PREVIEW: CIF-SS Western Division final – Palos Verdes at Calabasas

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by Jeff Fisher

Defending CIF-Southern Section Western Division (VII) champ Palos Verdes (10-3) will be on the road to defend its title when it plays top-seeded Calabasas, ranked #22 in the latest High School Football America/SoCal 25, Saturday night.  Calabasas will be playing in its first-ever CIF-SS football championship game.

Calabasas junior quarterback Tristan Gebbia has had a great year in leading the Coyotes to a 12-1 record by completing 231-of-363 passes for 3,765 yards with 40 touchdowns and only six interceptions.  Brian Hightower is Gebbia’s leading receiver with 51 catches with 1,004 yards and 11 touchdowns.

After an 0-3 start, Palos Verdes has won ten straight.  The Sea Kings have a strong defensive unit that’s only given-up 148 points this year.


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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.