The above video shows Robert Mendez scoring the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning on a wild pitch and a throwing error in Ontario Christian’s 2-1 Division 5 quarterfinal victory in nine innings on Friday.
But consider some of the interesting aspects in this game:
Due to heavy fog on Thursday at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead and the anticipation of more fog Friday, the CIF-SS East Valley championship football game has been moved to Citrus Valley High School, according to Ontario Christian athletic director David Parkes. No. 1 seed Ontario Christian will take on Rim of the World on Friday as scheduled at 7 p.m., just not in the mountains as originally planned.
Ontario Christian could be the first local football team to play beyond CIF-SS championship week since the inception of the CIF state bowl games in 2006.
A win over second-seeded Rim of the World in Friday’s CIF-SS East Valley Division championship game would give the top-seeded Knights a 14-0 record and almost assuredly a berth in the Division IV CIF regional championship game. The winner of the Southern California regional championships advance to a CIF state championship bowl game against a counterpart from Northern California.
CalHiSports.com projects an Ontario Christian victory to land the Knights a regional championship game matchup with the winner of the CIF-SS Northeast Division.