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Helix running back Nathen Stinson. / Ramon Scott photo

SDCIF Playoffs – Semifinals

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com
EL CAJON (11-26-15) — East County has three teams in the 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 27) San Diego Section CIF semifinals this year. 

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Steele Canyon’s Pierre Alexander races down the sideline in the Cougars’ playoff opener against Vista. / Ramon Scott photo

Steele Canyon has reached the semifinals three times and a victory at El Camino would vault the Cougars into the first Division I championship game in school history.

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Helix’s Scott Young (19) and Ezekiel Noa pursue the Madison ball carrier last Friday in the San Diego CIF quarterfinals. / Ramon Scott Photo

Meanwhile, Helix defeated Cathedral Catholic 37-7 during the regular season and anything close to a repeat performance will send the Highlanders into the Open Division title game.


Barring an upset against Mt. Carmel on Friday (Nov. 27), Valhalla will reach the Division II championship round against the winner of the Otay Ranch-Rancho Bernardo game. The Norsemen lost their season opener to Otay Ranch and would love a chance for revenge.

Fearless Forecaster: SDCIF – Semifinals

Season: 70-30 (.727)

Last week: 2-3 (.400)

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