Sacramento State will host high school championship football over the next two weekends rain or shine.
Tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I game between defending champ Granite Bay and Oak Ridge and Saturday's Division II game between Folsom and Elk Grove will be at Hornet Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
And you can look forward to more games there next weekend, too.
Though a formal announcement won't be made until Sunday, Sac State is expected to host the first Northern California Regional Open and D-I games.
We could see De La Salle, the decades-long national power from Concord, come to Hornet Stadium to take on the winner of the Sac-Joaquin Section D-I or D-II title games, plus another Bay Area power against another local team.
Hornet Stadium has been a terrific host in recent years. The upgraded facility has plenty of seats (21,195) without feeling Rose Bowl cavernous. Folsom beat Grant in the D-II section title game at Sac State in 2010 in front of an overflow crowd.
Weather may scare off even the hardiest souls this weekend, but if De La Salle comes to Sac State next weekend, Hornet Stadium will be filled to capacity.
What to watch
College football, UCLA at Stanford, 5 p.m., FOX40: The winner of the Pacific-12 Conference championship game goes to the Rose Bowl.
What to do
High school football, Oak Ridge vs. Granite Bay, 7:30 p.m., Hornet Stadium: The winner of the Sac-Joaquin Section D-I championship game should land a spot in next weekend's NorCal regionals.
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