It was community college football's version of an all-out war as College of the Canyons and El Camino College squared off in the Southern California Playoff Semifinals.
COC quarterback Brad McClellan turned in a career game while surviving a half-dozen bone-jarring sacks, Ricky Drake delivered three clutch field goals and Hayo Carpenter caught nearly everything throw in the 661 area code as the Cougars upended the Warriors 36-27 Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.
FULLERTON -- The College of the Canyons football team held on for dear life Saturday night as its defense came up with a big play in the waning moments to preserve a victory over Fullerton College.
One comment from All-National Division, Northern Conference defensive lineman Jonathon Hollins resonated louder than any other about El Camino College.
"There are people who say we haven't played anyone," said the College of the Canyons football sophomore. "Now we're going to find out."
As College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague argued for some of his players to make the All-Western State Conference teams at the post-regular season conference meeting, two players were notably up for discussion.
Tujague's peers thought Jonathon Hollins and Dejuan Yates were the same guy.
It was a much improved football team from Antelope Valley College that gave College of the Canyons its money's worth Saturday night in what began as a defensive battle at the Western State Bowl.
Men's College Basketball
The understudy got a chance to take center stage in Saturday night's show, and he delivered nothing short of a sparkling performance.
Where Ken Sugarman left off, Dan Waldeck will try to follow.
Evolution is probably one of the least likely things associated with The Master's College.
College of the Canyons stayed hot in women's golf this season, winning its third Western States Conference match of the season with a team score of 330.
The College of the Canyons football team will host Antelope Valley College in the opening round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs - in a contest known as the Western State Bowl.
There is no outward show of pain.
No grimace or grievance.
With the nation's No. 5 team's quarterback grimacing and squinting on the grass with under three minutes to play in the second quarter Saturday night at the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, a stampede of one kicked up turf right behind him.
BAKERSFIELD - The fastest Cougar on the field Saturday may very well have been College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague, who used surprising foot speed to elude a trio of would-be Gatorade-bucket dumpers in the waning moments of COC's victory over Bakersfield College.
The Master's College Sierra Goff has been named the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Mustangs' women's soccer team to a pair of victories during the week of September 1-7.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the UCLA Bruins were looking for a team on which to take out their aggression after losing their first game of the season last week, they found it.
The Master's College women's basketball head coach Dan Waldeck isn't shy about his team's lofty goals this season.
It's put up or shut up for The Master's College Mustangs men's basketball team this season.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - UCLA appeared on its way toward another victory before the Bruins' prolific offense dried up.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.