May 6, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica College Corsairs Win Pacific Conference Championship: Corsairs Go 7-0 In Pacific Conference

Santa Monica College won the Pacific Conference Championship in football for the second straight year defeating Antelope Valley 24-21 away at Antelope Valley to qualify to play in the American Division Championship Bowl.

The Corsairs boast a 9-1 regular season record going undefeated 7-0 in the Pacific Conference in a season that will go down as one of the best in school history.

Santa Monica Head Coach Gifford Lindheim believes in a philosophy in which the Corsairs have “a goal to reach their potential individually and collectively” each and every year.

“Winning is a residual outcome of that philosophy,” said Lindheim. “The past two seasons have resulted in championships. I’m happy for the guys to be able to enjoy such positive outcomes from their talent, hard work, and dedication.”

Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina was 14-28 for 288 yards throwing three touchdowns and one interception against the Marauders.

Medina leads the Pacific Conference with 238.2 yards per game and 28 passing touchdowns netting 2382 total yards for the season.

“We have had a lot of confidence in ourselves and every week we have relied on different parts on the team to make it a complete team effort,” said Medina.

Santa Monica College receiver Reggie Mitchell had five catches for 131 yards and one touchdown while Ralph Gordon II had five catches for 123 yards to lead the receiving core of the Corsairs over the Marauders.

Gordon has ten touchdowns during the 2012 season on 34 receptions for 756 yards while Mitchell has nine touchdowns on 36 receptions for 648 yards, and tight end Dominique Bierria has five touchdowns of 45 receptions for 523 yards.

“It’s been an amazing year and all of us have come a long way since spring ball,” said Gordon. “I feel the chemistry we have together and as a team, we’ve been able to utilize to dominate other teams every Saturday.

Corsairs rusher Myles Johnson added 83 yards on the ground on 27 carries against the Marauders.

Johnson leads rushers in the Pacific Conference with nine touchdowns and an average of 101.7 yards a game with 1017 total yards for the season.

On the defensive side of the ball, defensive back Qujuan Floyd leads the Corsairs in total tackles with 75 with linebacker Benjamin Brown piling up 63 total tackles and defensive back Ricardo White posting 49.

“I’m very proud of the entire SMC family from the athletic department to the coaching staff and my teammates on both sides of the ball,” said Johnson. “It’s been a honor to go to war each game with this team.”

Next game for the Corsairs is away against Southwestern College Saturday, Nov. 17 in the American Division Championship Bowl at Olympian High School in Chula Vista at 6 p.m.

in News
Related Posts

Riviera Mansion on Market for $25 Million

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

 6 bedroom, 10 bathroom Riviera mansion hits market  By Chad Winthrop A nearly century-old Riviera mansion complete with a speakeasy...

Venice’s Fox Theater Revamp

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

A developer wants to revamp the historic Fox Theater building in Venice. Learn more in this video made possible by...

Edify TV: Site Work Begins on Nearly Billion Dollar LAX Station

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Site work has begun for a nearly billion dollar light rail transit station coming to LAX. Learn more in this...

Nearly 50-Unit Affordable Housing Complex Breaks Ground in Santa Monica

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Development combines retail and residential units  By Toi Creel A 50-unit affordable housing complex recently broke ground in Santa Monica’s...

Edify TV: Concert Capacity Rules Issue for Small Venues

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Live music is back in LA County but the owner of a Westside jazz club says reopening will have to...

Santa Monica City Council Gives Green Light to Pursue Main Street Closures

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Lawmakers instruct staff to develop proposal that would close Main Street to vehicles on weekends By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica’s...

Rents on The Rise In Santa Monica: Santa Monica Beat – May, 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Rents on The Rise In Santa Monica * Natural Gas Leak...

Woman Killed by Vehicle on 10 Freeway in Santa Monica

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Victim struck at Cloverfield Boulevard on-ramp Sunday night By Sam Catanzaro A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle...

Santa Monica Police Use Naloxone to Save Overdose Victim in Park

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

SMPD save woman who has overdosed on Oxocodone By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police used Naloxone to save a woman...

Edify TV: Could Penmar Golf Course Become Affordable Housing?

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Under a state bill facilities like Penmar golf course could be converted into space for affordable housing. Learn more in...

Hard Kombucha Tasting Room Opens on Main Street

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

JuneShine opens on Main Street in Santa Monica Toi Creel A hard kombucha tasting room has opened on Main Street...

Italian-Style Raw Seafood Bar Comes to Santa Monica

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Crudo e Nudo, a new Italian-style raw seafood bar on the Westside offers sustainably sourced fresh fish, shellfish and crustaceans....

Film Review: The Serpent

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

8 One-Hour Episodes Miniseries Released April 2nd on Netflix The Serpent is an intense miniseries based on the horrific true...

Heal the Bay Aquarium Under Santa Monica Pier Reopens

April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Aquarium opens with patio exhibits for weekends By Sam Catanzaro The Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier...