Eight is great

By From page A12 | November 30, 2012

Eight is great 

Since Oak Ridge High School opened its doors in the early 1980s, its varsity football teams has played in eight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title games, counting tonight’s Division I title game against Granite Bay at Sacramento State University.

The Trojans have won four of seven section championship games dating back to 1986. Here’s a look back at those years/opponents/scores:

1986 — Division III — Colfax 3, Oak Ridge 0*
1996 — Division II — Oakdale 28, Oak Ridge 21 (overtime)
1998 — Division II — Oak Ridge 34, Rio Linda 0
2000 — Division II — Granite Bay 41, Oak Ridge 21
2002 — Division II — Oak Ridge 20, Granite Bay 17
2003 — Division II — Oak Ridge 34, Cordova 0 
2004 — Division II — Oak Ridge 34, Del Oro 27
2012 — Division I — Oak Ridge vs. Granite Bay  

*Denotes Oak Ridge hosted section D-III title game.

Since the playoffs started in 1971, most section championship games have been played at neutral sites.

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