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High school football teams bowl-bound

By Patrick Ibarra
Editor

While college football announced the various bowl games to be played throughout December and January, the high school football season came to a close, with section champions crowned throughout the state. For some teams, though, there may be one more opportunity still left to play.

In its own version of “Selection Sunday,” the California Interscholastic Federation will announce the state’s high school teams selected to participated in the 2010 State Football Championship Bowl Games. The 10 teams selected to participate in the 2010 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games presented by Farmers will be announced Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Folsom's Dano Graves celebrates the game-winning touchdown in the Division II section championship. (Photo courtesy Tom Paniagua)

The teams will be announced first on www.Facebook.com/CIFstate immediately after a selection meeting is over. Check the CIF State Facebook page during the late morning through early afternoon hours for the announcement because the selection process can last up to three hours.

A pre-Selection Sunday Show can be seen on KBC Sports.com (http://www.kbcsports.com/). Start time is noon. KBC
Sports will show video highlights of the possible participating teams. Host Jeff Kurtz and special guest media members will give their thoughts on what teams should be selected, and will provide post-selection analysis.

Only section champions are eligible for selection in the football championship bowl games. Teams are also selected based on won-loss record, strength of schedule, head-to-head competition and common opponents. There are a total of 49 Section champions this year, with 22 from Northern California and 27 hailing from Southern
California.

While it’s anybody’s guess who will get the nod in each game, there should be plenty of good candidates available to choose from. In the Sac-Joaquin Section, Pleasant Grove will represent Division I, Folsom High Division II, Del Oro Division III and Escalon in Division IV. Based on a variety of factors, each will have a shot at competing essentially for a state title. That’s pretty impressive stuff.

Tune back in to see how it all plays out.

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