BY JEFF EVANS Californian staff writer
This 'n that from Bakersfield College's season-opening 24-9 win at Santa Ana Saturday night
Be careful what you say, Santa Ana.
BC's first touchdown was a 62-yard pass from Derrik Martin to Brock Martin in the first quarter.
On the play, a Santa Ana player was blocked near the goal line and fell to all fours.
He proceeded to throw up on the field.
So there was a several minute delay to clean up the vomit from the field turf. I initially thought it was blood, but was told otherwise by one of the Santa Ana people.
But a moment later came the quote of the night:
"It must've been from the pre-game meal."
I don't know who said it, but it was definitely one of the Santa Ana people.
And I think they were serious.
If so, that's a rules violation. Something BC people know all about.
Remember, BC is facing the forfeit losses of all games from the 2011 and 2012 seasons for "inducements and special privileges for football players." The punishment includes the loss of last December's state championship. BC, of course, is appealing and is awaiting final word on what the final outcome will be.
One of the violations: allowing a pre-game meal for football players before home games.
I personally think every football-playing JC in the state feeds their players before home games.
And now there's proof Santa Ana did it. The proof is in the pudding; I mean, the proof is in the vomit residue near the south end zone on Santa Ana's field.
Wylie's punts a key
BC punter Brady Wylie had a busy night. With BC's offense struggling, especially in the second half, Wylie had eight punts and averaged 40.1 yards with excellent hang time. It played a big part in Santa Ana having to drive much further for potential scores most of the game. The Dons would only score on three field goals.
Mt. SAC coming up next
BC's home opener on Saturday is vs. Mt. San Antonio, one of the state's best in the last several years.
The Mounties figured to be fired up for the game since BC knocked them out of the playoffs last season.
Mt. SAC has even more incentive now after losing 42-20 in its season opener to Saddleback.
BC: offensive woes in 2nd half
BC's Preston Hodges had a 50-yard touchdown run with 1:26 left in the game Saturday that clinched the outcome.
The Renegades compiled 51 yards on that drive. Prior to that, BC had only 47 net yards in the second half. Quarterbacks Derrik Martin and Chase Adams, who played only one series, combined for six passing yards in the second half.