Football: Get ready for fast-break offense in Open Division regional
The CIF Open Division regional bowl game is set: City Section Division I champion Harbor City Narbonne (14-0) vs. Inland Division champion Corona Centennal (13-1) in a battle of no-huddle offenses on Saturday night at Cerritos College.
"It's a track meet," Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas said.
"I think it will be a fun game," Centennial Coach Matt Logan said. "We have relative familarity with each other. It will be interesting to see who has a twist to make it work."
Both teams' defenses face the same kind of offensive attack every day in practice.
The winner will advance to the Dec. 15 CIF state championship Open Division final against Concord De La Salle or Folsom at the Home Depot Center.
In Division I, Pac-5 champion Long Beach Poly (11-3) will face Central champion Clovis North (12-1) on Friday at Veterans Stadium. In Division II, Western champion Gardena Serra (12-2) will play Southwest champion Huntington Beach Edison (13-1) on Saturday at Orange Coast College.
In Division III, San Diego Division IV champion Madison (12-1) will take on Mid-Valley champion Monrovia (12-2) on Saturday at Monrovia.
In Division IV, San Diego Division V champion Santa Fe Christian (10-3) will face Northeast Division champion Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep (12-1) on Friday at Del Norte High.
Edison, Monrovia and Rio Hondo Prep will be making their first bowl appearances.
-- Eric Sondheimer
Photo: Johnell Jackson rushed for 159 yards in 26 carries and scored on a 57-yard touchdown run to help Narbonne claim its second straight City Section Division I championship, 25-0, over Crenshaw on Saturday. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times