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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?"

LIVE -- CCCAA, NCAA postseason

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We'll have live updates from around the county and Southern California today as three teams take the field locally in the CCCAA postseason. You can follow the games along with live updates on Twitter.

Football
SCFA Beach Bowl, sponsored by Joe Kapp Real Estate
No. 10 Desert 0 13 3 0 -- 16
No. 7 Ventura 0 10 7 0 -- 17
First quarter
Scoreless
Second quarter
COD -- Calhoun 70 pass from Fortis (kick failed), 14:16.
VC -- FG 37 Luna, 12:08.
VC -- Burton 14 pass from Smith (Luna kick), 7:24.
COD -- Calhoun 10 pass from Foris (Symons kick), 6:37.
Third quarter
COD -- FG 21 Symonds, 11:41.
VC -- Burton 3 run (Luna kick), 6:00
Fourth quarter

NCAA Division III playoffs, first round
No. 8 Cal Lutheran 3 7 10 7 -- 27
No. 5 Linfield 6 14 10 0 -- 30
(The Kingsmen are eliminated by Linfield for the third straight postseason.)

Community college men's soccer
Southern California regional quarterfinal
No. 4 Oxnard 1, No. 13 Hancock 0 FT
(Oxnard advances to host either No. 5 East L.A. or No. 12 Long Beach in the Southern California regional semifinals Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Community college women's soccer
Southern California regional quarterfinal
No. 3 Ventura 2, No. 14 East Los Angeles 1 FT
(Ventura advances to host No. 11 Cypress in the Southern California regional semifinals Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. No. 1 Cerritos, No. 2 Santa Barbara City, No. 6 Los Angeles Pierce were eliminated, leaving the Pirates the top seed left in Southern California and knocking out the other Top 2 seeds in their bracket.)

Community college cross country
California Community College championships, Woodward Park, Fresno
Moorpark College women: Finished in sixth place. Freshman Megan McNally and sophomore Andrea Barrera finished 10th and 12th, respectively, to earn All-American status.

Community college men's basketball
Irvine Valley tournament, final
Cerritos 77, Ventura 76 FINAL (2OT)
Non-conference
East L.A. 78, Moorpark 63 FINAL

Community college women's basketball
Glendale tournament, semifinal
Ventura 72, Chaffey 67 FINAL
Sierra tournament, semifinal
Moorpark 80, Lassen 57

Beach Bowl preview capsule

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 10 College of the Desert (6-4) at No. 7 Ventura (6-4)
SCFA Beach Bowl, sponsored by Joe Kapp Real Estate
VC Sportsplex, 6:30 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Golden West 30, Desert 28; Ventura 31, El Camino 27.
SERIES HISTORY: First meeting.
INTERNET RADIO: http://www.HomefieldSports.com
GAME FACTS: Considering the heart-pounding, final-play conclusions to so many Ventura games this season, the season finale should be memorable. Behind QB Charles Fortis (182-for-327 passing, 2,502 yards, 20 TDs, 15 ints.) and RB Jai Steib (148 att., 815 yards, 17 TDs), Desert is scoring 39.1 points per game, the third-best average in Southern California, and is No. 7 in total offense (433.1 ypg). The Roadrunners' backs are averaging nearly five yards per carry and lead SoCal with 27 rushing TDs. Desert's massive offensive line has allowed just nine sacks all season. Ventura is No. 5 in scoring defense (22.9 ppg) and No. 3 against the run (86.1 ypg). LB P.J. Gremaud is averaging 7.8 tackles per game. DE Daniel Miller is No. 4 in SoCal in sacks (10.5) and No. 2 in forced fumbles (4). Pay attention on change of possess. Desert is No. 1 on punt returns (13.4 ypr) and No. 5 on kickoff returns (25.7 ypg). Ventura, behind Jordan Howard, is No. 4 on kickoff returns (25.7 ypr) and No. 5 on punt returns (11.3 ypr). Ventura QB Chase Smith (79-for-156 passing, 890 yards, 9 TDs, 8 ints.) has had his moments, but is still looking for consistency. WR Tim Vizzi (58 rec., 589 yards, 8 TDs) has been one of the top targets in the region. Victor Caro (93 att., 641 yards, 3 TDs) and Dezerick Reed (97 att., 467 yards, 4 TDs) have been a strong backfield combination, especially lately.

VC coach making breakthrough against familiar foes

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The final weeks of the football season have played out like a "This Is Your Life" episode for Ventura College defensive coordinator Tim Hyde.

The defensive line coach at El Camino during the national championship run of 2006 and the unbeaten Mission League sweep of 2007, Hyde's defense forced three of El Camino's five turnovers in Ventura's 31-27 win at Murdoch Stadium Saturday night.

"That was huge (Saturday)," said Hyde. "That team we beat, they may go all the way."
The win earned the No. 7-ranked Pirates a berth in the Beach Bowl, sponsored by Joe Kapp Real Estate, Saturday night at the VC Sportsplex against No. 10 College of the Desert, which Hyde served as defensive coordinator from 2002-05.

"Watching Desert, that's a good football team," said Hyde. "They're big, strong, fast with a big-time quarterback and a huge offensive line.

"It's going to be a great game and for us to have it at our place is special."

Along the way to jumping out to a 17-0 lead at El Camino, Ventura stopped a fourth and 1 on its 20. Linebacker Masi Tuitama's 35-yard interception return pushed the lead to 24-7 late in the second quarter. Safety Scotty Wong's interception with 2:56 to play helped slow the Warriors' fourth-quarter comeback.

Neither Tuitama nor Wong practiced last week while nursing injuries.

Ventura finished the regular season ranked No. 5 in Southern California in scoring defense (22.9 points per game) and No. 3 against the run (86.1 yards per game). It was the second-best performance against the run in school history.

Hyde spent a half hour on the field after the game Saturday catching up with members of the El Camino coaching staff and still keeps in touch with friends on the Desert staff.

"I've known those guys 20-something years," said Hyde of the El Camino staff. "I left both places on good terms."

Picking up the tab

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The Southern California Football Association asks its bowl hosts to search for local sponsorship to keep the schools from paying about $2,500 in bowl costs, which includes security, field preparation and team meals.

Ventura didn't have to look long for the Beach Bowl's sponsor.

"It's all about helping the college because I really believe in them," said Ventura realtor Joe Kapp, a 1970 VC graduate. "I have a lot of good memories there. I was anything but a good student and the college allowed me a place to grow up a little bit.

"It's also a fantastic place to watch a football game."

CCCFBCA bowl pairings announcement

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Print coverage: Ventura County Star, Palm Desert Patch, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Chico Enterprise-Record, Napa Valley Register

November 19

Southern California Football Association

Semifinals

National Bowl
No. 6-South El Camino (8-2) at No. 1t-S Mt. San Antonio (9-1), 1 p.m.

Southern California Football Association Bowl
No. 4-S Cerritos College (7-3) at No. 3-S Palomar (7-3), 5 p.m.

Division championship games

Central Championship Bowl
No. 8-S Golden West (6-4) vs. No. 18-S Long Beach City (5-5) at Orange Coast College, 6 p.m.

American Championship Bowl
No. 16-S East Los Angeles (7-3) at No. 15-S Santa Monica (8-2), 1 p.m.

Bowls

Beach Bowl, sponsored by Joe Kapp Real Estate
No. 10-S College of the Desert (6-4) at No. 7-S Ventura (6-4), 6:30 p.m.

Golden State Bowl
No. 5-S Saddleback (8-2) at No. 1t-S Riverside (10-0), 6 p.m.

Western State Bowl
No. 11-S Los Angeles Harbor (7-3) at No. 8-S Hancock (6-4), 4 p.m.

Northern California Football Association

Bowls

Bothman Bulldog Bowl
No. 8-North Diablo Valley College (8-2) at No. 7-North College of San Mateo (7-3), 1 p.m.

Capital City Bowl
No. 5-N Chabot (9-1) at No. 3-N American River (10-0), 1 p.m.

Graffiti Bowl
No. 4-N Butte (9-1) at No. 6-N Modesto JC (8-2) , 1 p.m.

Living Breath Foundation Bowl
No. 14-N Solano (6-4) vs. No. 11-N Hartnell (7-3) at Cabrillo College, 1 p.m.

Sierra Central Credit Union Bowl
No. 12-N Monterey Peninsula (7-3) at No. 14-N Yuba (6-4), 1 p.m.

Togo's Delta Bowl
No. 10-N De Anza (7-3) at No. 9-N San Joaquin Delta (6-4) , 1 p.m.

November 26:

Regional championship games

Northern California Football Association Championship at Hawaiian Punch Bowl
No. 2-N Fresno City (10-0) at No. 1-N City College of San Francisco (10-0)

Southern California Football Association Championship at TBD

December 10:

California Community College Athletic Association Football State Championship at TBD

Laying in wait

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Both county community college football teams will enter this weekend a game back in the conference race with two to play.

No. 9-ranked Ventura (5-3, 2-1), stuck in the three-team 2-1 pack that includes Hancock and El Camino, hosts Canyons (3-5, 0-3). First-place Cerritos (5-3, 3-0) visits Bakersfield Saturday and hosts Hancock on the final day of the regular season Nov. 12.

No. 12-ranked Moorpark (5-3, 2-1), trailing first-place Long Beach City (4-4, 3-0) and Citrus (5-3, 3-0), visits the Owls Saturday afternoon in Glendora.

Both Ventura and Moorpark are one win away from clinching bowl eligibility.

Moorpark to honor bowl heroes

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The Moorpark College football team invites players and coaches from its 18 bowl teams to attend tonight's Citrus Cup game against rival Ventura at Griffin Stadium.

"Come and celebrate your contribution to a remarkable achievement of a sustained excellence in community college football," wrote the Moorpark athletic department in a release.

Alumni will enter through a special gate and be recognized at halftime. There is also a postgame celebration at The Dugout Sports Grill in Moorpark.

The Raiders 18 bowl teams are 1985 Brahma Bowl, 1988 Pony Bowl, 1989 Pony Bowl, 1990 K-Swiss Bowl, 1991 K-Swiss Bowl, 1992 Potato Bowl, 1993 K-Swiss Bowl, 1994 Strawberry Bowl, 1995 K-Swiss Bowl, 1996 Strawberry Bowl, 1997 Western State Bowl, 1998 Southern California Bowl, 1999 Western State Bowl, 2002 Potato Bowl, 2004 US Bank Beach Bowl, 2006 American Bowl, 2007 American Bowl and 2010 Western State Bowl.

Western State Bowl box

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Moorpark 21, Chaffey 14
Western State Bowl
Moorpark 0 7 0 14 -- 21
Chaffey 7 0 7 0 -- 14
First quarter
CC -- Madden 1 run (Layne kick), 7:26.
Second quarter
MC -- Garcia 27 pass from Shulits (Shultis kick), 1:00.
Third quarter
CC -- Beck 15 pass from King (Layne kick), 6:09.
Fourth quarter
MC -- Gentle 1 run (Shultis kick), 13:16.
MC -- Markham 58 pass from Shultis (Shultis kick), 0:38.
MC CC
First downs 13 21
Rushes-yards 34-10 47-195
Passing yards 299 151
Comp-Att-Int 22-37-3 12-34-1
Sacked-yards lost 0-0 2-26
Punts-avg. 4-42.0 4-32.0
Fumbles-lost 4-2 5-2
Penalties-yards 6-70 7-40
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING -- Moorpark: Morris 7-32, Franklin 5-14, Gentle 8-9, Walston 2-0, Botts 2-(--1), Team 3-(--18), Shultis 7-(--26). Chaffey: Lopez 12-71, Adams 7-53, Madden 9-50, Ginolfi 10-13, King 10-13, Lilly 1-13, Team 3-(--29).
PASSING -- Moorpark: Shultis 21-35-2-296, Botts 1-2-1-3. Chaffey: Ginolfi 6-24-1-109, King 6-10-0-42.
RECEIVING -- Moorpark: Gentle 6-28, Markham 5-178, Franklin 3-20, Morris 3-14, Garcia 2-33, Bruce 1-10, Valenzuela 1-9, Gant 1-7. Chaffey: Caldwell 6-94, Beck 3-50, Brantley 1-4, Madden 1-2, Adams 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS -- Chaffey: Layne 25, 31, 31.
TEAM RECORDS -- Moorpark 7-4, Chaffey 6-5.

LIVE -- Western State Bowl

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Game previews is here. Live in-game updates can be found here.

Moorpark 0 7 0 14 -- 21
L.A. Harbor 7 0 7 0 -- 14
FINAL

Western State Bowl capsule

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No. 16 Moorpark (6-4) at No. 13 Chaffey (6-4)
Western State Bowl
Grigsby Field, 6 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Los Angeles Harbor 46, Moorpark 14; Chaffey 35, Antelope Valley 10.
SERIES HISTORY: Chaffey leads the series, 3-2. Moorpark won the last meeting, 24-21 on Oct. 30.
GAME FACTS: A two-game losing streak to end conference play has handed Moorpark a rematch with a Chaffey team it has already beaten, albeit under dramatic circumstances. QB Zach Shultis hit WR Chris Gant with an 8-yard TD pass on fourth down with 33 seconds to play to lift the Raiders. Gant, who leads Southern California in receptions (80), receiving yardage (1,127) and TDs (17) despite being shut out last week, had his best game against the Panthers, piling up 17 catches, 238 yards and three TDs. Moorpark must make some adjustments against unit that is No. 4 in scoring defense (22.4 ppg) and turnover margin (plus 7). WR Dominick Markham (21 rec., 226 yards), who had his breakout game against Chaffey, had two special teams TDs last week. Shultis has completed 189-of-343 passing for 2,204 yards and 14 TDs.

Moorpark College football bowl history

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Moorpark College football postseason history
1985 Brahma Bowl -- L.A. Pierce 27, Moorpark 14
1988 Pony Bowl -- Rancho Santiago 17, Moorpark 10
1989 Orange County Classic -- Rancho Santiago 31, Moorpark 28
1990 Western State Conference Bowl -- Moorpark 69, Santa Monica 34
1991 Western State Conference Bowl -- Moorpark 35, L.A. Pierce 16
1992 Shrine Potato Bowl -- Bakersfield 30, Moorpark 19
1993 Western State Conference Bowl -- L.A. Valley 21, Moorpark 19
1994 Strawberry Bowl -- Cerritos 55, Moorpark 9
1995 Western State Conference Bowl -- Moorpark 30, El Camino 19
1996 Strawberry Bowl -- Cerritos 16, Moorpark 15
1997 Western State Conference Bowl -- Moorpark 0, Santa Barbara 0*
1998 Southern California Bowl -- Chaffey 35, Moorpark 28
1999 WSC Classic -- L.A. Southwest 30, Moorpark 29
2002 Potato Bowl -- Moorpark 55, Pasadena 28
2004 Beach Bowl -- Moorpark 27, College of the Desert 23
2006 American Bowl -- El Camino 31, Moorpark 27
2007 American Bowl -- Moorpark 42, El Camino 41 (OT)
2007 Southern California semifinals -- Mount San Antonio 59, Moorpark 35
2010 Western State Bowl -- Moorpark at Chaffey, Saturday, 6 p.m.
* Game cancelled due to flooding.

Full CCCAA bowl lineup

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November 20
Southern California semifinals
National Bowl, Mt. San Antonio College, 6pm.
Bakersfield College (8-2, #4S) vs. Mt. San Antonio College (10-0, #1S, National Southern Conference champ)
Southern California Bowl, host Saddleback College, TBA.
Cerritos College (8-2, #3S, National Northern Conference champ) vs. Saddleback College (8-2, #2S)
Lower tier championship games
Central Division Bowl, host Riverside Community College, 6pm.
Los Angeles Harbor College (8-2, #8S, Central West Conference champ) vs. Riverside Community College (9-1, #5S, Central East Conference champ)
American Division Bowl, host Los Angeles Pierce College, 6pm.
San Bernardino Valley College (7-3, #15S, American Mountain Conference champ) vs. LA Pierce College(7-3, #12S, American Pacific Conference champ)
Other bowls
Western State Bowl, host Chaffey College, 6pm.
Moorpark College (6-4, #16S) vs. Chaffey College (6-4, #13S)
Beach Bowl, host Santa Ana College, 6pm.
Grossmont College (6-4, #10S) vs. Santa Ana College (8-2, #7S)
Golden Empire Bowl, host Bakersfield College, 3pm.
College of the Canyons (6-4, #9S) vs. Fullerton College (6-4, #6S)
Northern California bowls
ASBG Bowl, host San Joaquin Delta College, 1pm.
Butte College (8-2, #5N) vs. San Joaquin Delta College (7-3, #6N)
Bulldog Bowl, host College of San Mateo, 12pm.
College of the Sequoias (6-4, #13N) vs. College of San Mateo (7-3, #7N)
Graffiti Bowl, host Modesto Junior College, 1pm.
Diablo Valley College (8-2, #9N) vs. Modesto Jr. College (7-3, #8N)
Living Breath Foundation Bowl, host Monterey Peninsula College, 1pm.
Solano College (9-1, #10N, Bay Valley Conference champ) vs. San Jose City College (5-5, #18N, Coast
Conference champ)
Silicon Valley Bowl, host Foothill College, 1pm.
Sacramento City College (6-4, #13N) vs. Foothill College (8-2, #2N)

November 27

Southern California Football Association Championship at TBD

Northern California Football Association Championship
San Francisco Hawaiian Punch Community College Bowl, host CC of San Francisco, 1pm.
Fresno City College (8-2, #4N, Valley Conference champ) vs. San Francisco City College (10-0, #1N, NorCal Conference champ)

December 11
California Community College Athletic Association Football State Championship at TBD

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