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List of California state high school football champions

Below is a list of California state and regional high school football champions sanctioned by the California Interscholastic Federation since the organization began holding state championship games in 2006.[1] High schools in the state are divided into four divisions (three prior to 2008) based roughly on enrollment; since 2008, there has also been an Open Division for which all schools are eligible.[2] Starting in 2015, a new format was implemented to increase the number of state bowl games from 5 to 13, thus allowing every CIF Section champion to qualify.[3]

State ChampionsEdit

Year Open Division Division I Division II Division III Division IV
2006 Not awarded Canyon (Santa Clarita) def. De La Salle (Concord) 27-13 Lutheran (Orange) def. Palo Alto 42-28 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) def. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 27-20 OT Not awarded
2007 Not awarded De La Salle (Concord) def. Centennial (Corona) 37-31 Oceanside def. Novato 28-14 St. Bonaventure (Ventura) def. Central Catholic (Modesto) 35-21 Not awarded
2008 Grant Union (Sacramento) def. Long Beach Poly 25-20 Centennial (Corona) def. De La Salle (Concord) 21-16 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) def. St. Mary's (Stockton) 37-34 St. Bonaventure (Ventura) def. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 28-6 St. Margaret's Episcopal (San Juan Capistrano) def. Hamilton Union (Hamilton City) 59-7
2009 De La Salle (Concord) def. Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 28-14 Oceanside def. Bellarmine (San Jose) 24-19 Servite (Anaheim) def. Rocklin 33-30 Serra (Gardena) def. Marin Catholic 24-20 Modesto Christian (Modesto) def. Francis Parker (San Diego) 44-40
2010 De La Salle (Concord) def. Servite (Anaheim) 48-8 Palo Alto def. Centennial (Corona) 15-13 Folsom def. Serra (Gardena) 48-20 Escalon def. Madison (San Diego) 30-14 Bishop's (La Jolla) def. Brookside Christian (Stockton) 40-14
2011 De La Salle (Concord) def. Westlake (Westlake Village) 35-0 Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita) def. Bellarmine (San Jose) 42-37 Helix (La Mesa) def. Del Oro (Loomis) 35-24 Washington Union (Fresno) def. Campolindo (Moraga) 21-16 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) def. Le Grand 34-13
2012 De La Salle (Concord) def. Centennial (Corona) 48-28 Granite Bay def. Long Beach Poly 21-20 Serra (Gardena) def. Oakdale 42-15 Madison (San Diego) def. Marin Catholic 38-35 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 66-7
2013[4] St. John Bosco (Bellflower) def. De La Salle (Concord) 20-14 Bakersfield def. Del Oro (Loomis) 56-26 Chaminade (West Hills) def. Enterprise (Redding) 41-9 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) def. Sacred Prep (Atherton) 27-15 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. Bakersfield Christian 36-23
2014 De La Salle (Concord) def. Centennial (Corona) 63-42 Folsom def. Oceanside 68-7 Redlands East Valley def. Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) 34-33 Campolindo (Moraga) def. El Capitan (Lakeside) 35-28 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. St. Margaret's Episcopal (San Juan Capistrano) 31-19
Year Open Division Open Division Small Schools Division 1-AA Division 1-A Division 2-AA Division 2-A Division 3-AA Division 3-A Division 4-AA Division 4-A Division 5-AA Division 5-A Division 6-AA Division 6-A Division 7-AA
2015 De La Salle (Concord) def. Centennial (Corona) 28-21 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. San Marino 56-21 Mission Viejo def. Bellarmine (San Jose) 24-0 Narbonne (Los Angeles) def. Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) 28-14 Del Oro (Loomis) def. Camarillo 16-13 Citrus Hill (Perris) def. St. Francis (Mountain View) 23-20 La Mirada def. Campolindo (Moraga) 27-3 Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) def. Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 35-14 Hanford def. Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 33-21 Sierra (Manteca) def. Chowchilla 20-15 Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) def. Immanuel (Reedley) 56-21 St. Bernard's (Eureka) def. Saddleback Valley Christian (San Juan Capistrano) 28-21 East Nicolaus def. Coronado 16-6 Not awarded Not awarded
2016[5] St. John Bosco (Bellflower) def. De La Salle (Concord) 56-33 Not awarded Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) def. St. Mary's (Stockton) 38-35 OT San Clemente def. Del Oro (Loomis) 22-17 Madison (San Diego) def. Valley Christian (San Jose) 21-17 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) def. Serra (San Mateo) 42-40 Paraclete def. Menlo-Atherton 39-21 Oakdale def. Bishop's (La Jolla) 47-0 Campolindo (Moraga) def. Bakersfield Christian 31-7 Pleasant Valley def. St. Anthony (Long Beach) 50-49 OT Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) def. Valley View 43-24 McClymonds (Oakland) def. La Jolla Country Day 20-17 Rancho Christian def. Amador (Sutter Creek, CA) 38-13 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Vallejo) def. Strathmore 29-28 Not awarded
2017 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) def. De La Salle (Concord) 52-21 Not awarded Folsom def. Helix (La Mesa) 49-42 Narbonne (Los Angeles) def. Pittsburg 28-21 Serra (San Mateo) def. Cajon (San Bernardino) 38-14 St. Francis (Mountain View) def. Grace Brethren 22-13 Bishop Diego (Santa Barbara) def. Shasta (Redding) 41-6 Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) def. Half Moon Bay 44-42 Crenshaw (Los Angeles) def. Placer (Auburn) 46-43 Milpitas def. Southwest (El Centro) 45-41 McClymonds (Oakland) def. Golden West (Visalia) 42-12 Fortuna def. Katella (Anaheim) 54-33 Strathmore def. Orange 31-29 Galileo (San Francisco) def. Vincent Memorial (Calexico) 38-20 Not awarded
2018 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) def. De La Salle (Concord) 35-21 Not awarded Folsom def. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 21-14 OT Liberty (Brentwood) def. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 19-17 Grace Brethren def. Del Oro (Loomis) 21-14 Lawndale def. San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) 20-12 Menlo-Atherton def. Lincoln (San Diego) 21-7 Wilcox (Santa Clara) def. Kaiser (Fontana) 41-27 Pleasant Valley def. Central Valley Christian 43-14 McClymonds (Oakland) def. Garfield (Los Angeles) 32-6 Rio Linda def. San Gorgonio (San Bernardino) 38-35 San Diego def. Colfax 21-10 Hilmar def. Strathmore 49-0 Lincoln (San Francisco) def. Orange Glen 24-13 Denair def. Santee (Los Angeles) 42-14

Regional ChampionsEdit

Northern California ChampionsEdit

Year Open Division Division I Division II Division III Division IV
2006 Not awarded De La Salle (Concord)* Palo Alto* Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa)* Not awarded
2007 Not awarded De La Salle (Concord)* Novato* Central Catholic (Modesto)* Not awarded
2008 Grant Union (Sacramento)* De La Salle (Concord)* St. Mary's (Stockton)* Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa)* Hamilton Union (Hamilton City)*
2009 De La Salle (Concord)* Bellarmine (San Jose)* Rocklin* Marin Catholic* Modesto Christian (Modesto)*
2010 De La Salle (Concord)* Palo Alto* Folsom* Escalon* Brookside Christian (Stockton)*
2011 De La Salle (Concord)* Bellarmine (San Jose)* Del Oro (Loomis)* Campolindo (Moraga)* Le Grand*
2012[6] De La Salle (Concord) def. Folsom 49-15 Granite Bay def. St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 45-17 Oakdale def. Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) 27-24 Marin Catholic def. Sutter 23-7 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. McClymonds (Oakland) 42-12
2013[7] De La Salle (Concord) def. Folsom 45-17 Del Oro (Loomis) def. Serra (San Mateo) 28-20 Enterprise (Redding) def. Manteca 27-21 Sacred Prep (Atherton) def. El Cerrito 42-7 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. McClymonds (Oakland) 17-14
2014[8] De La Salle (Concord)** Folsom def. Grant Union (Sacramento) 52-21 Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) def. Oakdale 28-7 Campolindo (Moraga) def. Sutter 35-14 Central Catholic (Modesto) def. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 35-14
Year Open Division Open Division Small Schools Division 1-AA Division 1-A Division 2-AA Division 2-A Division 3-AA Division 3-A Division 4-AA Division 4-A Division 5-AA Division 5-A Division 6-AA Division 6-AA Play-in Game Division 6-A Division 6-A Play-in Game Division 7-AA
2015[9] De La Salle (Concord)** Central Catholic (Modesto) def. Marin Catholic 49-14 Bellarmine (San Jose) def. Folsom 42-35 Clayton Valley Charter (Concord) def. Oak Grove (San Jose) 21-3 Del Oro (Loomis) def. Liberty (Bakersfield) 28-24 St. Francis (Mountain View) def. Pleasant Valley 29-7 Campolindo (Moraga) def. Milpitas 27-24 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) def. McClymonds (Oakland) 56-20 Hanford def. Sonora 42-18 Sierra (Manteca) def. Sutter 17-13 Immanuel (Reedley) def. Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento) 31-21 St. Bernard's (Eureka) def. Fall River 55-0 East Nicolaus def. Stone Ridge Christian (Merced) 34-14 Stone Ridge Christian def. Mission (San Francisco) 70-21 Not awarded Not awarded Not awarded
2016[10] De La Salle (Concord)** Not awarded St. Mary's (Stockton) def. Freedom (Oakley) 49-40 Del Oro (Loomis) def. Bakersfield 57-16 Valley Christian (San Jose) def. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 31-6 Serra (San Mateo) def. Sanger 49-36 Menlo-Atherton def. Manteca 49-21 Oakdale def. Sutter 27-10 Campolindo (Moraga) def. Palma (Salinas) 30-21 Pleasant Valley def. Milpitas 24-21 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) def. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 24-21 McClymonds (Oakland) def. East Nicolaus 45-26 Amador (Sutter Creek, CA) def. Mendota 21-14 Amador (Sutter Creek, CA) def. Lincoln (San Francisco) 45-20 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Vallejo) def. Brookside Christian (Stockton) 47-18 Brookside Christian (Stockton) def. Biggs 52-30 Not awarded
2017 De La Salle (Concord)** Not awarded Folsom def. Central (Fresno) 54-35 Pittsburg def. Granite Bay 37-14 Serra (San Mateo) def. Tulare Union 76-43 St. Francis (Mountain View) def. Manteca 28-23 Shasta (Redding) def. Marin Catholic 40-27 Half Moon Bay def. Sutter 28-7 Placer (Auburn) def. Salinas 43-42 OT Milpitas def. Campolindo (Moraga) 52-38 McClymonds (Oakland) def. East Nicolaus 35-12 Fortuna def. Bear River (Grass Valley) 34-20 Strathmore def. St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Vallejo) 49-35 Strathmore def. Hilmar 53-52 2OT Galileo (San Francisco) def. Rio Vista 20-14 Not awarded Not awarded
2018 De La Salle (Concord)** Not awarded Folsom def. Central (Fresno) 84-46 Liberty (Brentwood) def. Valley Christian (San Jose) 33-21 Del Oro (Loomis) def. St. Francis (Mountain View) 14-13 (championship vacated) San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) def. Tulare Union 69-25 Menlo-Atherton def. Eureka 27-20 Wilcox (Santa Clara) def. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 34-30 Pleasant Valley** McClymonds (Oakland) def. Aptos 28-20 Rio Linda def. West Valley (Cottonwood) 21-13 Colfax** Hilmar def. East Nicolaus 48-14 Not awarded Lincoln (San Francisco)** Not awarded Denair**

Southern California ChampionsEdit

Year Open Division Division I Division II Division III Division IV
2006 Not awarded Canyon (Santa Clarita)* Lutheran (Orange)* Oaks Christian (Westlake Village)* Not awarded
2007 Not awarded Centennial (Corona)* Oceanside* St. Bonaventure (Ventura)* Not awarded
2008 Long Beach Poly* Centennial (Corona)* Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)* St. Bonaventure (Ventura)* St. Margaret's Episcopal (San Juan Capistrano)*
2009 Crenshaw (Los Angeles)* Oceanside* Servite (Anaheim)* Serra (Gardena)* Francis Parker (San Diego)*
2010 Servite (Anaheim)* Centennial (Corona)* Serra (Gardena)* Madison (San Diego)* Bishop's (La Jolla)*
2011 Westlake (Westlake Village)* Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita)* Helix (La Mesa)* Washington Union (Fresno)* Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)*
2012[11] Centennial (Corona) def. Narbonne (Los Angeles) 41-34 Long Beach Poly def. Clovis North 28-7 Serra (Gardena) def. Edison High School (Huntington Beach, California) 27-10 Madison (San Diego) def. Monrovia 21-17 Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) def. Rio Hondo Prep (Arcadia) 30-28
2013[12] St. John Bosco (Bellflower) def. Centennial (Corona) 70-49 Bakersfield def. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 35-28 Chaminade (West Hills) def. Hart (Newhall) 28-10 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) def. Nordhoff (Ojai) 24-8 Bakersfield Christian def. View Park (Los Angeles) 40-8
2014[13] Centennial (Corona)** Oceanside def. Edison (Fresno) 37-22 Redlands East Valley def. Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 59-42 El Capitan (Lakeside) def. Paso Robles 41-0 St. Margaret's Episcopal (San Juan Capistrano) def. Christian (El Cajon) 48-21
Year Open Division Open Division Small Schools Division 1-AA Division 1-A Division 2-AA Division 2-A Division 3-AA Division 3-A Division 4-AA Division 4-A Division 5-AA Division 5-A Division 6-AA Division 6-A Division 7-AA
2015[14] Centennial (Corona)** San Marino def. Sierra Canyon 36-35 Mission Viejo def. Helix (La Mesa) 32-28 Narbonne (Los Angeles) def. Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 35-20 Camarillo def. La Habra 63-49 Citrus Hill (Perris) def. Calabasas 56-21 La Mirada def. Oceanside 36-14 Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) def. Oak Hills (Hesperia) 31-30 Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) def. Canyon (Anaheim) 24-21 Chowchilla def. Fairfax (Los Angeles) 28-16 Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) def. Notre Dame (Riverside) 21-14 Saddleback Valley Christian (San Juan Capistrano) def. Kennedy (Delano) 59-45 Coronado def. Belmont (Los Angeles) 14-0 Not awarded Not awarded
2016[15] St. John Bosco (Bellflower)** Not awarded Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) def. Narbonne (Los Angeles) 35-28 San Clemente def. Edison (Huntington Beach) 39-35 Madison (San Diego) def. Calabasas 60-53 OT Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) def. Los Angeles 21-6 Paraclete def. Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) 34-18 Bishop's (La Jolla) def. Valley Christian (Cerritos) 29-8 Bakersfield Christian def. Selma 28-27 St. Anthony (Long Beach) def. Yorba Linda 55-23 Valley View def. San Gorgonio (San Bernardino) 31-14 La Jolla Country Day def. Arroyo (El Monte) 63-42 Rancho Christian def. Franklin (Los Angeles) 56-21 Strathmore def. Horizon Christian Academy (San Diego) 62-22 Not awarded
2017 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)** Not awarded Helix (La Mesa) def. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 28-13 Narbonne (Los Angeles) def. Paraclete 56-14 Cajon (San Bernardino) def. Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 70-23 Grace Brethren def. Aquinas 24-8 Bishop Diego (Santa Barbara) def. Quartz Hill 41-7 Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) def. El Modena (Orange) 28-26 Crenshaw (Los Angeles) def. El Camino (Oceanside) 13-10 Southwest (El Centro) def. San Joaquin Memorial (Frenso) 31-28 Golden West (Visalia) def. Big Bear 41-21 Katella (Anaheim) def. Monte Vista (Spring Valley) 36-35 Orange def. Caruthers 46-43 OT Vincent Memorial (Calexico) def. Huntington Park 40-18 Not awarded
2018 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)** Not awarded Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) def. Narbonne (Los Angeles) 24-21 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) def. Upland 7-3 Grace Brethren def. St. Augustine (San Diego) 28-14 Lawndale def. South Hills (West Covina) 42-14 Lincoln (San Diego) def. Culver City 54-42 Kaiser (Fontana) def. Eisenhower (Rialto) 48-40 Central Valley Christian def. Morse (San Diego) 30-14 Garfield (Los Angeles) def. Kennedy (Delano) 42-10 San Gorgonio (San Bernardino) def. Western (Anaheim) 43-28 San Diego def. Linfield Christian 42-31 Strathmore def. Adelanto 28-7 Orange Glen def. Locke (Los Angeles) 22-14 Santee (Los Angeles)**
  • Listed in years from 2006-2011 is Regional Selection for each division. Regional Games began in 2012.
  • Open Division regional champions are selected effective 2014 and advance directly to Open Division State Championship. Listed in respective years is Open Division regional selection.
  • Due to the number of section divisions, a play-in game is conducted in the North for Division VI-AA and Division VI-A. Listed in respective years is result of Division VI-AA North play-in game and Division VI-A North play-in game. These games were discontinued for 2018 and replaced with an additional division: Division 7AA.
  • Three teams had byes in the NorCal divisions in 2018 due to NCS foregoing the NorCal regional games due to delays from the 2018 Camp Fire. In 4AA the NCS D2 winner would have represented, in 5A NCS D4, in 6A NCS D5.[16]
  • The Northern California Division 2AA championship won by Del Oro was vacated due to the use of an ineligible player.

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