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Football Playoffs: De La Salle Wins, Clayton Valley Falls Short

Spartans cruise past Folsom for Northern California title while the Eagles lose a tight game

De La Salle did it again while Clayton Valley High came up just a field goal short.

The Spartans grabbed yet another Northern California Division I football title by cruising past Folsom High, 49-15, on Saturday night.

Clayton Valley gave Oakdale High a battle before the Mustangs held on for a 27-24 victory in the Division II Northern California title game.

The Eagles led at halftime, 9-7, but Oakdale scored first in the third quarter to take a 14-9 lead.

Clayton Valley came back with a touchdown of their own and a two-point conversion to make it 17-14

Oakdale scored late in the third quarter for a 21-17 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Oakdale scored again. The extra point was blocked and they led, 27-17.

Clayton Valley came back with another touchdown and cut the deficit to 27-24.

The Eagles had the ball twice late in the fourth quarter but couldn't score.

The Eagles finish their fine season with a 12-2 record. Oakdale is now 14-1 and moves on to the state championship game.

De La Salle had a relatively easy time in their game.

They led 13-0 after the first quarter and 28-7 at halftime. They tacked on a touchdown in the third quarter and two more scores in the fourth period.

The Bulldogs added a touchdown and two-point two conversion in the final minute of the game to make the final score 49-15.

This was Folsom's first loss of the season as they finish with a 14-1 record. They had been crushing opponents, scoring more than 40 points in 11 of their 14 wins.

However, they could muster only two touchdowns against the Spartans.

De La Salle is now 14-0 and advances to the state championship game. The Spartans have not lost to a Northern California team since 1991.

For more details, go to the Contra Costa Times prep sports page.

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