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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Football: City Section Div. II seedings

By Tim Haddock

South East, the champion of the Eastern League, earned the No. 1 seeding in the CIF City Section Division II football playoffs. South East (9-1) didn’t exactly end league play on a high note though, losing to Jordan, 49-47, for its only loss.

South East will play Grant of Van Nuys in the first round of playoffs. Grant (4-6) finished in third place in the East Valley League and won its league finale, 22-13, over Poly of Sun Valley. All four of Grant’s win were against East Valley League opponents.

Marshall (8-2) is the No. 2 seed will play Santee in the first round. Marshall won the Northern League championship with a 5-0 record and has won seven games in a row. The last game Marshall lost was to Bonita, 50-22, on Sept. 23.

Santee (5-5) finished in a tie with Belmont for second place in the Southern League. The Falcons won their league finale, 27-13, over Bernstein to finish 4-2 in the Southern League.

Granada Hills (5-5) earned the No. 3 seed in playoffs and will play University in the first round. The Highlanders are the fourth-place team from the West Valley League with only two wins in league play. They have a three-game losing streak heading into playoffs, but only lost by one point, 35-34, to El Camino Real in the West Valley League finale.

Granada Hills opened the season with a 14-7 win over Reseda, the Valley Mission League champs.

University (3-7) didn’t win a game against Western League opponents and finished in last place in league. The Wildcats lost six games in a row to finish the regular season.

Jefferson (9-1) is the No. 4 seed and the Southern League champs. The Democrats went undefeated in the Southern League at 5-0 and finished with two shutouts. They beat Santee, 55-0, and then beat Hollywood, 63-0, in the Southern League finale.

Jefferson’s only loss came against Arleta, 45-7, on Oct. 28. The Democrats will play Bell (4-6), the fourth place team from the Eastern League. Bell finished with two wins in a row, including 14-0 over Roosevelt in the league finale.

All first-round playoff games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Fairfax won the City Section Division II championship last year. The Lions are the No. 14 seed in the City Section Division I playoffs and will play No. 3 seed Dorsey in the first round.

Here’s a look at the CIF City Section Division II first-round playoff games:

No. 16 Grant at No. 1 South East

No. 9 Fremont at No. 8 Verdugo Hills

No. 12 Eagle Rock at No. 5 Canoga Park

No. 13 Bell at No. 4 Jefferson

No. 14 University at No. 3 Granada Hills

No. 11 Washington at No. 6 Van Nuys

No. 10 Manual Arts at No. 7 Lincoln

No. 15 Santee at No. 2 Marshall

View Park Charter earned the No. 1 seed in CIF City Section Division III small schools football playoffs and will play Sherman Oaks CES in the first round.

View Park Charter is the reigning Division III champion and won two eight-man City Section football championships in a row.

Animo South Los Angeles Charter is the No. 2 seed and will play Fredrick Douglass Charter.

Only four teams are in the Division III playoffs. Both games are scheduled for Friday.

Animo Jackie Robinson Charter is the No. 1 seed in the eight-man City Section playoffs and will play Discovery Prep Charter in the first round.

Community Harvest Charter is seeded No. 2 and will play East Valley High School in the other eight-man football playoff game.