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Knights move up one spot in CCCAA poll, on bubble in national rankings

Shasta College's football team moved up to No. 21 in the CCCAA after Saturday's season-opening win over Delta College. (Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

Shasta College’s football team moved up one spot to No. 21 in the California Community College Athletic Association Junior College Athletic Bureau Poll on Tuesday.

The Knights, who had to move their original season-opener against West Hills Coalinga to its bye week on Oct. 9 due to poor air quality due to wildfires in the North State, beat San Joaquin Delta 42-27 Saturday.

Shasta College racked up 578 total yards and 433 yards rushing, including 294 yards and four touchdowns from sophomore running back Tyler Boston (Dixon, CA), who was the Redding Rancheria Player of the Game for his performance.

Knights rankings are presented by Tri Counties Bank.

Shasta began the season ranked No. 22 in the CCCAA JC Bureau poll and also comes in at 21st in the state Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) poll.

The Knights face off against unbeaten Laney on Friday for their first road game. Laney was ranked 20th in the CCCAA JC poll heading into the second week but lost to #9 Butte 23-10.

In the national rankings, #41 Laney is ranked ahead of #52 Shasta, both of which are outside JCGridiron’s Dirty 30 National Rankings and are considered “bubble” teams.

Laney has lost to #14 Modesto and #24 Butte in the first two games of the season.

The Knights are 6-17 all-time against Laney but haven’t squared off since 2009 and Shasta has won two of the past five meeting since 2000. Shasta’s last win at Laney was Sept. 7, 1990, a 21-20 victory.

CCCAA JC Athletic Bureau Football Poll

Rk School Record Points
1 San Mateo (5) 2-0 269
2 Riverside (5) 2-0 262
3 Venture (1) 2-0 253
4 Modesto 2-0 231
5 San Francisco 2-0 230
6 American River 2-0 216
7 College of the Canyons 2-0 214
8 Fullerton 2-0 195
9 Butte 2-0 184
10 Mt. San Antonio 1-0 172
11 Fresno City 2-0 170
12 Saddleback 1-0 167
13 Golden West 2-0 109
14 Long Beach City 1-1 107
15 Bakersfield 2-0 102
16 East LA 2-0 93
17 Reedley 2-0 88
18 Cerritos 1-1 84
19 El Camino 1-1 71
20 Diablo Valley 1-0 64
21 Shasta 1-0 58
22 Allan Hancock 2-0 55
23 San Diego Mesa 1-1 50
24 Citrus 2-0 31
25 Monterey Peninsula 2-0 25

**Shasta 2021 opponents

Others: Laney 21, Santa Barbara City 15, Feather River 13, Foothill 6, Palomar 4, Chabot 3, Sierra 2, Contra Costa 1.

 

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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