The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
The College of San Mateo Bulldogs mustered just 150 yards of offense and never found the end zone, seeing their season end abruptly with a 14-0 to Laney College in the opening round of the community college football playoffs Saturday at Cabrillo College in Aptos.
When the two teams met during the regular season, CSM totaled a season-low 132 yards of offense, but reveled in a 27-18 win. That victory was the difference in the Bulldogs winning their third straight Bay 6 Conference title.
The postseason was a different story, as Laney (9-2 overall) scored twice in the second quarter. CSM (8-3), meanwhile, was unable to advance past the Eagles’ 25-yard line.
Laney got on the board after taking over at the CSM 42 on punt from deep in Bulldogs territory. The Eagles kept the drive going on fourth-and-2 with a 13-yard pass from Jordon Brookshire to El-Joshua Allen. Laney later scored on a QB sneak by Brookshire to take a 7-0 lead.
Laney got favorable field position again, this time when CSM quarterback Terrell Carter was intercepted by Josh Bolding to give the Eagles the ball to the Bulldogs’ 30. Four plays later, Brookshire connected with Angelo Garrett on a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Sophomore running back Rashaan Fontenette led CSM with 64 rushing yards on 15 carries.