American River, Modesto, San Mateo (north), Riverside, Saddleback, Ventura (south) also in the hunt:
NorCal League champion Butte College (8-2) and Southern League co-champion Fullerton College (9-1) are the top seeds for the quarterfinals of the California Community College Athletic Association football playoffs, which get underway Saturday, Nov. 19, and culminate with the state title game at the Southern California Football Association champion on Dec. 10.
Butte will host Bay 6 champion College of San Mateo (7-3) and Valley League champion Modesto JC (8-2) will visit NorCal League runner-up American River (8-2) in Saturday’s Northern California Football Conference semifinals. The Southern California Football Association semis pit Northern League winner Ventura (8-2) at Fullerton and Southern League co-champ Saddleback (9-1) at National Central co-champ Riverside (9-1). The CCCAA Football Bowl Game Selection Committee seeded the playoffs (which only involve National Division teams) and a total of 16 postseason/bowl games on Sunday (Nov. 13).
Reigning state champion City College of San Francisco (7-3) finished second to San Mateo in the Bay 6 League and failed to get the NCFC’s wild card berth, which went to American River. Saddleback was the 2016 state runner-up. Fullerton won the first official CCCAA football championship in 1967, defeating American River. Butte is a 2-time former champion.
State Pairings:
CCCAA Northern California Semifinals / Playoff Bowl Pairings, Saturday, Nov. 19:
Bulldog Bowl: No. 4 seed College of San Mateo (7-3) at No. 1 Butte College (8-2), Oroville, 12 noon (tent.)
North State Bowl: No. 3 Modesto JC (8-2) at No. 2 American River College (8-2), Sacramento, 6 p.m.
CCCAA Southern California Semifinals / Playoff Bowl Pairings, Saturday, Nov. 19:
National Bowl: No. 4 seed Ventura College ((8-2) at No. 1 Fullerton College (9-1), Yorba Linda High School/Nathan Shapell Stadium, 1 p.m.
Southern California Bowl: No. 3 Saddleback College (9-1) at No. 2 Riverside City College (9-1), 6 p.m.
–Highest seeded winners host regional finals, Nov. 26.
CCCAA State championship game is Dec. 10 at Southern California Football Association champion.
Northern California Football Conference American Division Championship Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 19: West Hills College (7-3) at Shasta College (10-0), 1 p.m.
Other NCFC Bowl Games:
The Stadium-76 Bowl, Friday, Nov. 18: Hartnell College (6-4) at Merced College (7-3), 6 p.m
Gridiron Classic Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 19:
College of the Siskiyous (6-4) at Santa Rosa JC (8-2), 1 p.m. (tent.)
State Center Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 19:
Diablo Valley College (5-5) at Sacramento City College (5-5), t.b.a.
Living Breath Foundation Bowl, Rabo Bank Stadium, Salinas, Saturday, Nov. 26:
Los Medanos College (8-2) vs. Monterey Peninsula College (9-1), 1 p.m.
San Francisco Community College Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 3:
Laney College (8-2) at City College of San Francisco (8-2), 12 noon.
Southern California Football Association American Division Championship Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 19: Southwestern College (9-1) at Los Angeles Valley College (10-0), 6 p.m.
Other SCFA Bowl Games (all Saturday, Nov. 19):
Beach Bowl: Moorpark College (5-5) at Santa Barbara City College (7-3), 1 p.m.
Western State Bowl: Bakersfield College (6-4) at Long Beach City College (8-2), 6 p.m.
Patriotic Bowl: East Los Angeles College (8-2) at College of the Desert (6-4), 6 p.m.
Golden State Bowl: College of the Canyons (5-5) at Mt. San Antonio College (7-3), Covina District Field, 6 p.m.
High Desert Bowl: Victor Valley College (6-4) at Antelope Valley College (6-4), 6 p.m.