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The San Diego Section finals have yet to be played, but that hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Oceanside is ranked No. 1 in the South by Cal-Hi Sports, and speculation puts the Pirates in the Division II game against either Huntington Beach Edison or West Hills Chaminade.

Remember, there is another layer of state playoffs this season — regional games in the north and south in each division, with two teams playing for the right to advance to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Poway, which plays Oceanside for the San Diego Division II title on Saturday at Escondido High, was ranked No. 15 before its win over Helix, which was ranked No. 9.

Edison beat Santa Ana Foothill on Friday and is ranked No. 2 and plays Villa Park next. Should both Oceanside and Edison win this weekend, speculation is they would meet for the SoCal title and state bowl game berth.

Poway appears to be too far down in the rankings to be a SoCal title contender, even if the Titans beat Oceanside.

In Division III in the South, Cal-Hi has St. Augustine ranked No. 2 and Lancaster Paraclete No. 1.

St. Augustine plays Madison on Saturday for the San Diego Section Division IV championship. Madison is ranked No. 5 in Southern California Division III by Cal-Hi and could sneak in with a win over Saints.

Paraclete plays Monrovia, which is ranked No. 3 by Cal-Hi.

In the Southern Division IV, Cal-Hi has Santa Fe Christian ranked No. 6. But speculation has the Eagles advancing to a SoCal game if they beat Francis Parker in the San Diego Section Division V title game on Friday.

Santa Barbara Bishop Diego was ranked No. 1 but was beaten by North Torrance. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 2 but lost to Monrovia.

No. 3 Ontario Christian won Friday and plays Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World.

San Luis Obispo Mission Prep is ranked No. 4 and plays No. 5 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep.

There are no San Diego teams in contention for the Open Division or Division I.

Weather center

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 percent chance of rain Friday for the San Diego Section Division V and Division I title games.

Daytime temperature is supposed to reach 69 with a low of 46.

Saturday, however, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Welcome back

Ramona’s 56-7 win over Serra in the Division III semifinal punched the Bulldogs’ ticket to Saturday’s title game.

This will be Ramona’s fourth appearance in a championship game, but the first since tying Army-Navy 28-28 in 1973. Jerry Van Zant was Ramona’s coach for that 1A game.

First timers

•?Mission Hills was playing in its seventh straight semifinal but until Friday hadn’t hosted a semi. It was worth the wait, as the Grizzlies beat San Pasqual 42-17 before a full house.

•?The Ramona side of the stadium was full for perhaps the biggest game in the town’s history, a 56-7 semifinal win over Serra. This also was the first time the Bulldogs had hosted semifinal.

Running fancy

Oceanside has a reputation of being a passing team, but in Friday’s semifinals against Valhalla, the Pirates stayed on the ground for the most part.

Oceanside ran 47 times for 308 yards en route to 507 total yards.

Both slotback Thai Cottrell and fullback William Gulley surpassed 100 yards.

Cottrell had 114 yards after halftime to finish with 155 and two TDs, while Gulley rushed for 114 yards and the game-winning TD.

In all, the Pirates ran 77 plays to 59 for Valhalla, which got 304 passing yards from quarterback Ramsey Romano. He threw one interception in the fourth quarter following Gulley’s score.

Defense

•?There were only 13 total first downs in Poway’s 21-7 win over Helix — eight by the Titans. Helix rushed 31 times for 48 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per rush. Helix completed just 6 of 20 passes for 94 yards but threw three interceptions.

•?After allowing just one touchdown in the past six games, Oceanside gave up four to Valhalla. The Pirates held Romano to 93 passing yards after halftime, following a 203-yard effort in the first half. Oceanside got quarterback sacks from Isaac Dixon, Josh Bernard, K.J. Velasco, C.J. Tauala and Gulley, in addition to an interception by Ryshaud Keegan. “We probably missed that quarterback 20 times or that game would have been much easier,” Oceanside coach John Carroll said.

By the numbers

•?Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn was 11 of 11 at the half of the Grizzlies’ 42-17 Division I win over San Pasqual. He finished 12 of 16 for 190 yards as Mission Hills kept the ball on the ground in the thick fog.

•?Valley Center’s pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Ryan Kleiman and receiver Michael McInerney had big nights in their last game — a 38-21 loss to St. Augustine. Kleiman completed 12 of 22 passes for 223 yards. McInerney had eight receptions for 183 yards.

•?Santa Fe Christian had a pair of 100-yard rushers in its Division V win over Horizon. Tony Miro, who had been nursing an injury, had seven carries for 126 yards while Hakon Bream had seven carries for 116 yards. Those two averaged 17.2 yards a carry. As a team, SFC rushed 44 times for 407 yards, averaging 9.2 yards a rush.

•?Ramona rolled up 56 points on Serra in a Division III semifinal win. But the Bulldogs had just 371 yards total offense — 313 rushing.

•?There were rare back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in the Ramona-Serra game. Stephon Zackiewicz had a wild, sideline-to-sideline 95-yarder for Serra. Javier Dominguez followed with a 73-yarder for Ramona.

•?Serra had poor starting field position throughout its 56-7 loss to Ramona, with offensive series beginning at the Serra 20-yard line, 26, 10, 11, 13, 20, 31, 13, 20 and 14. Serra drove to the Ramona 17 on its opening series of the game, missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and never reached Ramona territory again except for the kickoff return for a TD.

•?Ramona senior linebacker Tanner Triplett recovered three fumbles, and he had an interception.

•?Darren Carrington was in on 68 of Horizon’s 76 plays from scrimmage. He was 27 of 45 for 406 yards and a TD passing and rushed for 96 yards and four TDs. At one point he was at 100 yards on the ground. His 502 offensive yards was more than Santa Fe Christian’s 425. He also returned kicks, handled punting duties and was the holder on extra points.

The San Diego Section finals have yet to be played, but that hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Oceanside is ranked No. 1 in the South by Cal-Hi Sports, and speculation puts the Pirates in the Division II game against either Huntington Beach Edison or West Hills Chaminade.

Remember, there is another layer of state playoffs this season — regional games in the north and south in each division, with two teams playing for the right to advance to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Poway, which plays Oceanside for the San Diego Division II title on Saturday at Escondido High, was ranked No. 15 before its win over Helix, which was ranked No. 9.

Edison beat Santa Ana Foothill on Friday and is ranked No. 2 and plays Villa Park next. Should both Oceanside and Edison win this weekend, speculation is they would meet for the SoCal title and state bowl game berth.

Poway appears to be too far down in the rankings to be a SoCal title contender, even if the Titans beat Oceanside.

In Division III in the South, Cal-Hi has St. Augustine ranked No. 2 and Lancaster Paraclete No. 1.

St. Augustine plays Madison on Saturday for the San Diego Section Division IV championship. Madison is ranked No. 5 in Southern California Division III by Cal-Hi and could sneak in with a win over Saints.

Paraclete plays Monrovia, which is ranked No. 3 by Cal-Hi.

In the Southern Division IV, Cal-Hi has Santa Fe Christian ranked No. 6. But speculation has the Eagles advancing to a SoCal game if they beat Francis Parker in the San Diego Section Division V title game on Friday.

Santa Barbara Bishop Diego was ranked No. 1 but was beaten by North Torrance. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 2 but lost to Monrovia.

No. 3 Ontario Christian won Friday and plays Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World.

San Luis Obispo Mission Prep is ranked No. 4 and plays No. 5 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep.

There are no San Diego teams in contention for the Open Division or Division I.

Weather center

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 percent chance of rain Friday for the San Diego Section Division V and Division I title games.

Daytime temperature is supposed to reach 69 with a low of 46.

Saturday, however, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Welcome back

Ramona’s 56-7 win over Serra in the Division III semifinal punched the Bulldogs’ ticket to Saturday’s title game.

This will be Ramona’s fourth appearance in a championship game, but the first since tying Army-Navy 28-28 in 1973. Jerry Van Zant was Ramona’s coach for that 1A game.

First timers

•?Mission Hills was playing in its seventh straight semifinal but until Friday hadn’t hosted a semi. It was worth the wait, as the Grizzlies beat San Pasqual 42-17 before a full house.

•?The Ramona side of the stadium was full for perhaps the biggest game in the town’s history, a 56-7 semifinal win over Serra. This also was the first time the Bulldogs had hosted semifinal.

Running fancy

Oceanside has a reputation of being a passing team, but in Friday’s semifinals against Valhalla, the Pirates stayed on the ground for the most part.

Oceanside ran 47 times for 308 yards en route to 507 total yards.

Both slotback Thai Cottrell and fullback William Gulley surpassed 100 yards.

Cottrell had 114 yards after halftime to finish with 155 and two TDs, while Gulley rushed for 114 yards and the game-winning TD.

In all, the Pirates ran 77 plays to 59 for Valhalla, which got 304 passing yards from quarterback Ramsey Romano. He threw one interception in the fourth quarter following Gulley’s score.

Defense

•?There were only 13 total first downs in Poway’s 21-7 win over Helix — eight by the Titans. Helix rushed 31 times for 48 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per rush. Helix completed just 6 of 20 passes for 94 yards but threw three interceptions.

•?After allowing just one touchdown in the past six games, Oceanside gave up four to Valhalla. The Pirates held Romano to 93 passing yards after halftime, following a 203-yard effort in the first half. Oceanside got quarterback sacks from Isaac Dixon, Josh Bernard, K.J. Velasco, C.J. Tauala and Gulley, in addition to an interception by Ryshaud Keegan. “We probably missed that quarterback 20 times or that game would have been much easier,” Oceanside coach John Carroll said.

By the numbers

•?Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn was 11 of 11 at the half of the Grizzlies’ 42-17 Division I win over San Pasqual. He finished 12 of 16 for 190 yards as Mission Hills kept the ball on the ground in the thick fog.

•?Valley Center’s pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Ryan Kleiman and receiver Michael McInerney had big nights in their last game — a 38-21 loss to St. Augustine. Kleiman completed 12 of 22 passes for 223 yards. McInerney had eight receptions for 183 yards.

•?Santa Fe Christian had a pair of 100-yard rushers in its Division V win over Horizon. Tony Miro, who had been nursing an injury, had seven carries for 126 yards while Hakon Bream had seven carries for 116 yards. Those two averaged 17.2 yards a carry. As a team, SFC rushed 44 times for 407 yards, averaging 9.2 yards a rush.

•?Ramona rolled up 56 points on Serra in a Division III semifinal win. But the Bulldogs had just 371 yards total offense — 313 rushing.

•?There were rare back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in the Ramona-Serra game. Stephon Zackiewicz had a wild, sideline-to-sideline 95-yarder for Serra. Javier Dominguez followed with a 73-yarder for Ramona.

•?Serra had poor starting field position throughout its 56-7 loss to Ramona, with offensive series beginning at the Serra 20-yard line, 26, 10, 11, 13, 20, 31, 13, 20 and 14. Serra drove to the Ramona 17 on its opening series of the game, missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and never reached Ramona territory again except for the kickoff return for a TD.

•?Ramona senior linebacker Tanner Triplett recovered three fumbles, and he had an interception.

•?Darren Carrington was in on 68 of Horizon’s 76 plays from scrimmage. He was 27 of 45 for 406 yards and a TD passing and rushed for 96 yards and four TDs. At one point he was at 100 yards on the ground. His 502 offensive yards was more than Santa Fe Christian’s 425. He also returned kicks, handled punting duties and was the holder on extra points.

The San Diego Section finals have yet to be played, but that hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Oceanside is ranked No. 1 in the South by Cal-Hi Sports, and speculation puts the Pirates in the Division II game against either Huntington Beach Edison or West Hills Chaminade.

Remember, there is another layer of state playoffs this season — regional games in the north and south in each division, with two teams playing for the right to advance to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Poway, which plays Oceanside for the San Diego Division II title on Saturday at Escondido High, was ranked No. 15 before its win over Helix, which was ranked No. 9.

Edison beat Santa Ana Foothill on Friday and is ranked No. 2 and plays Villa Park next. Should both Oceanside and Edison win this weekend, speculation is they would meet for the SoCal title and state bowl game berth.

Poway appears to be too far down in the rankings to be a SoCal title contender, even if the Titans beat Oceanside.

In Division III in the South, Cal-Hi has St. Augustine ranked No. 2 and Lancaster Paraclete No. 1.

St. Augustine plays Madison on Saturday for the San Diego Section Division IV championship. Madison is ranked No. 5 in Southern California Division III by Cal-Hi and could sneak in with a win over Saints.

Paraclete plays Monrovia, which is ranked No. 3 by Cal-Hi.

In the Southern Division IV, Cal-Hi has Santa Fe Christian ranked No. 6. But speculation has the Eagles advancing to a SoCal game if they beat Francis Parker in the San Diego Section Division V title game on Friday.

Santa Barbara Bishop Diego was ranked No. 1 but was beaten by North Torrance. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 2 but lost to Monrovia.

No. 3 Ontario Christian won Friday and plays Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World.

San Luis Obispo Mission Prep is ranked No. 4 and plays No. 5 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep.

There are no San Diego teams in contention for the Open Division or Division I.

Weather center

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 percent chance of rain Friday for the San Diego Section Division V and Division I title games.

Daytime temperature is supposed to reach 69 with a low of 46.

Saturday, however, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Welcome back

Ramona’s 56-7 win over Serra in the Division III semifinal punched the Bulldogs’ ticket to Saturday’s title game.

This will be Ramona’s fourth appearance in a championship game, but the first since tying Army-Navy 28-28 in 1973. Jerry Van Zant was Ramona’s coach for that 1A game.

First timers

•?Mission Hills was playing in its seventh straight semifinal but until Friday hadn’t hosted a semi. It was worth the wait, as the Grizzlies beat San Pasqual 42-17 before a full house.

•?The Ramona side of the stadium was full for perhaps the biggest game in the town’s history, a 56-7 semifinal win over Serra. This also was the first time the Bulldogs had hosted semifinal.

Running fancy

Oceanside has a reputation of being a passing team, but in Friday’s semifinals against Valhalla, the Pirates stayed on the ground for the most part.

Oceanside ran 47 times for 308 yards en route to 507 total yards.

Both slotback Thai Cottrell and fullback William Gulley surpassed 100 yards.

Cottrell had 114 yards after halftime to finish with 155 and two TDs, while Gulley rushed for 114 yards and the game-winning TD.

In all, the Pirates ran 77 plays to 59 for Valhalla, which got 304 passing yards from quarterback Ramsey Romano. He threw one interception in the fourth quarter following Gulley’s score.

Defense

•?There were only 13 total first downs in Poway’s 21-7 win over Helix — eight by the Titans. Helix rushed 31 times for 48 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per rush. Helix completed just 6 of 20 passes for 94 yards but threw three interceptions.

•?After allowing just one touchdown in the past six games, Oceanside gave up four to Valhalla. The Pirates held Romano to 93 passing yards after halftime, following a 203-yard effort in the first half. Oceanside got quarterback sacks from Isaac Dixon, Josh Bernard, K.J. Velasco, C.J. Tauala and Gulley, in addition to an interception by Ryshaud Keegan. “We probably missed that quarterback 20 times or that game would have been much easier,” Oceanside coach John Carroll said.

By the numbers

•?Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn was 11 of 11 at the half of the Grizzlies’ 42-17 Division I win over San Pasqual. He finished 12 of 16 for 190 yards as Mission Hills kept the ball on the ground in the thick fog.

•?Valley Center’s pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Ryan Kleiman and receiver Michael McInerney had big nights in their last game — a 38-21 loss to St. Augustine. Kleiman completed 12 of 22 passes for 223 yards. McInerney had eight receptions for 183 yards.

•?Santa Fe Christian had a pair of 100-yard rushers in its Division V win over Horizon. Tony Miro, who had been nursing an injury, had seven carries for 126 yards while Hakon Bream had seven carries for 116 yards. Those two averaged 17.2 yards a carry. As a team, SFC rushed 44 times for 407 yards, averaging 9.2 yards a rush.

•?Ramona rolled up 56 points on Serra in a Division III semifinal win. But the Bulldogs had just 371 yards total offense — 313 rushing.

•?There were rare back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in the Ramona-Serra game. Stephon Zackiewicz had a wild, sideline-to-sideline 95-yarder for Serra. Javier Dominguez followed with a 73-yarder for Ramona.

•?Serra had poor starting field position throughout its 56-7 loss to Ramona, with offensive series beginning at the Serra 20-yard line, 26, 10, 11, 13, 20, 31, 13, 20 and 14. Serra drove to the Ramona 17 on its opening series of the game, missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and never reached Ramona territory again except for the kickoff return for a TD.

•?Ramona senior linebacker Tanner Triplett recovered three fumbles, and he had an interception.

•?Darren Carrington was in on 68 of Horizon’s 76 plays from scrimmage. He was 27 of 45 for 406 yards and a TD passing and rushed for 96 yards and four TDs. At one point he was at 100 yards on the ground. His 502 offensive yards was more than Santa Fe Christian’s 425. He also returned kicks, handled punting duties and was the holder on extra points.


Oceanside is in line for a SoCal Regional berth if the Pirates win the San Diego Section Division II title.

The San Diego Section finals have yet to be played, but that hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Oceanside is ranked No. 1 in the South by Cal-Hi Sports, and speculation puts the Pirates in the Division II game against either Huntington Beach Edison or West Hills Chaminade.

Remember, there is another layer of state playoffs this season — regional games in the north and south in each division, with two teams playing for the right to advance to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Poway, which plays Oceanside for the San Diego Division II title on Saturday at Escondido High, was ranked No. 15 before its win over Helix, which was ranked No. 9.

Edison beat Santa Ana Foothill on Friday and is ranked No. 2 and plays Villa Park next. Should both Oceanside and Edison win this weekend, speculation is they would meet for the SoCal title and state bowl game berth.

Poway appears to be too far down in the rankings to be a SoCal title contender, even if the Titans beat Oceanside.

In Division III in the South, Cal-Hi has St. Augustine ranked No. 2 and Lancaster Paraclete No. 1.

St. Augustine plays Madison on Saturday for the San Diego Section Division IV championship. Madison is ranked No. 5 in Southern California Division III by Cal-Hi and could sneak in with a win over Saints.

Paraclete plays Monrovia, which is ranked No. 3 by Cal-Hi.

In the Southern Division IV, Cal-Hi has Santa Fe Christian ranked No. 6. But speculation has the Eagles advancing to a SoCal game if they beat Francis Parker in the San Diego Section Division V title game on Friday.

Santa Barbara Bishop Diego was ranked No. 1 but was beaten by North Torrance. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 2 but lost to Monrovia.

No. 3 Ontario Christian won Friday and plays Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World.

San Luis Obispo Mission Prep is ranked No. 4 and plays No. 5 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep.

There are no San Diego teams in contention for the Open Division or Division I.

Weather center

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 percent chance of rain Friday for the San Diego Section Division V and Division I title games.

Daytime temperature is supposed to reach 69 with a low of 46.

Saturday, however, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Welcome back

Ramona’s 56-7 win over Serra in the Division III semifinal punched the Bulldogs’ ticket to Saturday’s title game.

This will be Ramona’s fourth appearance in a championship game, but the first since tying Army-Navy 28-28 in 1973. Jerry Van Zant was Ramona’s coach for that 1A game.

First timers

•?Mission Hills was playing in its seventh straight semifinal but until Friday hadn’t hosted a semi. It was worth the wait, as the Grizzlies beat San Pasqual 42-17 before a full house.

•?The Ramona side of the stadium was full for perhaps the biggest game in the town’s history, a 56-7 semifinal win over Serra. This also was the first time the Bulldogs had hosted semifinal.

Running fancy

Oceanside has a reputation of being a passing team, but in Friday’s semifinals against Valhalla, the Pirates stayed on the ground for the most part.

Oceanside ran 47 times for 308 yards en route to 507 total yards.

Both slotback Thai Cottrell and fullback William Gulley surpassed 100 yards.

Cottrell had 114 yards after halftime to finish with 155 and two TDs, while Gulley rushed for 114 yards and the game-winning TD.

In all, the Pirates ran 77 plays to 59 for Valhalla, which got 304 passing yards from quarterback Ramsey Romano. He threw one interception in the fourth quarter following Gulley’s score.

Defense

•?There were only 13 total first downs in Poway’s 21-7 win over Helix — eight by the Titans. Helix rushed 31 times for 48 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per rush. Helix completed just 6 of 20 passes for 94 yards but threw three interceptions.

•?After allowing just one touchdown in the past six games, Oceanside gave up four to Valhalla. The Pirates held Romano to 93 passing yards after halftime, following a 203-yard effort in the first half. Oceanside got quarterback sacks from Isaac Dixon, Josh Bernard, K.J. Velasco, C.J. Tauala and Gulley, in addition to an interception by Ryshaud Keegan. “We probably missed that quarterback 20 times or that game would have been much easier,” Oceanside coach John Carroll said.

By the numbers

•?Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn was 11 of 11 at the half of the Grizzlies’ 42-17 Division I win over San Pasqual. He finished 12 of 16 for 190 yards as Mission Hills kept the ball on the ground in the thick fog.

•?Valley Center’s pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Ryan Kleiman and receiver Michael McInerney had big nights in their last game — a 38-21 loss to St. Augustine. Kleiman completed 12 of 22 passes for 223 yards. McInerney had eight receptions for 183 yards.

•?Santa Fe Christian had a pair of 100-yard rushers in its Division V win over Horizon. Tony Miro, who had been nursing an injury, had seven carries for 126 yards while Hakon Bream had seven carries for 116 yards. Those two averaged 17.2 yards a carry. As a team, SFC rushed 44 times for 407 yards, averaging 9.2 yards a rush.

•?Ramona rolled up 56 points on Serra in a Division III semifinal win. But the Bulldogs had just 371 yards total offense — 313 rushing.

•?There were rare back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in the Ramona-Serra game. Stephon Zackiewicz had a wild, sideline-to-sideline 95-yarder for Serra. Javier Dominguez followed with a 73-yarder for Ramona.

•?Serra had poor starting field position throughout its 56-7 loss to Ramona, with offensive series beginning at the Serra 20-yard line, 26, 10, 11, 13, 20, 31, 13, 20 and 14. Serra drove to the Ramona 17 on its opening series of the game, missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and never reached Ramona territory again except for the kickoff return for a TD.

•?Ramona senior linebacker Tanner Triplett recovered three fumbles, and he had an interception.

•?Darren Carrington was in on 68 of Horizon’s 76 plays from scrimmage. He was 27 of 45 for 406 yards and a TD passing and rushed for 96 yards and four TDs. At one point he was at 100 yards on the ground. His 502 offensive yards was more than Santa Fe Christian’s 425. He also returned kicks, handled punting duties and was the holder on extra points.

The San Diego Section finals have yet to be played, but that hasn’t stopped fans from looking ahead to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Oceanside is ranked No. 1 in the South by Cal-Hi Sports, and speculation puts the Pirates in the Division II game against either Huntington Beach Edison or West Hills Chaminade.

Remember, there is another layer of state playoffs this season — regional games in the north and south in each division, with two teams playing for the right to advance to the State Bowl Championship Games.

Poway, which plays Oceanside for the San Diego Division II title on Saturday at Escondido High, was ranked No. 15 before its win over Helix, which was ranked No. 9.

Edison beat Santa Ana Foothill on Friday and is ranked No. 2 and plays Villa Park next. Should both Oceanside and Edison win this weekend, speculation is they would meet for the SoCal title and state bowl game berth.

Poway appears to be too far down in the rankings to be a SoCal title contender, even if the Titans beat Oceanside.

In Division III in the South, Cal-Hi has St. Augustine ranked No. 2 and Lancaster Paraclete No. 1.

St. Augustine plays Madison on Saturday for the San Diego Section Division IV championship. Madison is ranked No. 5 in Southern California Division III by Cal-Hi and could sneak in with a win over Saints.

Paraclete plays Monrovia, which is ranked No. 3 by Cal-Hi.

In the Southern Division IV, Cal-Hi has Santa Fe Christian ranked No. 6. But speculation has the Eagles advancing to a SoCal game if they beat Francis Parker in the San Diego Section Division V title game on Friday.

Santa Barbara Bishop Diego was ranked No. 1 but was beaten by North Torrance. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 2 but lost to Monrovia.

No. 3 Ontario Christian won Friday and plays Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World.

San Luis Obispo Mission Prep is ranked No. 4 and plays No. 5 Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep.

There are no San Diego teams in contention for the Open Division or Division I.

Weather center

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 10 percent chance of rain Friday for the San Diego Section Division V and Division I title games.

Daytime temperature is supposed to reach 69 with a low of 46.

Saturday, however, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Welcome back

Ramona’s 56-7 win over Serra in the Division III semifinal punched the Bulldogs’ ticket to Saturday’s title game.

This will be Ramona’s fourth appearance in a championship game, but the first since tying Army-Navy 28-28 in 1973. Jerry Van Zant was Ramona’s coach for that 1A game.

First timers

•?Mission Hills was playing in its seventh straight semifinal but until Friday hadn’t hosted a semi. It was worth the wait, as the Grizzlies beat San Pasqual 42-17 before a full house.

•?The Ramona side of the stadium was full for perhaps the biggest game in the town’s history, a 56-7 semifinal win over Serra. This also was the first time the Bulldogs had hosted semifinal.

Running fancy

Oceanside has a reputation of being a passing team, but in Friday’s semifinals against Valhalla, the Pirates stayed on the ground for the most part.

Oceanside ran 47 times for 308 yards en route to 507 total yards.

Both slotback Thai Cottrell and fullback William Gulley surpassed 100 yards.

Cottrell had 114 yards after halftime to finish with 155 and two TDs, while Gulley rushed for 114 yards and the game-winning TD.

In all, the Pirates ran 77 plays to 59 for Valhalla, which got 304 passing yards from quarterback Ramsey Romano. He threw one interception in the fourth quarter following Gulley’s score.

Defense

•?There were only 13 total first downs in Poway’s 21-7 win over Helix — eight by the Titans. Helix rushed 31 times for 48 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per rush. Helix completed just 6 of 20 passes for 94 yards but threw three interceptions.

•?After allowing just one touchdown in the past six games, Oceanside gave up four to Valhalla. The Pirates held Romano to 93 passing yards after halftime, following a 203-yard effort in the first half. Oceanside got quarterback sacks from Isaac Dixon, Josh Bernard, K.J. Velasco, C.J. Tauala and Gulley, in addition to an interception by Ryshaud Keegan. “We probably missed that quarterback 20 times or that game would have been much easier,” Oceanside coach John Carroll said.

By the numbers

•?Mission Hills quarterback Connor Wynn was 11 of 11 at the half of the Grizzlies’ 42-17 Division I win over San Pasqual. He finished 12 of 16 for 190 yards as Mission Hills kept the ball on the ground in the thick fog.

•?Valley Center’s pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Ryan Kleiman and receiver Michael McInerney had big nights in their last game — a 38-21 loss to St. Augustine. Kleiman completed 12 of 22 passes for 223 yards. McInerney had eight receptions for 183 yards.

•?Santa Fe Christian had a pair of 100-yard rushers in its Division V win over Horizon. Tony Miro, who had been nursing an injury, had seven carries for 126 yards while Hakon Bream had seven carries for 116 yards. Those two averaged 17.2 yards a carry. As a team, SFC rushed 44 times for 407 yards, averaging 9.2 yards a rush.

•?Ramona rolled up 56 points on Serra in a Division III semifinal win. But the Bulldogs had just 371 yards total offense — 313 rushing.

•?There were rare back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in the Ramona-Serra game. Stephon Zackiewicz had a wild, sideline-to-sideline 95-yarder for Serra. Javier Dominguez followed with a 73-yarder for Ramona.

•?Serra had poor starting field position throughout its 56-7 loss to Ramona, with offensive series beginning at the Serra 20-yard line, 26, 10, 11, 13, 20, 31, 13, 20 and 14. Serra drove to the Ramona 17 on its opening series of the game, missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and never reached Ramona territory again except for the kickoff return for a TD.

•?Ramona senior linebacker Tanner Triplett recovered three fumbles, and he had an interception.

•?Darren Carrington was in on 68 of Horizon’s 76 plays from scrimmage. He was 27 of 45 for 406 yards and a TD passing and rushed for 96 yards and four TDs. At one point he was at 100 yards on the ground. His 502 offensive yards was more than Santa Fe Christian’s 425. He also returned kicks, handled punting duties and was the holder on extra points.

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