TORRANCE, Calif. --- El Camino College has been selected to host the 2021 Beach Bowl as the Warriors will host East Los Angeles at Featherstone Field in Murdock Stadium on Saturday night at 6 p.m.
This will mark the fourth consecutive season the Warriors will play in a bowl game and the second time they will be hosting the Beach Bowl. The Warriors defeated Palomar 28-21 in the 2017 iteration of the Beach Bowl at Murdock Stadium.
The Warriors and Huskies will also meet for the first time since 2000 when ECC defeated ELAC, 44-19, in the CHiPS for Kids Bowl at Weingart Stadium.
HOW TO WATCH ($)
The 2021 Beach Bowl will be live streamed on the ECCWarriors.com live stream page, which can be accessed by clicking here.
The cost of the stream will be $7.95.
Admission prices for the 2021 Beach Bowl, which are set by the California Community College Athletics Association, are as follows:
General Admission: $12
Students, Faculty, Staff, Senior Citzens Age 60 and Over, And Children under 12 Years of Age: $8
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The Warriors finished the 2021 season with a 6-4 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the National Central League to finish in a tie for fourth place. The Warriors ranked sixth in total offense (4,228 total yards) in the Southern California Football Alliance and sixth in total offense yards per game (422.8). The team also finished third in the SCFA in total rushing yards (1,853) and ranked 13th on defense in total yards allowed per game (332.7).
The Huskies went 5-5 on the season with a 2-3 mark in the National Northern League, finishing in a three-way tie for third place. Defensively, they were near the top of the SCFA in many categories including pass yards allowed per game (182.2, 2nd), rush yards allowed per game (61.4, 2nd) and total defense (243.6, 1st).
The Warriors' bowl selection marks the 27th year in the history of the Warriors football program that the team has been selected to play in either a bowl game or qualified for the state football playoffs. Counting playoff years (2018, 2011, 2006-08, 1971, 1968) the Warriors have amassed a 19-15 overall record in bowl games and postseason contests.
IT'S BEEN AWHILE
From 1947 until 1968, the Warriors and Huskies met every year as members of the Metropolitan Conference. But the teams have met just five times in the last 53 years with the last matchup coming in the 2000 CHiPS for Kids Bowl held at ELAC; a game the Warriors won handily, 44-19.
Overall, the Warriors hold a 19-7 overall record against the Huskies and have a four-game winning streak from Nov. 6, 1976 through Dec. 2, 2000. Their last loss to ELAC came on Nov. 8, 1975.