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Weekly College Football Preview: Glendale Community College vs. L.A. Southwest College

The Glendale Community College football team will take on host L.A. Southwest in a conference game Saturday.
(Miguel Vasconcellos)


WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Los Angeles Southwest College Stadium (L.A. Southwest)

RECORDS: Glendale is 2-7, 2-3 in American Metro Conference; L.A. Southwest is 1-7, 1-3 in American Metro Conference


LAST WEEK: Glendale fell to Santa Ana, 63-34; L.A. Southwest had a bye

OUTLOOK: The Vaqueros’ season finale will also signal the end of coach John Rome’s career at Glendale. As head coach of the program for 12 years, Rome compiled a 39-77 overall record and 26-53 conference mark, with the best season coming in 2014 as the Vaqueros finished 9-2 overall and 6-1 in conference. In Glendale’s final home game of the season against Santa Ana, Vaqueros starting quarterback Jorge Amaya was 10-of-13 passing for 164 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 10-yard run. The sophomore paved the way for quarterback Nathan Eldridge midway in the third quarter, who passed for 77 yards and a touchdown on five of 10 completions. Glendale receiver Jalen Lawrence caught nine passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns and running back Elijah Washington added two rushing scores in 10 carries and 62 yards. The Cougars have not played a game since Oct. 26 when it suffered a 45-6 loss to L.A. Valley. The Cougars were unable to field a team for their conference game against No. 1 Chaffey College on Nov. 2 and Compton forfeited its game against L.A. Southwest the following Saturday. In their loss to L.A. Valley, Cougars quarterback Philip Chase had was five of 10 passing for 84 yards and one touchdown throw to Loveday Chibue, who had five catches for 85 yards and that touchdown catch.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Glendale has given up at least 20 points to L.A. Southwest in each of the last two meetings. In the three prior contests, the Vaqueros have outscored the Cougars, 124-19.

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