November 21, 2006 > Tri-City area teams qualify for NCS, CCS Football Playoffs
Tri-City area teams qualify for NCS, CCS Football Playoffs
by Biff Jones
Four Tri-City teams will be participating in the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) football playoffs on Friday and Saturday, November 17 – 18.
In the 3A East Bay Region for schools with enrollments of 1601 to 2100; Hayward High is seeded number 1, with Fremont’s Irvington High and Washington High seeded 4th and 7th respectively, out of an 8-team bracket. James Logan High of Union City, competing in 4A East Bay Region (enrollment over 2100), is the number 7 seed in that 8-team bracket.
On Friday, November 17, Washington High will travel to number 2 seed, Pinole Valley High of Pinole; Hayward High hosts number 8 seed Concord at Sunset Campus in Hayward; and James Logan High travels to number 2 seed, Foothill of Pleasanton. Then on Saturday, November 18, Irvington High hosts number 5 seed, Clayton Valley High of Concord at Tak Fudenna Stadium in Fremont. All games are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Central Coast Section:
Milpitas High earned its way into the CCS (Central Coast Conference) playoffs and showed why it was there with a 12 – 6 victory over Woodside on Saturday, November 18. Next up for the Trojans is Santa Teresa (San Jose) High School in a semi-final match-up of the CCS large school division. The winner of this contest at 3 p.m. at Foothill College will meet the winner of a Leland vs Piedmont Hills game for the CCS championship.
Hayward survived a close game against Concord, winning 24 – 21. Washington jumped out to a 14 – 0 lead, but lost 41 – 28 after Pinole’s 35-point second quarter. Logan nearly pulled off an upset before losing to undefeated Foothill, 32 – 29.