BUTTE VALLEY, Calif. - The Butte College Roadrunners are busy getting ready for their state title game Saturday. It may be the biggest football game in Butte County in the last five years. That's the last time the Butte Roadrunners played for the California State Junior College Championship.
The Roadrunners, ranked fourth in the country and first in California, will play Fullerton College for the state championship.
A win would give the Roadrunners their second state crown. They won their first title in 2008. They've gotten there with a potent offense, averaging 52 points per game this year. Their average margin of victory is 35 points. Coach Jeff Jordan said this is not the time to be complacent.
"We're going to coach hard every day," said Jordan. "It doesn't matter if it's the first day or the last day."
The team is young, comprised mostly of freshman. But they play well beyond their years.
"We've had a pretty mature group," said Jordan. "It doesn't matter what we did in the past. We just kind of put that week to bed and start the next week."
As the Roadrunners' perfect season has continued, interest in the team has swelled. Over the last three home games attendance has grown to standing room only. For Saturday's game they brought in extra seating near the endzone.
Another big crowd is expected Saturday at Butte College. Kick-off is at noon at Cowan Stadium at Butte College.
Tickets are $15 for reserved seating, $12 for general admission, and $10 for seniors (65 and older) and youth (12 and under).
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