Tag: Tom Craft

Riverside City College football coach, student-athlete mentor dies

By Aniela Russo A long-time Riverside City College assistant football coach has died at the age of 60. Mike Richey coached at RCC for 15 years and specialized in coaching linebackers and defensive backs. His leadership helped the Tigers achieve an undefeated National championship in 2019, which was RCC’s first in 30 years. “If anyone

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Riverside City College Athletics holds virtual workouts to stay in shape

By Jair Ramirez Riverside City College athletes have found ways to maintain contact through the pandemic’s campus closure with online workouts, social media and different apps.  “Through Canvas Online we put our workouts and then have them take videos of their workouts,” said Tom Craft, RCC football coach. “We want our players to video their

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Riverside City College Football Team Aims to Be First in State

By Jair Ramirez Moreno Valley native and former Valley View High School quarterback had a night to remember while keeping Riverside City College’s undefeated season alive. Freshman quarterback Jacob Barlage had an explosive night as RCC blew out conference rival Orange Coast College 73-3 at the Wheelock Stadium. Due to an injury to sophomore quarterback

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Riverside City College Tigers victorious against Fullerton College Hornets

By Stephen Peltz Riverside City College’s defense held Fullerton College to just seven points Sept. 14, making big plays on third downs and in the red zone. The special teams of RCC also shined the whole game, blocking two field goals, recovering a botched punt, and coming up big in the punting game. Penalties —

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Top universities seek out Riverside City College defensive lineman Nick Figueroa

by Mia Magana Starting out young in football, the goals are set high with the players needing to be a powerhouse of dedication while showing immense devotion to the sport. In the case of college football, when a player is young with a multitude of potential there comes more attention and even greater benefits. Nick

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Vic Viramontes transitions to defense

By Nick Peralta From offensive powerhouse to potential defensive phenom, star athlete Vic Viramontes continues to contribute heavily to the Riverside City College Tigers football team. Only now, instead of taking command at the offensive helm from the quarterback position, Viramontes now reinforces the team’s defense at the linebacker post. A change of position as

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Tigers wage war with Hornets

By Robert Johnson A battle of bitter rivals touched down in Wheelock Stadium as the Riverside City College Tigers hosted a highly contested football game against 2017’s California Community College Athletic Association champions, the Fullerton Hornets. The game took place during week two of the Tigers football season, Sept. 8. In last years Southern California

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Football heads to Southern California Bowl

The Riverside City College Tigers dominated the scoreboard 38-17 against rival Mt. San Antonio College on Nov. 12 at Wheelock Stadium.

Tigers continue to dominate

The Riverside City College Tigers remain undefeated at 8-0 after narrowly escaping El Camino College with a, 29-22, win Oct. 29 at Wheelock Stadium.