Scottsdale Community College to host Valley of the Sun Bowl

The Scottsdale Community College playing against Pima. (photo by SCC)

The Scottsdale Community College playing against Pima. (photo by SCC)

Scottsdale Community College’s Fighting Artichokes football team will face 11th-ranked Central Lakes College Raiders from Brainerd, Minn., in the Valley of the Sun Bowl game Saturday, Dec. 5.

It marks the third consecutive year the artichokes have hosted and played in the bowl game, stated a press release.

Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

The unranked Artichokes (6-4), led by Head Coach Doug Madoski, earned the right to host the bowl by having the best regular season record among Maricopa Community Colleges in the Western States Football League.

Under Head Coach Greg Medeck, Central Lakes College (8-2) has been ranked in the top 20 in NJCAA polls for the past eight seasons. The Raiders play in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

Started in 1981, the Valley of the Sun Bowl is the oldest continuously hosted bowl game for two-year schools, the release stated.

SCC won the Valley of the Sun Bowl in 2013 against Dodge City Community College, in Kansas, but came up short in last year’s game against Nassau Community College, from Long Island, N.Y.

Admission to the bowl game is $10 general admission and $5 for students with school ID. Scottsdale Community College is located 9000 E. Chaparral Road.

Valley of the Sun Bowl

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