PREVIEW: CIF-SS Eastern Division final – Serrano at Oak Hills

CIF-SS football championship previews

by Jeff Fisher

Friday night’s CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division (IX) championship will feature two teams that know each other well.  Oak Hills and Serrano are both members of the Mojave River League.

Serrano (11-2) won the championship by beating Oak Hills (8-5) 36-10 on October 9th.

Serrano, which lost to Palm Springs 24-21 in last year championship game, is led by running back Sultaan Sullivan, who’s rushed for 3,019 yards with 48 touchdowns.  Sullivan is averaging 12 yards per carry.  He’s coming-off his best performance of the season last week when he ran for 351 yards and five touchdowns against Palm Desert.

Oak Hills is riding a seven game win streak since losing to Serrano in early October.  Junior quarterback Brandon Porter has had a fine year with over 2,400 yards passing with 25 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Serrano is looking for its first CIF-SS football championship since 2009, while Oak Hills will be looking for its first title.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.