Nov. 10, 2014
James H. Williams | Managing Editor
Riverside City College and San Mateo College finish tied with seven first place votes apiece in the Nov. 10 CCCFCA/JCAB State Football Poll.
The Tigers are listed as the No. 1 ranked junior college football team in California based on total points in the state poll, where they edge out San Mateo College by one point.
RCC is coming off of a two-game road trip in which they played the then ranked NO. TWO Long Beach City College Vikings and the Chaffey College Panthers in back to back weeks in Central League play.
Tigers’ quarterback Nicholas King had 311 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Panthers. He also had 72 rushing yards.
Receiver Isaac Whitney had 120 receiving yards for the Tigers while running back Denzel Foster rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Panthers quarterback Levi Plante had 150 yards passing and one interception against the Tigers.
Plante did not throw a touchdown pass against the Tigers defense but produced two rushing touchdowns in the loss.
With the victory, RCC has clinched the Central League title and a playoff berth.
The Tigers along with Fullerton, Butte and Ventura clinched the first of eight California Community College Athletic Association regional berths.
The four teams are all league championship and two of the final four spots will also go to league champions. The final two bids will be announced after the final week of the regular season.
RCC (8-1, 5-0) will conclude the regular season against Citrus College on Nov. 15 in the Wheelock Stadium.