Bulldogs capture third straight undefeated conference title

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 02:41:03-05

With a 42-7 blowout victory over LA Harbor on Saturday afternoon, the Allan Hancock College football team captured its third straight undefeated American Pacific Conference championship.

The Bulldogs went a perfect 5-0 during conference play, outscoring their opponents 187-47, and wrapped up the regular season with an 8-2 record.

Hancock not only clinched a title three-peat over the weekend but locked up its 18th consecutive conference win, a streak dating back to Week 8 of 2016.

The Bulldogs boast the state's top rushing attack, averaging 315.0 yards per game while totaling 42 touchdowns.

There was plenty of expectation with this group coming into the season, and they're excited to be the conference's top dog once again.

"Well the bar is getting higher, I know that for sure," head coach Kris Dutra said. "The expectations are up pretty high, and I think the players this year expected this to happen. Yeah, it means a lot and a great deal to this program and all these guys. They're having a lot of fun."

"It feels really good putting our footsteps in history here. It's such a great program and the winning tradition," sophomore quarterback Matt Garcia added. "We just want to keep it going for the years that come after us. It worked out in our favor this year."

Hancock now gets the honor of hosting its third straight bowl game Saturday, November 23 against Mt. San Jacinto, kickoff is scheduled for 6 P.M. at Righetti High School.