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Portola plays for the championship tonight in Fall River

Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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The Portola High School Tigers football players are 10-1 overall and 7-1  in league play this season.  They took their team and fans all the way to the 2022 Northern Section Championship Football Playoffs and beat the Biggs Wolverines in front of the Portola fans on their home field on Nov. 18! After that victory there is just one game left in the season — the final championship game with the undefeated Fall River Bulldogs. That game is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in Fall River.

“Very rarely do you get to play in a championship game and avenge your only loss of the year,” said Portola High School head football coach Steve Heskett. “This team has worked hard since the summer to get to this championship game.”

It has been a good year for the Tigers who were able to hold on to the rivalry trophy after beating their long-time rivals, the Quincy Trojans, Nov. 4 by a score of 31-13. “We are keeping the trophy!” said proud PHS head football coach Steve Heskett after the game. The Tigers will take all the built-up adrenaline from their winning season onto the field tonight with an aim to add just one loss to the Bulldogs record.


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