The “Winter Festi-Bowl,” sponsored by Chick-fil-A, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Escondido High School.

ESCONDIDO — The Palomar College Comets will take on the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros in the first “Winter Festi-Bowl” at Escondido High School on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

“It should be a great game. We are playing to get to 6 and 5, and hopefully crack the top 15 teams in the final state rankings,” said Palomar College Athletic Director Daniel Lynds. “The team has been practicing under the lights, and I think they’re ready to go.”

Sponsored by Chick-fil-A, the game will feature a halftime raffle with three attendees selected for a chance to kick a short field goal and win a year’s worth of meals from the popular food chain.

“There are two bowls that Chick-fil-A sponsors in the whole country—one is the Peach bowl, in Atlanta,” said Lynds. “So we love having them as a partner, and we can’t wait to get this game going.”

What: Winter Festi-Bowl, Palomar College vs. Santa Barbara City College

When: 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 (gates open at 2 p.m.)

Where: Escondido High School, 1535 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA

Admission: $12 full-price; $8 for seniors, military and children through 8th grade

Lynds explained that the California Community College Athletics Association organizes five bowl games in Southern California every year, awarded to the top 10 teams.

“It is the only bowl game in So Cal this year to have a title sponsor, and Chick-fil-A is doing more than just putting their name to it—they’re actually running the concessions, so you’ll be able to get your Chick-fil-A food at the game,” he said.

Palomar has hosted bowl games in the past, but not for at least a decade, Lynds recalled. The Comets finished this regular season with 5 wins and 5 losses, posting a 3-2 record in the competitive National – Central division.