BAKERSFIELD, CA –Entering Saturday night's game as part of an unique six way tie for 1st Place in conference, the Bakersfield College Renegades fell to the Allan Hancock Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium 13-7.
In the first quarter, where the first 5 combined possessions ended with punts, Hancock scored on a 65- yard pass completion but led just 6-0 as the point after was missed at the 5:57 mark.
Again, the next two combined possessions ended with punts before BC started to put a drive together that began at their own 20-yard line. The drive stalled in Hancock territory as the Renegades turned the ball over on downs. The Bulldogs then put together a 13 play 54-yard touchdown drive that was aided by two defensive holding calls against the Gades, both inside the red zone.
Trailing 13-0, Bakersfield put together another drive but that too was thwarted as quarterback Joseph Campbell was sacked on fourth down inside Hancock territory.
In the third quarter, another Renegade drive ended on a fourth down incompletion at the Hancock 22-yard line. Late in the third quarter, BC had a drive stalled as a 40-yard field goal attempt by kicker Luis Haro was blocked.
BC finally broke through in the fourth quarter as Campbell connected with sophomore Jihad Marks on a 68-yard catch and run for a touchdown. Haro's extra point making the score 13-7.
The Renegades had two more scoring opportunities go sour in the fourth quarter. On a series that had Bakersfield in a goal to go situation, Campbell was sacked on back-to-back plays and the Gades were forced to turn the ball over on downs. With just over six minutes remaining, BC again was inside Bulldog territory but once more turned the ball over on downs. After the BC defense forced a three and out, the Gades were called for a roughing the center penalty on the punt extending Hancock's possession. BC had one final possession at their own 17 but with 20 seconds remaining, the clock expired on them.
BC finishes the 2022 season with an overall 4-6 record and 2-3 in conference.