Quincy’s quarterback, Matt Beeson, takes off with the ball. Beeson ran the ball into the end zone for Quincy’s second touchdown of the game.
Homecoming proved victorious for the Trojans and all in attendance Oct. 26. Quincy High School beat the Williams Yellowjackets, 50-22.
After the crowning of Allison Sipe as homecoming queen, QHS’ choir sang a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. The high school band was present and played spirited songs throughout the game to rile up the crowd.
The first half of the game was evenly matched. The two teams seemed to mirror each other. Once one team scored, the other scored. When one team fumbled the ball, the other slipped up as well.
Williams received the initial kickoff and slowly drove the ball toward the Trojans’ end zone. Williams scored first and successfully made a two-point conversion.
The Trojans received the kickoff and started their drive at mid-field. Subsequently, Quincy wasted no time moving the ball. A minute and a half later, Quincy’s Keston Pilgrim caught and ran in the ball for Quincy’s first touchdown of the night to even the score.
Williams fumbled on the way down the field, giving Quincy possession. Quincy in turn fumbled and Williams once again took the ball.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Quincy drove the ball close to Williams’ end zone. Quarterback Matt Beeson snuck the ball in for the touchdown. Cody McDonald ran for the two-point conversion.
Williams responded harshly to the Trojans. The Yellowjackets made two touchdowns within two minutes of one another.
Quincy and Williams traded possessions through the rest of the half. Williams fumbled the ball with less than two minutes remaining in the half. Kyle Froggatt recovered the ball at Williams’ 30-yard line.
The Trojans sprang to action. Beeson passed to Jerry Oglesby who made his way into the end zone to once again even the score. At the half Quincy and Williams were tied, 22-22.
“I told the kids during half time that we should be way more up on these guys,” said co-coach Tom Goss. “We didn’t play well defensively in the first half and we needed to make some adjustments.”
One major adjustment the Trojans made was to provide more coverage on Williams’ Jose Davalos. Another adjustment was to utilize Quincy’s passing game.
Quincy’s defense took note and prevented Williams from scoring in the second half. Likewise, the Trojans’ offense executed several big plays, which scored them four more touchdowns in the third quarter.
Pilgrim ran the ball in for Quincy’s next touchdown 30 seconds into the half.
Ogelsby caught a pass from Beeson and ran in a touchdown. Immediately after, Quincy recovered Williams’ kickoff return. Ten seconds later Ogelsby caught a long pass and brought the ball to the 2-yard line. Ten seconds after that, Ogelsby ran the ball in for his third touchdown of the game.
Toward the end of the third quarter, Pilgrim ran in for Quincy’s final touchdown and his third of the game. Quincy was ahead 50-22 going into the fourth quarter.
No more points were scored during the game. Quincy possessed the ball at the end and ran the clock out to ensure a victory.
“We opened up the game in the second half,” said Goss. “Our defense really held the game together and we also made some big plays in the third.”
The Trojans travel to Esparto on Nov. 2 for their final game of the regular season.