WHCC Football Moves Up To NCFC National Division

WHCC Football Moves Up To NCFC National Division

After posting the second-best record in the American Division over the last four seasons, the West Hills College Coalinga football program has been elevated to the state championship playoff-level National Division. The Falcons will begin a new two-year season cycle in the Valley League starting this 2018 fall season.

Since 2014, WHCC has compiled a 33-9 overall record, with three bowl game appearances, two conference championships, and one division title. Shasta College, with a 34-9 record during the span, is also moving up - as two Northern California programs (Contra Costa College and DeAnza College) are now in the American Division.

"Moving up to the top tier comes as a result of our overall RPI ranking, conference finishes, and postseason success," said WHCC associate dean of athletics Eric Mendoza.

"Winning nearly 80 percent of our games is a credit to our great coaches and support staff, but mainly the outstanding student-athletes wearing the Falcon uniform over the years. We have a proud, small community college tradition and that won't change as we now compete against larger programs." 

 

Northern California Football Conference released its new alignment for league memberships (2018 and 2019): 

National Division
Bay Nor-Cal Valley
Chabot American River Fresno City
Diablo Valley Butte Modesto
Laney Feather River Sacramento City
San Francisco Shasta San Joaquin Delta
San Mateo Sierra Sequoias
Santa Rosa Siskiyous West Hills

 

American Divison
Golden Coast Pacific 7
Cabrillo Contra Costa
Gavilan De Anza
Hartnell Foothill
Merced Los Medanos
Monterey Peninsula Redwoods
Reedley Yuba
San Jose City

 

CCCAA HEADLINES (full story): http://www.cccaasports.org/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/NCFC_Football_Conference

 

2018 WHCC SCHEDULE
AUG. 31 (FRI) DIABLO VALLEY 6:00 PM
Sept. 8 at Shasta  12:00 pm
SEPT. 15 SIERRA  1:00 PM
Sept. 21 (Fri) at Laney  6:00 PM
Sept. 29 at Chabot 6:00 PM
Oct. 6 Bye Week --
Oct. 12 (Fri) SACRAMENTO* 6:00 PM  
Oct. 20 at Modesto* 6:00 pm
OCT. 27 SEQUOIAS* 1:00 PM
NOV. 3 DELTA* 1:00 PM
Nov. 10 at Fresno* 1:00 pm
HOME GAMES
Valley League*