Pointers make history hosting night playoff game
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Published - 11/08/18 - 02:06 PM | 478 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Local sports history will be made tomorrow night, Nov. 9, when Point Loma High School hosts its first-ever football playoff game at night.

The school, now in its 94th year, will use its new stadium lights when they host Western League opponent Lincoln in a CIF Div. II quarterfinal match.

The Pointers defeated the Hornets 33-20 on Oct. 20 at Lincoln when they scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to erase a 20-12 halftime deficit, shutting Lincoln down as well after intermission.

Point Loma finished as the No. 4 seed in CIF Div. II football playoffs that began last Friday (Nov. 2).

That means the Dogs received a coveted first-round bye in the playoffs. They were seeded behind No. 1 Granite Hills, No. 2 Poway and No. 3 Valley Center. The four teams have now had a week to scout opponents and allow injuries to heal.

The No. 5 seeded Hornets blew out No. 12 seed Westview 54-14 last week in their first round game.

The CIF bracket shows the winner of the Pointer-Hornet game will play the survivor of a showdown between No. 1 Granite Hills and No. 8 Ramona (who the Pointers defeated 41-27 in week two). If Granite Hills loses, the Pointers would host that semifinal game.

Other Div. II survivors include No. 2 Poway, No. 3 Valley Center, No. 6 Vista and No. 7 Mira Mesa.

Semifinal games are scheduled for Nov. 16 at the home of the highest seeded team. 

The Div. II finals will be hosted by Southwestern College in Chula Vista on Nov. 23 kicking off at 7 p.m.

The CIF takes over operation of all playoff events including setting admission prices. Actual prices were unavailable.

In previous years when the Pointers earned home games CIF has directed the team play its "home game" at a neutral field.

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