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Football Playoff Preview: Flintridge Prep vs. Cate

The Flintridge Prep football team will meet visiting Cate in a CIF Southern Section Division I eight-man quarterfinal contest Friday.
(Miguel Vasconcellos)


WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Flintridge Prep

RECORDS: The Rebels are 8-2; the Rams are 6-3


LAST WEEK: Flintridge Prep defeated PAL Charter Academy, 56-6; Cate defeated Downey Calvary Chapel, 63-40

Flintridge Prep’s head coach Russell White instructs his team to the details of a play at pre-season football practice at Flintridge Prep on Monday, August 19, 2019.
(Tim Berger/Glendale News Press)

OUTLOOK: In CIF Southern Section Division I eight-man action, No. 4 seed Flintridge Prep coasted to a first-round home win Friday. Rebels quarterback Max Gitlin completed 15 of 19 passes for 236 yards and six touchdowns. Flintridge Prep forced three first-half turnovers to build a 42-6 halftime advantage. Christian Baydaline, Ben Grable and Kevin Ashworth each had touchdown receptions in the first half for the Rebels, who finished third in the Prep League for a second consecutive season. Flintridge Prep, which earned an at-large berth for the playoffs, will meet Cate for the second time this season. Flintridge Prep posted a 48-26 road win Sept. 28. Cate, which tied for first in the Mt. Pinos League with Faith Baptist, cruised to a first-round home win Saturday. Cate built a 42-16 halftime lead. The Rams improved to 5-1 in their last five games.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: The winner of the Flintridge Prep-Cate contest will face No. 1 Windward, the Prep League champion, or Riverside County Educational Academy in a semifinal game Nov. 22.