Sunday, December 20, 2015

Prep Football: San Diego Section goes 2-2 in CIF State Championships


Four San Diego Section teams played in Saturday night's CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games, but only two would end their 2015 campaign with a state title.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Prep Football: Rancho Bernardo rallies to clinch state title bid


HESPERIA, CA (12/12/2015) After a hard fought victory over the Oak Hills Bulldogs (9-6), the Rancho Bernardo Broncos (12-2) advance to the 2015 CIF State Championship, where they'll host Northern California Division III-A champion Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, CA) next Saturday.

Coming back from a 21-7 deficit to force a 21-21 tie at halftime, Rancho Bernardo took an early third quarter lead with Matt Araiza's 20-yard field goal.

It only lasted 15 seconds as Christian Navarete's 99-yard kickoff return put Oak Hills back up 27-24.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Kevin Davis nailed a 26-yard field goal to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 30-24.

Three plays into the following drive, the Broncos caught the Oak Hills defense sleeping with a 43-yard halfback pass from Devaughn Vele to Christian Baker, for what would end up being the game-clinching touchdown.

With 1:23 left to play, Rancho Bernardo's Jeff Molina picked off Brandon Porter's deep pass to seal the 31-30 win, ending the Bulldogs' eight-game winning streak.