LMC is bowl game bound after 8th win

LMC Head Coach Chris Shipe gets drenched in Gatorade after his team pulls off a late victory
Cathie Lawrence
LMC Head Coach Chris Shipe gets drenched in Gatorade after his team pulls off a late victory
The Los Medanos College Mustangs finished the regular season with an impressive 8-2 record and will be playing in their first bowl game since 2004 as they take on Monterey Peninsula College in The Living Breath Foundation Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 1:00 PM in the Rabobank Stadium in Salinas.
The team’s 8-2 record was good enough for second in their division, which is how they got matched up with Monterey Peninsula College, who also finished second in their respective conference.
LMC will enter their bowl game with loads of momentum having won five of their last six contests.
The team battled hard all season to get here where six of their eight wins were decided by one score.
Getting invited to a bowl game is a great honor, which is something that head coach Chris Shipe express.
“Making a bowl game is a tremendous accomplishment for our team and program.  They’ve been working hard all season and it’s a great reward for them … our players and staff are very excited for this opportunity,” said Shipe.
While the whole team played extremely well, it was particularly the play of quarterback Gabe Taylor that led the team to where they are now. His 20 touchdown throws were good enough for second in the division.
While this is the biggest game of the season, Taylor is tackling it like any other game saying he’s preparing, “same as every other week. Studying film to see what their defense does to certain plays and going to practice expecting perfection out of myself.”
He continued to express how important this game is as “this could be my last ever football game to play in so it’s an honor to go out fighting for a bowl win.”
For more information on LMC football visit http://www.losmedanos.edu/football/