Saddleback remains among the ranks of the unbeaten after rolling past Golden West, 63-38; Get all scores here

Saddleback moved to 8-0 on Saturday evening with its win over visiting Golden West. (Photo by Cliff Robbins)
Saddleback moved to 8-0 on Saturday evening with its win over visiting Golden West. (Photo by Cliff Robbins)

CCCAA Football: Scoreboard l Standings

MISSION VIEJO - The Saddleback football team improved to 8-0 with a 63-38 win against Golden West College on Saturday night at Mission Viejo High School.  The Gauchos had 680 yards of offense, which is the second highest total in Gaucho history. 

Saddleback shot out of the gate with a fury, scoring 28 points in the opening quarter on way to a landslide win.  The Gauchos had a touchdown run from Jonathan Jefferson on the opening drive and were off and running.  Just over two minutes later Al Gene Fisher took one over from 1-yard out and Saddleback had a 14-0 lead before the first batch of hot dogs were done cooking on the grill.

Saddleback made it 21-0 with 7:31 remaining in the opening quarter when Chance Nolan hit Clinton Allen with a 26-yard touchdown pass.   It was the first of two hookups for Nolan and Allen, who later connected on a 52-yard touchdown to make the score 42-10 with 4:26 remaining in the half.

Saddleback entered the locker room with a 42-17 advantage and extended the lead to 49-14 when Nolan called his own number for a 1-yard touchdown with 3:39 remaining in the third quarter.  Al Gene Fisher would tack on two more touchdown runs down the stretch, finishing with four for the night. 

In the end, Saddleback rolled up 680 yards of offense, holding a 34:44-to-25:16 advantage in time-of-possession.  It ended up being the second most yards ever gained in a single game by the Gauchos, just shy of the 717 put up against Ventura earlier this season.

Nolan finished 29-of-40 for 422 yards passing and three touchdown passes while leading the Gauchos with 101 yards and another score on the ground.  He now has 2,351 yards passing and 27 touchdown passes through eight games while leading the team with 674 yards on the ground.  His 3,025 yards of total offense already ranks 7th all-time for a single-season with two games remaining in the regular season. 

Cole Harrity had another sensational night, catching 12 balls for 197 yards.  It was the largest game of the season for Harrity, who now has 49 receptions for 808 yards and six touchdowns through eight games.

The Saddleback defense took the chance to get a lot of new jerseys on the field in the second half, spreading around the wealth.  Robert Rahimi finished with a game-high six total tackles while Tyriek Bell had five tackles and a sack.  Bobby Blandino had three tackles, one tackle-for-loss and an interception.

(Courtesy Saddleback College Athletics)

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
 
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

NATIONAL BAY 6
Laney 41, Santa Rosa 35   (game pp'd from Nov. 1 due to wildfires & power outages)
San Francisco 40, Chabot 7
San Mateo 28, Diablo Valley 7
  
NATIONAL NORCAL
American River 14, Butte 7
Shasta 23, Siskiyous 7
Sierra 41, Feather River 21
  
NATIONAL VALLEY
Fresno 26, Modesto 24
San Joaquin Delta 32, Sacramento 15
Sequoias 28, West Hills 14
  
AMERICAN GOLDEN COAST
Cabrillo 34, San Jose 8
Monterey Peninsula 38, Hartnell 28
Reedley 49, Merced 14
  
AMERICAN PACIFIC 7
Foothill 34, Contra Costa 0
Yuba 28, Redwoods 25
  
NONLEAGUE
DeAnza 45, Los Medanos 10
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION leagues
NATIONAL NORTHERN
Canyons 48, Ventura 38
East Los Angeles 44, Bakersfield 28
Long Beach 58, Moorpark 35
  
NATIONAL CENTRAL
El Camino 38, Palomar 20
Fullerton 71, San Diego Mesa 14
Mt. San Antonio 42, Cerritos 24
  
NATIONAL SOUTHERN 
Grossmont 27, Orange Coast 18
Riverside 34, Southwestern 12
Saddleback 63, Golden West 38
  
AMERICAN PACIFIC
Allan Hancock 28, Santa Barbara 13
Los Angeles Pierce 17, Los Angeles Harbor 2
Pasadena 30, Santa Monica 2
  
AMERICAN MOUNTAIN
Antelope Valley 21, Mt. San Jacinto 20
San Bernardino Valley 41, Citrus 19
Victor Valley 35, Desert 20    
  
AMERICAN METRO
Chaffey 1, Los Angeles Southwest 0 (forfeit)
Glendale 40, Los Angeles Valley 23
Santa Ana 56, Compton 20

Byes: Gavilan and West Los Angeles

(Scores compiled by Fred Baer, JC Athletic Bureau)