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JC football: Top-ranked CCSF cruises past SRJC

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

City College of San Francisco came into the weekend as the top-ranked community-college football team in Northern California. But knowing his team had taken the powerful Rams to the final play of the game before falling 40-38 a year ago, Santa Rosa JC coach Keith Simons thought the Bear Cubs were primed for an upset.

Instead, they fell behind 35-0 and eventually lost 35-7, SRJC’s sixth loss in its past seven games.

“It’s disappointing, because they’ve been No. 1 in state eight years in a row, and we have always battled those guys,” Simons said. “I don’t think our guys went in with a whole lot of confidence.”

Santa Rosa fell to 3-6, while San Francisco remained perfect at 9-0.

The Bear Cubs trailed 14-0 at halftime and were unable to stop San Francisco’s ground attack in the second half. The Rams wound up with more than 400 yards rushing.

“We don’t tackle real well,” Simons said. “And we had a lot of backup guys who had to start and play the whole game. We’re pretty banged up.”

SRJC concludes its Nor Cal Conference schedule next Saturday with a 1 p.m. home game against College of San Mateo (5-4).