By Joe Torosian
Friday, November 20th, 7:30pm
(Time says 7:30, but do yourself a favor and assume kickoff will be at 7:00)
Notre Dame/Riverside (11-0) at Rancho Mirage (9-2)
This is NDR’s game to lose and they shouldn’t…Unless they think the Rattlers are going to roll over on them. Hard to see that happening. Rancho Mirage is a year away.
Notre Dame/Riverside: 31-21
Maranatha (7-4) at Aquinas (7-4)
The Falcons are in enfuego and they also have the hottest rusher in the division in Branden Rankins. This should be close for a while…then the home team will pull away. Note: If the Minutemen pull this off…Steve Bogan is coach of the year.
Linfield Christian (10-1) at Valley Christian (9-2)
Great bounce back season ends at home for the Crusaders. Gianni Hurd becomes household name in 2016…but LC is set to BURNS.
Linfield Christian: 38-21
Twentynine Palms (11-0) at Nipomo (6-5)
The 29ers take on the defending champs. The Titans keep finding a way. Friday night will be no different. The upset special of the weekend.
Home field semi-final coin flip results:
Notre Dame Riverside v. Maranatha – Maranatha (automatic)
Notre Dame Riverside v. Aquinas – Notre Dame (coin flip)
Rancho Mirage v. Maranatha – Maranatha (automatic)
Rancho Mirage v. Aquinas – Aquinas (automatic)
Linfield Christian v. Nipomo – Nipomo (coin flip)
Linfield Christian v. Twentynine Palms – Linfield (coin flip)
Valley Christian v. Nipomo – Nipomo (automatic)
Valley Christian v. Twentynine Palms – Twentynine Palms (automatic)