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September 23, 2021

COC Football Continues Community Invite Series

College of the Canyons is continuing its tradition of inviting community groups to experience Cougar football during the 2021 season, with all healthcare workers and first responders invited to attend Saturday’s game vs. Palomar College free of charge.

No. 6 Canyons vs. No. 21 Palomar College will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Cougar Stadium.

General admission tickets to all Cougars football games are $10. Kids under 10 and seniors over 60 are $5. Healthcare workers and first responders attending the game for free will be asked to present a valid photo ID at the gate.

Once again, all home football games will be live streamed to fans via the Cougar Sports Network through a broadcast partnership with

Canyons has started the season a perfect 3-0 after notching offensively dominate wins over Antelope Valley College and Southwestern College to begin the season, followed by a defensive showcase at Fullerton College last Saturday.

COC is averaging 40.3 points per contest with Cougar quarterback Colton Doyle ranking third in the state with 763 passing yards in three starts. Canyons wide receiver Tiquan Gilmore is second in the state with four receiving touchdowns.

Defensively, the Cougars have limited opponents to 11.3 points per game. The team ranks second in the state with 13 sacks on the season. COC has also forced seven turnovers over the first three weeks.

Such performances have helped Canyons vault up the statewide rankings. The Cougars currently rank No. 5 in the most recent California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) poll released on Sept. 22.

COC also checked in at No. 5 in the JC Athletic Bureau Head Coaches Poll, having moved up two spots from the previous week. The Cougars started the 2021 campaign ranked No. 9 in the Athletic Bureau poll.

Currently, all six teams in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) National Division, Northern League hold a statewide ranking.

The remaining 2021 Canyons football home game schedule and community group invite list is included below:

  • Saturday, Sept. 25 vs. Palomar College
    6 p.m. — Cougar Stadium
    All healthcare workers and first responders admitted free of charge (w/ valid ID).
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 vs. Riverside City College
    6 p.m. — Cougar Stadium
    SCV school students/staff admitted free of charge (w/ valid ID).
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Allan Hancock College*
    4 p.m. — Cougar Stadium
    All SCV youth football & cheer teams admitted free of charge (w/ uniform).
  • Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Ventura College*
    6 p.m. —Cougar Stadium
    All veterans and active duty military admitted free (w/ valid id).

    *Denotes SCFA National Division, Northern League contest.

Stay up to date on all this season's action by visiting and following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.