Valencia Earns No. 4 Seed In CIF Football Playoffs
Four football teams from the Foothill League earned spots in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
Valencia earned the No. 4 seed and will play Moorpark in the first round. Valencia is coming off a 35-0 shutout over Saugus in the Foothill League championship game. The Vikings won their third league title in a row as co-champions with Canyon.
Speaking of Canyon, the Cowboys are home in the first round of playoffs against Palmdale from the Golden League. Canyon beat Golden Valley, 49-21, in their Foothill League finale.
Saugus finished in third place in the Foothill League and will travel to Highland for the first round of playoffs. Highland is the co-champion of the Golden League with Quartz Hill.
Hart earned an at-large bid into the playoffs and will travel to play Palos Verdes, the Bay League champion, in the first round.
It could have been much worse for Hart, with three teams from the Marmonte League earning the top three seeds in the Northern Division playoffs.
Westlake, the Marmonte League champion, is the top seed and undefeated at 10-0 entering playoffs.
Oaks Christian, the reigning Northern Division champion, is the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.
The Trinity Classical Academy football team won its first playoff game in school history, 45-20, over Calvary Baptist.
Dakota Prochnow intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown. The Trinity defense scored three touchdowns and the Knights led 45-0 at halftime.
Trinity will play Hope Center Academy of Compton in the second round of the Southern Section 8-man Division II playoffs on Friday.
In college football, the College of the Canyons lost their season finale, 45-35, against Bakersfield College.
COC finished with a losing record, 4-6, for the first time in 32 years.
The Saugus girls volleyball team lost to Vista Murrieta in five games and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division 1A playoffs.
Saugus lost the fifth and deciding game, 16-14, and had match point against Vista Murrieta, the fourth-seeded team in the playoffs.
Jaclyn Clark had a team-high 18 kills and 15 digs to lead Saugus. Sarah Blomgren had 13 kills.
In college soccer, The Master’s College shut out Trinity Lutheran, 1-0 in overtime, in the first round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Western Regional.
Natasha Coyle scored a goal in the first five minutes of overtime for The Master’s College.
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