California announces CIF Regional Football Championship Bowl Games

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When it comes to high school football state championships, California does things a little different. After playing for sectional championships over the past month, on Sunday the California Interscholastic Federation announced which of those champions would take part in the 2021 Regional Football Championship Bowl Games.

Coming-up this week, California high school football fans will get to enjoy regional semifinals in the northern and southern parts of the state in twelve divisions that will set-up the CIF State Championships the following weekend. However, the championships in the state’s biggest and smallest divisions are already set.

In the CIF Open Division, Mater Dei, ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football, will try to win its third national championship on December when it plays Serra High School from San Mateo. The Padres were handpicked by the CIF’s 10 section commissioners.

There won’t be an semifinal games in Division 7-A. Los Angeles’ Taft High School will play Balboa High from San Francisco for the title on December 11.

Below are all of the Regional Football Championship Bowl Games for December 3-4.

OPEN DIVISION Championship

Mater Dei vs. Serra (San Mateo) – Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at Saddleback College

DIVISION 1–AA                                                                                          

North: Folsom at De La Salle – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Cathedral Catholic vs. Lutheran, Orange at Orange Coast College – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 1–A

North: Pittsburg vs. Liberty, Bakersfield at Bakersfield College – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Long Beach Poly at Serra – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 2–AA

North: Bullard at Central Catholic – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m

South: Helix at Mater Dei Catholic – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m

DIVISION 2–A

North: Manteca at Wilcox – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Scripps Ranch at Valencia – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 3–AA

North: Vanden at Windsor – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Newport Harbor at Aquinas – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 3–A

North: Campolindo at McClymonds – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Birmingham at Patrick Henry – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 4–AA

North: Escalon vs. Marin Catholic at San Rafael H.S. – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Central Valley Christian at Serrano – Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 4–A

North: Chico vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Northveiw at Colony – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 5–AA

North: San Marin vs. Sutter at River Valley H.S. – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Independence, Bakersfield at Venice – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 5–A

North: UPrep at Sacred Heart Prep – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 p.m.

South: Righetti vs. Northwood at Irvine H.S. – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 6–AA

North: St. Vincent at Argonaut – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Quartz Hill at Palo Verde – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 6–A

North: Aragon at Salesian – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 p.m.

South: El Camino Real vs. Arlington at Ramona H.S. – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 7–AA

North: Le Grand at Fall River – Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Loara at Morro Bay – Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 7–A Championship

Taft at Balboa – Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1:00 p.m.

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