CR Football celebrates 50th anniversary of state championship


EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – College of the Redwoods celebrated the 50th anniversary of the football program’s second state championship in 1970.

The Corsairs entered the game as underdogs. After scoring 28 points in two quarters, Reedley College led by 13 at the half. CR mounted a comeback after the daunting first half and ultimately defeated the Tigers 41-28 on a muddy Redwood Bowl field. The Tigers failed to score as the Corsairs added 28 unanswered points in the second half.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic will interfere with the 2020 celebration, plans are underway for a team reunion in the future.