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VC's turnaround has familiarity for Morris

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This isn't the first time a football coach has arrived at Ventura College and, inside three seasons, has the Pirates playing for the Southern California title.

Terry Morris arrived in 1996 with a disciplined, military upbringing and defensive background culled from his playing days at Texas-El Paso.

VC went from 1-9 in 1997 to 9-2 in 1998. In his third season as head coach, in 1999, the Pirates won nine games again and faced Hancock in the Southern California championship game at Nordhoff High.

"I think of how hard Travis Rogers always ran for us," Morris said. "I think of (fullback) Russell Farrar out in front. I think of how we had such a great, local offensive line that probably was undersized in a few positions that played their hearts out.

"It's about character. We were a take-your-lunch-pail to work team."

Thirteen years later, under third-year head coach Steve Mooshagian, the first 10-0 team in school history hosts a Southern California semifinals Saturday night.

The similarities are obvious to Morris.

"They bought in," Morris said. "That's one of the biggest things that we've got going on this year. The youngsters have bought into the package and the coaches that we have here. That's where I see similarities. The same character is out there."

Morris is the second-winningest head coach in school history, going 50-42 in nine seasons before being removed as head coach after the 2005 season.

He had settled into his second act at VC as the chair of the physical education department when Mooshagian drafted him back into the team after his first season.

"I'm very thankful for coach Mooshagian to look me up and ask me to come back and be a part of this staff," Morris said. "A lot of coaches won't do that when there's ex-coaches on the campus, but coach is trying to put the best product on the field. ... I'm having the time of my life again."

Mooshagian gives high marks to his second-year secondary coach.

"I'm a coach's kid," Mooshagian said. "I understand what it's like to be a head coach and have to go back and be an assistant. ... It's not an easy thing to do. You have to respect that. He's gotten back into it and he's done a great job since he's been back. His role has increased."

Morris has coached a secondary that is third in SoCal with 19 interceptions. Cornerbacks Drek Reid and Jordan Howard are both in the top 6 in the region in pass breakups. Safeties Lakeith Murray, Scotty Wong, Matt Arve and Melvin Tavares have all made game-winning plays to extend the winning streak. Reserves like Jalen Oats and Brandon Lockwood make the secondary the team's deepest position.

"It's one of the strongest positions on our team," Mooshagian said. "Terry's been a great teacher for our secondary guys. He's been through it, so he has a calming effect on the defense ... not just on the secondary, but the defense as a whole."

The "Braintrust"

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The defense that is in the top 5 in SoCal in points allowed (21.1), Top 10 in total defense (367.1 yards per game) and has allowed all but one opponent under their season scoring average is the product of an interesting coaching dynamic.

"It's a perfect blend of youth and experience," Ventura coach Steve Mooshagian said. "I will express myself when I need to, but I leave those guys alone. ... You've got to let them coach."

First-year coordinator Tyson Butler manages veteran position coaches Ted Lawrence (defensive line), Gary Anglin (linebackers) and Morris (secondary), who combine for more than a half-century of VC experience.

"It works for us," Morris said. "Coach Butler brings such an amped-up attitude. He tweaks things right and left that makes things even better. He brings a new view to it. ... He's going to become a great coordinator."

Beach Bowl ticket details

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Anticipating a sold out Sportsplex Saturday night, Ventura College and Bakersfield presold upwards of 1,000 tickets this week for the SCFA Beach Bowl sponsored by Joe Kapp Real Estate.

The two schools finished 1-2 in home attendance last year. Bakersfield will be bringing a rooter bus and its band. Taking that into account, Ventura is encouraging fans to arrive early. It will open the gates at 4 p.m., an hour earlier than usual and about an hour after the expected end of the women's soccer playoff game against Citrus.

"Super Saturday," Ventura women's soccer coach Steve Hoffman said. "Football in the afternoon. Football in the evening, What more do you want?"

As Pirates rest, SoCal regional football playoffs take shape

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Under usual circumstances, a bye week for the final week of the regular season would just mean the Ventura College football season ending seven days early.

But this has been no ordinary season for the Pirates, who have finished 10-0 for the first time in school history, won the SCFA Northern Conference and clinched a berth in next weekend's Southern California semifinals.

"It's a three-game season right now," Ventura coach Steve Mooshagian said this week. "You're in the tournament. There's only six teams that get to do this throughout the state of California and we're one of them."

Mooshagian's team practiced Tuesday and Wednesday, spent Thursday in the gym and took the weekend off, ahead of Sunday's playoff pairings announcement.

"We should know who we're going to play at some point on Sunday," said the third-year Ventura head coach.

The SoCal playoff field will consist of the National Division's three conference champions, plus a wildcard team, and be seeded by the final regional poll.

No. 2 Ventura (10-0) has clinched the Northern Conference.

No. 1 Mount San Antonio (9-0) and No. 3 Riverside City (8-1) -- both 5-0 in conference play -- will determine the Central Conference champion Saturday at 6 p.m. with their showdown in Walnut, which will be broadcast by http://www.SoCalCollegeSports.com.

The Southern Conference is a mess. No. 6 Santa Ana (7-2), No. 7 Saddleback (5-4) and No. 9 Fullerton (5-4) are tied atop the standings at 4-1. Santa Ana, which owns the tiebreaker, can clinch the berth by beating Fullerton Saturday. Should Fullerton triumph, Saddleback can clinch the berth by beating Golden West. Fullerton will advance with a win and a Saddleback loss.

While much of the Pirates' coaching staff is schedule to scout the Mt. SAC-Riverside showdown Saturday, Mooshagian is planning on taking in Santa Ana-Fullerton in person.

"It'll be interesting to see how it plays out," Mooshagian said. "There are about six scenarios in play... We can't control it. I just hope there's no shenanigans involved."

The Mt. SAC-Riverside loser seems to have the inside track on the wild card berth, which is goes to the highest ranked non-champion in the final regional poll. But No. 4 Bakersfield (7-2) and No. 5 Citrus (7-2) could force their way into the discussion by beating Pasadena City (1-8) and No. 8 Los Angeles Harbor (5-4) Saturday.

An 8-2 Riverside and an 8-2 Bakersfield could make for a heck of a wild-card debate Sunday morning, considering, in that scenario, both teams would have lost to the same two teams -- Ventura and Mt. SAC.

Mooshagian is more concerned with what the bracket would look like if Mt. SAC loses to Riverside for the second straight year. Ventura would, most likely, ascend to the top seed, but might not get the benefit of facing the bottom seed.

SCFA bylaws say the seeding committee "may" reseed the field to avoid matching up two conference opponents. In that scenario, five-time defending SoCal champion Mt. SAC would visit VC next week, rather than a potential four-loss team.

"That's my only concern," Mooshagian said. "If we happen to be fortunate to make it through undefeated, then we should play the fourth seed. It shouldn't have to be manipulated so that Mt. Sac and Riverside don't play again."

Battered and bruised

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As it enjoys its bye week, Ventura College football team's biggest issue may be the condition of its offense.

Just 275 yards from the school single-season passing record, quarterback Ebahn Feathers (bruised ribs) was knocked out of the season finale against Pasadena City and did not practice this week.

"We're waiting to see on Ebahn," Ventura coach Steve Mooshagian said. "We're taking it slow with him."

Which means backups Chase Smith and Brad Odeman, who have combined for 64 pass attempts this fall, are preparing to take postseason snaps.

"Obviously, you can't take away what Ebahn has done this season for us... with his huddle presence and leadership skills," Mooshagian said. "But we've got a nice situation in that we've got three quarterbacks that have all played in games."

Starting running back Victor Caro Jr., who was leading the team in touchdowns when he suffered a knee injury in the win at Canyons Oct. 13, hasn't seen the field since and isn't expected to return.

"Don't believe so," said Caro, who is scheduled for surgery Dec. 4.

With potential three quarterbacks, five running backs and eight receivers, Ventura will continue to play offense by committee.

"That's been one of the things that's been really good," Mooshagian said. "We've had a lot of all-purpose guys that have done a lot of things for us."

This week's CCCFCA regional, state polls

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CCCFCA Southern California poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (9-0) 1
2. Ventura (10-0) 2
3. Riverside (8-1) 3
4. Bakersfield (7-2) 4
5. Citrus (7-2) 5
6. Santa Ana (7-2) 6
7. Saddleback (5-4) 10
8. L.A. Harbor (5-4) 9
9. Fullerton (5-4) 11
10. Hancock (5-4) 7
11. Southwestern (8-1) 12
12. Grossmont (5-4) 8
13. Mt. San Jacinto (8-1) 14
14. Canyons (4-5) 19
15. Santa Monica (8-1) 15
16. Cerritos (4-5) 13
17. Antelope Valley (7-2) 17
18. L.A. Pierce (7-2) 16
19. Palomar (3-6) 18
20. East Los Angeles (6-3) NR
Others: Golden West (3-6), El Camino (3-7), Orange Coast (3-7), San Bernardino (5-4).

CCCFCA State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. City College San Francisco (9-0) 1
2. Mt. San Antonio (9-0) 2
3. Ventura (10-0) 3
4. Riverside (8-1) 4
5. Butte (8-1) 5
6. American River (7-2) 6
7. Bakersfield (7-2) 7
8. Fresno (7-2) 8
9. DeAnza (7-2) 10
10. Citrus (7-2) 11
11. Santa Ana (7-2) 13
12. Siskiyous (9-1) 14
13. San Joaquin Delta (6-3) 9
14. Southwestern (8-1) 17
15. San Mateo (5-4) 12
16. Saddleback (5-4) 20
17. Mt. San Jacinto (8-1) 18
18. Hancock (5-4) 15
19. L.A. Harbor (5-4) 19
20. Fullerton (5-4) 25
21. Sierra (5-4) NR
22. Santa Monica (8-1) 24
23. Grossmont (5-4) 16
24. Diablo Valley (5-4) NR
25. LA Pierce (7-2) 21
Others: Chabot (5-4), Modesto (4-5), Canyons (4-5), Antelope Valley (7-2), Contra Costa (6-3), Cerritos (4-5), Sacramento (5-4), Hartnell (6-3), Sequoias (4-5).

SCFA Northern Conference update, Week 10

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Southern California Football Association
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PF PA
Ventura 6-0 10-0 330 211
Bakersfield 4-1 7-2 288 164
Cerritos 2-3 4-5 273 200
Hancock 2-3 5-4 316 311
Canyons 3-2 4-5 282 339
Moorpark 1-4 2-7 194 292
Pasadena City 0-5 1-8 167 330

Last week's results
Bakersfield 56, Hancock 27
Canyons 38, Cerritos 36
Ventura 27, Pasadena City 14

This week's schedule
Moorpark at Cerritos, 7 p.m.
Hancock at Canyons, 4 p.m.
Pasadena City at Bakersfield, 4 p.m.

Easing off the pedal

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The Ventura College football team (9-0) has gone on its school-record winning streak without the benefit of a bye week, which arrives after Saturday's season finale against Pasadena City.

That means the Pirates will have two full weeks between the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs.

"The biggest thing for us over the course of the next two weeks is to make sure we don't beat ourselves up in practice," coach Steve Mooshagian said. "Since the Cerritos game, I have reduced hitting in practice and added more teaching drills. I think that's going to be a real positive.

"We've got a few guys beat up from the bumps of a grueling schedule, but I think we have a chance to be healthier than most."

Gremaud, Lester named Players of the Week

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Ventura linebacker P.J. Gremaud has earned SCFA Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks.

The sophomore from St. Bonaventure High had 15 tackles, including 10 unassisted, a half sack and also threw the key block on DeMaryae Williams' fourth-and-goal touchdown run for the game-winning points in the 31-24 win at Hancock.

Moorpark College earned the Special Teams Player of the Week award for the fourth time this season as Jeremy Lester joined kicker Derek Kirk and punter Alex Nelson.
The freshman from Simi Valley High blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown in Moorpark's 21-20 loss to Canyons.

This week's CCCFCA, JCFootball polls

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CCCFCA Southern California poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (8-0) 1
2. Ventura (9-0) 2
3. Riverside (7-1) 3
4. Bakersfield (6-2) 4
5. Citrus (6-2) 5
6. Santa Ana (6-2) 7
7. Hancock (5-3) 8
8. Grossmont (5-3) 6
9. L.A. Harbor (5-4) 10
10. Saddleback (4-4) 12
11. Fullerton (4-4) 13
12. Southwestern (7-1) 14
13. Cerritos (4-4) 9
14. Mt. San Jacinto (7-1) 11
15. Santa Monica (7-1) 18
16. L.A. Pierce (7-1) 19
17. Antelope Valley (6-2) 16
18. Palomar (3-5) 15
19. Canyons (3-5) NR
20. San Bernardino (5-3) NR
Others: Orange Coast (3-6), El Camino (2-7).

CCCFCA State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. City College San Francisco (8-0) 1
2. Mt. San Antonio (8-0) 2
3. Ventura (9-0) 3
4. Riverside (7-1) 4
5. Butte (7-1) 6
6. American River (6-2) 7
7. Bakersfield (6-2) 9
8. Fresno (6-2) 12
9. San Joaquin Delta (6-2) 5
10. DeAnza (6-2) 11
11. Citrus (6-2) 13
12. San Mateo (5-3) 11
13. Santa Ana (6-2) 17
14. Siskiyous (8-1) 16
15. Hancock (5-3) 14
16. Grossmont (5-3) 10
17. Southwestern (7-1) 22
18. Mt. San Jacinto (7-1) 15
19. L.A. Harbor (5-4) 20
20. Saddleback (4-4) 25
21. LA Pierce (7-1) NR
22. Cerritos (4-4) 19
23. Modesto (4-4) 18
24. Santa Monica (7-1) NR
25. Fullerton (4-4) NR
Others: Sierra (4-4), Diablo Valley (4-4), Palomar (4-4), Sacramento (5-3), Chabot (4-4), Sequoias (4-4), Contra Costa (5-3), San Bernardino Valley (5-3), Hartnell (5-3).

JC Grid-wire/JCFootball.com national poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Iowa Western (9-0) 2
2. Butler, Kan. (9-0) 3
3. Ventura (9-0) 5
4. C.C. San Francisco (8-0) 5
5. Mt. San Antonio (8-0) 6
6. East Mississippi (8-1) 1
7. Riverside (7-1) 7
8. Miss. Gulf Coast (8-1) 11
9. N.W. Miss (7-1) 13
10. NE Oklahoma A&M (8-1) 14
11. Butte (7-1) 15
12. Snow, Utah (8-1) 17
13. Kilgore, Tex. (8-1) 19
14. Arizona Western (6-1) 8
15. Navarro, Tex. (7-2) 10
16. Bakersfield (6-2) 16
17. Fresno (6-2) 20
18. DeAnza (6-2) 21
19. Hutchinson, Kan. (7-2) 9
20. San Joaquin Delta (6-2) 12
21. Nassau (9-0) 23
22. College of San Mateo (5-3), 18
23. ASA, N.Y. (8-0) 22
24. Citrus (6-2) 25
25. American River (6-2) NR
Others: Glendale (Az.), Copiah-Lincoln, Santa Ana, Siskiyous, Southwestern, Mt. San Jacinto.

SCFA Northern Conference update, Week 9

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Southern California Football Association

Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PF PA
Ventura 5-0 9-0 303 197
Bakersfield 3-1 6-2 232 137
Cerritos 2-2 4-4 237 162
Hancock 2-2 5-3 279 255
Canyons 2-2 3-5 246 303
Moorpark 1-4 2-7 194 292
Pasadena City 0-4 1-7 153 303

Last week's results
Ventura 31, Hancock 24
Canyons 21, Moorpark 20
Bakersfield 21, Cerritos 14

This week's schedule
Pasadena at Ventura, 6 p.m.
Bakersfield at Hancock, 4 p.m.
Canyons at Cerritos, 7 p.m.

This week's CCCFCA, JCFootball polls

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Ventura College moves up to No. 3 in the state and No. 4 in the nation this week.

CCCFCA Southern California poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 1
2. Ventura (8-0) 2
3. Riverside (7-1) 3
4. Bakersfield (5-2) 5
5. Citrus (5-2) 4
6. Grossmont (5-2) 6
7. Santa Ana (6-2) 8
8. Hancock (5-2) 9
9. Cerritos (4-3) 7
10. L.A. Harbor (4-4) 12
11. Mt. San Jacinto (7-0) 14
12. Saddleback (3-4) 15
13. Fullerton (3-4) 17
14. Southwestern (6-1) 13
15. Palomar (3-4) 10
16. Antelope Valley (6-1) 176
17. Desert (3-4) NR
18. Santa Monica (6-1) 18
19. L.A. Pierce (6-1) 20
20. Orange Coast (3-5) 14
Others: Canyons (2-5), El Camino (2-6), San Bernardino Valley (4-3).

CCCFCA State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. City College San Francisco (7-0) 1
2. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 2
3. Ventura (8-0) 4
4. Riverside (7-1) 5
5. San Joaquin Delta (6-1) 7
6. Butte (6-1) 3
7. American River (5-2) 13
8. San Mateo (5-2) 8
9. Bakersfield (5-2) 11
10. Grossmont (5-2) 10
11. DeAnza (5-2) 17
12. Fresno (5-2) 6
13. Citrus (5-2) 9
14. Hancock (5-2) 15
15. Mt. San Jacinto (7-0) 16
16. Siskiyous (7-1) 18
17. Santa Ana (6-2) 20
18. Modesto (4-3) 12
19. Cerritos (4-3) 14
20. L.A. Harbor (4-4) 22
21. Antelope Valley (6-1) 23
22. Southwestern (6-1) 24
23. Diablo Valley (4-3) 25
24. Sequoias (4-3) 19
25. Saddleback (3-4) NR
Others: Fullerton (3-4), Palomar (3-4), L.A. Pierce (6-1), Santa Monica (6-1), Sacramento (5-3), Santa Rosa (3-4), Chabot (3-4), Sierra (3-4), Foothill (3-4).

JC Grid-wire/JCFootball.com national poll
College Rec. Previous
1. East Mississippi (8-0) 1
2. Iowa Western (8-0) 2
3. Butler, Kan. (8-0) 3
4. Ventura (8-0) 5
5. C.C. San Francisco (7-0) 4
6. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 6
7. Riverside (7-1) 7
8. Arizona Western (6-0) 9
9. Hutchinson, Kan. (7-1) 10
10. Navarro, Tex. (7-1) 12
11. Miss. Gulf Coast (7-1) 13
12. San Joaquin Delta (6-1) 14
13. N.W. Miss (6-1) 11
14. NE Oklahoma A&M (7-1) 18
15. Butte (6-1) 8
16. Bakersfield (5-2) 19
17. Snow, Utah (7-1) 20
18. College of San Mateo (5-2), 17
19. Kilgore, Tex. (7-1) 21
20. Fresno (5-2) 15
21. DeAnza (5-2) 23
22. ASA, N.Y. (8-0) 22
23. Nassau (8-0) 24
24. Jones Co., Miss (6-2), 25
25. Citrus (5-2) NR
Others: Glendale (Az.), Santa Ana, Siskiyous, American River, Cerritos, Hancock, Mt. San Jacinto.

SCFA Northern Conference update, Week 8

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Southern California Football Association
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PF PA
Ventura 4-0 8-0 272 173
Cerritos 2-1 4-3 237 162
Bakersfield 2-1 5-2 211 123
Hancock 2-1 5-2 279 255
Canyons 1-2 2-5 225 283
Moorpark 1-3 2-6 174 271
Pasadena City 0-4 1-7 153 303

Last week's results
Ventura 18, Cerritos 13
Bakersfield 31, Moorpark 3
Hancock 49, Pasadena City 42

This week's schedule
Canyons at Moorpark, 1 p.m.
Ventura at Hancock, 4 p.m.
Cerritos at Bakersfield, 4 p.m.

This week's CC football polls

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The Ventura College football team is ranked No. 2 in the region and No. 4 in the state in the CCCFBCA polls, but it rose one spot to No. 5 in JCFootball.com's national poll, leapfrogging five-time defending SoCal champ Mt. SAC.

CCCFCA Southern California poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 1
2. Ventura (7-0) 2
3. Riverside (6-1) 3
4. Citrus (5-1) 8
5. Bakersfield (4-2) 5
6. Grossmont (5-2) 4
7. Cerritos (4-2) 12
8. Santa Ana (5-2) 11
9. Hancock (4-2) 6
10. Palomar (3-3) 9
11. Mt. San Jacinto (6-0) 14
12. L.A. Harbor (4-2) 6
13. Southwestern (5-1) 15
14. Orange Coast (3-4) 10
15. Saddleback (2-4) 19
16. Antelope Valley (5-1) 17t
17. Fullerton (2-4) 13
18. Santa Monica (5-1) 20
19. El Camino (2-5) 17t
20. L.A. Pierce (5-1) NR
Others: Desert (2-4), Canyons (2-5), Golden West (2-5).

CCCFCA State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. City College San Francisco (6-0) 1
2. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 2
3. Butte (6-0) 3
4. Ventura (7-0) 4
5. Riverside (6-1) 5
6. Fresno (5-1) 6
7. San Joaquin Delta (5-1) 8
8. San Mateo (5-1) 9
9. Citrus (5-1) 18
10. Grossmont (5-2) 10
11. Bakersfield (4-2) 16
12. Modesto (4-2) 14
13. American River (4-2) 11
14. Cerritos (4-2) 23
15. Hancock (4-2) 11
16. Mt. San Jacinto (6-0) 15
17. DeAnza (4-2) 13
18. Siskiyous (6-1) 20
19. Sequoias (4-2) 12
20. Santa Ana (5-2) 25
21. Palomar (3-3) 19
22. L.A. Harbor (3-4) 17
23. Antelope Valley (5-1) 22
24. Southwestern (5-1) NR
25. Diablo Valley (4-3) NR
Others: Foothill (3-3), Orange Coast (3-4), Saddleback (2-4), Santa Monica (5-1), L.A. Pierce (5-1), Santa Rosa (2-4), Sacramento (4-3), Feather River (3-3.

JC Grid-wire/JCFootball.com national poll
College Rec. Previous
1. East Mississippi (7-0) 1
2. Iowa Western (7-0) 2
3. Butler, Kan. (7-0) 5
4. C.C. San Francisco (6-0) 3
5. Ventura (7-0) 6
6. Mt. San Antonio (7-0) 4
7. Riverside (6-1) 7
8. Butte (6-0) 8
9. Arizona Western (5-0) 9
10. Hutchinson, Kan. (6-1) 10
11. N.W. Miss (6-0) 12
12. Navarro, Tex. (6-1) 13
13. Miss. Gulf Coast (6-1) 15
14. San Joaquin Delta (5-1) 16
15. Fresno (5-1) 17
16. Copiah-Lincoln (6-1) 18
17. College of San Mateo (5-1), 19
18. NE Oklahoma A&M (6-1) 23
19. Bakersfield (4-2) 21
20. Snow (6-1) 22
21. Kilgore, Tex. (6-1) 11
22. ASA (7-0) 25
23. DeAnza (4-2) 20
24. Nassau (7-0) NR
25. Cerritos (4-2) NR
Others: Citrus, Coffeyville, Glendale (Az.), Santa Ana, Siskiyous, Diablo Valley, American River.

SCFA Northern Conference update, Week 7

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Southern California Football Association
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PF PA
Ventura 3-0 7-0 254 160
Cerritos 2-0 4-2 224 144
Bakersfield 1-1 4-2 180 120
Hancock 1-1 4-2 230 213
Moorpark 1-2 2-5 171 240
Canyons 1-2 2-5 225 283
Pasadena City 0-3 1-6 111 254

Last week's results
Ventura 44, Canyons 37
Moorpark 36, Pasadena City 15
Cerritos 55, Hancock 25

This week's schedule
Bakersfield at Moorpark, 4 p.m.
Cerritos at Ventura, 6 p.m.

Pirates sweep honors

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It's been a dream season thus far for the Ventura College football team, which is 7-0 for the second time in school history and rose one spot to No. 5 this week in JCFootball.com's national poll.

The Pirates' performance in Saturday's 44-37 win at College of the Canyons swept the SCFA Northern Conference Players of the Week honors.

Quarterback Ebahn Feathers won the offensive award for completing 25 of 38 passes for 300 yards. He threw four touchdowns, no interceptions and ran for another score.

Linebacker P.J. Gremaud, a St. Bonaventure High product, earned the defensive award by piling up 10 tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions.

Returner Jordan Howard won the special teams award for returning four kickoffs for an average of nearly 34 yards per return, including a 93-yard return for a touchdown. The sophomore also had five tackles and an interception at cornerback.

This week's polls

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The first-place Ventura College football team (6-0) stayed steady this week at No. 2 in Southern California, No. 4 in the state and No. 6 in the JCFootball.com national poll.

Last week's impressive display rocketed the first-place Oxnard College men's soccer team (9-2-1) up to No. 3 in Southern California and No. 5 in the state. The Condors, who haven't conceded in its last nine hours of WSC play, held steady at No. 14 in the NSCAA national coaches' poll.

The Moorpark College women's cross country team, which finished second in Friday's WSC Preview meet, is ranked No. 3 in Southern California. Ventura is No. 12.

SCFA Northern Conference update, Week 6

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Southern California Football Association
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L PF PA

Ventura 2-0 6-0 210 123
Hancock 1-0 4-1 205 158
Cerritos 1-0 3-2 174 119
Bakersfield 1-1 4-2 180 120
Canyons 1-1 2-4 188 239
Moorpark 0-2 1-5 135 225
Pasadena City 0-2 1-5 96 218

Last week's results
Ventura 21, Saddleback 14
L.A. Pierce 41, Moorpark 31
Cerritos 35, Palomar 20
Bakersfield 40, El Camino 13
Hancock 50, LA Harbor 44
Canyons 62, Antelope Valley 61 (OT)
Pasadena 17, Golden West 9

This week's schedule
Moorpark at Pasadena City, 6 p.m.
Ventura at Canyons, 7 p.m.
Hancock at Cerritos, 7 p.m.

Today's CC football preview caps

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 19 Saddleback (1-3) at No. 2 Ventura (5-0)
WHEN/WHERE: Today, 6 p.m., VC Sportsplex
LAST WEEK: Santa Ana 33, Saddleback 20; Ventura 41, Moorpark 9.
SERIES HISTORY: Saddleback leads, 7-0.
GAME FACTS: Ventura is a win from its best start in 23 years, but it has never beaten Saddleback. Ventura is No. 6 in scoring offense (37.8 ppg). QB Ebahn Feathers (96-of-167 passing, 1,050 yards, 11 TDs, 5 ints.) is carrying a foot injury but is expected to play. WR Dylan McDaniel has caught 26 passes for 402 yards and 4 TDs. After last week's eight-turnover, seven-interception performance against Moorpark, Ventura now leads Southern California in both interceptions (12) and fumble recoveries (9). It is now plus-10 in turnover margin. RB Anthony Cade is Saddleback's leading rusher (60 att., 381 yard, 2 TDs) and receiver (31 rec., 234 yards).

Moorpark (1-4) at Los Angeles Pierce (3-1)
WHEN/WHERE: Today, 7 p.m., Sheppard Stadium, Woodland Hills
LAST WEEK: Ventura 41, Moorpark 9; L.A. Pierce 52, West L.A. 35
SERIES HISTORY: Moorpark leads, 16-11.
GAME FACTS: Moorpark hopes to go from licking its wounds after last week's loss to Ventura to licking its other regional rival. Yet Pierce, featuring St. Bonaventure product Nick Arbuckle, is the top passing offense in SoCal (454.7 ypg). The Fermin brothers, cornerbacks Victor (4) and Cesar (1), have combined for five interceptions. Ben Conlin (62-of-121 passing, 647 yards, 5 TDs) remains the Moorpark QB. Moorpark's four leading rushers are out injured and two defensive players have been moved into the backfield. WRs Cheldon West (16 rec., 166 yards, 2 TDs), Dominick Markham (15 rec., 195 yards) and Brent Stevens (15 rec., 225 yards, 4 TDs) are now the top offensive options.

CCCFCA SoCal, State football polls

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CCCFCA Southern California poll
College Rec. Previous
1. Mt. San Antonio (5-0) 1
2. Ventura 5-0) 2
3. Riverside (4-1) 3
4. Grossmont (4-1) 4
5. Bakersfield (3-2) 7
6. Hancock (3-2) 6
7. L.A. Harbor (3-2) 9
8. Citrus (3-1) 5
9. Palomar (3-2) 10
10. Orange Coast (3-2) 8
11. Santa Ana (3-2) 17
12. Cerritos (2-2) 12
13. Fullerton (2-2) 15
14. Mt. San Jacinto (5-0) 14
15. Southwestern (4-1) 18
16. Golden West (2-3) 13
17t. El Camino (2-3) 15
17t. Antelope Valley (4-0) 19
19. Saddleback (1-3) 11
20. Santa Monica (4-1) NR
Others: Desert (1-3, East L.A. (3-2)

CCCFCA State poll
College Rec. Previous
1. City College San Francisco (5-0) 1
2. Mt. San Antonio (5-0) 2
3. Butte (5-0) 3
4. Ventura (5-0) 5
5. Riverside (4-1) 7
6. Fresno (4-1) 9
7. American River (4-1), 5
8. San Joaquin Delta (4-1) 10
9. San Mateo (4-1) 6
10. Grossmont (4-1) 13
11. Hancock (3-1) 11
12. Sequoias (4-1) 8
13. DeAnza (4-1) 19
14. Modesto (3-2) 12
15. Mt. San Jacinto (5-0) 15
16. Bakersfield (3-2) 20
17. L.A. Harbor (3-2) 18
18. Citrus (3-1) 14
19. Palomar (3-2) 21
20. Siskiyous (4-1) 22
21. Orange Coast (3-2) 17
22. Antelope Valley (4-0) NR
23. Cerritos (3-2) 24
24. Foothill (3-2) 16
25. Santa Ana (3-2) NR
Others: Diablo Valley (2-3), Southwestern (4-1), Fullerton (2-2), Sacramento (3-2), Santa Rosa (2-3), Santa Monica (4-1), L.A. Pierce (3-1), Merced (2-3).

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