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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 lC SPORTS AND RECRATION Quincy: 38 Portola: 0 Quincy's Cameron Diaz Deleon gets into the open field during last Friday night's game against Portola. Diaz Deleon led Quincy's running attack with 165 yards and two touch- downs. Photo by Shannon Morrow Quincy Trojans beat Portola Shannon Morrow Sports Editor The Quincy High School football team completed its regular season schedule with a big exclamation point last Friday night, when the Tro- jans defeated Portola 38-0. With the win, Quincy took first place in the Mid-Valley League and received the number two seed in the Divi- sion IV playoffs. The Trojans host seventh- seeded East Nicolaus this Friday night. The Portola Tigers finished in a four-way tie for third place in the Mid-Valley League. As the eighth seed in the Divisiorl  IV playoffs, Por- tola will play top-seeded Maxwell at Colusa High School this Friday. Last Friday's game be- tween Quincy and Portola not only had big league and playoff implications, but it al- so marked the classic rivalry between the two most closely related communities in Plumas County. The Tigers had bested Quincy over the past three seasons, but Quincy recap- tured the perpetual trophy with a vengeance last Friday by shutting out a quality Por- tola team that had previously averaged more than 31 points a game. "Our concern with Portola was their big plays," said Quincy coach Tom Goss. "They run well enough to keep you honest, and then they kill you with their play action and big passes." Using man-on-man cover- age, Quincy was able to shut down Portola's passing game, which finished O-for-8. "I'm very proud of our kids," said Goss. "They were very disciplined and stayed on their man. Zero-for-eight is absolutely huge." Quincy controlled the ball the entire night, finishing with 71 plays on offense com- pared to Portola's 31 offen- sive plays. The Portola Tigers were crippled by five turnovers -- three interceptions and two fumbles. The Tigers were al- so hampered by four addi- tional fumbles in the first half that were recovered by their own players. On the other side of the ball, the Trojans racked up 383 rushing yards, averaging almost six yards a carry. "The main key is the ath- leticism of all five kids on our offensive line," said Goss. "It allows us to do a lot of things." Goss explained that he has two big, talented guards, Lane Labbe and Nate Brown, who are good at boxing out and trapping. "It gives us a lot of flexibili- ty to attack as a team," said Goss. "We may not manhan- dle you and blow you off the line, but we'll option you and trap you." With such a proficient of- fensive line, Quincy opened up big holes for fullback Alex Easley (29-for-125) and quar- terback Cameron Diaz Deleon (26-for-165). "It's like having two full- backs," said Goss. "Easley and Cameron are very strong runners. They're difficult to bring down." Quincy's opening drive was perfectly scripted, as Easley and Diaz Deleon took turns gaining more than 10 yards a carry. Once Quincy was within striking distance, Devonte Smith took his first handoff of the game and used his speed to get around the out- side for Quincy's opening touchdown. The Trojans then faked the PAT kick and scored a two- point conversion with a pass from Keyshon Johnson to Cal Blanton. Smith also scored Quincy's second touchdown, followed by a hard-earned two-point conversion by Easley to give the Trojans a 16-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Quincy's third touchdown came on a fourth-and-goal play one foot away from the end zone, when Diaz Deleon waltzed in for the score and then Easley delivered anoth- er two-point conversion. The Trojans led at halftime, 24-0. Portola came out much im- proved in the second half and shut down Quincy through the third quarter, in part with a big interception by Os- car Romero. Portola's Klint Williams got in on 15 total stops on de- fense, and Christian Silva to- taled 11 stops. Mario Ro- driguez led with six solo tackles, while Williams and Kyle Heskett earned five solo tackles apiece. Michael Be- mis delivered four tackles and four assists. Portola's offense was led by Heskett, with 102 rushing yards on 15 carries. The Tiger's offense put to- gether a big drive late in the third quarter. But just when Tigers win league title Shannon Morrow Sports EdRor By winning their final two regular- season volleyball games last week, the Portola Tigers captured first place in the Mid-Valley-South League. The Lady Tigers finished with a league record of 8-2 and an overall record of 35-6. Portola traveled to Esparto Nov. 2 and earned a 3-1 victory. The Tigers won the first game 25-21, but then Esparto evened the match with a 25-19 win in game two. Portola bounced back with a 25-21 win in game three, and then put the match away in exciting fashion with a 27-25 win in game four. Two nights later, Nov. 4, the Tigers hosted second-place East Nicolaus and again won in four games. After winning the first two games 25- 16 and 25-17, Portola dropped game three 25-23. The Tigers got back on track with a 25-20 win in game four to take the match. In the Division V playoffs, Portola earned the third seed and a first-round bye. The Tigers will host a quarterfinal match Tuesday, Nov. 16, against either Modoc or East Nicolaus. Portola's Ellie Kibble, left, and Emma Brlggs leap in unison for a block. Photo by Shannon Morrow Div. IV Football playoff brackets 12-Nov 19-Nov 24-Nov All dates, sites and times may be changed by mutua__.__J consent. i#1 Maxwell [#8 Portola [#4 Hamilton [#5 Fall River [#3 Modoc ]#6 Chester 1#2 Quincy i=, [#7 East Nicolaus Highest seeded team shall host up to the final game All games will begin at 7:00 pm. This time may be changed by mutual consent. a Portola score seemed immi- nent, Quincy's Justin Saltel stripped the ball near the goal line and Quincy recov- ered for a turnover. Quincy's next touchdown was set up with a big run by Smith, and then Diaz Deleon scored with a classic corner pylon dive. Easley again punched in the two-point conversion to give Quincy a 32-0 lead with 4:30 remaining in the game. After the kickoff by Quin- cy, Blanton nabbed his sec- ond interception of the game on Portola's first play of the drive. The Trojans' final touch- down came with two seconds remaining in the game, when Easley found the end zone. After the teams congratu- lated each other, Goss re- trieved the Quincy-Portola trophy from the far sideline and held it overhead as he tore across the field, chased by his players. The Trojans' playoff game against East Nicolaus, who they beat 26-24 earlier this season, begins at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 12, at Feather River College. Div. V Volleyball playoff brackets 9-Nov 16-Nov 18-Nov 20-Nov [#1 Hamllton [',#7'16,B,e 1#9 Quincy' I u-prep lu,00,p 1'#12 Bye l#13"B'Ye IColus a l#4 Colusa I#a Ponola IPortola [#14 s,/o I 1#11 Uodoc ] ]#6 East NIcolaus l#7 Etna l I#10 Pierce l#15 B),e ILO. Molinol 1#2 Los Molinos ! All dates, sites and times may be changed by mutua...._Jl consent. Hamilton 1 Highest seeded team shall host up to the flnRl glme Suggested match time for these rounds is 7:00 pm