With just two weeks left in the 2017 Northern California high school football season, it’s crunch time for our three area teams.
Two teams - Gridley and Biggs - look to be well-positioned to extend their seasons with a trip to the CIF Northern Section playoffs.
The Bulldogs (6-2 overall, 2-1 Butte View League) have made an amazing turnaround in head coach Matt Kemmis’s first year after going 1-9 a year ago.
Gridley finishes the season with two games at home, where the Bulldogs have not lost in 2017.
They host Oroville this week and finish out the 2017 regular season next Friday, Nov. 3 at the Boneyard against Orland.
Oroville comes to Gridley with a 2-6 overall mark (1-2 BVL). The Tigers dropped a 43-26 decision at Harrison Stadium last week.
Gridley, meanwhile, was dominant in a 60-6 win on the road at Wheatland. The Bulldogs had nearly 450 yards in total offense, including 340 rushing yards while allowing just 83 yards from the Pirates.
Kickoff at the Boneyard is slated for 7”30 p.m. The Gridley High School leadership class will honor first responders before the game.
Biggs, meanwhile, will travel to Quincy for a MTVL contest. The Wolverines are a perfect 4-0 on the road in 2017.
Biggs is coming off a 41-12 win over Maxwell at home. The Wolverines are 6-2 overall in 2017 (3-1 MTVL).
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Feather River College.
Finally, Live Oak will be off on its bye this week. The Lions (1-8) will look to close out the 2017 season on a winning note next Friday night, Nov. 3 on the road at Colusa.