SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Following CIF State Regional Bowl Game play December 7-8 the schedule is now set for the 2012 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games presented by Farmers. The games will be held Friday-Saturday, December 14-15, at The Home Depot Center in Carson and will be broadcast live by Time Warner Cable. Additionally, for the second consecutive year, AstroTurf, the inventor of synthetic turf, teamed up with The Home Depot Center and the NFLPA to install a signature state-of-the-art field for the 2012 Championships.
OPEN DIVISION: Corona Centennial vs. Concord De La Salle
Saturday, December 15, at 8:00 p.m.
Centennial (14-1) defeated Narbonne 41-34 in the SoCal Open Division and will be making their fourth State Championship Bowl Game appearance. The Huskies won the Southern Section's Inland Division with a 30-28 win over Vista Murrieta. Additionally, Centennial was the last team to defeat De La Salle in the State Championship Bowl Games (21-16 in the Division I game in 2008).
De La Salle (14-0) won the NorCal Open Division 49-15 over Folsom and is making their seventh appearance in as many years in the State Championship Bowl games; the Spartans will be playing for their fourth consecutive Open Division crown. Additionally, this year they won their 21st consecutive North Coast Section Division I Championship.
DIVISION I: Long Beach Poly vs. Granite Bay
Friday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m.
Long Beach Poly (12-3) won the SoCal Division I title, 28-7, over Clovis North. The Jackrabbits defeated Mater Dei, 35-17, to claim the Southern Section Pac-Five title and are making their second (Modern Era) State Championship Bowl Game appearance.
Granite Bay (12-3) is making their first State Bowl Championship appearance fresh off two consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division I titles. The Grizzlies won the NorCal Division I crown, 45-17, over St. Ignatius.
DIVISION II: Gardena Serra vs. Oakdale
Saturday, December 15, at 4:00 p.m.
Serra (13-2) is making its second State Championship Bowl Game appearance after a 27-10 victory over Edison in the SoCal Division II game. Additionally, the Cavaliers have now won three Southern Section titles in the last four seasons and appeared in four section title games in five years.
Oakdale (14-1) defeated Clayton Valley Charter, 27-24, to claim the NorCal Division II title; this marks their first appearance at the State Championship Bowl Games. The Mustangs captured the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship with a 22-9 win over Vista del Lago.
DIVISION III: San Diego Madison vs. Kentfield Marin Catholic
Saturday, December 15, at 12:00 p.m.
Madison (13-1) is making their second State Championship Bowl Game appearance after a 31-17 victory over Monrovia in the SoCal Division III Championship. The Warhawks claimed the San Diego Section Division IV title after a 35-21 win over St. Augustine.
Marin Catholic (14-1) captured the NorCal Division II title after a 23-7 win over Sutter and will be making their second State Championship Bowl Game appearance. The Wildcats defeated El Cerrito 31-28 to claim the North Coast Section Division III crown.
DIVISION IV: Modesto Central Catholic vs. Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian
Friday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Christian (11-3) will be making their first State Championship Bowl Game title run after a 30-28 win over Rio Hondo Prep. The Eagles claimed the San Diego Section Division V crown with a 31-15 victory over Francis Parker.
Central Catholic (13-2) is making its second State Championship Bowl Game appearance after defeating McClymonds 42-12 in the NorCal Division IV Championship. The Raiders claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title following a 52-10 victory over Escalon.
Tickets for the 2012 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games Presented by Farmers are available at The Home Depot Center Box Office, local Ticketmaster outlets or ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for high school students (with a valid ASB card), seniors (65+) and children. All tickets are for general admission seating and are valid for all games on a single day. Two tickets would be required in order to attend at least one game on each day.