Both county community college football teams are 2-2 entering the final non-conference games of the season and the importance of Saturday's games increase with the Oct. 9 bye looming on the other side.
"This is a very important game for us because it leads us right into a bye week," said Moorpark College coach Jim Bittner, whose team will visit Compton. "We can go right into that bye with a lot of momentum, or we can be down low feeling sorry for ourselves. It's an important game."
Saturday's visit to 4-0 Pasadena kicks off a three-game stretch for Ventura that features games against three of Southern California's remaining five unbeaten teams.
VC also ends the season against 4-0 El Camino. Its six remaining opponents are 21-3.