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The Paso Robles Bearcats and the Arroyo Grande Eagles, shown during regular season action on Oct. 10, will face off again on Friday, Nov. 28 in a CIF Southern Section, Northern Division semi-final playoff football game. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Railsback

Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande varsity football teams will meet up in CIF semi-final playoffs on Friday, November 28

The Paso Robles High School Bearcats (12-1 overall, 3-1 PAC 5 League) will take on the Arroyo Grande High School Eagles (11-2 overall, 3-1 PAC 5 League) in a CIF Southern Section, Northern Division semi-final playoff football game on Friday, Nov. 28 at Arroyo Grande High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm. The game will be live-streamed at www.bearcatcountry.net, says Paso Robles High School Athletic Director Tom Harrington.

The Eagles, currently ranked 3rd in the Max Preps State Division III Playoff poll, defeated Nordhoff High School, 7-0 in the first round and Lompoc High School, 31-3 in a second round playoff game last Friday. With an offense averaging 360 yards per game, the Eagles are led by junior running backs Alex Chechi (658 rushing yards) and Joey De La Rosa (638 rushing yards) along with senior Jordan Harrigan (628 rushing yards). Sophomore quarterback, Sawyer May has compiled 148 completions on 234 attempts for 1995 passing yards.

The Bearcats, currently ranked 2nd in the Max Preps State Division III playoff poll, are coming off a 42-14 win in the first round playoff game against Royal High School of Simi Valley and a 49-16 victory against Palmdale High School in the second round. They will bring a potent offense averaging 400 yards per game. Leading the way is junior quarterback Justin Davis averaging 192 passing yards per game. Senior Bailey Gaither has been his primary target, hauling in 66 receptions for 1370 yards.

The two teams played on Oct. 10 in a game that saw the Bearcats defeat the Eagles on a Gaither touchdown and two point conversion in the last two minutes of the game. The two teams finished the regular season with identical 3-1 league records along with Atascadero High School resulting in a three way tie for the PAC 5 League Championship. Atascadero will face Newbury Park High School in the other semi-final game.

If the Bearcats advance to the next round they will face the winner of the Atascadero/Newbury Park game in the CIF Southern Section, Northern Division Final.

Pre-sale tickets will not be offered through the PRHS Athletic Department, though AGHS will sell pre-sale tickets on Wednesday and Friday in the main quad at the Student Business Office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Game tickets may also be purchased at the gate — it is suggested attendees arrive to the stadium early to ensure a seat as there is no reserved seating.

Tickets (pre-sale or at the gate):
Adults: $10
Students (with high school ID): $5
Children (13 and under): $5
Reserved Seating: $11
Adults: $10
High School Students: $5
Children (5-13): $5
Under 5: Free

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