Rams in the News

Football National Champions!


Watch this at CSN Bay Area

Comcast Sportsnet Feature on CCSF Football Program

CCSF wins NorCal Championship by beating Fresno CC 57-13

Ram Football Video Highlights

2011 CCSF All Conference Selections:

George Rush -Coach of the Year

Olle Norberg OL
Sean McDonald OL
Elias Groon OL
Roman Runner WR
De'Shae Edwards RB
Edgar Castaneda K
Marcus Pierce-Brewster D MVP
Marcus Pierce-Brewster DL
Steven Hill DL
Ruben Ibarra LB
Tyrone Ward LB
Blair Wishom DB
Darvin  McCauley DB

 

CCSF Football -10/17/11 bt Ryan Kuhn

The top two teams in California met in Oroville, Calif this past weekend in a game that could very well decide who will represent Northern California in the state championship.

The Rams proved that their No. 2 counterpart, Butte College was no match as they handed them their first loss on the season and held the Roadrunners to their lowest point total of the season, 42-19 on Oct. 15.

Head coach George Rush said this was the game of the year.

“It was the biggest game of the week and the biggest game of Northern California certainly. It was No. 1 versus No. 2, it doesn’t get any bigger than that,” he said.

Butte got out to an early lead with a field goal in the first quarter but it only lasted for two minutes when quarterback Turner Baty found wide receiver Dezmond Epps in the back of the endzone to put the Rams on top, 7-3.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Roadrunners showed why are seeded at No. 2 when they answered back with a 95-yard kick off return but that would be the only offense they could muster in the first half. It was all City College.

Baty found his other wide receiver Caleb Holley for another touchdown pass and with a run by DeShae Edwards, the Rams took a 19-10 lead into the second quarter.

In the second half the offense, a balance offense was the formula for success as the ball was not only passed to Epps for his second touchdown for the game but his rushing ability was displayed as he was the focal point for a double reverse handoff.

Baty, who now is fourth in pass efficiency in Northern California said this win was a must to keep their state championship hopes alive.

“It really sets a tone for the conference season,” he said. “It taught us just to bounce back and when we get knocked down we come together as a team.”

The previous week, City College squeaked by San Joaquin Delta College with a 16-14 win as the Mustangs held them to their lowest total point total since November of 2008 when Foothill College held the Rams to only 13 points.

City College returns home this week when they face Laney College on Oct. 21. Kick off is at 1 p.m. at Rams Stadium.



 

CCSF Football -10/3/11 by Ryan Kuhn

City College faced their final opponent before heading on the road against Delta College as they defeated De Anza College, 48-7.

The Dons came into the game 3-0 after upsetting Foothill College but freshmen quarterback Turner Baty was too much throwing four touchdown passes.

Head coach George Rush was pleased to see his team start quickly.

“I thought the thing that was nice to see was that we started off fast offensively,” Rush said. “We didn’t fool around, we got up on them early. We had one bad defensive series we settled down and played pretty well most of the way.”

Quickly was an understatement as Baty threw a 43-yard pass to wide receiver Roman Runner that took eight seconds on their first drive of the game.

Five minutes later, Baty turned away from his air attack to his running attack, waltzing in for a 3-yard touchdown run.

He finished the game with 324 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

In the second quarter, City College continued their offense as Runner caught two more touchdown passes from Baty. Runner led all wide receivers with three touchdown passes and 83 yards catching.

Even though the Rams’ quarterback had a stellar afternoon, Baty knows his team needs to keep moving forward.

“We have to keep playing turnover free ball like we have been,” Baty said.

The bench also chipped in in the second half where quarterback Broughan Jantz threw a touchdown pass and running back Bobby Burton also ran into the endzone from 39 yards out to seal the victory.

City College knows their next couple tests will be tough.

“We are going to play a team that offensively is similar to us so we see it a lot in practice,” Rush said, talking about Delta’s offense. “It’s about playing and trying to find the things you didn’t do well and improve on that and then get better at the things you improve on that as well too. You don’t make mistakes.”

The Rams return home in three weeks on Oct. 22 when they face Laney College at 1 p.m.

 

Desmond Bishop, former CCSF Rams Player Wins Super Bowl XLV.

 
Desmond_Bishop

Linebacker Desmond Bishop from City College of San Francisco was the defensive star with his potential game saving fumble recovery in the fourth quarter - after which Rodgers drove the Packers to their final touchdown.  Bishop was Green Bay's tackle leader throughout the playoffs with 26 total tackles & 21 solo stops in the postseason.
exerpt from:
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
,
"EX CC STARS RODGERS & BISHOP KEY PACKERS SUPER BOWL WIN"
Fred Baer, February 6, 2011

SUPER BOWL Stars' Roots

Desmond Bishop, who played for the CCSF Rams in 2003 and 2004, has won a Superbowl title as a starting Middle Linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.  Bishop was a member of the National Undefeated CCSF Rams Championship Team in 2003. In 2004, he was named the Defensive Player of the Year by California Community Colleges, and won 1st team JC All American and 1st team All Conference recognition.   He was an excellent student with impeccable personal qualities who later transferred to UC Berkeley.  Bishop stepped up his play this season with the Green Bay Packers when key players were injured.  He was among defense leaders on Superbowl Sunday with 6 tackles and 2 assists, and a crucial third period fumble recovery that changed the momentum of the game in the Packers favor.

Note that Desmond Bishop's father and two brothers also were star CCSF Rams players passing on that City College spirit through the generations!

 

RAMS Rated #1 in State

Hit of the Game!

CCSF beats San Joaquin Delta of Stockton 17 -10 in San Francisco Sat. October 9th, 2010. CCSF ranked #1(4-0) and SJD #7(3-1) in Northern Cal played before a good crowd in some nice weather on ther brand new resurfaced football field. For the most part CCSF played just sloppy enough for SJD to stay in the game. To the point where it came down to SJD's final drive in the 4th quarter with seconds left on the clock. Delta completed a pass to the 4 yard line only to suffer a hard hit by DB Dale Peterman which dislodged the ball, knokcing it completely out the back of the end zone. Thus, turning over the ball and giving it to SF on it's on 20 yard line with 5 seconds left in the game. SF then ran out the clock to end the game. On offense for SF, RB Kenny Haynes had 29 rushes for 153 yds and 2 catches for 26 yards and 1 TD. On defense, DB Nigel Malone had 2 interceptions and some nice hits/tackles.
CCSF is now 5-0 going into league play next Saturday against Butte College at San Fancisco's Rams Stadium.

The Rams retain their #1 Nor Cal ranking by defeating #3 Butte College.

The Rams entertained the packed and chilly crowd by winning another squeaker for the 2nd week in a row. Steele Jantz passed for 355 yards on 19 of 32 and 4 tds. Aaron Horne had 7 catches for 172 yards and 2 Tds. Royce had 7 grabs for 106 yards and 2 tds. Kenny Haynes had 17 carries for 91 yards, 1 td and 1 catch for another 17 yards. This was a conference opener for both clubs on what could be another tight race for the top spot. CCSF will be at Laney College next Friday night at 7pm.

Rams defeated Laney College 21 to 17 in Oakland.

Trailing at the half 14 -17, CCSF's defense held Laney to just 35 total yards of offense in the second half to overtake them and win the game. Unable to find it's rhythm on offense most of the night, the Rams still manage to strike fast when Steele Jantz hit a streaking Aaron Horne for a 71 yard touchdown strike. And though the Defense smothered Laney in the second half, that still didn't stop Corter Anderson from showing why he is the top rusher in the state. Nevertheless, the Rams opened conference play with a victory over newcomer Laney College and will be taking on CSM at CCSF this Saturday. It should be a doozy. The Bulldogs defeated the Rams last year for the first time in 20 years, which gave them a share of the conference championship.

The Rams have earned their 11th Northern California Conference Championship

The City College of San Francisco Rams earned their 11th Northern California Conference Championship by defeating Foothill College 35-24. The Rams have a chance to finish their season undefeated with one more big game at hand when they take on Santa Rosa Junior College, Saturday Nov. 13th at 1:00pm @ Rams Stadium. Come see the Rams make history!

Northern California Football Playoff game Saturday Nov. 27th, 1:00pm @ Rams Stadium

As you know CCSF concluded its' season weekend before last with a win over Santa Rosa JC, giving the Rams a perfect 10-0 season and the Nor Cal Conference Championship. The Rams will take their Northern Cal #1 ranking against the #4 Fresno CC Rams. The winner of the the Hawaiian Punch Community College Bowl on November 27, will feature the Northern rep. to play against the Southern rep. on Dec. 11 in So Cal.  Upon going undefeated, the Rams finished #1 in the State on Offense for total yards/gm(486.6), total points/gm(40.1) and total yards per play from scrimmage(7.1).........Defensively, the Rams finished # 1 in the State also, in total yds allowed/gm(250) and points allowed/gm(14.1). Individually, Aaron Horne was #1 in the State for yards/catch(24.1), Edga Castaneda was #1 for most PAT's/made(48) and percentage made(100 % on 48-48). Steele was 4th in the State for yards/play(7.8) and Sua Tuaia anchored the defense by leading the State in most forced fumbles(5)......