Dunsmuir is scheduled to play at Loyalton Nov. 9, while Butte Valley (corrected from previous web article) plays at Redding Christian in the other semifinal.

Playing without their top regular season offensive performer, the Dunsmuir Tigers opened the playoffs with a 68-6 blowout win over Greenville Friday night in Dunsmuir.

The Tigers led 60-6 at half time, then called off the dogs.

Dunsmuir senior Justin DeClusin, who leads Division 6 in rushing yards per game and per carry, didn't play Friday night, but still the Tigers had 389 yards of offense.

Junior quarterback Brian Taylor completed 9 of 10 passes for 230 yards and 4 touchdowns, 2 to senior James Adams and one each to senior Mason Mekeel and junior CJ Palmer.

Junior Dayton Pepperdine rushed for 77 yards on 7 carries and scored 3 touchdowns and a conversion.

Palmer caught 4 passes for 110 yards and scored 2 conversions. He also returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown.

Adams caught 2 passes for 75 yards, Mekeel 1 for 28 yards, and Pepperdine 2 for 17 yards.

Sophomore Chase Sordahl had 4 rushes for 31 yards and a touchdown; senior Dylan Brashear had a pass interception; Adams and Pepperdine recovered fumbles; and senior Jeff Rhoades had a quarterback sack.

After four lopsided Division 6 playoff openers, Dunsmuir is scheduled to play a semifinal game Nov. 9 at Loyalton. Even though the Tigers won their Oct. 20 regular season game at Loyalton, 48-6, Loyalton (8-2 overall) earned a higher seed because it placed first in the South 8-Man league, while Dunsmuir (10-1) placed second in the North. Loyalton won its playoff opener over Tulelake, 50-20.

Butte Valley (7-2), which placed third in the North, will play at North champion Redding Christian (11-0) in the other semifinal. Redding Christian defeated Mercy of Red Bluff 50-18 in the first round; Butte Valley defeated Princeton, the second place team in the South.