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.