From College of the Redwoods
CR releases 2014 football schedule
Apr 30, 2014 - 4:07:14 PM
College of the Redwoods has released its 2014 football schedule as the Corsairs look to build under second-year head coach Chris Vicory.
For Coach Vicory, who had just 38 days to ready his team for its season opener last year, accepting the head coaching position July 24, things are a little different this time around and he expects the Corsairs to be competitive right out of the gate.
“For us it all starts the first week with a very talented football team in Monterey Peninsula,” said Vicory, whose Corsairs went 1-4 in the Bay Valley Conference last year and 3-7 overall. “We’ll be traveling quite a bit this year, but, being located where we are, we’re willing to travel to have a competitive schedule.”
After opening the season at Monterey Sept. 6, CR hosts its home-opener the following week against Hartnell, which is the two-time defending Coast-South Conference champion.
“I was happy to see the conference is leveling out the playing field a little bit and having schools of similar size play each other,” Vicory said.
Another game to highlight for the season will be CR’s homecoming game against Mendocino Oct. 4.
Coach Vicory was Mendocino’s offensive coordinator in 2012-13 before taking the job at CR, and last year’s game was one for the ages.
Redwoods beat Mendocino 69-66 in the final seconds and the two teams set a few college football records in the process.
CR and Mendocino combined for 1,956 yards of total offense in the game (CR 915 and Mendocino 1,041), which is likely the all-time single-game record for collegiate (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA) or professional football.
The two quarterbacks (CR’s Will Hissong and Mendocino’s Trevor Taylor) combined to complete 77-of-106 passes for 1,369 yards, 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
The rematch will have a lot to live up to, but Coach Vicory is excited just the same.
“It should be a lot of fun,” he said. “Who knows what’s going to happen after a game like last year’s.”
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