SBCC off probation, prepares for season

The City College football team is back on the field preparing to contend for a conference championship.

The new turf at La Playa Stadium was laid and painted in time for the Vaqueros to begin practice this week for the 2010 season.

Coach Craig Moropoulos greeted 102 players for the first workout on Monday. Among those in the group was former Santa Barbara High star quarterback John Uribe, who suffered an injury in Week 6 during his first college season last fall.

SBCC will be back in the hunt for a conference title and bowl game as the school completed the one-year of probation it was imposed in June, 2009 for recruiting violations. The Vaqueros forfeited all of their wins in 2008, gave up their ’08 American Pacific Conference title and were suspended from post-season competition for the 2009 season.

Jim Sartoris, Commissioner of the Southern California Football Conference (SCFA), informed SBCC President/Superintendent Dr. Andreea Serban that the school’s football program had fully complied with the terms of the probation and the SCFA executive committee had “terminated SBCC’s probation status and restored the college to good standing.”

SBCC went 3-7 last season and 2-5 in the APC.

The Vaqueros will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at La Playa on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. Their season opener is Saturday, Sept. 4 against county rival Hancock.

2010 SBCC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date      Opponent                    Site                       Time
Sept. 4      Hancock                SBCC                   6 p.m.
Sept. 11    Antelope Valley   Lancaster              6 p.m.
Sept. 18    Ventura                 SBCC                   6 p.m.
Sept. 25    Moorpark              Moorpark          6 p.m.

Oct. 2        *L.A. Southwest    SBCC                6 p.m.

Oct. 9        *Santa Monica     Santa Monica      6 p.m.

Oct. 16      *L.A. Pierce         SBCC                 6 p.m.
Oct. 23      *L.A. Valley          Valley Glen        6 p.m.
Oct. 30      *Glendale            Glendale            6 p.m.
Nov. 6       *West L.A.            SBCC                7 p.m.
* American Pacific Conference game

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