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FULLERTON & ARC CONTINUE TO PACE CCCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS

by / Tuesday, 05 September 2017 / Published in News

Butte, Riverside, Ventura, Saddleback, Long Beach, Mt.SAC Remain In Chase Pack:   

  FULLERTON & ARC CONTINUE TO PACE CCCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS

  San Mateo (Sept. 4, 2017) Defending state champion Fullerton College and runner-up American put early exclamation points on their preseason California Community College football rankings, running up the highest opening day point totals in their respective regions on Saturday.

Following a somewhat form following opening weekend, there were no changes among the top eight bunched teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s first 2017 regular season poll of California Community College football coaches.

The opening scores: No. 1 Fullerton 77, Santa Ana 28; No. 2 American River 67, preseason No. 19 Diablo Valley 0; No. 3 Butte 51, then No. 9 Santa Rosa 0; No. 4 Riverside 52, Victor Valley 9; No. 5 Ventura 44, Santa Barbara 6; No. 6 Saddleback 41, Desert 7; No. 7 Long Beach 52, Pasadena 17; No. 8 Mt. San Antonio 43, San Bernardino Valley 23. Additional difference makers: No. 12 Laney 17, No. 10 San Francisco 14 – with Laney vaulting to No. 9. No. 13 San Mateo 47, No. 11 Modesto 7 – with CSM moving up to tenth.

After playing crossovers against American Division teams last week, Southern California Football Association National Division members will get more serious this Saturday. Featured match-ups: No. 5 Ventura at No. 8 Mt. SAC and No. 6 Saddleback at No. 7 Long Beach. Also on tap: Cerritos at No. 1 Fullerton, Golden West at No. 4 Riverside, No. 21 Moorpark at No. 16 El Camino, No. 23 Chaffey at No. 12 Bakersfield.

The weekend schedule of non-league games begins Friday in the Northern California Football Conference with No. 3 Butte visiting No. 9 Laney. Saturday’s lineup includes No. 18 San Francisco at No. 11 Siskiyous, No. 10 San Mateo at Sierra, Contra Costa at No. 14 Sacramento, No. 15 Fresno at Sant Rosa, No. 22 Shasta at Hartnell, Los Medanos at No. 24 West Hills, Feather River at No. 25 Sequoias.

 

PRESEASON  2017  JC Athletic  Bureau  Poll  of  California  Community  College  Football  Coaches

 The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s annual PRESEASON 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 (preseason) ranking.      

 


Rk  College                          Record  Pts.   PSR

  1. Fullerton               [10]      1-0       272      1
  2. American River               1-0       253      2
  3. Butte                    [1]       1-0       246      3
  4. Riverside                          1-0       243      4
  5. Ventura                            1-0       212      5
  6. Saddleback                     1-0       207      6
  7. Long Beach                    1-0       203      7
  8. Mt. San Antonio            1-0       194      8
  9. Laney                               1-0       186      12
  10. San Mateo                        1-0       177      13
  11. Siskiyous                           1-0       123      16

12   Bakersfield                     1-0       109      20

  1. Los Angeles Valley          1-0       108      14
  2. Sacramento                       1-0       103      18
  3. Fresno                                1-0       99       nr
  4. El Camino                         1-0       94       nr
  5. Canyons                              1-0       86       nr
  6. San Francisco                    0-1       78       10
  7. Palomar                               1-0       75       nr
  8. East Los Angeles                1-0       71       22
  9. Moorpark                            1-0       69       23
  10. Shasta                                   0-0       53       15
  11. Chaffey                                 1-0       47       nr
  12. West Hills                           0-0       38       25
  13. Sequoias                              1-0       36       nr

 

Next 5:  Golden West (1-0), Los Medanos (1-0), Merced (1-0), Santa Rosa (0-1), Modesto (0-1).

Others included: De Anza (1-0), Sierra (0-1), Chabot (0-1), San Joaquin Delta (0-1), San Diego Mesa (1-0), Yuba (1-0), Santa Monica (1-0).

PSR = Preseason Ranking

 Longest winning streaks:  16 games — LA Valley; 9 – East LA;   7 – Fullerton & Merced; 6 – Long Beach.

 

OPENING WEEKEND HIGHS:

186-YARD “DOUBLE” BY BROOKS OF DELTA

Wayne Brooks of San Joaquin Delta had an interesting 186-yard “double” – rushing for 186 yards on 23 carries and scoring two touchdowns; also passing for 186 yards (18 of 29) and two TDs.    That’s a total of 372 yards and four scores.

But, after Brooks had engineers the host Mustangs to a 14-7 lead on his 36-yard TD run and 68-yard scoring pass to Keaton Hampton, Sacramento came back for a 55-38 victory — with Jayden Machado throwing for 248 yards (19 of 31) and three scores. Tre Bussey had 14 carries for 117 yards and two TDs.

 

  RUSHING YARDS: Anthony Colaianni, De Anza – 207;

Wayne Brooks Jr., Delta  – 186; Thomas Duckett, Ventura – 145; Devin Floyd, Citrus – 139; Ahmari Davis, Laney – 138;

Edyon Batta, Moorpark – 137 (3 TDs)

  PASSING YARDS:: Grant Lowary, Long Beach – 416;

Matt Romero, Palomar – 368; Conner Miller, Santa Ana – 317;

Ryan Albiani, Feather River – 313; Hunter Rodrigues, American River – 312; Phillip Tran, East Los Angeles – 293;

Armando Herrera, San Bernardino Valley – 290; Walt Fountain,Redwoods – 256; Jayden Machado, Sacramento – 248; Andrew Brito, Canyons–243 (5 TDs); Frank Cocio, Merced–233.

PASS RECEIVING YARDS: Devon Jackson Jr., Santa Ana – 184;

Jacob Sipes, American River – 161; Robert Ferrel, Redwoods – 136 (12 receptions); Shaun Colamonico, Long Beach – 127;

Malik Sheppard, Chaffey – 124.

  MOST RECEPTIONS:

16 — Rasheed Cox, West Los Angeles (106 yards)

  TACKLES:14 each — Anthony Holmes, Contra Costa; Kapono Laguisan, Orange Coast; Desmond Rameur, Bakersfield.

13 – Jesse Lemonair, Ventura.

 

See cccaasports.org. for schedules, scores, statistics, etc

 

–The CCCAA, with 68 teams, has the USA’s largest 2-year college football program (compared to 65 teams competing in the NJCAA).                                                                          

       


 

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