By: Mario Conde
Vincent Memorial Catholic High School made history this year and won the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title for Division V.
The “Scots” made history and earned their right to compete in the State Finals for the first time in their school’s record. Vincent Memorial team had an excellent season and did so by preparing themselves since January of last year to get ready for the football season. Vincent did not qualify for playoffs last season and that was a motivating factor for the team to do better.
Vincent played against Huntington Park High School in the state Semi-Final on Saturday, December 9 and won to advance to the CIF State Final that was played at Willis Ward Field in Calexico.
The championship game was played against Galileo High School from San Francisco the following week on December 16. The Galileo Lions had a very strong season this year as they ended their regular season with eleven wins and two loses. The first half of the game was very competitive between the two teams. During the second quarter Vincent’s quaterback suffered an arm injury that forced him out of the game.
The first half ended with Vincent in the lead. The Lions scored in the first few minutes of the second half and took the lead of the game to become champions.