2016 COD Football News

  • COD Football: Steptoe takes hold of full time role
    March 17, 2017
    After two Conference titles in three seasons, College of the Desert has elevated football head coach Jack Steptoe to a full time position. The Desert Community College District approved his hire on March 17th.
  • COD Football: Bailey signs letter with ULL
    March 02, 2017
    COD Football sophomore inside linebacker Brayden Bailey (St. George, UT Desert Hills) has signed a letter of intent with University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • COD Football: Goulbourne signs letter with ISU
    February 15, 2017
    COD Football sophomore wide receiver Myles Goulbourne (Waterbury (CT) Crosby) has signed a letter of intent with the Indiana State University.
  • COD Football: Ellison & Dalton named 1st team All-State
    December 15, 2016
    College of the Desert Football sophomore defensive back Corey Dalton (Midlothian (IL) Bremen) and sophomore running back Anthony Ellison (Banning H.S.) were both named Region IV All-California First Team Offense by the JC Athletic Bureau and the California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA).
  • 2016 Season in Review - COD Football
    November 23, 2016
    Under third-year head coach Jack Steptoe, Desert finished the regular season with a record 6-5 overall and 4-1 in conference. As a reward for winning the American Division-Mountain Conference title and going to the Patriotic Bowl, Coach Steptoe was handed Coach of the Year honors.
  • COD Football: Smith named PCAC Athlete of the Week
    November 21, 2016
    COD Football freshman quarterback De'Abrie Smith (Palatka, FL) has been named an Honorable Mention Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s (PCAC) Male Athlete of the Week for the week of November 21st.
  • COD Football struggles to find rhythm, falling in Patriotic Bowl to Huskies, 63-37
    November 19, 2016
    COD (6-5) finished the year hosting the Patriotic Bowl and found themselves in a huge hole early, fighting their way back they took a 37-28 lead midway through the 3rd quarter, then the game went sideways, falling to the Monterey Park East Los Angeles Huskies (9-2), 63-37.
  • COD Football will host the Patriotic Bowl this Saturday
    November 14, 2016
    Desert will play host to the East Los Angeles Huskies in the Patriotic Bowl on Saturday, November 19, kick off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Boone Field and tickets are $12.
  • COD Football is going bowling after knocking off the Rams in OT, 48-41
    November 12, 2016
    COD (6-4; 4-1) got into a heavyweight brawl to take a shot at their first bowl game since 2011, as each team traded scores, neither would relent, forcing the game into a crucial overtime period, where the home team would prevail over the Victorville Victor Valley Rams (6-4; 3-2), 48-41.
  • COD Football: Ellison named PCAC Athlete of the Week
    November 07, 2016
    COD Football sophomore running back Anthony Ellison (Banning H.S.) has been named as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s (PCAC) Male Athlete of the Week for the week of November 7th.
  • COD Football stuns #18 Jaguars, 51-34
    November 05, 2016
    COD (5-4; 3-1) played their best game of the season at just the same time that the #18 team in the state decided to have their worst game of the season, as the Roadrunners stunned the previously unbeaten Chula Vista Southwestern Jaguars (8-1; 3-1), 51-34.
  • COD Football thumps the Olympians, 32-21
    October 29, 2016
    COD (4-4; 2-1) scored on their opening drive going on a 19-0 run, then the Roadrunners had to hold on for dear life, but they eventually knocked off the San Diego Mesa Olympians (2-6; 0-3), 32-21.
  • COD Football falls in frustrating loss to Wolverines, 13-10
    October 22, 2016
    COD (3-4; 1-1) had a real chance to take another trophy away from an opponent, but over 190 yards in penalties and only 150 yards of total offense led to a road game let down, falling at the San Bernardino Valley Wolverines (3-4; 2-0), 13-10.
  • COD Football: Best named PCAC Athlete of the Week
    October 17, 2016
    COD Football freshman running back Kamone Best (Goldsboro (NC) Eastern Wayne) has been named as an honorable mention selection of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s (PCAC) Male Athlete of the Week for the week of October 17th.
  • COD Football holds onto Palms-To-Pines Trophy, punishes the Eagles, 30-13
    October 15, 2016
    COD (3-3; 1-0) began American Division-Mountain Conference play by scoring 28 unanswered points en route to dominating on both sides of the football, while retaining the Palms-To-Pines Trophy for another year, defeating the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles (3-3; 0-1), 30-13.
  • Roadrunner have "No Quit" In them In Win
    September 25, 2016
    Palm Desert - Roadrunners proved a lot of excitement for their fans at Boone Field Saturday night. Antelope Valley brought their 2-1 record and 5th ranking in the Southern California American Division to College of the Desert where Desert, 9th ranked in SC American Division, were waiting for them.
  • COD Football Lights Up Scoreboard For First Win
    September 17, 2016
    Culver City, CA - The College of the Desert's Football team had their foot on the gas pedal from the opening kickoff and didn't let off until the game was well in hand. The Roadrunners scored 29 first quarter points starting with an Anthony Ellison 77 yard run :17 seconds into the game.
  • COD Comes Up Short Against LA Valley
    September 11, 2016
    Palm Desert, CA - COD moved the ball well against the 22nd ranked team in the state, but the Road runners saw two drives end inside Valley's 25 yard line without any points.