The Laney College football team, after defeating visiting Chabot 21-7 on Nov. 9, will play host to College of San Mateo Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Northern California semifinals.
Game time is 6 p.m. at Laney College Field. This is the first time Laney will play host to a NorCal Regional game AND the No. 2 seed is the highest the Eagles have ever been ranked.
The Eagles finished the regular season with an 8-2 record and were 4-1 in the National Bay 6 Conference, the top conference in Northern California. Laney’s only conference loss was to CSM (8-2), which won the Bay 6 title with a 5-0 mark. That came on Oct. 19, when the Bulldogs won 27-18.
Four teams were seeded in NorCal. Top-seeded Butte College (9-1) will play No. 4 Fresno City College (8-2) at Shasta College in Redding on Saturday at 1 p.m., weather permitting.
The winners of the two semifinal games will play for the NorCal championship at the home of the highest surviving seed on Nov. 24. The state championship game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College. Game time is 1 p.m.
Ticket prices will $12 for general admission and $8 for students, staff, faculty with ID, children under 12 and seniors.
The Eagles’ first appearance in the NorCal semifinals was in 2017, when they lost 41-35 at American River College.
The CSM-Laney game will be televised live on ELEVEN SPORTS USA (DirecTV 623, AT&T U-verse 1665, Verizon Fios 597, etc.)
Scott A. Strain