The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
It’s good to be the kings.
When the College of San Mateo Bulldogs closed out the community college football regular season last Friday with a 45-14 win at Diablo Valley College, they locked up their second straight undefeated season in Bay 6 Conference play.
With the win, CSM clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the Northern California playoffs. The No.2-seed Bulldogs will host No. 3 College of the Siskiyous this Saturday. Kickoff at College Heights Stadium is slated for noon.
In the other Northern California semifinal, top-seed American River College will host No. 4 Laney College.
With the Bulldogs finishing the regular season with a 9-1 overall record, their only loss of the year came at the hands of American River.
Against DVC, the Bulldogs racked up 550 total yards, with freshman running back Cameron Taylor (Hillsdale) totaling a career-high 132 rushing yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns. CSM quarterback Miles Kendrick was 8-of-14 passing for 246 yards and three TDs and two interceptions. Freshman receiver Rajae Johnson totaled three catches for 134 yards and two TDs.