California Regional Football Championship Bowl Games are set

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While California still doesn’t have a true state tournament, this weekend it plays what could be called its state semifinals, otherwise known as the Regional Football Championship Bowl Games. The California Interscholastic Federation “semifinals” are played in the the north and south parts of the state featuring the state’s section champions.

It’s all led by the the Open Division, which doesn’t play regional football championship bowl games. Instead, in two weeks St. John Bosco, No. 1 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, will play No. 7 De La Salle in what could be considered the national championship game, since SJB would claim the national title with a victory.

Below is this weekend’s schedule with the winners advancing directly to the CIF State Championship Bowl Games.

DIVISION 1–AA                                                                                          

North: Central, Fresno (13-0) at Oak Ridge (11-2) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Sierra Canyon (13-1) at Helix (11-1) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 1–A

North: San Joaquin Memorial (12-1) at Serra, San Mateo (12-1) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at Noon

South: Oceanside (11-3) vs. Corona del Mar (14-0) at Newport Harbor HS – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 2–AA

North: Elk Grove (10-4) at Clayton Valley Charter (8-5) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Aquinas (12-2) at San Juan Hills (11-3) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 2–A

North: Manteca (11-2) at McClymonds (10-0) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Pacifica, Oxnard (13-1) at Birmingham (8-4) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 3–AA

North: Los Gatos (12-1) at Cardinal Newman (12-1) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Temecula Valley (12-2) at El Camino, Oceanside (8-6) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 3–A

North: Rancho Cotate (10-3) at Sierra, Manteca (11-3) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Sunny Hills (12-2) at Bakersfield Christian (10-3) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 4–AA

North: Sutter (12-1) at Ripon (12-1) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Selma (11-2) vs. Highland, Palmdale (11-3) at Antelope Valley College – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 4–A

North: Escalon (12-1) at Pleasant Valley (7-5) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

South: La Jolla (9-4) vs. Marina, Huntington Beach (12-2) at Westminster HS – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 5–AA

North: Del Norte, Crescent City (12-2) at Kings Academy (10-3) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Serra, San Diego (11-2) at El Monte (14-0) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 5–A

North: Milpitas (7-6) at Caruthers (13-1) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Reseda (10-3) vs. Esperanza (10-4) at Yorba Linda HS – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

DIVISION 6–AA

North: St. Bernard’s, Eureka (10-3) vs. East Nicolaus (12-1) at River Valley HS – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Canoga Park (12-2) at South, Torrance (10-4) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 6–A

North: Salesian, Richmond (11-2) at Santa Cruz (10-3) – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

South: Bishop Union (12-2) – Bye

DIVISION 7–AA

North: Lincoln, San Francisco (10-1) vs. Mariposa (8-4) at Golden Valley HS – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Gardena (10-4) at Francis Parker (8-5) – Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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