Riverside City College football team beats Ventura to reach regional title fight – Press Enterprise

The Riverside City College football team’s quest to win back-to-back state championships is still alive.

Jordan Barton threw a couple of touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown as the No. 4 seeded Tigers went on the road, directing No. 1 seeded and previously undefeated Ventura College 41-21 in a semifinal match at the Southern California Football Association on Saturday evening. .

RCC (9-2) travels to Golden West College (11-0) for the championship game on Saturday, December 4th at noon. season.

RCC took a 14-0 lead Saturday night as Barton battled for a 23-yard touchdown and Dean Connors added a 5-yard touchdown run. Ventura halved the deficit on a 14-yard touchdown from Vince Welea to Terrell Vaughn in the final minute of the first quarter.

It was all RCC the next two quarters as the Tigers scored 27 equal points to extend their lead.

Barton teamed up with Marquis Ashley for an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, and then it was the defense’s turn to score points as Carlton Johnson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.

Ricardo Chavez made a 43-yard field goal near the end of the first half and added a 24-yard field goal in the third period to give the Tigers a 34-7 lead. RCC put together a 14-play, 93-yard scoring drive later in the third quarter – limited by a 3-yard touchdown pass from Barton to Juwan Tucker – to increase that lead to 41-7.

Julian Kelly had a couple of touchdown runs (4 yards and 1 yard) for Ventura in the fourth quarter.

Barton completed 15 of 24 passes in 278 yards and ran 47 yards on nine carries. Jammal Houston caught five passes on 95 yards and Ashley had three catches on 94 yards. Thomas Kinslow led the ground attack for the Tigers on Saturday night with 72 yards on 22 carries, and Connors added another 54 yards on 16 carries.

Johnson also got a fumble in the game, 1 of 4 turnovers for the defense Saturday night. Isac Garcia also got a fumble back and Demarco Moorer intercepted a pass.

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