Feature News Preview Sports Photo Stories PHOTO STORY: Rams gear up for another winning season! August 27, 2012February 25, 2020 The Guardsman football, rams, practice, scrimmage, fanucchi City College’s football team has been preparing for the start of their season with rigorous yet necessary practices under the direction of Head Coach George Rush. The Rams held an early morning practice scrimage on Aug. 18, 2012 at Ocean campus. Their claimed their 9th National Champions title last year. “(This year) we have an outstanding freshman class, and there are quite a few returning players,” Rush said. “The guys have a lot of confidence, and we have great team speed.” The Rams will begin their season on September 1 with a home game against Diablo Valley College at 1 p.m. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Deandre Thompson, a freshman receiver for the RAMS, leaps to successfully complete a pass at practice on Aug. 15, 2012. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Sophmore quarterback Andrew Spivey scans for an open receiver during a midfield play at City College’s RAM Stadium during a Saturday morning scrimmage on Aug. 18, 2012. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Freshman Jeremiah Stuckey, defensive tackle, leaves the Wellness Center locker rooms Saturday afternoon to join his teammates back on the Ocean campus football field following a scrimmage played earlier that morning on Aug. 18, 2012. The practice was a double session with the scrimmage at 9 a.m., a comprehensive taped video review of the scrimmage at 12:30 p.m. and concluded with a routine practice which ended at 3:30 p.m. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Athletic Trainer Jose Bonilla, right, examines the ankle of defensive end Chris Martin, left, as a precautionary measure when Martin’s ankle began hurting during a Saturday morning practice scrimmage on Aug. 18, 2012. “If you’re hurt, you can still go, but if you’re injured, you’re out”, Martin explained. “It’s like one of those situations where it just hurts so bad you have to make it funny”, he added. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Members of the Rams grab their gear in the locker room and head out tot he football field for practice on Aug. 15, 2012. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman The Rams scrimage against each other at City College’s Ocean campus football field on Aug. 18, 2012 prior to the start of the new season. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Rams members stay hydrated and keep cool during practice. Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman Rams members stay hydrated and keep cool during practice. Photo by Clarivel Fong/The Guardsman Wanna see more? Visit us on Facebook.