Amador Valley and Foothill high schools will face off in their annual cross-town football match at 7 p.m. Friday on the Foothill field.
The game follows losses by both teams last week in what hasa been an up-and-down season.
California High defeated the Dons 27-12 before a packed stadium at Amador last Friday, spoiling the thrill of victory for Amador's Senior Night celebration.
The California Grizzlies, now just one game behind San Ramon Valley, showed their strong defense, keeping Amador to just one touchdown. That, plus strong performance from the Grizzlies' substitute quarterback, junior Bo Stompro, put the game out of reach of the struggling Dons.
Meanwhile, up at Monte Vista High, Foothill lost as the Mustangs intercepted five times on throws by Foothill's sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion. Monte Vista kept the Falcons scoreless into the third quarter with a score of 24-0 when Mannion completed a 74-yard touchdown pass to Luke Greenaway. Then, Greenaway's 45-yard reception set up a touchdown that made it 24-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.
Although the Falcons went on to score another touchdown, Monte Vista came right back, cinching the game with another interception and touchdown to win 30-19.