Today is the day.
Three local teams are trying to advance to a NCS Championship Game.
Two of those are playing the same game. This is Montgomery and Casa Grande which kicks off at 7 pm in Petaluma.
By then we will know what has happen to the other local team Analy, who kicks of its game at Marin Catholic at 1 pm.
Both games will be broadcast on KSRO 1350 AM.
If the teams can take anything away from the Friday Night first half of the semi-final action, it would be, don’t take anything for granted.
Division 2 and 3 had its first semi-final games and both were between No. 2 and No. 3. In both cases the No. 3 team went on the road and advanced to the section championship game.
No. 1 De La Salle 57 No. 4 Deer Valley 27
No. 3 California (10-2) at No. 2 Pittsburg (10-2)
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: California by 5
Another crown for De La Salle is in the works.
The closest this came to being an upset is that it was a 14-7 Deer Valley in the second quarter. By halftime De La Salle led 43-14.
De La Salle will meet the California-Pittsburgh in the section championship game next Saturday Night.
No. 3 Miramonte 44 No. 2 Clayton Valley 38
No. 4 Montgomery (10-2) at No. 1 Casa Grande (12-0)
KSRO 1350 BROADCAST—6:30
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: Casa Grande by 14
A lot of people thought Clayton Valley would be the No. 1 seed in this division.
A lot more thought they would win it.
They were wrong on both accounts.
Miramonte will meet the winner of the Montgomery-Casa Grande game in the Division 2 championship game so we will get you familiar with them this week.
The Miramonte offense is on a roll. After scoring 66 in its opening round win, they put up 44 in the upset of Clayton Valley.
Drew Anderson passed for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for another.
Clayton Valley took a 22-13 lead in the second quarter. Miramonte scored three straight touchdowns, two of them on passes by Anderson, to take a 36-22 lead.
Clayton Valley kept cutting the lead to one score, but Miramonte wouldn’t let them get closer.
The last time came on a 93 yard kickoff return by Xavier Crawford which made it 44-38 with five minutes left. Miramonte recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock, converting a 4th and seven along the way.
Miramonte is now 11-2 on the season. One of the wins is over Analy.
No. 3 El Cerrito 49 No. 2 Campolindo 34
No. 4 Analy (11-1) at No. 1 Marin Catholic (11-0)
KSRO 1350 BROADCAST —12:30
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: Marin Catholic by 21
El Cerrito got some revenge and hands Campolindo its first loss of the season.
Keilan Benjamin threw three touchdown passes and Jalen Harvey caught two of them. Harvey also returned a punt 73 yards for a score that gave El Cerrito a 49-21 lead late in the fourth quarter.
El Cerrito, who is 11-2 on the season, lost to Campolindo earlier in the season.
El Cerrito will meet the Analy-Marin Catholic winner in the NCS Division 3 championship game.
No. 2 Fortuna 21 No. 11 Del Norte 20
No. 5 St. Mary’s (8-4) at No. 1 San Marin (9-2)….1 pm
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: San Marin by 13
On the first play of the fourth quarter on a 4th and goal play Jacob Hough hit Major Plain on a 9 yard touchdown pass. The extra point gave Fortuna the last point of the game in the one point win.
The win was the third of the season for Fortuna over Del Norte and ended the No. 11 run through the playoffs.
Fortuna is 11-2 on the season and will meet the winner of the Saturday St. Mary’s-San Marin game for the Division 4 championship next week.
DIVISION 5 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
No. 2 Valley Christian (9-3) vs. No. 5 Salesian (7-5)
Saturday —7 pm at Chabot College
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: Valley Christian by 7
Saturday is also JC playoff day.
JC STATE BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS
No. 7 Foothill (13-3-5) at No. 3 SRJC (12-3-6)
Winner goes to State Final Four
JC STATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS
No. 9 SRJC (14-11) at No. 1 Cabrillo (26-0)
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