The Southern Section will have a major say in who claims the Southern California berths in the state championship game, and the top seeds in three of the tougest divisions all kept their state bowl dreams alive...
The Pac-5 bracket had only one significant upset, Newport Harbor knocking off Notre Dame, who was without Dayne Crist. Their reward? A date with top-seeded Long Beach Poly. Edison of Huntington Beach will face defending champion Orange Lutheran in the other game in the top bracket. The bottom bracket has #2 seed Crespi visiting Mater Dei while Cal State Fullerton will be the site of an intriguing Anaheim matchup: Servite taking off Esperanza.
In the Inland Division, Corona Centennial had no trouble with Rialto Carter and will host Glendora. A.B. Miller will go to Temecula Chaparral. Redlands East Valley will visit defending champ Norco and Corona Santiago will host unbeaten Vista Murrieta.
The Northern Division's top seed, St. Bonaventure, cruised past San Luis Obispo and will host longtime playoff foe, Westlake. Saugus will host Atascadero in the other quarterfinal. On the bottom side of the bracket, second-seed Hart will visit Paso Robles and Valencia will welcome Newbury Park.
CIF Southern Section Playoff Brackets