The Vaqueros beat East Los Angeles College 42-0 last Saturday and will host the Western State Conference Bowl Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. at Sartoris Field against Santa Ana College. Glendale finished ninth in Southern California in the California Community College Regional State Football Poll at 8-2 and Santa Ana is 7-3 this year and ranked No. 10.
Against ELAC, the Vaqs rolled up 409 yards of total offense and scored six touchdowns, led by WSC Player of the Week Brendon Doyle, who passed for two touchdowns on nine of 17 for 152 yards. Jason McNeil was the leading rusher with 95 yards and one score on 20 carries and Chris Marshall caught four balls for 86 yards and two touchdowns.
Glendale limited the visiting Huskies to 101 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers in getting its first shutout of the season. WSC Player of the Week Alonzo Meinfield had nine tackles and an interception to set up the first Glendale score. Matt Patterson had seven tackles, and Josh Nesbitt and Grant Valentine had five each. Valentine also had two running back sacks and 1.5 quarterback sacks.
The Glendale women’s team and two runners from the men’s team will compete in the state championships Saturday, November 18 at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Vaquero women won the Southern California Championships November 3 in Antelope Valley and should be the favorite to win the state title Saturday. The runners who scored points for the Vaqs to win the Southern California meet were race winner Tove Berg, Lili Hernandez, Ana Rodriguez, Brenda Santana and Desiree Ruiz with Zitlacic Ley and Sandra Martinez rounding out the top seven. Chris Lopez and Jose Valencia will represent the men in Fresno.
The Vaqueros won their own tip- off tournament Saturday with a 68-62 win over Victor Valley. Glendale advanced to the finals with a 72-55 win over Miramar College from San Diego. Now 2-0, Glendale got 13 points from Owen Duckworth against Victor Valley and Jamar Eubanks added 12 and Gerrell Finney had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Glendale hits the road against San Diego Mesa Saturday.
The Vaqueros started the season with a 77-65 win over Cuyamaca College last Wednesday in El Cajon. Deanna Barajas led Glendale with 16 points and Helen Suarez added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Glendale hosts the Vaquero Shootout Thursday through Sunday in the Verdugo Gym. The Vaqs face Cerritos Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Glendale dropped a pair of matches last week to fall to 2-6 in WSC and 6-14 overall. The Vaqueros fell to Canyons in three games last Tuesday 30-18, 30-27 and 30-21 and lost to Pierce in three games Friday 30-12, 30-19 and 30-14. In the loss to Pierce, Susie Marco had 10 kills and Christine Hyman had 8. Alyssa Rosca had 19 assists, Vanessa Escobar had seven digs and Marco had two solo blocks.
The Vaqueros end the regular season this week with a road game Tuesday at Bakersfield and a home game Friday against Citrus at 7:00 p.m.
The Vaqueros ended the regular season with a pair of losses to finish 10-8-5 overall and 3-5-4 in WSC. They lost to Citrus 4-3 last Tuesday and lost to Valley 4-3 last Friday.
Glendale ended the season 1-19-2 overall and 1-11-2 in WSC after losing to Hancock 2-1 last Tuesday and to Moorpark 5-1 Friday.