oct. 10, needing the last match, in a shoot- the Trojans This evened and they for first place in Nevada Soccer Was a defensive Went scoreless in At the end of the the score was This forced a Shoot-out, which With two goals. Pretty even," coach Anna were staying We kept our tem- forward Neil injured in the of the match, to be back next Quincy coach injury and ill- had only 11 Groh col- gOals from the Lrd position, ,t two goals, and each earned Erik on an assist by control early assing and said Piers halfback Pettigrew, and Miguel Photo by Shannon Morrow Portola's Cody Adams and Quincy's Chris King vie for the ball. The Trojans beat the Tigers in a shootout Oct. 10, tying them for first place in league play. Portola 7, Loysiton 0 Brett Pearson led the scor- ing for the Tigers with three goals. Playing at fullback, sophomore Jared Banka scored a goal from the back- field. Bishop Manogue 6, Quincy 0 Bishop Manogue used su- perior teamwork and famil- iarity with a small home field to keep Quincy on the defen- sive. Trailing 0-4 at halftime, the Trojans played more ef- fectively during the second half. Quincy goalie Tanner Johns recorded 18 saves. Quincy 12, Loyalton 0 Ten different Quincy play- ers scored, as the Trojans tried a number of different of- fensive and defensive combi- nations agair st Loyalton's young coed team. Quincy S, SVA $ Quincy's Neil Whiteman scored three goals from the field and one off a penalty kick, and Dustin Groh added two goals. "Squaw Valley starts school and practice later than the rest of the league, so they usually start off slowly and then come on strong in the second half of the sea- son," explained Quincy coach Piers Strafley. Quincy 8, Downlevillo 0 Nell Whiteman continued his strong play from left wing, earning three goals and one assist. Chris King scored twice from the right side and once on a penalty kick. Dustin Groh recorded one Soccer, ImP 30 "7 Quincy's Brian Blust cuts back Inside, trying to avoid a direct hit from Portola's Aaron Flnco. With loss, the Tigers' season record fell to 24. Hole Of The Week After playing "Faith" you arrive at the tees of hole number5,a mag- Number 5 "Hope" nificent par 3, 160 yard hole which was appropriately named "Hope." Heroes are regularly heard praying out loud: "I hope I hit the green!" Lady heroes are rewarded with tees set high and close. But, a mis- placed tee shot could find you in trouble - in a cavernous bunker or : facing the wall of a well placed sod-wall hazard. Over shooting the green could find you deep in an unseen pot bunker or out of bounds. Beware - the dragon can trick you into playing this hole short. A per- fect shot - a hole-in-one is certain to become the Dragon's pearl. 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