Gage Ferguson threw for four touchdowns and ran for one, and Kyle Sentkowski kicked four field goals and five PATs in College of the Siskiyous’ 47-13 win over Sacramento City Saturday in Weed.
With their sixth win of the season, the Eagles are guaranteed to play in a postseason bowl game, and their 6-2 overall record with two games to play puts them in position to make the state playoffs, coach Charlie Roche said.
Sacramento City was 6-1 coming into the game and ranked higher than the Eagles in all the polls, but not anymore.
Ferguson threw two touchdown passes to Quinton Dixon (31 yards and 47 yards) and one each to Drew Kannely-Robles (32 yards) and Chance Nelson (28 yards). Ferguson scored the game’s final touchdown on a five-yard run.
Sentkowski made PAT kicks after all five Eagles’ touchdowns and was perfect on four field goal attempts from 44, 42, 33 and 30 yards.
For the game, Ferguson completed 21 of 29 pass attempts for 395 yards with no interceptions, and he was the team’s second-leading rusher with 9 carries for 31 yards.
Nelson caught 5 passes for 112 yards, Dixon caught 2 for 78, Jordan Castro caught 5 for 75, Scott Hulsey caught 3 for 45, and Ryan Blythe caught 3 for 22.
Kannely-Robles had 52 yards rushing on 18 carries and 2 pass catches for 52 yards.
Tremayne Tolbert, the Eagles’ top wide receiver, left the game early with an injury. He caught 1 pass for 11 yards.
Defensive back Rashaan Broomfield of Weed led the defense with 7 solo tackles and 8 total tackles. He had a quarterback sack and two tackles for losses.
Alfred Deloach-King and Makhal Gaston had pass interceptions, and Daniel Hardy had a fumble recovery.
Josh Berry, Deloach-King, Dominque Copeland, and Emmanuel Mann all had 6 total tackles each, and Hardy had 5.
Mann was credited with 3.5 tackles for losses, and the Eagles as a team had 11.
Coach Roche said the Eagles shortened their practices and made them more competitive after losing two games in row, including their conference opener at American River (3-0, 7-1).
The team responded with big home wins over Butte (2-1, 5-3) and Sacramento City (1-2, 6-2) on back-to-back Saturdays.
Siskiyous is scheduled to play at Sierra in Rocklin (1-2, 4-4) Saturday, Nov. 4, before finishing the regular season at home Nov. 11 against Feather River (0-3, 1-7).