D'Angelo Biggs returned 5 kicks for 180 yards and a touchdown and had 218 total yards.
The College of the Siskiyous Eagles football team got out to a 13-3 first quarter lead but couldn’t hold it and lost to Chabot College 30-20 Saturday in Hayward.
The Gladiators kicked a field goal, but D’Angelo Biggs answered with a 92-yard kickoff return to give the Eagles the lead.
Coach Roche started freshman Bailey Aleman at quarterback and he went 12 for 25 for 123 yards with 40 of them coming in a first quarter scoring drive that put the Eagles ahead 13-3.
The big play was a 21-yard pass to running back Thomas Little to get down to the Chabot 1-yards line. Little punched it in for the first of his 2 touchdowns.
The Gladiators scored a field goal and a touchdown to take a 16-13 lead into halftime.
Thomas Little rushed for 61 yards in an Eagle third quarter drive that got them the lead back, 20-16. The sophomore from Georgia ran it in from the 32 for the go-ahead score.
Chabot took back the lead 23-20 but Siskiyous took advantage of a weak 32-yard Gladiator punt and a 30-yard return by Jacob Horton to the Chabot 25-yard line
A 27-yard Aleman pass to Kemani Wilks got the Eagles to first and goal at the Chabot 7-yard line in the third quarter, but they gained only 6 yards in 3 rushing attempts, and a fourth down pass from the 1-yard line fell short.
An interception by Eagle defensive back Antonio Thompson stopped one Chabot fourth quarter drive, but the Gladiators put together a 70-yard drive with 7 rushes against a tired Eagle defense to take a 30-20 lead that COS wouldn’t threaten.
Thomas Little carried the offense with 24 rushes for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns, one on a 27-yard breakaway.
Washington state sprint champ D’Angelo Biggs followed up a 71-yard pass reception TD last week with a 92-yard kickoff return for a score at Chabot. He also caught 3 passes for 38 yards.
Kemani Wilks had 3 catches for 34 yards, and Little caught 3 for 28 yards, giving him 141 all-purpose yards.
Punter Tristan averaged 40 yards on 6 punts and put 2 inside the Chabot 20-yard line.
D’Angelo Biggs returned 5 kicks for 180 yards and a touchdown and had 218 total yards.
Jesse Porter had 9 tackles, De’Leand Ford and Finn Reeves each had 7, and Nicolas Koppy had 6 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Eagles. They play Saturday at San Francisco City College. The Rams defeated fifth-ranked Butte College last week and will likely move into the top five when the week-four rankings come out.