RCC will play undefeated Fullerton for SCFA title
James Williams | Sports Editor
Quarterback Skyler Howard and the Riverside City College Tiger defeated the Golden West Rustlers, 27-17, in the 2013 Southern California Bowl Game Nov. 23 at Wheelock Stadium.
Howard completed 17 of 19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers offense.
Running back Anthony Knight led the rushing attack for the Tigers with 82 yards on 19 carries.
Knight played a role in the air attack with 47 yards and six catches, including a touchdown catch for the early 7-0 lead.
Howard also connected with receiver Kenny Torrence, who had five catches for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The offense was without receiver Sam Boyd and running back Denzel Foster.
Both were out due to injuries.
Tigers punt returner Garrette Biggers believes the team will need to work around these injuries and come together.
“A lot of players are stepping with all the injuries,” Biggers said. “We have to step up.”
Bryce Smith and Isaac Colunga led the Tigers’ defense with seven tackles apiece.
Rustlers quarterback Chris d’Entremont led the Golden West offense with 284 yards and two touchdowns.
He also had an interception that was caught by defensive back Darique Taylor.
With the win, the Tigers moved to 10-1 overall this season and met the undefeated Fullerton College Hornets at Yorba Linda High School Nov. 30 for the SCFA Championship.
The Hornets are responsible for giving the Tigers their only loss of the season.
Biggers also believes the team’s penalties proved costly in their first meeting against Fullerton.
“We need to work together to stop getting penalties,” Biggers said.