No. 3 De La Salle does its part to set up next week’s CIF Open Division state title showdown vs. No. 1 Mater Dei with 42-7 win over No. 8 and unbeaten Liberty (Brentwood) in North Coast Section Open Division championship. Highest ranked team to lose during the weekend was No. 10 St. Francis (Mountain […]
Go inside here to see how the NorCal side of the CIF state football championship divisions looks after all Saturday games were completed on December 1. To say we nailed it from the night before would be an understatement: Only the awarding of a bye to Pleasant Valley (Chico) instead of Aptos was all that […]
After another full week of games is wiped out in the CIF North Coast Section and a first week gets postponed in the Sac-Joaquin (all due to unhealthy levels of smoke in the air), playoff action throughout the state should return to normal this week with wet weather forecast to finally hit the region. In...
Going to a regular season finale at De La Salle in the era of the CIF North Coast Section Open Division brings out an altogether different vibe since what’s happening on the field in front of you is so closely-related to following the scores of other top teams in the section. On this night, as […]
New teams going onto our board from last week are just a few and that’s mainly to account for a different interpretation of bylaws from the CIF Central Coast Section. We also have Tulare Western replacing San Joaquin Memorial from Central Section D3. There also seems to be increased jockeying for teams to grab the...
St. John Bosco will move to No. 1 in the state after toppling No. 2 Mater Dei on Saturday in CIFSS D1 final. De La Salle dominates unbeaten Freedom to win another NCS title and stamp ticket for CIF Open Division state final for eighth straight season. Other big winners include No. 16 Huntington Beach […]
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Two-time defending CIF Open Division state champ De La Salle inches back up to No. 6 after its 28-0 win over Clayton Valley in NCS Open Division semifinals. We also have four newcomers this week, led by 11-1 Edison of Huntington Beach. The other three are Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills), Valley Christian (San Jose)...
Friday’s showdown between two unbeaten, state-ranked teams for Bay Valley Athletic League supremacy also probably decided which one of the two would be in the new CIF North Coast Section Open Division and which one would not. Oakley Freedom’s 41-38 win over Pittsburg featured three lead changes in the fourth quarter with the go-ahead TD […]