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only three points.

The var­sity girl’s were led by se­nior Mis Ashby who fin­ished as the over­all di­vi­sion four cham­pion for the sec­ond time in her ca­reer with a time of 19:30.

As for the rest of the girl’s, Dara Sch­midt fin­ished in sixth place with a per­sonal best time of 20:54. Mean­while, Kaylee Dun­can was 31st over­all with a time of 21:38. The rest of the girl’s times and fin­ishes were as fol­lows: Kay­lynne Turner 35th over­all, (21:51) and Lily Pa­trick 37th over­all (22:130).

The var­sity boys also qual­i­fied for the CIF State Cham­pi­onships for the first time in school his­tory by plac­ing sec­ond over­all. The team was lead by ju­nior, Bryce Harper who fin­ished sec­ond in all of di­vi­sion four with a time of 17:00.

have to find a way to limit the dam­age of the Placer ground at­tack.

Last week, Yuba City was able to force some turnovers which made the mo­men­tum shift in their fa­vor more than once. This week against the Hill­men the Honkers will need the turnovers in their fa­vor yet again.

Yuba City line­backer Emil­iano Murillo will have to step up and be a fac­tor. The sopho­more de­fen­sive player has re­cov­ered two fum­bles this sea­son to go along with his 73 tack­les. If Murillo can con­tribute to stop­ping the Placer run game, the Honkers will keep their of­fense in the game.

Speak­ing of the Honkers of­fense, they know they’re the un­der­dogs yet again. How­ever, if you ask quar­ter­back Bryce Rogers, he doesn’t want it any other way. Rogers and com­pany have used that “shock the world” men­tal­ity to put up a com­bined 72 points in their last two ap­pear­ances.

If they want to keep it close head­ing into the fourth quar­ter, the Honkers of­fense will need a break­out game tonight against Placer.

Kick­off is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Placer. No. 11 River Val­ley at

No. 3 Merced

Last week against Sacra­mento High, the Fal­cons came away with a re­sound­ing up­set. Not only did they de­feat the fa­vored team. They did so in dom­i­nant fash­ion and on the road at that.

For River Val­ley it was all about clos­ing out the game. In their two pre­vi­ous games be­fore last week, they were un­able to fin­ish in the sec­ond half. Tonight they will face a tough team in Merced but it isn’t all that im­pos­si­ble of a test.

Just like Placer, Merced also has an un­beaten record of 10-0, how­ever they’ve had games on their sched­ule where they’ve let the op­po­nent hang around a bit longer than ex­pected.

The Bears quar­ter­back Ju­nior Gar­cia will be the player for the Fal­cons to keep an eye on. The se­nior passer has thrown for 20 touch­downs with only four in­ter­cep­tions. If the River Val­ley sec­ondary didn’t do their home­work they could be in for a long night.

On the of­fen­sive side of the ball for Fal­cons they will need to see a heft re­sponse from quar­ter­back Daw­son Mcpeak. The North­ern Ari­zona com­mit has av­er­aged 114 pass­ing yards a game to go along with his 16 to­tal pass­ing touch­downs this year.

Kick­off be­tween River Val­ley and Merced is set for 7 p.m. No. 6 Or­land at No. 3 Gri­d­ley

The Bull­dogs have shown that they are vul­ner­a­ble at home this year post­ing a 2-3 home record at the bone yard.

How­ever, in their last four con­tests, Gri­d­ley has av­er­aged over 55 points a game. The Bull­dog of­fense has started to click and it’s shown. In their last game against Or­land on Oct. 26, Gri­d­ley fin­ished with a dom­i­nant 42-7 win on the road.

For Or­land it will be about try­ing to keep any suc­cess they have. When they last faced the Bull­dogs, the Tro­jans held a 7-6 lead af­ter the first quar­ter be­fore giv­ing up 36 unan­swered points.

The Bull­dogs have seen most of their pos­i­tive stats from wide re­ceiver Wy­att Dreesmann who has record five touch­downs on 432 yards re­ceiv­ing. The se­nior has also com­piled im­pres­sive de­fen­sive num­bers with 79 tack­les and five in­ter­cep­tions. If Dreesmann can be an x fac­tor tonight he will give the Tro­jans some­thing tough to deal with on the field.

Kick­off in Gri­d­ley is set for 7 p.m.

No. 6 Pierce at No. 3 East Ni­co­laus

The Spar­tans have had an out­stand­ing sea­son this year de­feat­ing all of their op­po­nents by blowout vic­to­ries.

Mean­while, Pierce comes into the play­offs with a 5-4 record over­all and a strug­gling of­fense to go with it. This year the Bears have only tal­lied a to­tal of 186 points for com­pares to their 225 points against. If Pierce wants a shot at tak­ing down the pow­er­house in East Ni­co­laus they will have to gen­er­ate a con­sis­tent of­fense.

A player to watch on the Bears will be run­ning back Tommy Davis. This sea­son Davis has rushed for 588 yards and four touch­downs. If Pierce can get the run­ning game go­ing they could give the Spar­tans some trou­bles.

As for East Ni­co­laus it has been a team ef­fort this sea­son. Play­ers to watch for the home team will be run­ning backs J.T. Stin­son and Gavin Mcauliff. Both backs have scored 14 touch­downs re­spec­tively and will de­fi­antly have an im­pact on tonight’s game.

Kick­off in East Ni­co­laus is set for 7 p.m. No. 7 Wil­liams at

No. 2 Win­ters

This sea­son Win­ters has proven they are tough to beat at their home field. The War­riors have gone 5-0 when play­ing at home which means Wil­liams will have a steep up­hill bat­tle tonight.

With a pow­er­ful of­fense, the War­riors can make any team think twice about their de­fen­sive cover­age. If the Yel­low­jack­ets want to be suc­cess­ful tonight they will have to be fresh off the scout­ing re­ports.

One player to keep an eye on for the Spar­tans of­fense is Daniel Car­rion. The se­nior quar­ter­back has thrown for 1,367 yards and 18 touch­downs. Car­rion and his re­ceiv­ing core can strike at the blink of the eye and have any de­fense feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble.

On the other side­line a player to watch for Wil­liams will be wide re­ceiver Aldo Am­briz. The ju­nior wide out has caught six touch­downs this year in­clud­ing a 76 yard re­cep­tion. If Am­briz can be a fac­tor tonight it could give the Win­ters sec­ondary some trou­bles.

Kick­off tonight in Win­ters is set for 7 p.m. No. 5 Mt. Shasta at

No. 4 Co­lusa

Co­lusa has had it’s fair share of ups and downs this sea­son as they trot into the play­offs with a 7-3 record in the reg­u­lar sea­son. Tonight they will face Mt. Shasta, a team that has a lot in com­mon with the Red­hawks.

On de­fense both teams have been dom­i­nant as Co­lusa has al­lowed 136 points com­pared to Mt. Shasta’s 135. An­other cat­e­gory where the two teams are sim­i­lar would be their records in re­spect to tonight’s con­test.

The Bears have a 3-2 away record mean­while the Red­hawks have a 3-2 home record. With sim­i­lar records in re­spect to tonight’s pa­ram­e­ters we could be in for a game that comes down to the wire.

One player to keep an eye on for the Red­hawks would be quar­ter­back, Con­ner Saso. This sea­son Saso has thrown for five touch­downs and 636 yards. If he can get his arm go­ing tonight he will give his team a good shot at a vic­tory.

Look­ing to shut down Saso will be Mt. Shasta’s de­fense that has recorded four games in which they’ve al­lowed seven points or less.

Kick­off in Co­lusa is set for 6 p.m. tonight. No. 8 Hamil­ton at

No. 1 Durham

One could ar­gue that be­sides East Ni­co­laus, no one in the North­ern sec­tion has been more dom­i­nant than Durham this sea­son.

Af­ter los­ing their first game of the sea­son to Brad­shaw Chris­tian, the Tro­jans reeled off nine straight vic­to­ries, in­clud­ing blowout against Hamil­ton on Sept. 14.

While it has been al­most two months since the two teams played I wouldn’t ex­pect tonight’s game to go much dif­fer­ently.

Durham’s of­fense has proven to be too much for many teams to han­dle. The Tro­jans have seen an amaz­ing ef­fort from Ja­cob Chris­tensen this sea­son, as he’s rushed for 576 yards and six touch­downs.

If the Durham of­fense shows up and plays the way they have been all sea­son it will be a long night for Hamil­ton.

Kick­off is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Durham. No. 6 Maxwell at

No. 3 Ch­ester

The Pan­thers snuck into the play­off this sea­son with a .500 record of 5-5. Mean­while, Ch­ester has had a sea­son of high praise as they board a 7-3 record over­all with a 5-3 record in league play.

For Maxwell, it’s been all about Trent Hen­drix, their ju­nior quar­ter­back. Hen­drix has thrown for 1,126 yards and 14 touch­downs this sea­son. HIS re­ceiv­ing core has helped him out along the way as he’s av­er­aged 136.2 yards a game.

As for the home team, Ch­ester has seen out­stand­ing per­for­mances from mul­ti­ple young men in­clud­ing run­ning back Michael Berez­nak. The ju­nior back has rushed for 260 yards and four touch­downs this sea­son mak­ing him a true threat.

Look for a tough fight to the fin­ish tonight be­tween the Pan­thers and the Vol­ca­noes. The win­ner of tonight’s game will move on to face Biggs in the sec­ond round.

Kick­off is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Ch­ester.

The only se­nior on the team, Bai­ley Rock­holt fin­ished 23rd over­all and 10th in the di­vi­sion with a time of 17:47. The rest of the var­sity boy’s times and fin­ishes were as fol­lows: sopho­more Xavier Pi­t­ula was 28th with a time of 18:19, Ray­mond Baldez 36th over­all, Brae­dyn Hick 53rd over­all, Cameron An­der­son 80th over­all and David Tappe was 83rd over­all.

The Huskies will now be­gin pre­par­ing for the CIF State Cham­pi­onships which will be held Satur­day Nov. 24 at Wood­ward Park in Fresno.

The di­vi­sion four girl’s race will be­gin at 11 a.m. mean­while the di­vi­sion four boy’s race will start at 12:30 p.m.

Award cer­e­monies will be the fol­low­ing each race and held on site at the park. COL­LEGE Men’s Bas­ket­ball

The 49ers men’s bas­ket­ball team got back into ac­tion on Thurs­day night as they hosted Fol­som Lake Col­lege. Yuba was able to pull away with an 80-66 vic­tory.

Lead­ing the way for the 49ers was Bran­don Re­cek who tal­lied 23 points on the evening. Help­ing out Re­cek was Charn­preet Bansal who had 13 points and nine re­bounds. Cor­nell Green­wood also had 10 points in the game.

With Thurs­day night’s win, Yuba im­proves it’s record to 3-1 over­all.

Yuba is now av­er­ag­ing 72.5 points a game to go along with their aver­age of 25 re­bounds per game this sea­son.

The 49ers will now pre­pare to face off against San Joaquin Delta this Tues­day in Stock­ton.

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