Football ends season on six-game win streak

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Football ends season on six-game win streak

Elias C. Ahumada

Elias C. Ahumada

Elias C. Ahumada

BC defensive back Dominic Frasch ( 29) runs down field after BC's fake punt.

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With the bowl win over Chaffey College, the Renegades finished the season on a six game winning streak and end the football season with a final record of 7-4.

The bowl win along with the seven victories were feats that were unimaginable early in the season as the Renegades got off to a slow start and were relegated to the bottom of the division.

The season got off to a bruising start as the Renegades opened with a blowout loss at home against powerhouse Riverside, the loss was one of the most lopsided in school history.

BC would also lose starting running back Curtis McGregor for the season during the loss.

That opening game gave a glimpse of the struggles the Renegades would face early on before flipping the switch and turning the season around.

BC would bottom out against College of the Canyons on Oct. 4, losing 38-35 at home and leaving the Renegades with a record of 1-4.

The defense was consistently having trouble keeping opponents off the board while struggling to work together as they allowed the opponent to score 31 points or more in three of BC’s first four loses.

BC would reel off back to back road wins against Citrus College and Moorpark, which gave the Renegades its first winning streak of the season and a defense that had struggled early on, was finally making crucial stops that allowed BC to build momentum during the game and as the season went on.

The win against Moorpark was a standout game for the Renegades, the defense struggled to contain the Moorpark offense but did not break in giving the BC offense enough of a chance to earn a hard fought victory. Renegade quarterback Tarek Yaeggi and wide receiver Derrick Vickers also had standout games with Yaeggi throwing for a season high five touchdowns and passing for 350 yards while Vickers had 116 receiving yards to go along with a season high five receiving touchdowns and over 60 rushing yards.

The momentum the BC defense had during the game would stay with the team the rest of the season as the Renegades held its remaining opponents to an average of 15 points a game.

With the defense avoiding the miscues that plagued the team earlier in the season, the offense was able to fire on all cylinders as BC added wins over Cerritos College and Pasadena City College.

Running backs Triton Douglas and Xavier Williams helped stabilize the running game for BC and at times seemed to carry multiple defenders several yards while running for a first down. Marquise Johnson was another weapon at the wide receiver position and was a perfect complement to Vickers while tight end Khalin Smith gave Yaeggi another set of reliable hands to throw to.

With the winning steak up to four, the Renegades faced a first place Ventura College team with a chance to earn a bowl game. BC would go on to win the game after a back and forth battle then would go on to beat Chaffey College in the Clifford & Bradford Insurance Western Bowl. This left BC with a six game winning streak and capped a surprising finish for the football team.

Freshman quarterback Yaeggi became the fifth player in Renegade history to pass for over 2,000 yards finishing with 2,033 and 18 passing touchdowns.

Williams finished the season leading the team in rushing yards with 687 while Douglas added 556 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.

The Renegades had three different receivers finish with over 400 receiving yards, Johnson led the way with 855 and six touchdowns, Vickers added 609 yards and 10 touchdowns and Smith had 471 to go with four touchdowns.

 

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