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    CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION - SOUTHERN SECTION 10932 Pine St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (562) 493-9500 (562) 493-6266 - Fax

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    LOS ALAMITOS -- Thirteen divisional winners will be crowned champions this weekend in the 2016 CIF Southern Sec on-Ford Football Championships, scheduled for sites spanning from the desert to the sea. Championship football compe on among CIF-SS member schools dates back to 1914. This will be the 103rd edi on.

    The 13 divisional fi nals are sponsored by The Southern California Ford Dealers Associa on; Spaulding; Jack-in-the-Box; Papa John’s Pizza; Fox Sports West and Prep Zone;; Rus- sell Athle c; Gatorade; KAP-7 Water Polo Balls; TLC Sportswear; The United States Marines; Rawlings; California Classifi ed School Employees Associa on; JL Custom Jackets and Patches; Les Schwab Tires; California Correc onal Peace Offi cers Associa on; The United States Tennis Associa on; PGA of South- ern California; Woman’s Southern California Golf Associa on, Wilson Tennis, H&L Corpora on; LA84 Founda on.

    DIVISION 1- St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei, Saturday December 3rd, at Angel Stadium, 7:30 pm, Fox Sports West

    Two of the top teams in the state of California and the United States will face off in the Division 1 Final at Angel Stadium.

    St. John Bosco arrives at its 4th straight CIF tle game having gone 1-2 in the past three Pac-5 tle games. Coach Jason Negro’s Braves are 11-2, runners up in the Trinity League, have scored more

    than 20 points in every single game and seek to avenge its earlier loss to Mater Dei. The Braves have scored 581 points and barely allowed over 220. QB Re-Al Mitchell has thrown for 2679 yards and 28 touchdowns, WR Berkley Holman has caught 11 touchdowns while Jacob Callier has 84 tackles and 9 sacks. The Braves look to add to their recent run of success with a 2nd CIF tle.

    Mater Dei enters the fi nal at 13-0, top seed in the bracket and champions of the Trinity League. Coach Bruce Rollinson’s team has been ranked near or at the top all season long and features a power- ful team on both sides of the ball. The Monarchs have scored nearly 700 points and allowed less than


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    DIVISION 1 (Cont.): 150. Quarterback JT Daniels has thrown for over 4300 yards and nearly 70 touch- downs, WR Osris St. Brown has over 1100 recep on yards and nearly 20 touchdown recep ons, while Sal Aguilar has 60 tackles and nearly 5 sacks. Having been ranked at or near the top in the country for the en re season, the Monarchs are back in a CIF fi nal for the fi rst me since 2013 and look to add to the programs storied history with its 10th CIF championship.

    DIVISION 2-San Clemente at Murrieta Valley, Friday December 2nd, 7:30pm, Fox Sports West One program will fi nally ascend to the mountaintop in the Division 2 fi nal. San Clemente arrives at its third straight CIF tle game a er falling just short the previous two

    years. The Tritons come in at 10-3 and the runner ups of the South Coast league a er bea ng top seeded Heritage in the 2nd round. Coach Jaime Or z leads a well-balanced squad that has been on a roll during the playoff s. QB Jack Sears has passed for 2033 yards and 31 TDs while rushing for almost 10 TDS while RB Brandon Reavens is responsible for 21 total touchdowns. On defense the Tritons have forced over 20 turnovers and 23 sacks. The Tritons are back in a CIF fi nal and hungry for their fi rst CIF tle.

    Murrieta Valley con nues a historic season with its appearance in the CIF fi nal. The Nighthawks are 11-2, the champions of the Southwestern League and enjoyed a win over cross town rival Vista Murrieta. Coach George Wilson’s team has scored more than 600 points and are yet to allow 300. QB Hank Bachmeier has passed for over 3300 yards and 40 TDs, while adding nearly 10 rushing TDs. RB Olita Palmer has rushed for over 200 0 yards and over 24 TDs while Tevin Teague has over 100 tackles on defense. The Nighthawks look to complete their storybook season with the programs 1st CIF tle.

    DIVISION 3- Edison at La Mirada, Friday December 2nd, 7:30 pm, tape delayed on Fox Sports West at 8:00 pm

    Two programs steeped in tradi on face off in the Division 3 fi nal. Edison con nues to write a magical script with its appearance in the CIF fi nal. The Chargers

    were the champions of the Sunset League and hold a 12-1 record. In his 31st and fi nal season as head coach, Dave White has built a balanced team on both sides of the ball which has led to an 8 game win- ning streak. QB Griffi n O’Conner has passed for over 2700 yards and over 30 TDs while Kenny Carmi- chael has over 15 sacks and over 85 tackles. Edison looks to win its 6th CIF tle and send Coach White out with a win.

    A year removed from a CIF tle and a State tle, La Mirada makes its 2nd consecu ve CIF Final appearance. The Matadors hold an 11-2 record, the top seed in the bracket and were the champions of the Suburban League. Coach Mike Mosche ’s team has won ten in a row, scored over 500 points and barely allowed 200. QB Tristan Meyer has thrown for 2208 yards and 35 TDs while Elijah Hicks has 5 intercep ons and over 30 tackles. The Matadors seek their 2nd consecu ve CIF tle.

    DIVISION 4- Corona Del Mar vs. Sierra Canyon at Granada Hills High School, Friday December 2nd, 7:00 pm, Fox Sports Prep Zone

    Programs with recent success both locally and at the state level meet in the Division 4 fi nal. Corona Del Mar returns to the CIF-SS Final for the fi rst me since 2013 when they would go on

    to win a state tle. The Sea Kings were the champions of the Pacifi c Coast League, hold a 12-1 record and a riding a 12 game winning streak. Coach Dan O’Shea runs a powerful off ense that has scored over 550 points. QB Chase Garbers has thrown for 3699 yards and 46 TDs while WR Tae Le has over 1200 recep on yards and more than 20 TDs. Corona Del Mar looks to add a 6th CIF football crown to its im- pressive school trophy list.


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    DIVISION 4 (Cont.): One of the most well-known stories in recent seasons, Sierra Canyon makes its 2nd consecu ve

    CIF fi nal appearance and third since 2011 which included the 2011 state tle. The Trailblazers are the champions of the Gold Coast League, are the top team in the bracket and have a 13-0 record. Coach Jon Ellinghouse’s team has scored 491 points and barely allowed 200. RB Bobby Cole has rushed for over 1700 yards and more than 24 TDs while Trevor Horworth has over 100 tackles. Sierra Canyon looks to collect its 3rd CIF Title.

    DIVISION 5-Calabasas at Capistrano Valley, Saturday December 3rd, 7:00 pm, Fox Sports Prep Zone High scoring and stout defenses highlight the Division 5 fi nal. A year removed from its fi rst ever CIF tle, Calabasas returns to the championship round. The

    Coyotes are the top seed in the bracket, the champions of the Camino League, and hold a 13-0 record. Coach Casey Clausan’s team has scored nearly 600 points in their undefeated season. QB Tristan Gebbia has passed for over 3800 yards and over 45 TDs while Darney Holmes and Nikko Hall both have double digit touchdown recep ons. Holmes also has two special teams’ touchdowns to his resume as the Coy- otes seek consecu ve CIF tles.

    Capistrano Valley makes its inaugural appearance in a CIF Final. The Cougars are 12-1, the cham- pions of the Sea View League and the 2nd seed in the bracket. Coach Ernst Bucher’s team has won 11 in a row and features a defense that has barely allowed 100 points while scoring 476. On defense both Zach Ritner and Nolan Reeve have double digit sacks while QB Kevin Brown is nearing 3200 yards in passing and has thrown for 25 TDs. The Cougars look to cap a dream season with their fi rst CIF tle.

    DIVISION 6- Paraclete at Los Altos, Friday December 2nd, 7:00 pm, Fox Sports Prep Zone Two programs with rich CIF tle success meet in the Division 6 fi nal. Paraclete con nues a recent run of success with this appearance in a CIF fi nal, the programs

    fi rst since 2014. The Spirts were the runner ups of the Gold Coast League and hold a 9-4 record. In his fi rst season at the helm Coach Dean Herrington has con nued his winning ways, by building a balanced team that has nearly scored 400 points while barely allowing 250. Coach Herrington looks to add to his own personal resume and the Spirits seek their 9th CIF tle.

    Los Altos is back in a familiar place, with another appearance in a CIF Final for the fi rst me since 2014. The Conquerors are the top seed in the bracket, champions of the Hacienda League and hold a 13-0 record. Coach Dale Ziola’s team has scored nearly 500 points and have barely allowed 200. RB Tyler Nevens leads the off ense as he has rushed for over 2200 yards and nearly 40 TDs. On defense Gil Vasquez and Michael Saucedo have over 130 tackles and Jayson Jones has double digit sacks. Los Altos seeks the programs 12th CIF tle.

    DIVISION 7- Norte Vista at San Gorgonio, Friday December 2nd, 7:00pm, Fox Sports Prep Zone Stout defense could be the name of the game in the Division 7 fi n

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