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Community College Football Report and Coaches Poll: SRJC Begins State Title hunt-

by / Wednesday, 05 October 2016 / Published in News

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CCCAA State Football Title Quest Begins Oct. 14-15:
RIVERSIDE HOLDS SAME 1-PT LEAD OVER SADDLEBACK IN STATE POLL

San Mateo (Oct. 3 & 10, 2016) – With all of the National Division teams set to take a week off before entering state championship / league competition, Riverside City College continues to hold just a 1-point lead over Saddleback College in the JC Athletic Bureau’s statewide poll of California Community College football coaches. The two teams received eight first place votes apiece, with Riverside again totaling 391 points and Saddleback 390 – ahead of Northern California leader Santa Rosa JC (366), followed by No. 4 Fullerton (351). They are the four remaining unbeaten National Division teams that will begin the official California Community College Athletic Association state championship quest Oct. 14-15

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Ja’ Narrick James carries the ball for SRJC

Title play kickoffs in Northern California on Friday, Oct. 14, with No. 10 Diablo Valley hosting defending state champion No. 14 San Francisco in the Bay 6 League and No. 7 Laney entertaining San Joaquin Delta in the Valley League. The NorCal league openers on Saturday (Oct. 15) have No. 6 American River at No. 18 Siskiyous, No. 9 Butte at Feather River, and Sierra at No. 21 Sacramento.
Here are the feature Southern California openers on Oct. 15, by league: National Central, Riverside at Chaffey and Long Beach at Mt. San Antonio; National Southern, Saddleback at Golden West and Grossmont at Fullerton; National Northern, Bakersfield at Moorpark, Ventura at Canyons.
–Each region will qualify three league champions and one at-large team to contest the state title, beginning Nov. 19.
The American Metro is the only league with games this Saturday (Oct. 8). Two opening round winners meet when Pasadena plays at East Los Angeles. American Pacific competition begins Oct. 15 with No. 17 Los Angeles Valley at LA Pierce and No. 25 Santa Barbara at Allan Hancock. Meanwhile, in the American Mountain, No. 20 Southwestern hosts Victor Valley.
American Division competition in Northern California resumes Oct. 15 with Mendocino at No. 19 Shasta in the Pacific 7. The Golden Coast features Cabrillo at No. 23 Monterey Peninsula and Merced at Hartnell.
Only National Division teams contest the state championship but American teams will play in regional bowl games.
## NO POLL Oct. 10 since most teams have weekend BYES. See cccaasports.org. for scores and statistics.

2016 JC Athletic Bureau Poll of California Community College Football Coaches
The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s 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.
[Final poll is also used in the NATYCAA Cup all-sports rankings for football.]

Rk       College                     Record Pts.  LR
1. Riverside [8]                     5-0     391    1
2. Saddleback [8]                 5-0     390   2
3. Santa Rosa                   5-0     366   3
4. Fullerton                            5-0    351    4
5. Long Beach                       4-1      323   5
6. American River                4-1     316    7
7. Laney                                  4-1    282    9
8. Diablo Valley                    4-1    277   10
9. Butte                                   3-2   253   12
10. Bakersfield                      4-1   235    15
11. Grossmont                       4-1   231    18
12. Ventura                            3-2   225    8
13. Mt. San Antonio             3-2   210    13
14. San Francisco                 3-2   208    6
15. Modesto                          3-2   173    16
16. Fresno                             3-2   169    14
17. Los Angeles Valley        4-0  135    17
18 Siskiyous                         3-2   108    11
19. Shasta                             5-0   105    20
20. Southwestern               5-0   101    23
21. Sacramento                   3-2    96     nr
22. Sequoias                        3-2   85     19
23. Monterey Peninsula   5-0   60     nr
24. San Mateo                     2-3   57     21
25. Santa Barbara              4-1   49     nr
Next 5: Hartnell (4-1), Los Medanos (4-1), Citrus (3-1), Chaffey (2-3), Canyons (2-3).
Others included: El Camino (2-3), Cerritos (2-3), Moorpark (2-3), Canyons (2-3), Orange Coast (2-3), Mt. San Jacinto (3-1), Palomar (2-3).

LR = Last Ranking. [First place votes in brackets] Longest winning streaks: 9 games, Shasta; 8, LA Valley.

CCCAA (STATEeee t) PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
RUSHING: Santa Barbara frosh RB Demetrius Vinson (6-1, 215, Gregori HS, Modesto): college record 5 rushing TDs (27, 21, 3, 75, 3); had 188 yards (17 carries) in 47-18 win over Desert.

TOTAL OFFENSE: West LA soph QB Jorge Reyna (6-2, 200, Pasadena HS): 471 total yards; 408 passing (27 of 33) and 5 TDs, 0 int.; 8 for 63 rushing — in 58-9 win over Glendale.

PASSING: Modesto soph QB Wyatt Clapper (6-3, 210, Pittman HS, Turlock): Completed 25 of 28 passes (89 per cent), 320 yards, 3 TDs, 0 int.; 13 carries for 45 yds, 2 TDs (5 total TDs) in 59-43 win over Siskiyous.

RECEIVING: Monterey Peninsula frosh WR Michael Armstead (6-0, 177, Monterey HS): 263 yards on 11 receptions, 2 TDs in 27-21 win over Merced.

–Selections from official game reports posted on cccaasports.org and nominations (including defense / special teams) by colleges to state statistician Fred Baer on Sundays: frdbaer@aol.com

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