Sports Roundup: Football, volleyball results
Maxwell 23, Portola 7
Brian Burg scored twice on the ground, and Blake Vierra added a 40-yard touchdown run, as Maxwell did just enough to secure a Mountain Valley League win in Portola.
"It was a good defensive effort," Maxwell coach Robert Wilson said. "We made too many mistakes, too many turnovers, but we pulled it out in the end."
The game was tied at 7-7 at the end of the first half before Maxwell was able to pull away. The Panthers (6-2, 3-0) added a safety in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.
The Panthers play at Biggs next week in a game that should decide the league title.
Colusa 54, Quincy 12
Estevan Frias and Ryan Abele combined for 434 yards and six touchdowns on just 22 carries as the RedHawks steamrolled the Trojans in Quincy and secured the top spot in Division III in the first Northern Section playoff points standings.
Frias needed just 10 carries to reach 227 yards and score three touchdowns with a long of 73. Abele had 12 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 95 yards.
R.J. Phillips led the defense with 15 total tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. Jordan Cole forced a fumble, Raul Juarez intercepted a pass and Rigo Santana added a sack.
Colusa (6-2, 3-0) won for the third consecutive game and travels to Hamilton City on Friday for a game against the Braves (6-2, 3-0), the Mid-Valley League's only other undefeated team.
Williams 44, East Nicolaus 38
Three Yellowjacket backs rushed for more than 100 yards as they eliminated the chance of a losing record during the regular season with their fifth victory in East Nicolaus.
Lewis Davalos rushed for 119 yards and four touchdowns and Fernando Rodriguez had a team-high 171 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown. Damian Garcia needed just seven carries to rack up 129 yards and a score.
Davalos made 10 tackles and recovered a fumble, Garcia added seven tackles and an interception and Luis Davalos recovered a fumble.
Williams (5-3, 2-1) sits comfortably in the eighth and final playoff spot in Division III in the first playoff points standings and plays host to one-win Quincy on Friday for a chance to secure the team's first winning season since 2010.
Princeton 48, Loyalton 6
The Eagles went on the road and won for the sixth consecutive week, locking down the California South 8-man League title with a route of the only other undefeated team in league.
The tandem attack of Gavino Mitchum and Oscar Espinoza was effective as usual — Mitchum ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns, and Oscar Espinoza had a 58-yard scoring run — before Princeton (6-3, 4-0) spread the ball around in the route.
Luis Angel ran for a team-high 140 yards and returned punt 80 yards for a touchdown, and Kyle Wills added 42 yards and a touchdown.
Mitchum and Lucas Hubbard led the defense with 11 tackles. On Friday the Eagles will try to make it seven in a row with a home game against Herlong (3-6, 1-3).
Princeton 3, Champion Christian 1
The Eagles (17-9, 5-0) continued their dominance in the Pioneer Valley League with a 25-12, 25-9, 25-22, 25-8 victory on in Chico on Monday.
Ten different Princeton players had at least one kill and seven made aces. Maryssa Martin led the team with seven kills and seven aces, and Amanda Hansen added five kills and nine aces.
Jessica Lohse chipped in four kills and four aces, Arianna Ilharreguy made three kills and two aces, Brianna Zoller added three kills, Marisela Valencia added three aces and Lauren Ferreira had 10 assists.
Maxwell 3, Quincy 0
Jenna Powell finished with 10 kills and four aces, Kaily McKinley slammed six kills and the Panthers improved to 6-0 in Mid-Valley League with a straight-set 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 road win over the Trojans on Thursday.
Jessie Otterson added five kills and three aces for Maxwell (14-1), which received outstanding play at setter by Shelen Boyes, coach Dan Gellermann said.
Pierce 3, Hamilton 1
In a battle for third place in the Sacramento Valley League, the Bears (19-13, 6-3) won a hard fought match 25-18, 28-26, 24-26, 25-10 on Thursday in Hamilton City.
Colusa 3, Biggs 0
The RedHawks (8-15, 3-3) picked up their second consecutive victory with a sweep of Biggs at home on Thursday 25-8, 25-12, 25-21.
Portola 3, Williams 0
Facing the second-place team in the MVL, the Yellowjackets (2-12, 1-5) lost 25-10, 25-21, 25-13 at home on Thursday.
Maxwell 3, Quincy 0
The Panthers remained undefeated in Mid-Valley League play with a 25-17, 25-19 25-21 sweep of the Trojans on Oct. 22.
McKinley slammed home a team-high 12 kills and four aces, Brittany Haywood six kills, Powell five kills and four aces, and Taylor Perry four kills.
Pierce 3, Esparto 0
Mariah Diaz amassed 11 kills, two blocks and two aces as the Bears swept Esparto in three sets 25-12, 25-12, 25-16 at home Oct. 22.
Natalie Corona added four kills and two blocks, Riley Voorhees scored three kills and three aces, and Karlie Talbot had three kills and two blocks. Hilary Brainard served up three aces, Molly Doherty dished out 24 assists and Carissa Cabral made 10 digs.
Princeton 3, Providence 0
A team effort propelled the Eagles to a 25-5, 25-17, 25-14 victory at home Oct. 22 against the third-place team in league.
Lohse served up 10 aces and Ferreira added seven, and Martin knocked down six kills and Hansen chipped in five.