No. 12/15 Bakersfield stays undefeated with exciting 20-19 win at No. 13/13 Golden West; Complete CCCAA scoreboard here

Bakersfield College football (Courtesy BC Athletics)
Bakersfield College football (Courtesy BC Athletics)

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HUNTINGTON BEACH - For the second game in a row, Bakersfield College's football team was on the short end of the stat sheet. However, the Renegades led where it mattered most, on the scoreboard as BC improved to 3-0 on the season by defeating Golden West College 20-19 in Huntington Beach during a matinee game on Saturday, September 18th. 

Golden West took the lead first after both teams exchanged several punts in the first seven minutes. After the Rustlers scored first on a 1-yard run at 6:26 of the 1st quarter they missed the ensuing extra-point kick for a 6-0 lead. That missed extra point would eventually prove to be the difference in the game.

The Gades took a 7-6 lead near the end of the 1st quarter on Antonio Robinson's (freshman, running back) 1-yard run with three seconds remaining on the clock. Freshman Pete Delis' extra point kick was good.

The Renegades then took a 14-6 lead after sophomore Richard Lara's 25-yard touchdown completion to wide receiver Myran Randle with 1:58 remaining in the first half.

Into the third quarter, BC knew they were not home free just yet. Golden West was able to pull within 1 point (14-13) of BC in the third quarter on a 6-yard TD pass at the 7:32 mark.

The Rustlers' missed extra point back in the first quarter loomed large as Golden West scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass at 7:30 in the 4th quarter, taking a 19-13 lead. Forced to go for a two-point conversion, BC held ground as the attempt failed once more.

Bakersfield then regained the lead for good on sophomore Isaac Jernagin's 6 -yard touchdown with 3:40 remaining in the game. Golden had a chance to win the game off of a field goal with 16 seconds left but another failed kick would continue to haunt the Rustlers. 

The Gades take their perfect record on the road again next Saturday, September 25th as they travel to Walnut, CA to take on Mt. Sac College (1-0, whose last two scheduled games have been postponed) at 6 pm.

(Bakersfield College Athletics)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 
Chabot 23, Siskiyous 13
Contra Costat 37, Hartnell 35
Diablo Valley 59, Sacramento 36
Feather River 32, Monterey Peninsula 15
Fresno 28, American River 12
Laney 30, Shasta 29
Merced 21, De Anza 6
Reedley 34, Santa Rosa 17
Sam Francisco 42.Modesto 21
San Jose 24, Yuba 14
San Mateo 21, Butte 14
Sequoias 40, San Joaquin Delta 19
 
Gavilan at Foothill, postponed
West Hills at Sierra, canceled
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Allan Hancock 15, Cerritos 6
Bakersfield 20, Golden West 19
Canyons 22, Fullerton 17
Desert 44, Los Angeles Valley 21
Glendale 34, Victor Valley 30
Grossmont 42, Citrus 39
Long Beach 31, Chaffey 10
Los Angeles Harbor 29, Compton 18
Moorpark 21, Santa Ana 19
Mt. San Jacinto 23, Antelope Valley 13
Palomar  26, Southwestern 7
Pasadena 43, Santa Monica 22
Riverside 33, Saddleback 6
San Diego Mesa 37, East Los Angeles 23
Ventura 58, El Camino 37
 
LA Southwest at West LA, canceled
Orange Coast at Santa Barbara, postponed
San Bernardino Valleyat Mt. San Antonio, postponed 
 
BYES: Los Angeles Pierce, LosMedanos