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Four WCCUSD Schools qualify for NCS Football Playoffs

The North Coast Section High School Football playoffs begin Friday and for the third straight year four West Contra Costa Unified School District teams earned playoff berths.

Kennedy (9-1) and De Anza (9-1) lead the list with the Eagles seeded No. 1 in Division VI and the Dons seeded No. 4 in Division V.

El Cerrito also qualified and is seeded No. 6 in Division III, while Pinole Valley joins Kennedy in Division VI as the No. 6 seed.

De Anza and Kennedy host games on Friday at 7 p.m., while Pinole Valley and El Cerrito travel to face opponents also on Friday at 7 pm. Tickets to the games can be purchased at

WCCUSD NCS Playoff Schedule

Division 6

No. 1 Kennedy hosts No. 6 Arcata, Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Pinole Valley at No. 3 Middletown, Friday, 7 p.m.

Division 5

No. 4 De Anza hosts No. 5 San Marin, Friday, 7 p.m.

Division 3

No. 6 El Cerrito at No. 3 Benicia, Friday 7 p.m.

This is the fourth straight postseason appearance for Kennedy High School, which has its highest playoff seeding since at least 1988. As the top seed in Division VI, the Eagles host No. 6 Arcata (6-4) on Friday. 

De Anza has won eight straight games with its last lost coming on Aug. 30 to Christian of El Cajon. The Dons host No. 5 San Marin (6-4) on Friday.

El Cerrito (5-5) is making its ninth straight playoff appearance and travels to play No. 3 Benicia (9-1) on Friday. 

Pinole Valley (6-4) joins the Eagles in Division VI and is seeded No. 6. The Spartans travel to face No. 3 Middletown (7-2) on Friday.

The NCS playoffs continue next week and conclude with the state championship on December 13 and 14.

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