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2C Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Top-seeded Maxwell defeats the Trojans James Wilson Spor'cs Editor Quincy ended its playoff run in the first round Nov. 15 against Division IV's No. 1 seed, Maxwell. Maxwell's defense proved too tough for the Trojans, who lost 54-20. Quincy ended its season with a 3-8 record. "They're a good team',"' said Quincy's coach, Tom Goss, about Maxwell. "We just couldn't hang with them." Quincy put the first points on the board toward the end of the first quarter. The Trojans got the ball to Maxwell's 2-yard line and Keston Pilgrim pushed his way through the defense for a Trojan touchdown. The Trojans' defense held Maxwell for the majority of the second quarter. With five minutes left in the half, Maxwell staged a comeback Quincy wouldn't recover from. Maxwell's quarterback proved he had running skills as well keeping the ball and rushing for two touchdowns in the five minutes before the half. Maxwell also scored off a pass to put the team ahead of Quincy 21-6 at the half. Quincy scored two more touchdowns in the game, both inthe third quarter and both by Craig Martynn. Martynn scored off a 75-yard run and a 17-yard run. Throughout the game, Martynn rushed for 167 yards off 13 carries. In total, Quincy's offense gained 440 yards. Maxwell had too much momentum, however, and found itself in Quincy's end zone five more times to win the game. Quincy also had three turnovers in its own territory during the game that really gaveMaxwell an edge. Maxwell recovered two fumbles in the first half and intercepted the ball in the fourth quarter. Maxwell will host Chester this Friday in the second round of playoffs. The winner of the game will continue on to the Division IV championship. FRC football ends' season James Wilson Sports Editor Feather River College football team started its Nov. 15 game against the Diablo Valley Vikings with a bang, but that bang eventually fizzled out and the Eagles lost 38-19. The two teams were pretty even in the first half, but Diablo Valley pulled ahead in the second half for the win. The Eagles needed a win to advance to a bowl game. Due to the loss, FRC ended its season with a 6-4 overall record. Feather River lost its first two games of the season and its last two, with a six-game winning streak in between. The Eagles scored a touchdown a little over a minute into the game. Farrell Victor received a pass from Ja'Quay Garmon for a 46-yard score. Davis Holland kicked the extra point to put FRC up 7-0. FRC kicked the ball deep into Diablo Valley's territory, putting the Vikings close to their own end zone. FRC took advantage of this, rushing in and scoring a safety. The Eagles received the kickoff and drove the ball into Viking territory, but couldn't complete the drive. Holland kicked a field goal to put FRC up 12-0. Diablo Valley started its comeback midway through the second quarter. The Vikings scored two touchdowns before the half to put them up 13-12. The last touchdown was scored with only 25 seconds left in the half. Toward the start of the second half, Diablo Valley completed an eight-play drive for a touchdown. The Eagles, behind 20-12, regained possession and made their way up the field. Garmon threw the ball, but Diablo Valley's Robert Johnson intercepted it and ran it back 45 ?cards for a touchdown. FRC got back on its feet a bit. Miguel Cerriteno caught a 12-yard pass from Garmon for-the Eagles' final touchdown of the night. Diablo Valley secured its win with two safeties and one more touchdown in th9 fourth quarter. UPCOMING GAMES FOOTBALL Chester Football 11/22 at Maxwell VOLLEYBALL FRC Volleyball Play0ffs Quincy Volleyball Play0ffs TBD 7p BASKETBALL FRC Men's Basketball 11/21 at Cosumnes Tourn TBD TBD FRC Women's Basketball 11/22 at Gavilan 5p 11/23 at Monterey 2p 11/26 Yuba 3p SOCCER FRC Women's Soccer Playoffs TBD Coaches: To report scores, email sports@plumasnews, com. Schedules are subject to change. SEAMLESS GU00ERS Save decks & siding from water damage Downspouts water diverter Custom, installation Adds value & appeal to your house 22 Different Colors Check Out Our PLUMASNEWS.COM Portola's Tim Benbow makes a dash for it during the Tigers' 42-27 lossto Fall River. The loss knocked Portola out of the running for the division title. Photo by Katie Harrington, courtesy Intermountain News Portola falls to Fall River James Wilson Sports Editor ' The Tigers thought they had the game in the bag toward the end of the half. Out of nowhere, the Fall River Bulldogs chipped away at Portola's lead and eventually won the game 42-27 Nov. 15. Portola was up 21-0 with only three minutes left in the half, but fell apart in the second half of the game to give up its chances for another division championship. Portola received the initial kickoff and after a long drive ended up in the end zone. Edgar Cuevas, a freshman, rushed for Portola's first touchdown. At the start of the second quarter, the Tigers struck again when Tim Benbow rushed into the end zone from the 3-yard line. With five minutes left in the half, Portola scored again totake a 21-0 lead. The Tigers drove the ball near Fall River's end zone and Mike Martinez carried it in. Prospects looked hopeless for F.all River when Portola regained possession with just three minutes left in the half. Fall River made its move, however, and started racking up the points. Fall River recovered a .... fumble and ran the ball back 40 yards for its first score of the night. Just two minutes later with seconds left in the half, Fall River recovered another fumble and rushed for the touchdown to trail only 21-14 at the half. "The turnovers were a huge momentum shift for us," commented Portola's coach, Steve Heskett, "That took the wind right out of our sails." Fall River went on to dominate the second half. The Bulldogs scored 14 points in third quarter and 14 points in the fourth. Similarly, Fall River nearly shut the Tigers out. Portola managed to score once more with about six minutes left in the game when Martinez rushed in from the 4-yard line with a keeper for the Tigers' last touchdown. With the loss in the first round of playoffs, the Tigers ended their season with a 5-6 overall record. Fall River will adyance to the second round of the playoffs and play Biggs this Friday. CHS, from page lC wanted," said Hernandez on the upcoming game against Maxwell. "Earlier when we played them, we didn't play well and we didn't play smart. We thought we were the better team, yet we didn't win." In last Friday's game, it was clear that Chester was the better team. The Volcanoes showed their authority to Etna right off the bat. Etna received the initial kickoff, but fumbled the ball within the first minute to give Chester possession. Chester's quarterback, Hunter Morris, faked a handoff before carrying the ball up the middle into Etna's end zone to give the Volcanoes seven points within the first two minutes of play. Chester scored again in the first quarter after a long drive up the field. Brett Perry rushed to bring the score up to 13-0 going into the second quarter. Etna went to punt around its 15-yard line atthe start of the second quarter, but Jeremiah White ran in and blocked the punt. Morris swooped in and snatched the football and carried it the rest of the way in for Chester's third touchdown of the night after just a little over 12 minutes of play. Eddie Perez received for a two-point conversion. Etna, down 21-0, made two big plays that put the Lions. within reach of a comeback. Midway through the second quarter, Etna scored off a 35-yard reception. Later in the third quarter, Morris acted under pressure and threw the ball straight into an Etna player's hand; he Chester's Trey Reed blocks the pass from Etna's quarterback last Friday. Chester's defense was on top of its game, stopping nearly every attempt Etna made for the end zone. Photo by Tony Cordero ran it 50 yards back for a touchdown. Etna still trailed 21-12. The Volcanoes scored two more touchdowns to clinch their victory. After a long drive, White rushed for one yard into the end zone. Later in the fourth quarter, Perez made a stunning 70-yard reception to put the Volcanoes up 35-12. Etna scored once more with less than two minutes remaining, but failed to receive an onside kick and Chester ran the clock out for the win. Chester will finish the playoffs without the help of one of its key players. The game prior Chris Bereznak, one of Chester's main defensive players, suffered a broken leg off a clean hit and will remain out for the season. Bereznak is recovering and hopes to play for Chester during baseball season. David Estacio will return to the field against Maxwell after being restricted to kicking extra points for the last three games. Estacio sprained his ankle during the Oct. 25 game against Los Molinos.