Wild Card Games Start Today…Round One Begins Thursday the 18th
The 2017 CIF Southern Section Championship Playoffs are about to get under way and 10 local High School teams are involved. The action starts today with 2 Southwestern league headed to the Wild Card round with everything on the line.
Murrieta Valley finished tied for second with Chaparral in the tough Southwestern league. The Nighthawks under rookie coach Joe Riley are 17-9 overall. They will face ML King which finished third in the Big VII league with a 9-6 record.
The Pumas are playing in a Division3 Wild Card game against Valley View, Chaparral were 15-12 overall and 8-7 in league. The Eagles are 12-15 and were the third place finishers in the Inland Valley league.
Vista Murrieta won the Southwestern league with a 13-2 record. The Division 1 Broncos are 21-8 overall and will put it all on the line against Hart. The Indians are 20-10 and placed third in the Foothill league.
In Division 2 two Sunbelt league teams made the grade. Paloma Valley won the league Championship with a 14-1 record. The Wildcats were 23-3 overall. The will face Woodbridge, who was second in the Pacific Coast league and were 19-7 overall.
Temescal Canyon was tied with Heritage for second place in the Sunbelt with a 10-5 record. The Titans are 15-9-1 overall and travel to La Mirada for round one, The Matadors are 23-5 and are the Suburban league Champions.
Division 4 sees Linfield Christian facing Ramona in round one. The Lions are the Ambassador league Co-Champions with a 11-1 record. Linfield Christian is 20-4 overall. The Rams were third in the River Valley league and have a 13-15 record.
The Sunbelt’s Heritage will face the South Valley’s Calvary Murrieta in Division 5 action. The Patriots were 16-8 overall. The Warriors are one of the toughest 9-15 teams they will play this season.
Division 6 has two local teams in action for the CIF Playoffs. Hesperia Christian will face Nuwview Brigde. The Knights were tied with Calvary Murrieta for second place in the South Valley with a 6-4 record,
Rancho Christian has been ranked Number One in Division 6 forever. Tony Nobiensk’s Eagles are 22-3-1 and were undefeated n league play. They will face the winner of the Banning and Silverado Wild Card game.