GRR: Gold Coast Conference
After a long season during which they were strong favorites in their conference the entire time, the Cal State Long Beach 49ers met expectations, and perhaps exceeded them, in beating Santa Barbara City College 47-17 to win the Gold Coast Conference final Sunday.
Cal State Long Beach defeated Southern California 50-5 Saturday to finish their Gold Coast Conference season 6-0 and move to 17-0 overall.
The 49ers take the #1 seed into the Gold Coast playoffs, with University of San Diego #2, Santa Barbara City College #3, and Cal State Fullerton #4.
Much is on the line this weekend when Claremont Colleges face off with UC Riverside.
This is the Gold Coast DII Conference, which is mostly NSCRO teams - small colleges - and the winner of this weekend’s game will likely be the conference champions.
Led by a very strong defensive effort and a little bit of good fortune, Cal State Long Beach took control of the Gold Coast Men’s DIAA Conference with a 23-0 shutout of Santa Barbara City College Saturday.
Both CSULB and SBCC came into the game boasting high-powered offenses, so Long Beach Head Coach Jason Reynolds looked to neutralize his opponents’ attacking strengths.