VIDEO: Los Osos boys water polo coach on 13-5 CIF-SS semifinal win

It was something reserved for an overmatched opponent in September, but the Los Osos High School boys water polo team saved it for mid-November.

The Grizzlies reeled off 10 consecutive second-half goals to make a one-goal deficit a distant memory on their way to a 13-5 win over Arroyo Grande on Wednesday in the CIF-SS Division 4 semifinals at Irvine High. The victory landed second-seeded Los Osos (22-8) in its third CIF final in five years, a run the Grizzlies would love to bookend with championships when Saturday’s meeting arrives with No. 1 seed Santa Maria Righetti, an 18-17 overtime winner in its semifinal.

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Prep football playoff prediction: CIF-SS Inland Division

First Round
No. 1 Vista Murrieta over West Covina South Hills
Norco over Redlands East Valley
Rancho Cucamonga over Corona Santiago
Temecula Chaparral over No. 4 Covina Charter Oak
No. 3 Upland over Temecula Great Oak
Chino Hills over Redlands
Eisenhower over Murrieta Valley
No. 2 Corona Centennial over Los Osos

Quarterfinals
No. 1 Vista Murrieta over Norco
Rancho Cucamonga over Temecula Chaparral
No. 3 Upland over Chino Hills
No. 2 Corona Centennial over Eisenhower

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CIF-SS football playoff brackets released: Summit and OCHS earn No. 1 seeds, Carter No. 2, Upland No. 3

INLAND DIVISION
West Covina South Hills (6-4) at No. 1 Vista Murrieta (10-0)
Norco (6-4) at Redlands East Valley (5-4)
Corona Santiago (5-4) at Rancho Cucamonga (8-2)
Chaparral (7-3) at No. 4 Covina Charter Oak (9-1)
Temecula Great Oak (5-5) at No. 3 Upland (10-0)
Redlands (7-3) at Chino Hills (7-2-1)
Eisenhower (7-2) at Murrieta Valley (9-1)
Los Osos (5-5) at No. 2 Corona Centennial (9-1)

CENTRAL DIVISION
Paloma Valley (7-3) at No. 1 Summit (9-1)
La Quinta (4-6) at Colony (6-4)
Colton (7-3) at Elsinore (7-3)
Chaffey (5-5) at No. 4 Rancho Verde (7-3)
Riverside North (6-4) at No. 3 Kaiser (9-1)
Temescal Canyon (5-5) at Palm Springs (8-2)
Arlington (6-4) at Chino (8-2)
Palm Desert (3-7) at No. 2 Heritage (9-1)

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