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Number crunch: Del Oro, East Nicolaus and this weekend’s high school bowl games

The East Nicolaus High School Spartans football team prepares for its upcoming CIF State Division VI-AA championship game at Yuba College football stadium in Yuba City, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.
The East Nicolaus High School Spartans football team prepares for its upcoming CIF State Division VI-AA championship game at Yuba College football stadium in Yuba City, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

A by-the-numbers look at this weekend’s CIF State Bowls, including Del Oro’s matchup against Camarillo on Friday at Sacramento State and East Nicolaus’ game against Coronado on Saturday in San Diego.

(Full schedule and ticket info can be found below.)

5: CIF State Bowls to be played at Sacramento State this weekend.

▪ Read about how Sac State landed the bowls.

4: Wins by Del Oro in as many appearances in postseason games at Sac State.

6: Losses by Del Oro before going on a seven-game winning streak to reach the CIF State Division II-AA championship game. The Golden Eagles became the first six-loss team to win a CIF Regional title.

8: Passes intercepted this season by Del Oro free safety Mason Hurst, a team high. He also has six touchdown catches as a wide receiver.

10: Rushing touchdowns by Del Oro’s Dalton Gee, a team high.

▪ Read about the Golden Eagles embracing a “We Believe” mantra.

13: Divisions competing in the CIF State playoffs this year, up from five last season.

22: Seconds remaining when Del Oro quarterback Stone Smartt scored on a quarterback keeper to give the Golden Eagles a 28-24 regional title win over Liberty on Dec. 11.

271: Wins in a row by De La Salle against Northern California opponents. De La Salle faces nationally ranked No. 1 Centennial of Corona in the Open Division on Saturday at Sac State.

280: Enrollment at East Nicolaus, compared to 1,200 at Coronado.

▪ Read more about the Spartans’ unlikely title run.

521: Miles driving from East Nicolaus High School to Clairemont High School in San Diego, the site of the Spartans’ game. From Coronado High School, the trip is 13 miles.

2,849: Rushing yards this season by East Nicolaus running back Don Switalski, a Northern Section record.

Compiled by Jon Schultz

Local teams in CIF State Bowls

FRIDAY

Division II-AA: Del Oro (9-6) vs. Camarillo (15-0) at Sacramento State, 4 p.m. (CSN+)

SATURDAY

Division VI-AA: East Nicolaus (12-2) vs. Coronado (10-4) in San Diego, 6 p.m.

Other CIF State Bowl games

FRIDAY AT SACRAMENTO STATE

Division I-AA: Bellarmine (13-1) vs. Mission Viejo (15-0), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY AT SACRAMENTO STATE

Division I-A: Clayton Valley (13-1) vs. Narbonnne (13-2), noon

Small Schools Open: Central Catholic (15-0) vs. San Marino (15-0), 4 p.m.

Open: De La Salle (12-1) vs. Centennial (14-0), 8 p.m.

ELSEWHERE SATURDAY

(6 p.m. kickoffs)

Division II-A: St. Francis-Mountain View (12-2) at Citrus Hill-Perris (13-2)

Division III-AA: Campolindo-Moraga (14-1) at La Mirada (12-3)

Division III-A: Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (11-3) at Rancho Bernardo-San Diego (12-2)

Division IV-AA: Bonita Vista-Chula Vista (12-2) at Hanford (13-1)

Division IV-A: Sierra-Manteca (9-5) at Chowchilla (12-2)

Division V-AA: Immanuel-Reedley (11-2) at Mater Dei Catholic-Chula Vista (13-2)

Division V-A: St. Bernard’s-Eureka (13-1) at Saddleback Valley Christian-San Juan Capistrano (15-0)

TICKETS FOR GAMES AT SAC STATE

Available at participating schools, online at www.cifstate.org and at Hornet Stadium on game day. Adults $15; students, seniors and children $10. All tickets are for general admission and are valid for all games on a single day.

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