The regular season is over. The league season is done.

Now the playoffs are ahead for teams up and down and all around the state, as the road to the 2017 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games begins this week with the first round of section games.

From the Napa Valley, three high school teams are headed to the playoffs, two in the Sac-Joaquin Section and one in the North Coast Section.

In Division II, No. 15 seed Vintage (7-2 overall, 3-1 Monticello Empire League) plays at No. 2 Inderkum-Sacramento (10-0 overall, 6-0 Tri-County Conference) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a first-round Sac-Joaquin game.

Vintage beat Napa 14-7 in Big Game XLVI last week.

Inderkum is coming off a 28-14 win over Rio Linda.

Granite Bay (8-2 overall, 4-2 Sierra Foothill League) is the No. 1 seed in the bracket.

The Division II title game is Dec. 1 at Sacramento State.

In Division III, No. 7 seed American Canyon (6-3 overall, 4-0 Solano County Athletic Conference) is at home for a first-round game on Thursday against No. 10 seed River Valley-Yuba City (7-3 overall, 3-3 Tri-County Conference) at 7 p.m. in a Sac-Joaquin game at Wolf Den Stadium.

American Canyon won the SCAC title, completing a perfect league season with last week’s 41-7 win over Benicia.

River Valley is coming off a 64-43 win over River City-West Sacramento.

Oakdale (9-1 overall, 7-0 Valley Oak League) is the No. 1 seed in the Division III bracket. Manteca (8-2 overall, 5-2 Valley Oak League) is the No. 2 seed.

The Division III title game is Dec. 1 at Lincoln High-Stockton.

The SJS brackets and seeds were announced on Saturday.

Justin-Siena (3-5 overall, 3-1 Marin County Athletic League) is the No. 12 seed and plays a first-round North Coast Section Division 4 playoff game on Nov. 11 at No. 5 seed Moreau Catholic-Hayward (5-5 overall, 5-0 Mission Valley League) at 7 p.m.

Justin-Siena lost its MCAL finale to Marin Catholic-Kentfield, 58-0.

Moreau Catholic is coming off a 41-2 nonleague loss to James Logan-Union City.

St. Bernard’s-Eureka is the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 bracket.

In the Sac-Joaquin, the other No. 1 seeds are Folsom (Division I), Placer-Auburn (Division IV), Sonora (Division V), Bradshaw Christian-Sacramento (Division VI), and Rio Vista (Division VII).

In the NCS, De La Salle-Concord is the No. 1 seed in the open division.

Other No. 1 seeds are Liberty-Brentwood (Division 1), Campolindo-Moraga (Division 2), Marin Catholic (Division 3), and St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo (Division 5).

The NCS brackets and seeds were announced on Sunday.

Northern California Regional Championship Bowl Games are on Dec. 8 for Divisions 1-AA, 2-AA, 3-AA, 4-AA, 5-AA and 6-AA, and Dec. 9 for Divisions 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-A, 5-A and 6-A.

State Championship Bowl Games are on Dec. 15 and 16.

De La Salle has won 25 straight NCS titles.


Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the