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Cougar Football Invites First Responders to Home Opener

Cougar Football Invites First Responders to Home Opener

The College of the Canyons football program returns home to Cougar Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Santa Barbara City College, in the first of five regular season games slated for the 2018 campaign.

Once again, COC head coach Ted Iacenda and the Cougars have announced a series of special FREE community group invites for each home game.

This week all first responders — Fire Department, EMT, Sheriff's Dept., Police, Highway Patrol etc. — are invited to attend Saturday's game free of charge (with valid I.D.).

General admission tickets to all Cougar football games are $10. Kids 10 and under are free.

In addition, all 2018 home games will be live streamed to fans through a broadcast partnership with SoCalCollegeSports.com. Archived footage of the game can also be viewed at any time following the broadcast. 

Canyons (2-0) started the season with a 19-6 road victory over Saddleback College in week one, and most recently rolled to a 47-14 win over Grossmont College last Saturday in El Cajon.

The Cougars will enter this week's contest vs. SBCC as the No. 6 ranked team in the state according to the most recent California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Poll. Canyons is also ranked No. 8 in the JC Athletic Bureau Head Coaches Poll.

The 2018 COC football home schedule and invite list is included below:

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Santa Barbara City College
    All first responders admitted free of charge (w/ valid ID)

  • Saturday, Sept. 29 vs. Golden West College
    All SCV school students & staff admitted free of charge (w/ valid ID)

  • Saturday, Oct. 20 vs. East Los Angeles College
    All SCV youth football & cheer teams admitted free of charge (w/ uniform)

  • Saturday, Oct. 27 vs. Ventura College
    All fans admitted free with Halloween costumes

  • Saturday, Nov. 10 vs. Bakersfield College
    All veterans and active duty military personnel admitted free (w/ valid ID)

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