A familiar foe visits Canyons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Javonte Holmes has a team-high six interceptions for the Cougars, and Joey La Rocque has registered 11 sacks, 80 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Bakersfield is led by quarterback Thomas Peregrin, the Renegades’ career passing leader. Against Fullerton last week, Peregrin completed 17 of 25 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns, giving him a school-record 27 touchdown passes. Canyons needs two wins to reach its second consecutive state championship appearance. The Southern California champion will face Reedley (11-0) or City College of San Francisco (10-1) in Fresno on Dec. 10. Kevin Connelly, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL SEMIFINALS TODAY’S GAMES Bakersfield (9-2) at College of the Canyons (11-0), 7 p.m. Grossmont (10-1) at El Camino (11-0), 7 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! College of the Canyons’ football team has won its past 25 games – claiming last year’s state title in the process – but the streak has not come without tense moments, such as when the top-ranked Cougars needed a final-minute touchdown pass from Marcel Marquez to Billy Omahen to win 24-23 at Bakersfield on Oct. 1. Canyons (11-0) will be home for the rematch tonight with Bakersfield (9-2), a Southern California semifinal showdown, with Marquez looking to lead the Cougars to the Dec. 3 SoCal final against El Camino (11-0) or Grossmont (10-1). Marquez, a sophomore, has completed 162 of 270 passes for 2,681 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed 141 times for 466 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns, helping Canyons average 449 yards total offense. Terence Scott leads Canyons with 40 receptions for 865 yards and seven touchdowns. Canyons’ defense has been exceptional, intercepting 22 passes, forcing 11 fumbles, scoring seven touchdowns and surrendering just 243.6 yards per game. last_img read more