May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

CIF DIVISION 14: Portola, in first post-season, seeded third; opening round games

Portola’s football team, coached by Peter Abe, is in the playoffs for the first time. (Photo Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone)

Portola’s football team, making its first appearance in the post-season in its second varsity season, is seeded No. 3 in the CIF Division 14 playoffs.

The Bulldogs (9-1) will host Capistrano Valley Christian, coached by former University, Irvine and Northwood Coach Rick Curtis, Friday at Portola in the opening round. Capo Valley Christian (7-3) is the No. 2 team out of the San Joaquin League. Portola is the outright Pacific Coast League champion.

St. Pius X-Matthias Academy (9-0), the Santa Fe League champion, is top seeded; Sierra Vista (5-5), the Montview League champion, is seeded third and Vista Del Lago (8-2), the Mountain Valley League runnerup, is seeded fourth.

First round match-ups Friday, Nov. 8

((Day and location to be announced)

Santiago Garden Grove at St. Pius X-Matthias Academy

Workman at Ganesha

Fairmont Prep at Mary Star of the Sea

Vista Del Lago at Cornerstone Christian

Capistrano Valley Christian at Portola, 7 p.m. (Portola High)

South Torrance at Trinity Classical Academy

California Military Academy at Loara

Riverside Prep at Riverside Prep