Sports Chatter: Falcons penciled in for classic

By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
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The official announcement is expected to come any day now, but you can pencil the Colfax Falcons in for the first California Football Classic. The Classic, a new showcase event, will be played Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday Sept. 2-3. Colfax High football coach Tony Martello confirmed that the Falcons will play Bradshaw Christian in the Classic. Bradshaw went 11-2 in 2010 and was a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. VI championship game finalist. The Pride edged out Highlands and Golden Sierra to win the Sierra Delta Conference last season. The Colfax-Bradshaw game is one of six games set for the new showcase that is the brainchild of Matt Williams. Williams was the promoter for the last two “Battle At The Capital” showcases. Last season, Colfax defeated Durham in the “Battle at the Capital” played at Del Oro. One item holding the official announcement of where the Classic will be held is that Williams is working out the final details with Sacramento State to host the event at Hornet Stadium. The headline game for the Classic will be Saturday evening’s high profile match up between national powers Grant and Long Beach Poly. The game will mark only the second time that a Long Beach Poly squad has ventured into Northern California for a game. In 2002, De La Salle defeated Poly 28-7 before 15,000 fans at Cal’s Memorial Stadium. Other Classic games planned for the weekend include Placer meeting Brookside Christian of Stockton, Franklin of Elk Grove versus Rancho Cotati of Rohnert Park, Del Campo taking on Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa and Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland playing Yuba City. Locals qualify Good luck today to Colfax linksters Ed Herrnberger and Bill Bean who will be one of two teams representing Black Oak Golf Club in Northern California Golf Association Four Ball competition qualifying at Lockeford Springs near Lodi. Herrnberger and Bean posted a nifty best ball score of 58 last month to win the second flight in the Black Oak qualifier and earn one of two Black Oak berths. The club’s other two-man team for the qualifier will be Dan Chancellor and Wally Hieromanus who fired a 56 to win the fourth flight. Top finishers today will advance to finals competition in May at Poppy Hills. River Cats ducats Colfax High’s baseball program is selling tickets to a pair of upcoming River Cats games in Sacramento as a fundraiser. The games are at Raley Field on May 20 versus Oklahoma City and June 18 versus Fresno. Tickets are $15 with $5 of each sale going to the Colfax High baseball program. For more information, e-mail