Cougars face toughest challenge for conference title

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SANTA CLARITA — The Cougars haven’t lost since their season opener, which includes a seven-game win-streak. The Cougars will have their paws full this week.

The Cerritos Falcons (6-2, 4-0) travel to the Cougar Stadium Saturday to face the College of the Canyons Cougars (7-1, 5-0) in what will be the deciding game for the Southern California Football Association Northern Conference title.

The winner of this game is awarded an automatic playoff-birth.

The No. 1 ranked Cougar defense should have their hands full with the high scoring Falcon offense, who avergages about 33 points per game.

While only averaging 200 passing yards per game, the Falcons make up for it with their heavy running game, averaging a conference leading 200 yards per game, lead by their big, bruising running back, Elijhaa Penny.

“They have a very big tail back. We got to tackle him well. We gotta get guys to the football because he is a load, and he’ll break tackles if it’s just one guy,” said Coach Ted Iacenda on the 6’2″, 245 pound running back.

Penny leads the conference with 910 rush yards, averaging 113 yards a game, and 16 rushing touchdowns on the season.

The Cougars do have an advantage that is very beneficial.

COC have committed the second least amount of penalties on the season, 49, while Cerritos has committed a conference leading 96 penalties, averaging about 12 penalties a game.

If the Cougars can limit their penalties, they should be in great shape in the ball game.

Game time is 6pm at the at College of the Canyons.

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