Renegade Athletics: Ending the Season on High Note

Francis Mayer Dec 15 2014

Francis Mayer coaching the Equity TV Team on Dec 15 2014

I was just browsing BC’s webpages and found the Athletics website to be very current and engaging.  Check it out at http://www.gogades.com/

Thank you Francis Mayer for keeping this website up-to-date.  Also thank you for your work on the Renegade Report which aired last season with 15 episodes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.  You can find the archived versions of the videos at: http://tinyurl.com/lnh5w9r

Francis is now producing BC’s first Equity TV show that will air live on Monday, January 19th, at 11:00 p.m. Our launch episode is with the African American Initiative. Odella Johnson is the lead for 4 episodes on Equity TV that focuses on African Americans and the importance of higher education.  The Latino strand is co-led by Corny Rodriguez and Lisa Kent, the Veterans by Tina Mendoza and Paul Beckworth, and the remaining by Prima Arvizu.  More on the BC Equity TV later.

For now, here is a quick blurb on Renegade Athletics from my report to the KCCD Board on December 18, 2014:

Football

bowl championship Nov 22 2014

Renegades celebrate after winning the Western State Championship on Nov 22 2014

The Renegade Football team overcame a disappointing 1-4 start by winning their next final five regular season games and qualifying for the Western State Bowl. With only a week to prepare, the Athletic Department rallied together and obtained the financial backing of longtime supporter Clifford Bradford Insurance to underwrite the game. Where the Renegades lacked numbers and size, they compensated with creative play calling, gutsy execution, and attention to detail on special teams. Placekicker Parker Campbell is a great example of this. While Chaffey’s defense was stubborn and wouldn’t let the Renegades score a touchdown on offense, Campbell was a perfect long-distance weapon. He was five of five on field goal attempts, accounting for 15 of the ‘Gades 22 total points. He was awarded the Offensive Player of the Game Award, a rare honor for a kicker. Another rare occurrence was Punter Dayton Diorio earning Defensive MVP honors. He did so by pinning Chaffey inside of their own 20 yard line four times with booming punts. The overall MVP of the game is the grandson of former Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Carl Bowser, Renegade legacy Dominic Frasch. “Dom” is a speedy defensive back who scored the game’s only touchdown, a trick punt play where Frasch took the snap instead of the punter, and sped 59 yards for the score.

 

Wrestling

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy

Renegade Wrestling battled injuries and weight issues most of the season, but there was one constant rock; 197 pounder Jack Murphy. According to Head Coach Brett Clark, Murphy put together one of the dominant seasons in program history by going undefeated (23-0) and not being taken down once. Murphy also didn’t give up a single offensive point all season. He capped off the effort with a 3-2 victory in the state championship match against Oscar Martinez of Cerritos College. It was Renegade Wrestling’s first state championship since current Assistant Coach Joe Espejo won the Heavyweight title ten years ago in 2004. Murphy has appointments with five different schools to discuss his transfer options. He wants to get a degree in sports medicine.

 

Women’s Basketball

women's basketball

Coach Paula Dahl says relationships are everything, and her team is proving it this season with an incredible 9-0 start. Coach Dahl says it’s been almost a different star in every win this season, including big performances from Claesy Tarver, Rosebrooke Hunt, Alex Green, Nakia Page, and McKaiela Tyler. She says the teammates don’t even send individual texts to one another anymore; instead every message is a group text. Their second tournament championship in program history was achieved when they won the Bristol Marketplace Classic at Santa Ana, and Tarver won tourney MVP honors. Dahl says the last time a team had this hot of a start, they finished second in the conference championships. Her goal this season is simple: she wants to win the conference and host playoff games in March. Check out the December 18, 2015 piece in the Californian at
http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/sports/college/x1494739079/BC-women-top-Santa-Ana-improve-to-9-0

BC Renegade Report and Live Football

Athletics partnered with The Bakersfield Californian to bring live video coverage to all 11 Renegade Football games as well as 15 in-studio weekly shows promoting the college athletic programs. In total more than 10,000 people viewed the video coverage during the 2014 season and an average of 522 viewers of the live weekly show through the first 13 shows.  We have a great partner in the Bakersfield Californian.  Thank you!

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