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Football preview: County teams ready for playoffs

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From page A9 | November 15, 2013 |

Three El Dorado County high school football teams begin the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs tonight.

Oak Ridge, the Division I No. 3 seed, hosts No. 14 Napa; El Dorado, the No. 16 seed in D-III, plays at No. 1 seed American Canyon; and Golden Sierra, the No. 3 seed in D-V, entertains No. 6 Delhi.

Kickoffs are at 7 p.m. It gets chilly after sunset, bundle up!

Napa at Oak Ridge

This is the first postseason meeting between Oak Ridge (9-1) and Napa (6-4). Oak Ridge head coach Eric Cavaliere said the Indians provide challenges for his team.

“They are really good up front with their offensive and defensive lines,” Cavaliere said. “We feel that is a real strength for them. They use a variety of different formations and personnel groups on offense, which makes it difficult to prepare for them.”

Oak Ridge is in the playoffs for an eighth straight year. The Trojans have a 24-20 career playoff record.

The winner plays the Tokay-Lodi/Granite Bay winner.

El Dorado at American Canyon

El Dorado (6-4) ended a 27-year playoff drought but can the Cougars overcome an athletic Wolves (9-1) squad?

“We have a great challenge,” El Dorado head coach Joe Volek said. “American Canyon is a very good program. After watching film (Sunday) I realized they have a pretty good combination of well-coached student-athletes as well as very athletic kids. That is scary.”

This game could be a high-scoring. It’s the first-ever meeting between the schools.

The winner plays the Christian Brothers-Pacheco.

Delhi at Golden Sierra

For the second time in seven years, Golden Sierra (5-5) and Delhi (5-5) square off in postseason. In 2006, Golden Sierra won the first matchup.

The Hawks run the Wing-T offense that Grizzly head coach John Hilton notes is “explosive on the ground.”

“They also run a very balanced and tough defense,” Hilton said. “We need to take care of the ball (tonight) and pursuit to the ball defensively to be successful.”

One advantage for the Grizzlies: Delhi makes the longest trek in the section — 140 miles one-way.

The winner plays at No. 2 seed Mariposa, which has the first-round bye.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or mbush@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter. 

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