Three of the four colleges that were offered invitations to the two-game PONY Bowl Classic have accepted, game manager Keith Calkins said Monday.
Taft (9-0), the top-ranked team in the state and the nation according to the J.C. Grid-Wire, has accepted. South Coast Conference champion El Camino (9-0) and Saddleback (7-2) have also agreed to play.
The games are scheduled for Dec. 5 but matchups won't be determined until after next Saturday's games.
Orange Coast (8-1), the other college invited, has asked the committee to wait a week to see what happens in Saturday's El Camino-Golden West game before deciding, Calkins said.
If El Camino wins, the Warriors would finish 10-0 and most likely play Taft in the 7 p.m. game. That would leave OCC and Saddleback matched in the 1 p.m. game.