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Eleven miles separate both Bear River and Colfax high schools, but the rival football teams both had to travel to Grass Valley’s Nevada Union High School on Friday night to square-off in a football for the second time this season. Only this time, it wasn’t a Pioneer Valley league game – it was for the Sac-Joaquin Division V Section Championship.

The sequel was much more of a memorable classic than the 41-14 victory by Colfax back on Oct. 19. Friday’s thriller was decided in double overtime, where the Colfax Falcons edged the Bear River Bruins for the second time this season, 31-28, to be crowned Section champions.

With the win, Colfax (13-0) will await to hear on Sunday who they will face in the NorCal Bowl game.


Here’s all of Friday’s scores from around the Sac-Joaquin section for week 8 of the high school football season:


Hilmar Yellow Jackets vs. Ripon Christian

In Division VI, It was the Hilmar Yellowjackets up-ending Ripon Christian 57-14 on Friday night in Turlock, to win the Section title.

With the win, Hilmar will advance to a NorCal championship game against an opponent to be determined on Sunday.