The friendly fellow to your left is Joe Mountie, the mascot of the defending CCCAA football champs, the Mt San Antonio College Mounties. Joe is part American mountain man, part Canadian Mountie and all babe- magnet! As the CCCAA begins its post -season this Saturday, November 19th, the Mounties face an SCFA semi- final game against the El Camino College Warriors, for whom one of the ever- errant Phil Simms sons played for a year a little while back before transferring to Tennessee. That semi- final clash takes place in the National Bowl at 1pm PT. 

Meanwhile, the SCFA Bowl hosts the other semi- final matchup. The Palomar College Comets welcome the Cerritos College Falcons. Cerritos comes in as the National Northern Conference champions, while the Comets come into this game sick to death of hearing about how they “backed into” the playoffs. At 6pm PT on Saturday their players at last get to just take the field and ball.     


AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL – The Santa Monica College Corsairs, the champions of the American Pacific Conference, play host to the East Los Angeles College Huskies. The Huskies are the champions of the American Mountain Conference and come in at 7-3, while the Corsairs boast an 8-2 record. Kickoff is scheduled for just past 1pm PT.

CAPITAL CITY BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – The 9-1 Chabot College Gladiators (love that name) are the Golden Gate Conference champs and they will travel to face the 10-0 American River College Beavers. The Beavers took the Mid Empire Conference title so this is another contest of champions.

CENTRAL CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL – November 19th, TBD – The Golden West College Rustlers will be clashing with the Long Beach Vikings in this game whose kickoff time has yet to be determined. GWC is, of course, the Official College Football Team of the Queen of the Rustlers, Jo “Buckshot” Bryant. The Rustlers roped and branded the Vikings to the tune of 42-0 when they played back on September 3rd, so you know the Vikings will be looking for payback in this rematch.

GRAFFITI BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – The Butte College Roadrunners will be trying to beep- beep their way past the Modesto Pirates in this Bowl matchup. The Pirates host this event that replaces the old Stolen Hubcap Bowl. I’m kidding! (It replaces the Broken Windows Bowl)

SIERRA CENTRAL CREDIT UNION BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – The Yuba College 49ers, out of the Bay Valley Conference, play host to the Coast Conference champions, the Monterey Peninsula College Lobos. The Lobos are 7-3, the 49ers are 6-4, but both teams have cool nicknames and that’s always a plus here at Balladeer’s Blog.

TOGO’S DELTA BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – This Bowl will, appropriately enough, be played at San Joaquin Delta College. The 9th ranked Mustangs welcome the NCFA’s 10th ranked De Anza Dons in what is sure to be a rip-roaring “Togo” party. (I know it’s supposed to be toga). TO- GO!! TO-GO!! 

BOTHMAN BULLDOG BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – The College of San Mateo Bulldogs are, not surprisingly, the hosts of this particular Bowl game. They will take on the Diablo Valley College Vikings, who I always say should change their names to the Diablos. 

LIVING BREATH FOUNDATION BOWL – November 19th, 1pm PT – The Hartnell Panthers battle the Solano Falcons, who come in as the champions of the Bay Valley Conference. Look for a very memorable gridiron contest that will bring a lot of attention to a worthy foundation. 

WESTERN STATE BOWL – November 19th, 4pm PT – This Bowl will pit the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks against the host team, the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs. The Seahawks come in ranked number 11 in the SCFA, while the Bulldogs ended the regular season tied for 8th with the aforementioned Golden West College Rustlers.

GOLDEN STATE BOWL – November 19th, 6pm PT – Not so long ago both teams participating in this Bowl looked like they might be playing for the CCCAA National Championship instead. In what is sure to be one of the most memorable games of this post- season the Saddleback College Gauchos travel to take on the Riverside Tigers.

BEACH BOWL – November 19th, 6pm PT – The College of the Desert Roadrunners will be on the road against the Ventura College Pirates. This Bowl gets my vote as the most underrated game of the CCCAA post- season.     



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  2. I really like the Mounties! Go Mt San Antonio!

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