City College of San Francisco and College of San Mateo can wrap-up undisputed conference football titles in the same season for the first time in 65 years Friday.
Undefeated and top-ranked in the state and nation by the JC Athletic Bureau, CCSF (9-0, 3-0) finishes Golden Gate Conference play at San Jose City College (4-5, 0-3) at 7 p.m. The Rams need a victory to avoid a title tie with Foothill (6-3, 3-1), which has only Saturday's non-conference game with visiting Shasta (4-5) remaining.
San Mateo (7-2, 4-0), ranked ninth among the state's 70 teams, closes out Coast Conference play at co-second West Valley (6-3, 3-1) at 1:30 p.m. in Saratoga. CSM transferred from the Golden Gate Conference to the Coast this year and currently has the highest scoring team in the state with 427 points, a 47.44 average. That compares with the all-time state scoring record of 557 points set by CCSF's 12-0 state championship team last year, a 46.42-pace.
The two rivals have met continuously since 1936, except during World War II. The 1950 game at Kezar Stadium was rained out.
While CCSF is on a state championship track again, CSM will just be happy to make its first bowl game appearance since 1994 (possibly at Foothill's Silicon Valley Bowl on Dec. 1) and complete an 11-game season.
San Francisco expects to host second-ranked Fresno (also 9-0) in the San Francisco Hawaiian Punch Bowl on Dec. 1, with the winners advancing to the Hyundai California CC Championship Game in Visalia, Dec. 8 - which will be televised on FOX Sports Net Bay Area.
Both CCSF and San Mateo draw in almost equal numbers from San Francisco high schools.
NOTES: CSM quarterback Jason Douglas, out of McAteer High, is the top rated passer in the state at 185.3 - a better mark than anyone in the NCAA Division I ranks. CCSF quarterback Orlando Evans rates No. 2 in Northern California at 179.1. San Francisco has the region's top scorers in running back Johnnie Mack (108 points) and placekick leader Richard Heintz out of Serra High (80 points). Monterey Peninsula's Antowain Vaughns has also scored 108 points (18 touchdowns).
SEHORN LOSES JC ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING RECORD TO SMITH
-- Jason Sehorn has lost the single game all-purpose running record (506 yards) he set for Shasta College in 1991 -- which at that time was the greatest single game performance by a college football player on any level!
Jonathan Smith of Pasadena produced 515 yards against Cerritos last week: 353 rushing, 102 receiving and 60 yards on kickoff returns. Smith has also replaced Jackie Robinson as Pasadena's all-time top scorer with a state-pacesetting 156. Robinson scored 131 in 1938.
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