LMC drops bowl game

The Los Medanos football team capped off one of its finest seasons in recent memory with a bowl game appearance in the The Living Breath Foundation Bowl against Monterey.
The team finished second in their division with a 8-3 record, which is a great improvement over their middling 5-5 finish from a year ago.
Head coach, Chris Shipe assessed his teams season stating, “we made a bowl game for the first time in over 12 years. Also we had 8 victories which has not happened in a while as well, so I would say overall the season was a success.
Almost every week the Stangs competed in tight contests with eight of their eleven games being decided by one score or less. Finding ways to win was something that Shipe praised his team for.
“Something that impressed me about this team was their ability to compete for the entire game.  We had a number of games that was decided in the 4th quarter and we found ways to win,” said Shipe.
Across all sport, one common denominator for successful team is chemistry. The bond that the team created fueled LMC dominate season according to Shipe.
“What made this season significant would be the bond this team developed over the season. They had a tremendous amount of respect for one another and it showed on the field. They held each other accountable throughout the season and that was one of the main reasons this season was more significant compared to other seasons,” said Shipe.
With all the close games LMC played in during the season, it was both bittersweet and fitting that their bowl game loss was a one score loss.
Despite being down 14 in the fourth quarter, LMC pulled within 7 on a touchdown run by quarterback Gabe Taylor, but ran out of time to complete the comeback as The Living Breath Foundation Bowl Game ended in a 28-21 Monterey victory.
Even though the season ended on a low note, there is reason for optimism for LMC football. Shipe expressed his excitement for next season stating, “[I’m] looking forward to this off-season to develop our returning freshman even more.  They were a part of a good team, so we will need them to lead in the off-season to prepare for another year next season.”
The Mustangs wont suit up again until next September, but for any and all information regarding LMC football visit http://www.losmedanos.edu/football/