Del Norte

More than just a section title on the line this weekend 


Ray Hamill/ – The Ferndale Wildcats will play Salesian on Saturday night.

By Ray Hamill — Three H-DNL teams will play in a North Coast Section championship game on Saturday night, and all three will be playing for more than just a section crown.

At stake for all three is also a place in the next week’s NorCal bowl games and a potential trip to a state bowl game in two weeks.

Del Norte St. Bernard’s and Ferndale all qualified for their respective NCS championship games with big wins in their semifinals last weekend, and all three will carry plenty of momentum and confidence in this weekend’s big showdowns.

And that could be good news for local fans, who may yet get to see some more games here on the North Coast this season.

Any of the three could yet potentially host a NorCal regional matchup next week, providing, of course, they win their NCS games this week.

And with the weather suddenly taking a turn for the worse this week, that could be a huge home-field advantage if they get to host a team (or two) not used to the Humboldt weather and the Humboldt grass fields in early December.

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