Watch Live Video from NJCAA Football Championship on iHigh!
November 28, 2011News from iHigh.com
Yuma, AZ -- iHigh.com, the Global Youth Network, and the NJCAA are pleased to announce that football fans around the world will be able to watch LIVE video of the 2011 El Toro Bowl on NJCAA TV, powered by iHigh.
The game will see top-ranked Arizona Western College and No. 2 East Mississippi Community College battle for the 2011 NJCAA National Championship.
For the top-ranked Matadors, it means that after the most successful regular season in the program’s history, they will be able to fulfill the dream that they had when the idea to bring the bowl game back was hatched some 18 months ago: to bring the El Toro Bowl and their national championship hopes together. As the Matadors gradually climbed from their preseason national ranking of 5th, they quietly wondered if they could possibly host the title game. After stalling at #2 for five consecutive weeks, the Matadors took advantage of a loss by former #1 Blinn College two weeks ago with impressive back-to-back road victories to close out the regular season with an 11-0 overall record. The 11 wins is the most by a team in AWC Football history. They also finished with a perfect 8-0 record in Western States Football League play, which earned them their 3rd consecutive WSFL title. The 2011 Matadors also hope that the events of El Toro Bowl Week leading up to the game-most notably the official induction of Butcher and AWC’s last national championship football team into both the NJCAA and Arizona Western College Halls of Fame-will provide them the inspiration to repeat the feat and win the national title.
For the Lions, it means that it will take another victory over the only bowl opponent they’ve faced in the last 50 years to earn their first national title. For the second time in three seasons, the Lions will face AWC on the heels of clinching the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges title with a win over their archrivals from Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Lions trailed the Bulldogs by 10 points midway through the 3rd quarter-only to run off 35 unanswered points to earn their 2nd MACJC Championship. The win actually gave the Lions an automatic bid for the Mississippi Bowl, but the Lions decided to bypass that bid to get the chance to win a national title.
Saturday’s win was the 11th of the season, which tied a Lions’ single-season record for wins in a season that they set two years with their Mississippi Bowl win over the Matadors.
The 2011 El Toro Bowl will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, located just 1/4 mile west of the AWC Campus on 24th Street. Kickoff is set for 2:30 PM.
To catch the action LIVE, visit NJCAA TV, powered by iHigh.
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ABOUT the NJCAA The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year approximately 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. For more visit http://www.njcaa.org.