By Ray Hamill — A pair of former former Fortuna Huskies had memorable days on the collegiate football fields over the weekend.
Quarterback Daeden Taylor saw some game time for the second straight week and took full advantage of the moment, as Feather River improved to 2-0 with a 70-14 win over Cabrillo.
Taylor scored on a 78-yard TD run and had 133 yards rushing on seven carries.
Another former Husky, linebacker Breck Bishop, had a tackle in his college debut playing for Grinnell College in Iowa.
Bishop and the Division-III Pioneers lost the game 48-0.
Former St. Bernard’s Crusader Perry Bailey, meanwhile, continued to have an immediate impact at the next level.
The 2022 SB graduate, who plays defensive tackle, had five tackles, including one for a loss, as Santa Rosa fell 15-7 to Modesto.
The Bear Cubs are now 0-2.
Multiple former Del Norte Warriors also continued to have an impact on the JC fields over the weekend.
Cox-Cooley had had 67 yards rushing on 12 carries and also had a 13-yard TD reception, while Price added a short TD catch at tight end.
Defensive tackle San Scheuerman made some nose on the other side of the ball for CR with four tackles and sack, while linebacker Tanner Forker had another productive day at linebacker.
His former Del Norte teammate, Anthony Slayton, plays linebacker and is a defensive leader for the Shasta College Knights, who defeated San Joaquin Delta 37-20, although no final stats were available.
Former Eureka Logger Kenneth Spaight also enjoyed a good weekend as Clarke University improved to 2-1 with a 3-0 win over Central Methodist.
The Pride DB had nine tackles in the win, including one for a loss, as well as a pass break-up.
Spaight leads the D-III team with 25 tackles in three games this season.
At the D-I level, offensive guard Isaak Gutierrez and the New Mexico Lobos fell 31-14 to Boise State and are now 1-1, while center Bryce Petersen and the Nevada Wolf Pack suffered their first loss and dropped to 2-1.
The Wolf Pack fell 55-41 in a high-scoring showdown against Incarnate Word.
After getting the season off to a flying start playing quarterback at Lewis & Clark a week ago, Eureka’s Cruz Montana and the Pioneers enjoyed a bye this past weekend and will play at Whittier on Saturday.