AVC PREVIEW: MARAUDING FOR A BOWL TODAY'S GAME CRITICAL TO AVC'S POSTSEASON HOPES.Byline: Sean Ceglinsky Staff Writer
The Antelope Valley College Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college located in Lancaster, California, USA. It is operated by the Antelope Valley Community College District, with a primary service area of 1,945 square miles covering portions of Los Angeles and Kern counties. football team plays perhaps its biggest game of the season today at 1 p.m., when it faces host Victor Valley, the team with which it's tied for third place in the Foothill Conference.
The winner could move into a tie for second with a loss by either Chaffey or division-leader Grossmont and remain in the hunt for a possible postseason appearance in a bowl game.
And the loser? It plays out the remainder of its regular-season games knowing the only bowling it will do will involve pins, a lane and a 12- pound ball, not a game in December involving prestige and hype.
``We want to go to a bowl game,'' AVC (1) (Advanced Video Coding) The video compression techniques used in the H.264 standard, jointly developed by ISO and the ITU-T. See H.264.
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If AVC isn't offered one of those bids, it still can play in one of two other bowl games not associated with the playoff system. To do so, the Marauders likely would have to be ranked among the top 15 teams in the COA (Certificate Of Authenticity) A document that accompanies software which states that it is an original package from the manufacturer. It generally includes a seal with a difficult-to-copy emblem such as a holographic image. poll. They currently sit at No. 18.
``We know where we are at. We know what we have to do,'' AVC quarterback Jerad Romo said. ``We're playing with confidence.''
AVC has won three consecutive games for the first time in two years; the last team to win four in a row was in 1997. If AVC needed any added motivation today it can look back to last season, when Victor Valley scored 68 points, the most points the Marauders have allowed in their 57-year history.
``Victor Valley will be prepared to play,'' AVC coach Brent Carder said. ``We can't worry about them, though. We have to worry about ourselves and what we're going to do.''
That most likely will entail running the ball, which AVC does better than most, averaging 208 yards a game, second-best among nine conference teams.
Day averages a conference-best 108 yards rushing and figures to be challenged against Victor Valley, which counters with the conference's fourth-best defense against the run, giving up 125 yards per game.
Offensively, Victor Valley's Scott Jefferies Scott Jeffery is an Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League. He has umpired 106 career games in the AFL. is the top-rated quarterback in the conference, averaging 261 yards passing a game. He could be in for a big statistical afternoon against AVC, which gives up a conference-worst 279 yards passing per game.
``We're coming in with the same mindset mind·set or mind-set
1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
2. An inclination or a habit. we come in with for every game,'' Romo said. ``We're going to be focused and prepared regardless of the opponent. We need to be aggressive and ready to win.''
If AVC isn't ready, it could suffer the same fate it did a year ago, when it lost to Victor Valley for the first time in 17 games.
``I'm not worried about us having a letdown letdown
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Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607
Quarterback Justin Dion and AVC play their biggest game of the season today at Victor Valley.
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