Laney, Riverside, Canyons, Butte, CSM In Revamped Chase Pack:
FULLERTON SWEEPS ALL #1 VOTES AGAIN; FACES #2 VENTURA
San Mateo (Sept. 24, 2018) – After turning back one unbeaten challenge, 2-time defending California Community College Athletic Association champion Fullerton College is set for another after receiving all 14 first place votes in this week’s JC Athletic Bureau poll of California Community College football coaches.
The Hornets survived last week’s battle of the state’s top two unbeaten streaks, ending Southwestern’s run at 10 games, 19-14, in Chula Vista. Fullerton, with its skein now at 23 games, next hosts new No. 2 Ventura on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates moved up a notch following a 45-39 win over Palomar. Formerly No. 2 City College of San Francisco lost, 42-21, at Butte — which this week is co-No. 6 (with College of San Mateo). Laney jumped from fifth to third. following a 77-12 win over West Hills. The Eagles are featured in this week’s top Northern California game Friday night, hosting visiting Butte in Oakland. College of the Canyons moved up a spot to tie for No. 4 after toppling formerly unbeaten Cerritos, 28-10.
Canyons now has the second longest win streak at nine games and hosts No. 22 Golden West Saturday. Riverside shares the fourth position after blanking Long Beach, 47-0, and entertains No. 16 San Diego Mesa Saturday.
THIS WEEK’S TOP 25 GAMES: While most National (state championship) division teams finish non-league play this week, American Division play gets underway in Southern California in the Metro League, including Compton at No. 18 Chaffey. In non-league games, No. 17 Mt. San Jacinto visits LA Harbor and No. 25 Hancock goes to Citrus.
Second week of competition in the north (Golden Coast League) has Cabrillo at co-No. 25 Reedley and Gavilan at No. 24 Hartnell.
Top Southern California Football Conference Nat’l Div. games Saturday: #2 Ventura at #1 Fullerton, #16 SD Mesa at #4 Riverside, #9 Southwestern at East LA, #10 Mt. SAC at #19 Saddleback, #19 Long Beach at #11 Cerritos, Orange Coast at #21 Bakersfield.
Top Northern California Football Conference National Division games: Friday: #6 Butte at #3 Laney. Saturday: #6 San Mateo at # 15 Modesto, #8 CCSF at Siskiyous, #12 Santa Rosa at Feather River, West Hills at #24 Chabot, Sierra at #23 Sacramento.
TITLE GAME ON NETWORK TV: The CCCAA has announced that the 2018 state championship game on Dec. 8 will be televised nationally by ELEVEN SPORTS USA from Hughes Stadium in Sacramento. ELEVEN is also carrying six regular season CCCAA games, along with its weekly NCAA schedule of Big Sky Conference games, plus Southland Conference and UMass contests.
2018 JC Athletic Bureau Poll of California Community College Football Coaches
The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s weekly State Poll of California Community College Football Coaches, with first-place votes in brackets, won-loss records, total points (based upon 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote), and previous ranking.
AMERICAN DIVISION Top 10 (from state poll): 1. Mt. San Jacinto; 2. Chaffey; 3. Hartnell; 4. Hancock & Reedley; 6. San Bernardino Valley; 7. Monterey; 8. Citrus; 9. De Anza; 10. Cabrillo.
Longest winning streaks: 23 – Fullerton; 9 – Canyons.
TOP WEEKEND PERFORMANCES (Sept. 21-22):
193, Brett Virgil, Mt. San Jacinto (14 tcb, 13.8 avg., 3 TD)
173, Ryheem Skinner, Allan Hancock (15 tcb, 11.5 avg., lg. 53, 1 TD)
172, Mareek Pitts, Victor Valley (26 tcb, 6.6 avg., 2 TD)
165, Evyn Holtz, American River (17 tcb, 9.7 avg., lg. 69, 1 TD)
159, Jamon Chambers, Reedley (13 tcb, 12.2 avg, lg.71, 3 TD)
421, Shea Morales, Palomar (29-53, lg. 52, 4 TD, 2 int)
401, Isaiah Ariolla-Randalle, Hartnell (21-40, lg. 40, 4 TD, 2 int)
341, Brett Virgil, Mt. San Jacinto (16-32, lg. 70, 40 TD, 0 int)
534, Brett Virgil, Mt. San Jacinto (193 rush, 341 pass, 7 TDs, see above)
PASS RECEIVING YARDS:
176, Lucas Triplett, Santa Rosa, (8 PC, 22.0 avg., lg. 70, 0 TD)
161, Malachi Russell, Palomar (10 PC, 16.1 avg., lg. 52, 2 TD)
156, Christian Willis, CCSF (8 PC, 1 TD)
155, Ryan Graham, Sierra (8 PC, 19.4 avg., lg. 69, 2 TD
PASS INTERCEPTIONS: 2, Bubba Palu, San Mateo (36 yds ret., 1 TD)
2, Tristan Kafentzis, Saddleback (8 yds. ret.)
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