College of Siskiyous Eagles took a hard fought win at DVC and moved to 8-1 (2-0): Eagles close next week at Quincy against FRC with a chance to clinch the Mid-Empire and go to a bowl game. COS used exceptional big play offense from Christian Reyes, Xzavious Harrison and Sam Williams, and brilliant kicking from Jon Everest, under the very steady leadership of QB Levi Cox, to get this really big win. On defense, Tommy Miller and Jarrius James led a strong effort. Eagles have only an extremely close loss at Butte from being perfect 9-0.
DVC, 4-4 (0-1) played hard and played very well, their WRs are the best in the state, their QB, Quinn Kaehler leads the state in all statistics. And DVC put up significant ball control ground game numbers led by C.J. Best. Vikings RB coach Jabari Jackson has built up a strong running game. Marquis Hatcher was fabulous on defense, as was the entire Vikings defensive squad --COS had to rely on big plays to get points, struggled to sustain anything against DVC.
Opening the 4th quarter, DVC trailed 26-13, but two Kaehler TD passes put them on top 27-26. But immediately Eagles struck back, on a Cox pass to Sam Williams for 54 yards, then added a two point conversion to get the final score on the board. The final 8 minutes were a tense battle for clock and field possession, and when the Vikings Diante Jackson was tackled in COS territory as the clock ran out, the Eagles erupted in celebration.
DVC hosts Sac City next week, then closes at Feather River; COS will be at FRC next Saturday looking to clinch a conference championship and a 9-1 record heading to a bowl game against Golden Gate winner.
Congratulations to both programs, great night at DVC's very scenic tree lined stadium. And if anyone is interested, you can catch a pod cast of the game on I-tunes thanks to DVC's excellent sports information department.