Host Modesto JC won the NCFA Central Division title by defeating Mid-Empire champion Sacramento CC (5-6), 31-6, in the Graffiti Bowl. Golden Gate champ Modesto finished 8-3.
Shasta (9-2) spoiled a perfect season for Coast Conference champion Monterey Peninsula College and ended the nation’s longest JC/CC win streak at 13 games with an exciting 33-31 last minute victory in the Bulldog Bowl at College of San Mateo to earn the NCFA South Division crown.
Bay Valley Conference champion Shasta came back from a 24-6 third quarter deficit to score four touchdowns in the final 20 minutes, including an 8-yard pass from William Camy to Blake Arrowsmith with 34 seconds left for the win. MPC finished 10-1.
In other bowl games Saturday afternoon:
--Host Foothill (8-3) defeated Fresno City College (6-5), 42-36, in overtime in the Silicon Valley Bowl in Los Altos Hills;
--Host Laney (8-3) won the Eagle Bowl over Feather Riv er (6-5), 48-35.
--Santa Rosa JC (8-3) took a 21-0 halftime lead and then held off host Sierra (9-2), 28-20, before a sellout crowd at the Premier West Bank Bowl in Rocklin.
There is only one bowl gain remaining in Northern California this season. San Joaquin Delta (7-3) will play at City College of San Francisco (7-3) in the San Francisco Community College Hawaiian Punch Bowl on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM: Fred Baer, JC Athletic Bureau
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION/bowl results
RESULTS of November 22 games:
SAN MATEO (November 22 , 2008) — The weekend’s California Community College football playoff and bowl scores as compiled by the JC Athletic Bureau:
State Playoffs, Saturday, Nov. 22:
Northern California Championship / NCFA North Region Championship Game,
State Center Bowl at Reedley H.S. Stadium:
Butte (11-0) 24, Reedley (7-3) 21
Butte (11-0) advances to California Community College Athletic Association championship game, Dec. 13, at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, 5 p.m.
Southern California Championship Quarterfinals:
Western State Bowl at College of the Canyons, Valencia:
No. 1 seed Canyons (10-0) Northern Conference champion vs. No. 8 Antelope Valley (6-4) Pacific Conference co-champion, 7 p.m.
American Bowl at El Camino College, Torrance:
No. 4 El Camino (9-1) Central Conference co-champion vs. No. 5 Saddleback (7-3) Southern Conference runner-up, 6p.m.
National Bowl at Fullerton College:
No. 2 Fullerton (10-1) 26, No. 7 San Diego Mesa (6-5) 0
Southern California Bowl at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut:
No. 3 Mt. San Antonio (9-1) Central Conference co-champion vs. No. 6 Allan Hancock (7-3) Northern Conference runner-up, 6 p.m.
--Winners advance to semifinals, to be hosted by higher seeds, Nov. 29.
--Southern California championship game will be Dec. 6, a nd state championship Dec. 13.
Additional Northern California Football Association Division Championship Bowls, Nov. 22:
Graffiti Bowl at Modesto JC / Central Division Championship:
Modesto (8-3) 31, Sacramento (5-6) 6
Bulldog Bowl at College of San Mateo / South Division Championship:
Shasta (9-2) 33, Monterey Peninsula (10-1) 31
Additional Northern California Bowls:
Premier West Bank Bowl at Sierra College, Rocklin:
Santa Rosa (7-3) 28, Sierra (9-2) 20
Eagle Bowl at Laney College, Oakland:
Laney (8-3) 48, Feather River (6-5) 35.
Silicon Valley Bowl at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Foothill (8-3) 42, Fresno (6-5) 36 (OT)
Upcoming, Dec. 6:
San Francisco Community College Hawaiian Punch Bowl at CCSF: CCSF (7-3) vs. San Joaquin Delta (7-3), 1 p.m.
Additional Southern California Bowls, Nov. 22:
Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield College:
Palomar (8-3) 38, Cerritos (7-4) 33, 3 p.m.
Orange County Bowl at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa:
Santa Ana (6-4) vs. Desert (6-4), 5 p.m.
Tremblay Financial Services Bowl at Santa Barbara CC:
Southwestern (7-3) vs. Pasadena (6-4), 6 p.m.