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Lincoln Riley at Folsom-Pittsburg playoff game: Live updates, score from CIF State Northern California championship

Get live score updates and highlights from the 2023 California State Division 1-A NorCal Regional football championship game
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The 2023 California high school football season continues on Saturday (December 2) with CIF State Regional Bowl games in Northern and Southern California. You can follow all of the games with live updates on SBLive.

In the CIF State Division 1-A Regional bracket, Folsom and Pittsburg are squaring off Saturday at 6 p.m. for the Northern California championship. In Southern California, St. Bonaventure and St. Augustine are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. The winners will meet next weekend for the state championship.

SBLive Senior Editor Mitch Stephens is on the sideline at Folsom High School to bring you full coverage from the Folsom vs. Pittsburg Northern California title game, including live updates, video highlights, photos and a game story. You can also watch the game live on the NFHS Network.

Follow along below for live updates from Folsom vs. Pittsburg:

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Folsom hangs on and advances to the CIF State Division 1-A championship game next week.

FOLSOM 28, PITTSBURG 25: The Pirates quickly score on a 25-yard TD catch by Bobby Shaw Jr. Only 10.2 seconds left.

FOLSOM 28, PITTSBURG 18: Folsom puts the game away on a 9-yard TD run by Ryder Lyons with 1:06 to play. He has accounted for all four Folsom touchdowns.

Folsom sophomore QB Ryder Lyons is using his legs to put this game away - and impress USC coach Lincoln Riley, who is watching from the sideline.

FOLSOM 21, PITTSBURG 18: Folsom takes the lead on a 15-yard pass from Ryder Lyons to Jameson Powell.



PITTSBURG 18, FOLSOM 14: Ryder Lyons fumbles the snap in the end zone and Pittsburg recovers for a safety. The play came shortly after Folsom blocked a Pittsburg field goal and took over inside their own 5-yard line.



USC football coach Lincoln Riley is on the sideline for this game, likely looking at Folsom sophomore quarterback Ryder Lyons.

USC football coach Lincoln Riley is at the Folsom vs. Pittsburg Northern California championship game.

USC football coach Lincoln Riley is at the Folsom vs. Pittsburg Northern California championship game.


(All photos by Dennis Lee)


PITTSBURG 16, FOLSOM 14: The Pirates regain the lead on a 30-yard field goal from Jesus Lua Amaya.

FOLSOM 14, PITTSBURG 13: James Searcy scores on a 14-yard TD run for Pittsburg.

FOLSOM 14, PITTSBURG 7: Folsom takes its first lead of the game on a touchdown run by Ryder Lyons.



PITTSBURG 7, FOLSOM 7: Folsom ties it up with 4.9 seconds left in the opening quarter.

PITTSBURG 7, FOLSOM 0: Pittsburg marches 78 yards on 9 plays to take the early lead over Folsom. The touchdown comes on a 4-yard pass from Marley Alcantara to Jadyn Hudson. 9:12 left in the first quarter. 



Kickoff update: The game is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. PT.


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