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Fresno City College clinches outright Valley Conference football title and playoff berth

Fresno City College clinches Valley Conference title and playoff berth

The Fresno City College football team defeated West Hills 41-21 to clinch an outright Valley Conference title and a Northern California playoff berth on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.
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The Fresno City College football team defeated West Hills 41-21 to clinch an outright Valley Conference title and a Northern California playoff berth on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

The Fresno City College football team is playoff-bound.

The Rams defeated West Hills 41-21 to clinch an outright Valley Conference title Saturday at Ratcliffe Stadium.

Fresno City will get a taste of the playoffs next weekend.

“We have three seasons: the preseason, conference and the postseason,” Fresno City coach Tony Caviglia said. “A new season starts and it’s all back to 0-0. It’s one and done and we’re 1 of 4 teams in the playoffs. That’s a pretty good thing for us this year.”

The Rams (8-2, 5-0) will find out Sunday which team they will face when bowl matchups and other playoff pairings are announced.

Other teams in the playoffs are Laney and Butte. The San Mateo/City College of San Francisco winner on Sunday will get in the playoffs.

The state championship is in Sacramento on Dec. 8.

It has been an interesting season for the Rams, which started the season at 1-2 but won seven straight games after switching to quarterback Jonah Johnson.

“I feel great,” said Johnson, who completed 15 of 18 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. “It’s a pleasure leading this team. That’s just what I’ve been doing my whole life ... just leading. Kind of picked it up and ran with it.”

Reedley goes perfect — Reedley clinched an outright Golden Coast Conference title with a 46-34 victory over Hartnell in Salinas. Tigers quarterback Randall Johnson tossed three touchdowns for the Tigers (10-0, 6-0).

Reedley will play for the American Conference championship against De Anza at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Reedley High.

Anthony Galaviz: 559-441-6042, @agalaviz_TheBee
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