The CIF Division 2-A Football Playoff Championship Final Game will be held on Saturday 12/10/22 at 12:00 PM ET in Championship (Various Cities, CA). San Ramon Valley vs Granite Hills will square off against each other in the CIF Division 2-A final football bowl game. Both teams will enter the field with their full strength to win the CIF Division 2-A State Championship.
CIF Football Division 2-A Championship 2022
team: San Ramon Valley vs Granite Hills
Date: Saturday 12/10/22
Location: Various Cities, CAGranite Hills vs San Ramon Valley Live
San Ramon Valley vs Granite Hills Final Game will air live on statewide television via Weigel’s IHSA TV Network on Saturday, December 10. Fans on the go can also stream the games via the NFHS Network. The 2022 CIF Division 2-A Football Playoff The championship Final game will air on the following stations and channels by market. Fans are encouraged to check local listings, or station websites, for exact channel details:
San Ramon Valley vs Granite Hills Preview
In one of the biggest moments in the school’s football history, San Ramon Valley asked its junior kicker to send the team to a state championship.
Pelted by rain and with only 18 seconds on the clock, Austin Shelton split the uprights from 37 yards away to win a Northern California title.
Without that kick, the Wolves would not be making the trip to Mission Viejo for the Division 2-A state title game Saturday against Granite Hills-El Cajon.
As Shelton ran down the field in celebration last weekend, the entire San Ramon Valley team joyously chased after him.
“To make a game-winning kick was a dream ever since I was a kid,” Shelton said after the Wolves beat Marin Catholic 19-17. “I was like, ‘Let’s go win this and go to state.’”
If the state championship comes down to a pressure kick, coach Aaron Becker and the entire team know they have a guy capable of coming through.
“I have 100 percent faith in Austin,” receiver Zack Dodson said.
Shelton is just one of the strengths of a junior class that includes quarterback Luke Baker, top rusher John Pau Mendoza, and second-leading receiver Dodson.
The young team began the season with five consecutive wins but then lost two in a row.
The losses obviously did not derail the Wolves, who have won seven in a row since then, including playoff victories against previously undefeated Campolindo and Marin Catholic on their way to a state final.
“I’m really excited because this was the goal and we achieved it,” Pau Mendoza said.
Baker, who had eaten his lucky sandwich a few hours before the NorCal game, did not rely on good fortune to lead the Wolves into field-goal range for Shelton’s game-winner. On third-and-10 from SRV’s 30, the quarterback threw a pinpoint pass to Dodson for 33 yards.
A few snaps later, Shelton won the game.
Baker, who battled the elements Saturday night, would prefer calmer conditions Saturday.
“Hopefully it’s sunny down there and we can get the offense rolling,” he said.
The forecast shows a slim chance of rain Saturday in Mission Viejo.
Owen Scott, a sophomore who blocked a fourth-quarter Marin Catholic kick that set the stage for Shelton’s field goal, was beaming Saturday night when he claimed the Wolves have a special chemistry.
“We’re going to try to carry the momentum we have into this weekend,” Scott said. “We’ve just clicked in school this year.”
Becker didn’t want to make too big a deal about the team’s young core. He credited the upperclassmen for allowing the younger players to take large roles.
Plus, the coach said the young players aren’t all that young at this point in the season.
San Ramon Valley vs Granite Hills Prediction
Looking at the statistics of the previous matches and because of the presence of several good players in the Granite Hills team, I think Granite Hills will be the CIF Division 2-A State Championship in this bowl game.