The Bee’s Joe Davidson previews five high school football games, all kicking off between 7-7:30 p.m. Friday.
No. 1 Folsom (9-0) at No. 2 Oak Ridge (9-0) – It may rain buckets in El Dorado Hills for this Sierra Foothill League championship, but these teams are geared for all seasons and conditions, and the bottom line remains this: Someone has to stop the playmakers. Said Folsom coach Kris Richardson, “We don’t let weather bother us.”
No. 5 Granite Bay (7-2) at No. 9 Rocklin (6-3) – Granite Bay has SFL losses to Folsom and Oak Ridge and is pushing for a high Division II playoff seed while Rocklin is smarting from setbacks to Oak Ridge and Folsom and wants a high D-II seed.
No. 6 Jesuit (7-2) at Grant (4-5) – Jesuit can do three things here with a victory: lock up the Delta League unbeaten, secure a high D-I playoff seed and bounce the Pacers out of the playoff picture for the first time since 1990. Grant won’t make it easy.
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No. 12 Christian Brothers (7-2) at No. 19 Vista del Lago (6-3) – It’s become an annual thing between these two: a Capital Athletic League championship. Two of the best players anywhere are sheer-effort guys: Spencer Webb of CB and Andrew Cokley of VDL.
No. 13 Lincoln (8-1) at No. 14 Placer (8-1) – It figures to get muddy at Placer’s famed LeFebvre Stadium, which embraces real grass, as the Pioneer Valley League championship will be decided by teams that also seek Sac-Joaquin Section crowns.
This week’s schedule (Nov. 3-4)
No. 1 Folsom at No. 2 Oak Ridge
No. 3 Inderkum at Rio Linda
No. 4 Sacramento vs. McClatchy at Hughes Stadium
No. 5 Granite Bay at No. 9 Rocklin
No. 6 Jesuit at Grant
No. 7 Sheldon at No. 16 Elk Grove
No. 8 Del Campo at Bella Vista
No. 10 Franklin vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon
Whitney at No. 11 Antelope
No. 12 Christian Brothers at No. 19 Vista del Lago
No. 13 Lincoln at No. 14 Placer
No. 15 Monterey Trail at Davis
No. 17 El Dorado at Union Mine
Rosemont at No. 18 Cordova
Bye: No. 20 Yuba City
Mira Loma at El Camino
Ponderosa at Cosumnes Oaks
Roseville at Oakmont
Mesa Verde at Capital Christian
Burbank at Kennedy
Bear River at at Center
Foothill at Colfax
Valley Christian at Delta
Woodland Christian at Foresthill
Liberty Ranch at Galt
Valley vs. Florin at Monterey Trail
Bradshaw Christian at Highlands
Golden Sierra at Rio Vista
Argonaut at Dixon
Del Oro at Woodcreek
River City at River Valley
Woodland at Pioneer
Rio Americano vs. Casa Roble at Del Campo High
Johnson vs. Laguna Creek at Cosumnes River College
Lindhurst vs. Natomas at Yuba College, 7 p.m.