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."