Ontario Christian has emerged on top of the ultra-competitive Ambassador League this season after holding off Aquinas 3-1 on Tuesday night.
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We caught up with Notre Dame head coach Aaron Huerta to talk about the Titans match-up with rival Aquinas on Friday. It’s the Riverside TV Game of the Week, as the Falcons and Titans battle for the Holy Shield!
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The Aquinas Falcons, from San Bernardino, suffered their first and only loss this season 24-8 vs. Grace Brethren in the CIF Division 2A Southern California Regional bowl game.
Former Aquinas coach Josh Henderson is now at Grace Brethren, and will lead his Lancers into the state championship game against St. Francis from Mountain View.
Aquinas won the CIF Southern Section Division 9 title this season while posting a 14-0 overall record heading into the state playoffs.
The CIF State Championships begin with the Regional match-ups this Friday and Saturday.
Four CIF Southern Section champions from the Inland Empire have advanced:
Cajon (CIF-SS D4 Champion) @ Rancho Verde (CIF-SS D3 Champion) Friday 7:30
Aquinas (CIF-SS D9 Champion) @ Grace Brethren (CIF-SS D8 Champion) Saturday 6pm @ Moorpark College
Big Bear (CIF-SS D12 Champion) @ Golden West (CIF Central Section D2 Champion) Friday 7:30 @ Visalia Community Stadium.