De La Salle, El Cerrito, McClymonds selected for regional football games

De La Salle, El Cerrito and McClymonds all received good news when the California Interscholastic Federation announced its Northern California regional football pairings on Sunday.
But Miramonte was left disappointed.
De La Salle (Open Division) and McClymonds (small schools) earned repeat trips to next weekend’s games, and El Cerrito, fresh off its first North Coast Section title, is headed to the Division III game.
Winners of the regional games move on to the state championships, scheduled for Dec. 20-21 at the StubHub Center in Carson.
De La Salle (13-0) opposes Folsom (14-0) for the second straight year while McClymonds (10-2) gets a rematch against Central Catholic-Modesto (13-1).
El Cerrito (12-2) faces Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (12-1) in a regional game debut for both programs.
Miramonte, however, was left out of the Division II game in favor of Enterprise-Redding and Manteca.
The Matadors (12-2) were eligible for the regional championships after upsetting top-seeded Casa Grande-Petaluma in the NCS Division II title game Saturday night. But two early season losses to Marin Catholic-Kentfield and Campolindo — both Division III teams — hurt their resume.
De La Salle got its wish to play closer to home this year. The Spartans will play Folsom at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Last year, the teams squared off at Sacramento State.
McClymonds faces Central Catholic at Lincoln High in Stockton on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Warriors lost to the Raiders 42-12 in last year’s NorCal small school game, but had a better showing in a Sept. 13 nonleague contest this season, losing 38-24.
McClymonds got the nod over undefeated LeGrand.
El Cerrito and Sacred Heart Prep play at DeAnza High on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
There was little doubt the Gauchos would earn a berth after winning a loaded NCS Division III tournament. Their opponent was the bigger question.

Stephanie Hammon

  • Oh Boy

    Congrats to the McClymond’s Warriors! It would be great to see the small West Oakland school go to State.

  • Come on man!

    Goodluck to Mack!

  • Tampa2

    Too bad for Miramonte. NCS is wrong – wrong – wrong.
    Winner should advance.

  • Tampa2

    Spartans are looking very good. Even with some minor issues..the keep adjusting and improving. DVC for regional is a good call.

  • Sarparto

    Wasn’t NCS call. Not sure anyone know’s the complete reasoning for Mira being passed by, if it was as simple as W/L or not, but it’s been stated that Norcal D2 was the longest debate.

  • manrod

    Miramonte, losing to Campo and Marin Catholic really hurt their chances. They should have stayed in D3 and they would still have faced a tough uphill battle. Being NCS D2 champs is still something the team can be very proud of.

  • barononionfb

    If DLS gets by Folsom (and I think they will), they’ll probably get to face St. John Bosco of Bellflower in Carson. The Braves cruised through their playoffs by an average spread of 40.5 points (that’s the Pac 5, not exactly NCS D1!) beating Mater Dei (who beat LB Poly 30-0 in the semis) 34-7. Bosco is very strong in all aspects. They’ll probably be big trouble for the Spartans. I think the big question for DLS is being able to control the LOS offensively and sustain drives by “grounding and pounding” (I doubt Chris Williams will be able to throw very well against Bosco’s all-D1 prospect secondary.). The Braves will most likely put up quite a few points.
    Anyway, going in I think this game (if it materializes) will be the California HS FB game of the centuries. Hopefully CIF has it together enough to hound all the major media outlets in this state to really publicize it. It would be nice to see at least 20,000 sitting in the stands.

  • Prep Fan 1

    Williams was 2 for 8 for a total of 7 yards passing vs Cal last week. And Cal was without their top DB Guardino, who got injured in the semis win over Pitt. If Bosco is sporting an all-D1 secondary, I doubt DLS will throw the ball at all in the state bowl final. Maybe a pass or 2 just to keep them honest. This could be a great game as Bosco might have the personnel to hang with the Spartans.

  • renegades10

    I don’t think it would compare to the 1st matchup between DLS-Poly in 2001. It might be the game of the decade though.

  • Nick

    I don’t get how Clayton Valley would have been selected if they had won, yet the team hat beat them and Casa didn’t….

  • Sarparto

    CVC would have only had the loss to DLS. Mira got blown out by Campo/MC early in the year. A team whose only loss is to the NorCal Open rep looks a lot better than a team who lost to two D3 teams by larger margins.

  • barononionfb

    Here’e TinyTim’s Greater Bay Area (NCS/CCS) Top 25 for after Week14
    1.(1) De La Salle 13-0*
    2.(2) Serra 11-2*
    3.(3) Archbishop Mitty
    4.(6) Bellarmine 9-3
    5.(12) El Cerrito 12-2*
    6.(7) Valley Christian(San Jose) 8-4
    7.(5) Marin Catholic 12-1
    8.(9) California 11-3
    9.(10) Deer Valley 11-2
    10.(11) Pittsburg 10-3
    11.(13) Campolindo 11-1
    12.(15) Miramonte 12-2*
    13..(4) Casa Grande 13-1
    14. (14) San Ramon 7-5
    15. (16) James Logan 9-3
    16.(18) Wilcox 9-2
    17. (17) Terra Nova 10-1
    18.(NR) Los Gatos 10-3*
    19.(8) St. Francis(Mtn. View) 10-3
    20.(NR) Milpitas 11-2*
    21.(19) Clayton Valley 11-2
    22.(20) Freedom 6-6
    23.(NR) Aptos 11-2*
    24.(21) Sacred Heart Prep 12-1*
    25.(24) Carmel 11-1
    (22) Pacific Grove 11-2
    (23) Montgomery 10-3
    * Section/division champion

  • barononionfb

    Here’s TinyTim’s NorCal (also includes teams from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings counties) Top 25 for after Week 14.
    1.(1) De La Salle(Concord) 13-0*
    2.(2) Folsom 14-0*
    3.(3) Serra (San Mateo) 11-2*
    4.(6) Archbishop Mitty(San Jose) 11-2
    5.(5) Del Oro(Loomis) 12-2*
    6.(4) Oak Ridge(El Dorado Hills) 12-2
    7.(9) Elk Grove 12-2
    8.(8) Pleasant Grove(Elk Grove) 10-3
    9.(7) Clovis North 11-3
    10.(13) Jesuit(Carmichael) 9-4
    11.(12) Enterprise(Redding) 12-0*
    12.(14) Bellarmine(San Jose) 9-3
    13.(24) El Cerrito 12-2*
    14.(15) Fresno Central 9-4
    15.(16) Valley Christian(San Jose) 8-4
    16.(17) Granite Bay 8-4
    17.(11) Marin Catholic 12-1
    18.(18) Edison(Fresno)9-2
    19.(24) Manteca 13-1*
    20.(20) California(San Ramon) 11-3
    21.(21) Deer Valley(Antioch) 11-2
    22.(23) Pittsburg 10-3
    23.(22) Clovis 9-4
    24.(NR) Campolindo(Moraga) 11-1
    25.(NR) Miramonte(Orinda) 12-2*
    (10) Casa Grande(Petaluma) 13-1
    (19) St. Francis(Mtn. View) 10-3

  • barononionfb

    Here’s TinyTim’s California CIF Divisions 3 and 4 Top 25 for after Week 14.
    1.(2) Corona del Mar(Newport Beach) 14-0*
    2.(3) El Cerrito 12-2*
    3.(6) Central Catholic(Modesto) D4 13-1*
    4.(10) Nordhoff(Ojai) 13-1*
    5.(1) Marin Catholic(Kentfield) 12-1
    6.(5) Campolindo(Moraga) 11-1
    7.(7) West Valley(Cottonwood) 12-1*
    8.(12) Bakersfield Christian D4 11-2*
    9.(4) Mission Oak(Tulare) 12-1
    10.(9) Hilmar 13-1
    11.(13) Sacred Heart Prep(Atherton) 12-1*
    12.(16) Bishop Diego Garcia(Santa Barbara) D4 10-3
    13.(17) San Dimas 10-4*
    14.(14) El Segundo 10-4
    15.(NR) Oak Park 11-2
    16.(20) Ripon 11-2
    17.(21) Wasco 9-2
    18.(22) Paraclete(Lancaster) 9-4
    19.(23) Monrovia 11-2
    20.(24) Analy(Sebastopol) 11-2
    21.(18) Garden Grove 13-1
    22.(25tie) Sutter 10-2
    23.(25tie) Salesian(LA) 12-2*
    24.(24) Carmel 11-1
    25tie.(NR) View Park(LA) D4 12-0*
    25tie.(NR) McClymonds(Oakland) D4 10-2*
    (11) Christian(El Cajon) D4 11-2*+
    (18) Pacific Grove 11-2
    (25) Mission Prep(San Luis Obispo) D4 11-3
    * Section/division champion
    D4 CIF Division enrollment eligible
    + CIF declared Christian CIF D4 ineligible since they play
    in SDS D3, a CIF D2 division, and was upheld by the San
    Diego County Superior Court last Monday morning.

  • barononionfb

    Here’s TinyTim’s California HS FB Top 35 for after Week 14
    1.(1tie) St. John Bosco(Bellflower) 14-0*
    2.(1tie) De La Salle(Concord) 13-0*
    3.(5) Folsom 14-0*
    4.(9) Centennial(Corona) 12-2*
    5.(8) Chaminade(West Hills) 12-2*
    6.(3) Serra(Gardena) 13-1
    7.(13) Mission Hills(San Marcos) 12-1*
    8.(4) Vista Murrieta(Murrieta) 12-2
    9.(6) Mater Dei(Santa Ana) 11-3
    10.(7) Mission Viejo 11-1
    11.(12) Serra(San Mateo) 11-2*
    12.(11) Alemany(Mission Hills) 10-3
    13.(10) Long Beach Poly 11-2
    14.(16) Servite(Anaheim) 6-6
    15.(17) Orange Lutheran 7-4
    16.(18) Bakersfield 11-2*
    17.(14) Oceanside 10-3
    18.(23) Helix(LaMesa) 9-3
    19.(25) St. Augustine(San Diego) 11-2*
    20.(26) Cathedral Catholic(San Diego) 11-2*
    21.(21) Archbishop Mitty(San Jose) 11-2
    22.(NR) St. Bonaventure(Ventura) 8-4
    23.(33) Oaks Christian(Westlake Village) 8-3
    24.(31) Hart(Newhall) 12-2*
    25.(24) Eastlake(Chula Vista) 9-3
    26.(19) Notre Dame(Sherman Oaks) 7-4
    27.(20) Del Oro(Loomis) 12-2*
    28.(6) Oak Ridge(El Dorado Hills) 12-2
    29.(29) Valencia 11-3
    30.(32) Elk Grove 12-2
    31.(NR) Upland 9-4
    32.(30) Pleasant Grove(Elk Grove) 10-3
    33.(22) Clovis North 11-3
    34.(28) Norco 9-4
    35tie(27) San Pasqual(Escondido) 11-2
    35tie.(34tie) Huntington Beach 9-5*
    35tie.(34tie) St. Francis(La Canada) 10-3
    (34tie) Casa Grande(Petaluma) 13-1
    * Section/division champion

  • barononionfb

    Usually it’s not a good idea to make unnecessary, encompassing statements on these sorts of days, but here goes TinyTim’s 2 bits worth for the CIF HS FB Regionals.
    Open: De La Salle over Folsom. Decisive.
    D-1 : Serra over Del Oro. Close.
    D-2 : Enterprise over Manteca. Close.
    D-3 : El Cerrito over Sacred Heart Cathedral. Very decisive.
    D-4 : Central Catholic over McClymonds. Very decisive.
    Open: St. John Bosco over Centennial. Decisive.
    D-1 : Mission Hills over Bakersfield. Decisive.
    D-2 : Chaminade over Hart. Decisive.
    D-3 : Nordhoff over Corona del Mar. Very close.
    D-4 : Bakersfield Christian over View Park. Close.
    Squeaker: win by 1 or 2 points or any overtime win.
    Very close: win by 3-6 points.
    Close: win by 7-10 points.
    Decisive: win by 11-20 points.
    Very decisive: win by 21-30 points.
    Route: win by 31-49 points.
    Annihilation: win by 50 or more points.