HS Football: Rancho Christian to Face Franklin in the 2016 California State Regional Division 6AA Game


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The Eagles Soared Past Santa Ana 52-14 to Win the CIF SS Division 13 Championship last Saturday

thumbnail_rancho-football-2016-12-03_0282It’s been a huge year of firsts for the “little” Rancho Christian Football team. The school’s enrollment is just over 200 students and yet the Eagles soared past larger schools and more experienced programs this season to win their first South Valley League title…and then went on to defeat Santa Ana last Saturday to bring home the CIF Southern Section Division 13 Championship.rancho-football-2016-12-03_0263

 

The Eagles will experience yet another first this Friday night when they travel to Los Angeles to compete in the California State Division 6AA Regional Championship game. Rancho Christian will face Franklin, winners of the CIF LACS Division 3 Championship.rancho-football-2016-12-03_0193

 

 

The Eagles were the Cinderella team in Division 13. They beat Hamilton, Godinez, South El Monte before crushing Santa Ana to win the Division 13 Championship. The are 12-2.

The Panthers are 13-1, their only loss of the season was to Division 2 Lincoln. Franklin defeated Monroe, Kennedy, Chavez on the way to winning the Division 3 Championship and sealed the deal with a 27-18 victory over Reseda.

Here is a List of Other California State Regional Games

DIVISION 1–A

North: Bakersfield (11-1) at Del Oro (Loomis) (12-2) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: San Clemente (11-3) vs. Edison (Huntington Beach) (13-1) at Huntington Beach HS – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 2–AA

North: Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) (12-1) at Valley Christian (San Jose) (12-1) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Calabasas (15-0) at Madison (San Diego) (11-2) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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North: Serra (San Mateo) (9-4) at Sanger (13-0) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Los Angeles (11-3) vs. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) (14-0) at Granada Hills HS – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 3–AA

North: Manteca (12-1) at Menlo-Atherton (Atherton) (11-2) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) (12-1) vs. Paraclete (Lancaster) (10-4) at Antelope Valley College – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 3–A

North: Sutter (13-0) at Oakdale (12-2) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Bishop’s (La Jolla (13-0) at Valley Christian (Cerritos) (13-2) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 4–AA

North: Campolindo (Moraga) (10-3) vs. Palma (Salinas) (10-3) at Rabobank Stadium, Salinas – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Bakersfield Christian (12-1) at Selma (13-0) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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North: Milpitas (10-3) vs.Pleasant Valley (Chico) (9-3) at Harrison Stadium, Oroville – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Yorba Linda (12-2) vs. St. Anthony (Long Beach) (12-2) at Veterans Stadium, Long Beach – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 5–AA

North: Capital Christian (Sacramento) (11-2) at Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) (13-1) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Valley View (Moreno Valley) (11-3) at San Gorgonio (San Bernardino) (11-3) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 5–A

North: East Nicolaus (Nicolaus) (13-0) vs. McClymonds (Oakland) (11-1) at Chabot College, Hayward – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Arroyo (El Monte) (13-1) at La Jolla Country Day (11-3) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 6–AA

North: Mendota (13-0) vs. Amador (Sutter Creek) (13-1) at Calaveras HS – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Rancho Christian (Temecula) (12-2) at Franklin (Los Angeles) (13-1) – Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 6–A

North: Brookside Christian (Stockton) (9-4) at St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Vallejo) (11-3) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

South: Horizon Christian Academy (San Diego) (7-6) at Strathmore (13-0) – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The California State Open Division Championship Game betweenSt. John Bosco (Bellflower) and De La Salle (Concord) will be played on Dec. 17 at Sacramento State University.

Photos by Erin Baker & Lara Sipp

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