Union Democrat staff

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has again altered its schedule for State Championship bowl games due to the fires in Butte County and Southern California.

“Our philosophy from the onset of the fires and their impact across the state has been to try to modify and adapt as the situations dictate with causing the least disruption to our schools and students as possible,” said CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake in a release this week. “We feel the adjustments to the CIF State Football Championship Bowl games reflect that philosophy.”

This year’s NorCal Regional Football Championship bowl games are now scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8.

As of Wednesday, the schedule for the Sac-Joaquin section playoff games were set to resume Friday.

Sonora High School’s Round 3 game against Colfax was postponed last Friday because of poor air quality in the region.

“It appears that all CIF Sections will be able to complete their respective Championships and advance their representatives except for possibly the North Coast Section (NCS) Divisions I-V. The NCS has four entries into the CIF State Regionals that may be impacted,” the CIF statement said.

Sonora, who is seeded No. 4, had a bye in the first round of the Division V playoffs.

They beat No. 5 Foothill at home 27-28.

Friday they play the No. 1 seed Colfax at 7 p.m. at Colfax High School, the team they lost to, 56-55, in Round 2 of last year’s playoffs.

The Division 4-6 section championships will be held the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Any changes to the game’s location or time will be available at uniondemocrat.com/sports.

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