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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 lC AND at marks first loss for the Tigers all s ason It was a tough game for both the Portola Tigers and the Fall River Bulldogs last Friday night in Portola. With temperatures in the teens and sPlotches of snow on the field, conditions were less than ideal to say the least• Neither team had faced such a strong opponent this year, both going into the game undefeated with 11-0 records• Ultimately, though, the Bulldogs would prevail to take the section championship with a 14-6 win over Portola. "It was two 11-0 teams playing the division championship, and they were the better team that night," commented Portola coach Steve Heskett. "Hats off to them." Both teams' defenses were on top of their games during the contest• It was Fall River's passing game that gave it the edge over the Tigers' offense. "We played well, but we just didn't play well enough, and that's my fault," said Heskett. Fall River's first touchdown came at the end of the first quarter. Both teams had already had failed drives. Jonathan Iniguez received for the visiting team's first touchdown• A two-point conversion put Fall River up 8-0. Portola scored its only touchdown of the game at the start of the second half. Tigers quarterback Evan Leal completed a pass to Juan Rodriguez for a 20-yard touchdown reception• Fall River delivered its final blow at the beginning of the fourth quarter, slipping the ball through Portola's defense for its second touchdown. Fall River could have won by more if it wasn't for Portola's strong defense. Portola's Charlie Baumbach intercepted the ball in Portola's end zone to reverse a long Fall River drive. Toward the end of the fourth quarter, P0rtola's defense collectively stopped a Fall River drive at the two-yard line. In addition to scoring the Tigers' only touchdown, Rodriguez marked four solo tackles and nine assists. Dominic Vukobradovich tallied seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Patrick Fall Riverrunning back .............See T fiery,, P~9~ 4C Portola's Juan Martinez blocks for the Tigers during the Division V championship Nov. 27. The Tigers ended their perfect record with a 14-6 loss to Fall River, ending their season with an 11-1 overall record. With temperatures in the teens and snow on the • fie!d, players were °slipping around throughout the game. Photo by James Wilson Feather River College men's soccer team goalkeeper Zak McCarthy reaches for the save in FRC's i~•i game against Lake Tahoe Community College held Nov. 28. FRC had the game tied up 0-0 after '. ',' double overtime, but Tahoe outscored the Eagles in penalty shots to end their trip to the state i ii ii championship. Photo by Toni Williams it to el te e I" i',' It was a whirlwind for the suffered a heartbreaking loss a playoff game, let alone two. Feather River College men's at Lake Tahoe Community "This has been an soccer team last week. College in penalty kicks after unbelievable team," The Eagles started the a double overtime with no commented FRC coach Don week with a stunning score. The loss ended FRC's Williams. "We had maybe victory, taking down the season in the top eight teams the toughest schedule in the number-one ranked team in of the state and with a 15-5-2 state. And I think that made the state, Hartnell College, record overall, all the difference." 2-1, Nov. 24. Though FRC lost to Tahoe, Williams described the The win propelled the the season as a whole was a match against Tahoe as a Eagles to the third round of success• In its 15-year playoffs Nov. 28, where they history, FRC had never won See Soccer, page 2fi PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST .... CUTTING PERMITS .................................. : ................... AT THE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS t Supervtsor'e Office 159 Lawrence Street Quincy, CA 530.283.2050 M-F 8am-4pm Challenge Visitor Center • 18050 Mulock Road Challenge CA .530.675.t14.6 Wed 1.4pro Beckwourth Ranger District 23 Mohawk Road Blairsden, CA 530,836.2575 M-F 8am-4pm Saturdays lpm; Nov 21 & 28, Dec 5 & 12. Feather River Ranger Dtstdct 875 MitcheU Avenue Orovllle CA Th-F 8am 4pm 530,534.6500 Saturdays 19am-3pm; Nov 28, DeC 5, 12 & ,5, 12 & 19 w0,k 128 Hot Springs Rd; Nov 281 Dec S te Highway 9am-1 !