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Clo Classic more than a football game

The Clo's Classic Football Game has become an annual Fall tradition. Saturday, Santa Rosa Junior College hosts Fresno City College at Bailey Field at 5 p.m. Clo's Classic has developed into a festival and the game itself is about more than just football. The event helps benefit many people in our Sonoma County community.

The Bear Cubs will also salute Sonoma County firefighters and police officers. Fire engines, K-9 demonstrations and other activities will be put on by the public safety professionals. At the carnival children can have their picture taken with Clo the Cow and Roscoe the Bear. Kids, students and fans can get get involved in face painting, sack toss, spin the wheel and more activities.

This years 12th Clo's Classic benefits two organizations. One is St. Joesph Health and its area hospice programs throughout Sonoma County. The other is COTS (Committee On The Shelterless). Proceeds from the game will go towards both groups. In the past 10 years, SRJC football has raised more than $75,000 for charity. The founding sponsor is Clover Stornetta Farms in Sonoma County. For more than a decade, Clover Stornetta has been instrumental in putting the event together.

Athletic Director Ron Myers says, "This game is the crown jewel of Sonoma County, and we want to live up to the good reputation in our community. Helping others is a great way for us to give back and the Clo's Classic has been a very successful game for the school."

On the grass at Bailey Field, the SRJC Football team will try to defeat a good Fresno City team. The Rams are coming off of a 66-0 loss to San Francisco City. The 3-1 Bear Cubs are also coming off of a loss to American River. The Bear Cubs are seeking their second home victory and fourth win in 2013. If SRJC is to have success, expect sophomore running back K'Lan Anderson to take control of the ground attack. He leads the team with five rushing touchdowns. The versatile Division 1 prospect also is No.1 with three receiving touchdowns.

"There is no doubt about it, Anderson is a human highlight reel, and every time he touches the ball something crazy happens. We need to be creative and find ways to get him the ball," says head coach Lenny Wagner.


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