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A CIF state football playoff policy that has allowed sections to send runner-ups with Open Divisions is changing effective next season. The new policy: Only section champions can qualify for the state championship, regardless if there’s an Open Division in football.

That new policy will directly effect the City Section, which sent its Open Division champion and Open Division runner-up to bowl games this season.

One reason schools in the City Section had agreed to the Open Division was the possibility of reaching the state playoffs as a runner-up. Under the new policy, the Open Division and Division I, II and III champions will qualify.

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DJ Uiagalelei
DJ Uiagalelei (Michael Owen Baker)

Junior quarterback DJ Uiagalelei of St. John Bosco has been named the Trinity League MVP.

The co-offensive MVPs are running back George Holani of St. John Bosco and receiver Bru McCoy of Mater Dei. The defensive MVP is linebacker Ralen Goforth of St. John Bosco. The MVP lineman is junior Myles Murao of Mater Dei.

The MVP specialist is receiver Jake Bailey of St. John Bosco. The MVP punter is Cade Fuller of Servite. The MVP kicker is Nick Lopez of Mater Dei.

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Receiver-defensive back David Montijo of Eagle Rock and receiver-defensive back Jacob Holguin of Wilson have been named the co-players of the year from the Northern League.

The offensive MVPs were quarterback Nathan Corrales of Eagle Rock and junior Alfred Bobadilla of Franklin.

The defensive MVPs were linebackers Ryan Valdez of Eagle Rock and Isaiah Abdullah of Wilson. The lineman of the year were Sam Moore of Eagle Rock and junior Najiah Harrison of Torres.

Bishop Amat’s trip to Palm Desert for a winter baseball tournament this past weekend showed that coach Joe Hoggatt’s high expectations for the 2019 could be true. The Lancers won the Palm Desert tournament.

Among the standouts was football player Jaden Allen, a center fielder who had five RBIs and four assists.

Jacob Vargas, a highly regarded transfer from Salesian, had five strikeouts in three innings. Freshman Frankie Peralez, a shortstop, had a game-winning hit against Corona.

STATE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Already played
Open Division: Mater Dei 35, Concord De La Salle 21
Division 4-AA: Chico Pleasant Valley 43, Visalia Central Valley Christian 14
Division 7-AA: Denair 42, Santee 14
 
Friday
at Cerritos College
Division 2-AA: Grace Brethren (13-2) vs. Loomis Del Oro (13-1), 4 p.m.
Division 1-AA: San Diego Cathedral (12-1) vs. Folsom (13-1), 8 p.m.
 
Saturday
at Cerritos College
Division 2-A: Lawndale (13-2) vs. Fresno San Joaquin Memorial (14-0), 4 p.m.
Division 1-A: Sierra Canyon (12-3) vs. Brentwood Liberty (12-1), 8 p.m.
 
at home sites
Division 3-AA: San Diego Lincoln (11-4) vs. Atherton Menlo-Atherton (12-2) at Redwood City Sequoia, 6 p.m.
Division 3-A: Kaiser (14-1) at Santa Clara Wilcox (13-1), 6 p.m.
Division 4-A: Garfield (13-1) vs. Oakland McClymonds at Laney College (Oakland), 6 p.m.
Division 5-AA: San Gorgonio (12-3) at Rio Linda (12-2), 6 p.m.
Division 5-A: San Diego (12-1) at Colfax (13-0), 6 p.m.
Division 6-AA: Strathmore (13-1) vs. Hilmar (12-2) at Atwater, 6 p.m.
Division 6-A: Escondido Orange Glen (9-3) vs. San Francisco Lincoln (12-0) at CC of San Francisco, noon

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BOYS' BASKETBALL

Anaheim Canyon 64, Troy 50

Arcadia 68, San Diego Kearny 61

Marijon Ancich, California’s second-winningest high school football coach, who used innovation and discipline during his days at Santa Fe Springs St. Paul, died Saturday night, the school announced.

Ancich, who graduated from San Pedro High in 1955, had a 360-134-4 career record, second only to former De La Salle coach Bob Ladouceur.

Ancich recently suffered a stroke and was in hospice care.

Saturday

STATE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP

Open Division: Mater Dei 35, Concord De La Salle 21

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Jonathan Salazar poured in 36 points to help unbeaten St. John Bosco defeat Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 85-69 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Father Barry Classic at Jesuit High in Northern California.

He was named tournament MVP and made six threes. Ziaire Williams finished with 27 points for Notre Dame and Julian Rishwain had 20 points.

Harvard-Westlake 62, Redondo 39: The Wolverines won the Beverly Hills tournament. Mason Hooks finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds.

Friday, Dec. 7th

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DIVISION 1-AA