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CSM Centennial Celebration Ahead in 2022

Article Source:  Fred Baer



Oct. 16, 2021     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Fred Baer              baerf@smccd.edu



Luke Bottari threw three first quarter touchdown passes and state top-ranked College of San Mateo later scored six more TDs to open defense of its Bay 6 League football title with a 62-0 shutout of host and winless San Joaquin Delta College Saturday in Stockton.

San Mateo intercepted Delta quarterbacks five times. Justin Sinclair (a freshman out of St. Francis High, Mountain View) stole a pair, including returning a pick-six 33 yards for the game’s final TD with 4:58 remaining. San Mateo might have scored again after the fifth pick, by Jovon Sewell with 3:32 left. But the Bulldogs settled for a pair of kneel downs to end it after reaching the Delta 16 on a 39-yard rush by Jaeden Barker.

Coming off the bench, Barker had already rushed for a pair of second half touchdowns.  The sophomore out of Menlo-Atherton High finished with 175 yards on 16 carries (including a 49-yard scamper) and two touchdowns.

STREAKS: The Bulldogs (6-0), going for a 5-peat in their 100th year of football, have now won 21 straight league games. They also have a 21-game regular season win streak, having gone 10-0 in 2019.

CSM had led, 34-0, at halftime, scoring a TD on every possession except for a drive as the half concluded. J’Wan Evans scored on a 71-yard pass play from No. 2 quarterback Richie Lankford six minutes before the break. Returning all-state QB Bottari (out of San Mateo’s  Serra High) had already retired for the day after completing 6-of-8 passes for 105 yards. His first two TD passes went to Jalen Lampley, covering 19 and 50 yards. The third was a 4-yard toss to Justin Del Rosario to complete a quick 30-yard drive after Sinclair’s first pass theft.

Lankford (a freshman from Community Christian High in Woodland) was 5-of-10 for 99 in relief. He was followed, at the end, by Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) grad Shamir Bey (3-of-3 for 27 yards).  

San Mateo continued the scoring string with a pair of long third quarter drives. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that a 53-yard drive ended a yard short, hampered by a false start penalty. CSM got the ball back, however, on a 64-yard pass interception return by Brent Marin. The Bulldogs turned that into another score when Barker tallied his second TD on a 2-yard run.

The Bulldogs rolled up 533 yards of offense, including 302 on the ground. They limited Delta to 84 rushing yards and 281 total offense.

De’Aundre Cruz had five tackles for CSM, including a pair for losses. Sinclair added four tackles and a pass break-up to his two interceptions. Defensive lineman Noah Lavulo (a soph out of Burlingame High) had a sack and another tackle for loss.

--San Mateo fielded its first football team in 1922, the year the college began offering classes.


--CSM’s first home league game will be on Saturday, Oct. 23 against Laney College, at 1 p.m.

--It will be televised live on KOFY TV20 and also carried on Next Level Sports (National cable on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV, and other outlets). It will be streamed on baosn.tv and its apps.                                   

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