Division I Championship Preview: St. Augustine Saints vs Helix Highlanders
The 2018 Division One CIF Championship will take place on Saturday, November 24th, at Southwestern College at 7:00 pm. The game will feature the St. Augustine Saints (9-3) vs the Helix Highlanders (8-4).
Let’s go back to Week 5 of The Prep Pigskin Report when these two teams were featured in the Cox Communications Game of the Week. At that time, The Scotties were ranked ninth in the PPR Top 9 and the Saints were seeded fifth. However, Helix came out with the upset over the Saints 35-14.
After starting their season 1-3, the Highlanders have won seven out of their last eight, putting them in this Division One Championship. In 2017, Helix defeated the Mission Hills Grizzlies 26-19 in the Open Division Championship, but with only four teams eligible in 2018 for the Open Division bracket, the Highlanders did not make the cut.
For the Saints, the last time they made it to the CIF Division One final was in 2016, when they lost a heartbreaker to the Madison Warhawks 35-31.
Coverage of this game will be on Saturday’s All Sports Report at 10:00 pm along with the Division Three Championship game taking place earlier in the day at Southwestern College.