The five games highlight the culmination of football in the Golden State this year, the fourth season of the CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games.
All five games will be televised in California (schedule below) and played at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
The marquee game on the schedule is on Saturday night at 8 p.m., in the fifth and final game of the weekend, the Open Division title clash between perennial powerhouse Concord De La Salle, the champions of the CIF North Coast Section Division I, making their fourth appearance in Carson, against CIF Los Angeles City Section D-I champions Los Angeles Crenshaw, making their first trip to the Home Depot Center and becoming the first City Section team selected.
On Friday night at 8 p.m., the Division I matchup features 2007 state champion Oceanside, champions of the CIF-San Diego Section D-II against first-time participant San Jose Bellarmine Prep, champions of the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division.
Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., the Division II clash matches up Anaheim Servite, the champions of the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division, in their first visit to the Home Depot Center against CIF-SacJoaquin D-II Champions Rocklin.
On Saturday at noon, the Division III title game boasts Gardena Serra, the winners of the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division, making their first trip to the State Bowl Game against Kentfield Marin Catholic, champions of the CIF-North Coast Section Division III, also making their maiden voyage.
The first game of the weekend will be on Friday at 4 p.m., when San Diego Francis Parker, champs of the CIF-San Diego Section Division V, face fellow first time participant Modesto Christian, winners of the CIF-SacJoaquin Section Division IV.
The Southern Section (Servite and Serra), North Coast Section (De La Salle and Marin Catholic), SacJoaquin Section (Rocklin and Modesto Catholic) and San Diego Section (Oceanside and Francis Parker) each are sending two teams to Carson while the City Section (Crenshaw) and Central Coast Section (Bellarmine Prep) are sending one apiece.
There will be a new champion in each division, with last year's five winners all staying home.
FSN Prime Ticket (Southern California) and Comcast Sports Net California and Bay Area (Northern California) will provide live television coverage of all five state championship bowl games.
All five games on Prime Ticket
Friday -- Small Schools Division game (CSN Bay Area Plus). Division I game (CSN Bay Area)
Saturday – All three games on CSN California (Division III, Division II and Open Division)
AUDIO INTERNET COVERAGE
All five championship games can also be heard live on the internet at KBCSports.com. This is audio only, there is no internet video.
FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL GAME SCHEDULE
(Exact game times subject to change)
Friday, December 18
4:00 pm Small Schools Division: Francis Parker vs. Modesto Christian
8:00 pm Division I: Oceanside vs. Bellarmine Prep
Saturday, December 19
12:00 pm Division III: Serra vs. Marin Catholic
4:00 pm Division II: Servite vs. Rocklin
8:00pm Open Division: Crenshaw vs. De La Salle