Five local teams fall short of NorCal Regional Championships

Granite Bay, Manteca, Rio Vista, Sutter and Bear River have their seasons come to an end in the NorCal Regional Bowl Games.

Sac-Joaquin Section champions went 0-5 in Saturday's NorCal Regional Championship games.

In Division 1-A, Granite Bay failed to come back from a 17-0 halftime deficit against Bay area power Pittsburg at home. The Pirates handed the Grizzlies a 37-14 loss to claim the NorCal Regional Championship. Granite Bay finishes the season with a 12-3 record.

The Manteca Buffaloes also close out their season with a 12-3 record after dropping their home matchup in the Division 2-A Regional Championship game against Saint Francis of Mountain View. The Lancers came away with a 28-23 victory.

Rio Vista scored all of its points in the third quarter in a 20-14 home loss to San Francisco's Galileo in the Division 6-A Regional Championship.

Sutter and Bear River also dropped their games on the road at Half Moon Bay and Fortuna, respectively. The Huskies were shut out in three quarters of a 28-7 loss in the Division 3-A NorCal game while the Bruins fell short in the 5-2 Division with a 34-20 loss.

Folsom will return to Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium to face Helix of La Mesa for the 1-AA CIF State Championship on Friday, December 15, at 8 p.m. Placer will take on Los Angeles power Crenshaw on Saturday, December 16, at 6 p.m. at a site yet to be determined by the CIF. This will be the first State Championship appearance for the Hillmen since 1980.


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