League championship races are heating up with three weeks remaining in the regular season. The Bee’s Joe Davidson peeks at five games, all of which kickoff between 7-7:30 p.m.:
No. 12 Del Oro (4-3) at No. 2 Oak Ridge (7-0) – Del Oro is out of the Sierra Foothill League title race but can throw a wrench and a helmet into the unbeaten hopes of the Trojans, who have won games with offense and with defense.oak
No. 19 River Valley (6-1) at No. 3 Inderkum (8-0) – This is for the Tri-County Conference championship, which is old hat for the host Tigers, who seek their sixth successive title and 11th in 12 seasons. The Falcons have to some how stymie the speed. Inderkum has won 31 consecutive league games and 57 of 58.
No. 8 Sheldon (5-2) at Grant (3-4) – Sheldon is competing for the Delta League championship and knows it can compete with Grant, having beaten the Pacers with a late drive a year ago. Grant is fighting to stay in the playoff mix.
No. 10 Antelope (7-0) at No. 11 Del Campo (7-0) – Beyond a battle of unbeatens where defense has been key, the rooting sections are as good as they get: Cougar Crew for Del Campo and the Red Zone for the Titans.
No. 20 Cordova (5-2) at El Dorado (5-2) – El Dorado traditionally likes to rush to the Bell Tower in downtown Placerville to ring it loud and clear after victories, but Cordova aims to mute the noise as the Sierra Valley Conference title hangs in the balance.
This week’s schedule (Oct. 20-21)
All games start between 7-7:30 p.m., unless noted.
No. 12 Del Oro at No. 2 Oak Ridge
No. 3 Inderkum at No. 19 River Valley
No. 4 Sacramento vs. Johnson at Rosemont
No. 5 Granite Bay at Nevada Union
Woodcreek at No. 7 Rocklin
No. 8 Sheldon at Grant
No. 10 Antelope at No. 11 Del Campo
No. 13 Christian Brothers vs. El Camino at Hughes Stadium
Center at No. 14 Lincoln
No. 15 Placer at Foothill
No. 16 Elk Grove at No. 17 Monterey Trail
Rio Linda at No. 18 Woodland
No. 20 Cordova at El Dorado
Byes: No. 1 Folsom
Rio Americano at Vista del Lago
Bella Vista at Cosumnes Oaks
Oakmont at Ponderosa
Capital Christian at Dixon
Mesa Verde at Marysville
Colfax at Bear River
Roseville at Whitney
Florin at Burbank
Laguna Creek at Kennedy
Pioneer at Yuba City
Galt at Union Mine
Delta at Foresthill
Encina at Rio Vista
Highlands at San Juan
Lindhurst at Harker
Bradshaw Christian at Golden Sierra
Rosemont vs. Liberty Ranch at Galt HS
Mira Loma vs. Casa Roble at El Camino HS
Davis vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon HS
Valley Christian vs. Western Sierra at Highlands HS
Valley vs. McClatchy at Cosumnes River College
No. 9 Franklin at No. 6 Jesuit, 1 p.m.