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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 lC AND : ,ROUND PLUMAS COUNTY ,1 James Wilson even the score 7-7 at the end ticipation. Behind by five, Sports Reporter of tl e first quarter. Chester's players knew they About four minutes into had to perform their best. the second quarter, Maxwell Both teams spent the majori- In a game riddled with scored and made the extra ty of the fourth quarter trad- turnovers Friday, Oct. 12, point to take a 14-7lead. ing balls. Chester lost its first game of Both teams attempted With less than four min- the season, 27-22, to thedrives for the next seven utes on the clock, Maxwell Maxwell Panthers. minutes with no results,ran the ball in and made the Chester suffered seven With one minute remain- extra point to take a 12-point turnovers during the gameing in the half, Houlihan lead. as it fell to 6-1 for the season, once again scored on a 30- The Chester Volcanoes "You cannot overcome sev-yard rushing touchdown, wasted no time, and one en turnovers against goodHunter Morris then complet- minute later found them- teams," commented ed a pass to Thomas Kelly for selves in Maxwell's end Chester's coach, Terry Her- atwo-point conversion, zone. After a successful nandez. Maxwell scurried to put drive dependent mainly on After the homecoming cer-points on the board.'With un- passing, Morris passed the emony ended, the two teams der a minute to go, Maxwell ball to Houlihan for a 50-yard took to a rather slipperypushed their way up the completion and six more field. Chester kicked off to field. Finally, with no time points on the board for Maxwell who carried the ball left on the clock, Maxwell Chester. Chester's extra for one set of downs, completed a pass in the end point was good, leaving them Chester received the puntzone for a touchdown. The only fivepoints behind. and mounted a drive. But extra point was no good and Chester successfully com- Maxwell intercepted a pass the haft ended with Maxwell pleted an onside kick to re- and quickly gained the ad- in the lead 20-15. tain possession. With three vantage by scoring a touch- Both teams came out fight- minutes still remaining and down. ing in the third quarter. De- down at the 45-yard line, it Chester retaliated by dri- fensive teams were on top of looked like Chester might ving the ball to Maxwell's their game and neither team comeback. territory. Colin Houlihanscored. Maxwell intercepted the ran the ball into the end zone The fourth quarter from Maxwell's 5-yard line to stretched out, filled with an-See Football, page 6C Chester's Tilomas Kelly attempts Oct. 12. Photo by James Wilson to strip the ball from one of Maxwell's players last Friday, Portolp's Ricky Lowdermilk returns an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quar- ter of Portola's 42-7 victory over Biggs. Photo by Tiffany Williams ' *, in Dan McDonald extra points to give the first haft. Managing Editor Tigers a 7-0 lead just 39 sec- Lowdermilk turned in the dmcd nald@plumasnews'c rnonds into the game. most dazzling play of the Four minutes later, Rickygame when he intercepted a On paper it was a pretty Lowdermilk threw a pass to pass late in the third quar- close game. On the score-Michael Martinez, who shed ter. Hebroke two tackles, re- board it wasn't, two tacklers and raced 63versed field, and ran 40 The undefeated Portola yards for aTD. yards for a touchdown to High School football teamThe Tigers never looked give the Tigers a 41-0 lead. used big plays and capital- back as they routed a pretty Romero's extra point made it ized on three Biggs good Biggs team. The 42-0 with 4:38 to play in the turnovers to blow out theWolverines looked good the third quarter. Wolverines 42-7 Friday night previous week in a 33-19 loss Lowdermilk also had a sol- at Bob Wise Memorial Stadi- against previously undefeat- id game as quarterback. Al- um. ed Chester. though he wasn't forced to The victory improved the "They played Chester pret- throw often, he completed Tigers to 2-0 in the Mid-Val- ty tough last week. So ~ve are six of 10 passes for 145 yards ley League and 7-0 overall, pleased with this victory," and two touchdowns. Biggs fell to 0-2 in league and Heskett said. "I think we are Romero caught Lowder- 3-4 for the season, playing our best footballmilk's second TD pass to "Good work tonight. Excel- right now " give the Tigers a 28-0 lead at lent all the way around,"The Wolverines ran the thehaft. Portola coach Steve Heskett ball well, gaining 217 yards Portola, despite having told his team amid chants of on the ground to Portola's two of its best linemen home "Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!" 206. And Biggs actually had sick for the game, had a solid from the fired-up players, more first downs (16) than rushing attack. The Tigers came out fired- the Tigers (10). Eight different Tigers con- up in the opening seconds of But Portola stopped sever- tributed on the ground, led the game. Kameron Osbournal Biggs drives with fumble by Klint Williams who had recovered a Biggs fumble on recoveries and intercep- 101 yards on just five car- the first play from scrim- tions, ries. The senior had TD runs mage. Two plays later, Cody Remington intercept-of 45 and l6 yards. Zack Martinez ran 12 yards ed a pass on the Tigers' 1- The only glitch in Porto- for a touchdown, yard line to thwart a Biggs la's night was its kicking Oscar Romero followed 15-play, 79-yard drive with with the first of his five just 18 seconds left in the See Portola, page 3C For a visit SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES = .JOHN DEERE 825i John Deere Gator $700.00 instant rebate 2.9% for 60 monthsac Y choose the accessories right for you! Hwy 299 Compact Tractors, many horse powers to choose from $250 implement bonus, 0% interest for 60 monthsac*. Cab model utility: tractors at huge savings! 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