ROADRUNNERS HEAD COACH JEFF JORDAN HOISTS THE STATE TITLE PLAQUE AS
BUTTE WINS THEIR SECOND STATE AND NATIONAL TITLE IN SIX YEARS !!!
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By Mike Baca
In a season of many peaks and few valleys the Butte College Roadrunner Football team has captured their second state and national championship in the last six years. With their 28-13 win over Fullerton on Saturday at Cowan Stadium the Roadrunners captured the state title and a co-national championship. It was their first such feats since the magical 2008 season.
Jeff Jordan's team strengths were on full display on Saturday as they pressured Fullerton throughout the afternoon. The performances of tight ends Bo Brummel and Richard Murphy proved pivotal all day as they both caught critical touchdown passes in the win.
Butte running attack was able to keep Fullerton honest as the Roadrunners gained 221 yards on the ground with Robert Frazier rushing 20 times for 86 yards. Thomas Stuart made the most out of his 13 completions going 13-of-23 for 203 and 3 touchdowns. Richard Murphy had 5 receptions for 143 and a touchdown while fellow tight-end Bo Brummel had four catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns.
Defense once again keyed the Butte win with numerous pressures and four interceptions, two of which came from London Muse with one of them returned for the game-clinching score.
Thomas Stuart hits Richard Murphy with this 69 yard touchdown pass to give Butte an early 12-0 lead.....
Facing a 4th and 10 from the Fullerton 14 yard line Stuart hits Bremmel for a big score giving the Roadrunners a two score lead....
The Roadrunners sealed the deal with under a minute to go as London Muse returns an interception 52 yards for a score sending nearly 5000 fans into a frenzy.....
The Roadrunners finish the season 12-0 and will share the national title with East Mississippi.
CHICO STATE MEN MOVE TO 7-1 WITH DECISIVE WIN OVER CAL STATE STANISLAUS
By Mike Baca
The Chico State men's basketball team extended their home winning streak to 14 andt their season win streak to six with an 88-67 win over Cal State Stanislaus. The Wildcats avenged the only loss they had suffered this season with dominant second half performance on their way to victory.
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CHICO'S RASHAD PARKER POSTED A CAREER HIGH 31 POINTS AS THE CATS BEAT STANISLAUS FOR
6TH STRAIGHT WIN.
Chico's Rashad Parker scored a career high 31 points as hit 8-of-13 from the field while knocking down five three-pointers and going 10-of-11 from the charity stripe.
Chico's dominance was helped by how closely the game was called as the teams were whistled for 44 fouls with Chico converting 29-of-34 from the free throw line. The Wildcats got another great performance from Jordan Semple. The junior from Arcata scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. The Cats Sean Park, who was held scoreless in the first half, busted loose in half number two scoring all 14 of his points in the second half.....
The Wildcats were beaten by the Warriors in mid-November 80-78 in overtime, but this time turned the tables. A big reason why was the turn-around on the boards. When the two teams met in Turlock Stanislaus out-rebounded the Cats 47-36 while garnering an astonishing 20 offensive boards. This time the Cats would out-board Stanislaus 30-21 holding the much bigger Warriors to only 8 offensive rebounds.
Its now time to hit the books for the Cats as they will take finals this week and then have a mandatory seven-day break from hoops over the holiday break before returning to action on January 3rd against CCAA power Cal State San Bernardino in Southern California.
49ERS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT WITH 33-14 WIN OVER THE BUCS
FRANK GORE RUSHES FOR OVER 1000 YARDS AGAIN FOR THE NINERS
(AP) — Vernon Davis caught a touchdown pass for the fifth straight game and Michael Crabtree scored his first TD since returning from injury to help the San Francisco 49ers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14 on Sunday.
The victory was the fourth straight for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (10-4), who pulled away for good with a 10-minute, fourth-quarter drive that produced a field goal. Kendall Hunter put it well out of reach, scooping up a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and diving 2 yards into the end zone for a touchdown.
Tampa Bay got within 20-14 on Mike Glennon's TD pass to Tim Wright on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Bucs (4-10) didn't get the ball back until after Kaepernick used 17 plays to march the 49ers 77 yards into position for Phil Dawson to kick one of his four field goals.
HIDE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN; RAIDERS GIVE UP 56 IN LOSS TO CHIEFS
JAMAAL CHARLES SCORES FIVE TOUCHDOWNS AS THE RAIDERS DEFENSE HITS A RECORD BREAKING LOW
(AP) — Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw five TD passes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders 56-31 on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.
The Chiefs (11-3) became the fourth team ever to make the playoffs a year after losing at least 14 games. Kansas City is tied for first place in the AFC West with Denver but needs help to win the division because the Broncos swept the season series.
Charles gained 215 yards from scrimmage as the Chiefs put up the highest point total allowed in Raiders' history.
Matt McGloin threw four interceptions and lost a fumble while sharing time with Terrelle Pryor. Oakland (4-10) lost its fourth straight game.
WARRIORS LOSE TO SUNS; MARK JACKSON LOSING PATIENCE
(AP) — Eric Bledsoe scored seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns won their fifth straight game, holding off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors 106-102 Sunday night.
Bledsoe added eight rebounds and eight assists, Goran Dragic scored 21 points, and Channing Frye added 20 for the Suns.
Curry scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and Klay Thompson added 19 for the Warriors, who have lost three of four. David Lee added 18 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double.
Golden State trailed by as many as nine in the third quarter, but pulled to within 76-75 on Curry's 3-pointer that capped a 10-2 Golden State run.
Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson questioned his team's resolve in his post-game chat with reporters.
"You've got to call it what it is. If you are able to talk about how great they are, then certainly when they're bad, they got to be able to take it. They need to own it and get better." He added, "Us coaches see it. Everybody sees it, but I don't see anybody in uniform with the same passion as they guys sitting in suits and ties on the bench. Enough is enough."
Curry may have summed it up. "I know we are a good team, but you can't call yourself a good team when you are 13-12."
GAY SHINES IN KINGS DEBUT; SACRAMENTO KNOCKS OFF ROCKETS
(AP) — Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming over in a trade from Toronto, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Houston Rockets 106-91 Sunday night.
Gay added five rebounds and four assists. He finished 10-for-20 shooting in a dazzling home debut for the Kings, who had lost eight of their past 10 games.
DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points and eight assists to help Sacramento hold on to the lead for most of the final three quarters.
James Harden twisted his left ankle early in the third quarter but finished with 25 points, and Dwight Howard had 13 points and 10 rebounds while battling foul trouble in a disappointing end to Houston's cramped three-game road trip. The Rockets lost at Portland on Thursday and won at Golden State on Friday.
ENTERPRISE COMES BACK FROM 14 DOWN TO CAPTURE D-II NOR-CAL TITLE
By Mike Baca
Their fans and supporters clamored for it all season long, so when Enterprise, the small school from the North Section had a chance to prove itself on the big stage they made the most of it. Coming back from a 14-0 deficit the North Section's Enterprise Hornets knocked off Manteca High 27-21 to advance to the state title game next weekend in Carson at the Home Depot Center against Chaminade High.
Enterprise had to keep their wits about them after falling behind by two touchdowns. But the Hornets relied on that solid defensive front and their running game to forge in front and hang on for the win.
Enterprise is only the second North Section school to play for a state title. Hamilton High earned their trip to the title game in 2008 before eventually falling in the title match-up.