ORLAND, Calif. (KGET) — Shafter High School’s magical postseason run came to an end Saturday losing the CIF Division 5-A state title game 20-7 to Orland High School.
It’s a tough end for the season for the “Cardiac Kids” who pulled out close victories throughout the playoffs that resulted in the school’s first section title since 1955.
Orland capitalized on mistakes including an interception return for a touchdown and a late safety that made it 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
Following the game, Shafter head coach Jerald Pierruci was furious with CIF organizers over the conditions of the field at Orland High School.
“It is a shame on the CIF that they allow a state championship game to be played on a field like this when you got Division 1 and 2 teams playing on turf. It is crap that you allow this stuff to happen,” Pierucci said.
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