SANGER - Joey Ramirez connected with Aaron Blancas for three touchdowns, Aaron Olivares rushed for 124 yards, and Aaron Moreno ran for a score in a 27-7 playoff victory over the Kennedy Thunderbirds (10-3, SSL) in the CIF Central Section Division IV Semifinals at Tom Flores Stadium in Sanger on Friday. It was the first meeting between the two programs.
The 2-seeded Bears (10-2, 4-1 CSL) advance to the Division IV championship game against No. 1 Washington Union (11-1, NSL) at John Ventura Stadium. Earlier this season, the Panthers handed Selma its first loss of the year, a 42-32 defeat at the same venue on Sept. 13.
Kickoff for the Division IV title game is scheduled for 7 p.m. this Friday.