2021 NorCal Honor Bowl Game Matchups
Liberty High School
850 2nd Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Friday September 10 @ 7:00pm
Campolindo Cougars (Moraga, CA) vs Liberty Lions (Brentwood, CA)
Game One of the 2021 Honor Bowl is a Friday night matchup between visiting Campolindo and Liberty Lions before their home crowd on Friday. Visiting Team Campolindo will be part of their second Honor Bowl and is up for the challenge. Head Coach Kevin Macy is happy to have another opportunity to support our military as the Cougars continue to do throughout the season. Campolindo has a strong tradition of honoring the troops by participating in activities that involve Navy Seals and fundraise for groups that support veterans. The 2019 season for the Cougars ended as a finalist in the NCS DII and Diablo Valley Champions with 10-3 record. QB Jacon Griessel will lead the team and will depend on WRs Maxwell Weaver and Joey Schmidt.
Home team Liberty will be in their third Honor Bowl and first as the host for the 2021 NorCal Honor Bowl. The 2019 game came down to the final play in OT when Liberty blocked a PAT and beat Clayton Valley. New Head Coach Matt is up for the task to be the host school and knows the city of Brentwood will be supporting the Lions and what The Honor Bowl provides besides great football. In 2019 The Lions went 9-2 and ended up in 2nd place in the tough Bay Valley League. We are excited to have the first out of State team to play in the Bay Area NorCal Honor Bowl AND having the 2021 Honor Bowl hosted by a patriotic area of Central California.
#CatFight – These schools ‘get it!’
Saturday, September 11 @ Noon
Clovis East Timberwolves (Clovis, CA) vs Heritage Patriots (Brentwood, CA)
East Bay vs Fresno
Game Two of the 2021 Honor Bowl will be a great start of three games on the final day of the two-week showcase.
The Visiting Clovis East Timberwolves will be the first team in The Honor Bowl from the Fresno area! Head Coach Ryan Reynolds has experienced two other Honor Bowls when he was DC with Clayton and jumped at the chance to participate as a Head Coach! Clovis East finished 4-7 in ’19 and is in the TRAC, one of the toughest leagues in the state! Watch for returning QB Sean Kelly, an athletic and intelligent player. Matthew Mejardo is returning as Center and a core leader. OLB rising Jr Devin Lopez will play on both sides of the line as a RB. DL Richard Garcia and Brandon Contreras will anchor the D Line.
Home team Heritage, also from Brentwood has head coach Dave Fogelstrom in his second season for the Patriots. In the short 2020 season, the Patriots ended up 4-2 in the tough Bay Valley League. Returning RB Devon Rivers will help the Patriots on the Offensive side along with OL DL Mason Espinoza and OLB Jayden Ennis on the Defensive side. Fogelstrom will guide his team to continue pushing for success and The Honor Bowl will be one of those games that the Patriots will play before a raucous Brentwood home crowd.
#BayAreavsFresno – East Bay and Fresno Battle It Out!
Saturday September 11 @ 4:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Vikings (Chico, CA) vs Menlo-Atherton Bears (Atherton, CA)
Butte vs South Bay
Game Four of the 2021 Honor Bowl will be a matchup with two teams that bring it.
The Visiting Pleasant Valley Vikings will be the first team in The Honor Bowl from the Chico area! Head Coach Mark Cooley was thrilled to have an opening in the ’21 schedule to bring his team down for an amazing game and educational experience! Coach Cooley also schedules a tough pre-league and understands the importance to prepare to travel in competitive games.
Home team Menlo-Atherton, travels up from the South Bay with Head Coach Chris Saunders in his first year with the Bears. In the short 2020 season, the Bears ended up 5-0 in the competitive Peninsula-Bay League. The Bears return QB Matt McLeod with both WR Jeremiah Earby amd WR Jalen Moss as constant targets. On defense, LB Andrew Buck, MLB Sione Vaka will get some stops! Saunders will guide his team to continue pushing for success and this matchup on the final day in The Honor Bowl will be should a game of the week in California.
Two quality football programs playing for the Troops — and more! #NorthCoastvsBay
Saturday September 11 @ 7:30pm
Liberty Patriots (Bakersfield, CA) vs Clayton Valley Ugly Eagles (Concord, CA)
Central Valley vs East Bay
Game Four of the 2021 Honor Bowl will be a glorious finale for a two-week, nine-game Honor Bowl National Showcase.
The Visiting Liberty Patriots travel to NorCal from Bakersfield to finally be in the Honor Bowl. They had been scheduled to play in 2020 in SoCal and were of twenty teams saddened that the event was canceled. Head Coach Bryan Nixon was adamant to be part of the showcase in 2021 and we are pleased they will have the opportunity to experience why The Honor Bowl is ‘more than just a football game!’
Home team Clayton Valley will be in The Honor Bowl for the third time. Head Coach Tim Murphy thanks us for another opportunity to play in ‘one of the best showcases’ he has ever been part of! In 2019, the Ugly Eagles season became the CIF-NCS DII Champions, DII NorCal Champions and finished the season as the CIF D2-AA State Champions. Clayton Valley only allowed an average of 10 points a game throughout the playoffs with only 2 turnovers in 5 games. Head Coach Tim Murphy was voted Bay Area Coach of the Year and has strong returners from the ’20 season.
This is the third of three games that will have a strong patriotic presence especially with the 20th anniversary of 9/11.