CIF announces that state title games will be held at three community colleges in the Southland
This season, there will be no high school football state championship games in Northern California.
The California Interscholastic Federation announced on Tuesday that all 15 state championship bowl games will be held at Southern California community colleges on December 8 and 9.
El Camino College in Torrance, Pasadena City College, and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo will serve as hosts.
The last two seasons, Saddleback has hosted five upper-division state championship games, including Serra’s losses to Mater Dei-Santa Ana in 2021 and St. John Bosco-Bellflower in 2022.
After the upper division games were played in the South, the remaining divisions were played at home in the North. Last fall, Bellarmine and Santa Teresa, for example, competed for the state championship in San Jose.
The upper-division games were played at Sacramento State, while the lower-division games were played at home venues in the South.
At its April council meeting, the CIF announced that its championships would be relocated to three different host cities.
The sites went live on Tuesday.
According to the CIF, regional title games in both the North and South will continue to be played at home venues. This season, they will be held on December 1-2.
The regional matchups will be announced on November 26.
On December 3, the CIF will announce the division venues and schedule for the state games.