The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
The highlight reel of Saturday’s Bulldog Bowl looked like a season-long compilation. Unfortunately for College of San Mateo, a majority of the scoring highlights belonged to Chabot, as the Gladiators totaled a bowl record 717 yards in marching to a 76-55 win at College Heights Stadium.
Chabot running back Ondre Rudolph rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the opening half to stake the Gladiators to a 34-14 halftime lead. Nine seconds into the fourth quarter, they extended their lead to 62-21 before CSM scored 34 points in the final quarter.
CSM quarterback Dru Brown threw for 425 yards and set a new program record with seven touchdown strikes. The freshman was 21-of-37 passing, with receivers Devontae Young (four catches for 106 yards) and Chikwado Nzerem (six catches for 101 yards) each surpassing the 100-yard plateau for the first time in their collegiate careers.
Amid the record-setting bonanza, Brown’s 425 passing yards set a new Bulldog Bowl record.
Association Northern California finals this Saturday at City College of San Francisco.
CCSF rolled to a 30-13 win over Butte Saturday at Rams Stadium, paced by the aerial exploits of former Terra Nova great, quarterback Anthony Gordon.
Gordon surpassed the benchmark 3,000-yards passing, throwing 25-of-35 for 375 yards and three touchdowns. He now ranks second in the state with 3,312 passing yards. He figures to pass Diablo Valley College’s Drew Anderson (3,459 yards) this Saturday, as DVC was not a postseason qualifier.
With the Rams leading 15-7 at halftime, CCSF freshman linebacker Khalil Hodge produced a clutch interception near midfield and returned it to the Butte 11-yard line. Two plays later, the freshman Gordon delivered a 12-yard scoring pass to Erik Phillip. Gordon delivered his final TD strike two minutes into the fourth quarter to put the game on ice.