CANYONS RETURNS TO TOP IN CCC FOOTBALL; RCC & BUTTE TRAIL 

 

   San Mateo (Oct. 29, 2018) – Unbeaten College of the Canyons road a potentially league title-Community College Football News: SRJC Close to the Top Tendeciding victory over Ventura College to regain the top spot in the JC Athletic Bureau’s poll of California Community College football coaches this week. Defending state champ Fullerton College again received the most first place votes, six, but finished fourth overall in the statewide voting by coaches. Canyons had four No. 1 votes, with No. 2 Riverside and No. 3 Butte also getting top mentions. (Butte & RCC had tied for top ranking last week.)

   STATE TITLE RACE FOCUS: NCFC: With two weeks of regular season play remaining, all three National (state championship) Division league in the north have clear leaders, following weekend showdowns: No. 3 Butte in the NorCal league, No. 5 San Mateo in the Bay 6, and No. 9 Fresno in the Valley. Butte defeated American River, 21-14, and Fresno beat Modesto, 33-27, Saturday.

Defending league and Northern California champion San Mateo has the toughest remaining schedule, playing at No. 15 Chabot Saturday night and then hosting rival and No. 6 San Francisco on Nov. 10. No. 7 Laney, which defeated CCSF in the league opener, is tied for second with the Rams. If both win out, there could be a 3-way title deadlock.

   SCFA: Only No. 1 Canyons has the outright lead, after taking care of Ventura, 31-7, Saturday in the Northern League. The Cougars must still visit No. 28 Long Beach Saturday and then close hosting No. 17 Bakersfield Nov. 10. Two-time state champ Fullerton officially co-leads the Central League at 3-0 with No. 10 El Camino. Fullerton visits the Warriors on Saturday before closing with No. 25 Mt. SAC. Cerritos, with only a league opening loss to Fullerton, also remains in contention and has a finale hosting ElCo. The Southern League anticipates a Nov. 10 meeting of co-leaders: No. 16 Saddleback at No. 2 Riverside. This week Riverside visits Orange Coast and Saddleback hosts Grossmont. Each region will qualify 3 league champions and a wild card for state play, which begins Nov. 17. Region finals Nov. 24 will determine pairings for the CCCAA title game, Dec. 8, at Sacramento CC (national TV on ELEVEN SPORTS USA).

TOP AMERICAN DIVISION GAMES SATURDAY:

  SCFA: Pacific (Amer.Div. Game of Week): No. 19 Hancock at LA Pierce, both 3-0, for the league lead. Mountain: Leader No. 20 San Bernardino Valley at Victor Valley. Metro: West LA at No. 18 Chaffey, which has clinched the title and has a final week bye.

  NCFC: Golden Coast: No. 23 Reedley, the only surviving American Division unbeaten, hosts Monterey Peninsula before closing at No. 26 Hartnell (Nov. 10). Pacific 7: Co-leaders De Anza and Yuba, both 3-0, prep for their Nov. 10 finale in Cupertino with games Saturday: No. 27 De Anza plays at third place (still in contention) Foothill. Yuba hosts Contra Costa.

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2018  JC  Athletic  Bureau  Poll  of  California  Community  College  Football  Coaches

 The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic B*ureau’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.      

 

 

Rk  College                          Record  Pts.     PR

  1. Canyons              [4]        8-0       283      3
  2. Riverside              [1]       7-1       268      1
  3. Butte                    [1]        7-1       266      1
  4. Fullerton               [6]        8-0       261      5
  5. San Mateo                       6-2       251      6
  6. San Francisco                 6-2       228      7
  7. Laney                               6-2       224      8
  8. Ventura                            6-2       222      4
  9. Fresno                              6-2       192      9
  10. El Camino                     6-2       180      10
  11. Santa Rosa                   5-3       125      13
  12. Cerritos                          5-3       119      25

13t. Modesto                         5-3       115      14

13t. Southwestern                 5-3       115      11

  1. Chabot                            5-3       107      12
  2. Saddleback                     5-3       103      19
  3. Bakersfield                      5-3         97      22
  4. Chaffey                             8-1         93      18
  5. Allan Hancock                 7-1         71      20
  6. San Bernardino Valley   7-1         69      21
  7. American River               4-4         68      15
  8. Reedley                             8-0         66      23
  9. Palomar                             4-4         60      16
  10. Sierra                                5-3         51      nr
  11. Mt. San Antonio              4-4         47      17

Others included: Hartnell(7-1) 32; De Anza (7-1) 26; Long Beach (4-4) 25; Siskiyous (2-6) 13; Sacramento (4-4) 12, Golden West (3-5) & San Diego Mesa (3-5) 10; Citrus (5-3) & Yuba (6-2) 8; LA Valley (6-3) 7; East Los Angeles (3-5) 5; Orange Coast (1-7) 4; Mt. San Jacinto (6-2) 2; Monterey Peninsula (5-3) 1.

 

AMERICAN DIVISION Top 10: (from state poll):   1. Chaffey; 2.Allan Hancock; 3. San Bernardino Valley; 4. Reedley; 5. Hartnell; 6. De Anza; 7. Citrus & Yuba; 9. LA Valley; 10. Monterey.

 

Longest winning streaks:  27 – Fullerton;  13 – Canyons.

 

TOP WEEKEND PERFORMANCES  (Oct. 27):

  RUSHING YARDS:

215, Rhamondre Stevenson, Cerritos (30 tcb, 7.2 avg., lg. 32, 1 TD)

191, Deonta McMahon, Butte (27 tcb, 7.1 avg., lg. 45, 2 TD)

183, Necholas Sermons, De Anza (14 tcb, 13.1 avg., lg. 60, 2 TD)

  PASSING YARDS:

471, Isaiah Ariolla-Randalle, Hartnell (31-52, lg. 38, 3 TD, 1 int) 470 t.o.   vs:

459, Christopher Lubinsky, MPC (17-20, lg. 77, 4 TD, 0 int) 463 t.o.

417, Robbie Patterson, Saddleback (28-38, lg. 63, 5 TD, 0 int)+63 rush=480 t.o.

409, Armando Herrera, San Bernardino (28-62, lg. 58, 5 TD, 2 int)

389, Connor Curry, Palomar (28-49, lg. 38, 4 TD, 1 int)

361, Beau Kalbacher, Golden West (30-44, lg. 91, 4 TD, 3 int)

PASS RECEIVING YARDS:

298, Duante Moore, Hartnell (9 PC, 33.1 avg. , lg. 89, 2 TD)

243, Frank Hall, CCSF (9 PC 27.0 avg., lg. 91, 3 TD)

180, Austin Derrico, Saddleback (5 PC, 36.0 avg., lg. 63, 3 TD)

  PASS RECEPTIONS:  10, Balewa Byrd, Laney (90 yds., 9.9 avg.)

  PASS INTERCEPTIONS:

2,  Jairus Woodson, CCSF; William Brocchini, Sierra; Xavion Steele, Fullerton; Robert Corner, Cerritos; Savon Field, Victro Valley; Antonio Hunt & Raeshawn Roland, Canyons; Darwon Hawkins, Reedley; Jordan Yancy, Long Beach.

  BLOCKED PUNTS: 2, Trey Smith, San Mateo.

 

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