Escalon likely will be considered to represent Northern California in the Division III state bowl game. They won’t know their fate until Dec. 12. Cougars coach Mark Loureiro made a case for his team, which beat Calaveras 22-20 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game on Friday at Lincoln High.
Here is what Loureiro said after the game:
“We’re on the board. You can’t get considered unless you’re on the board. We’re the public schools favorite of this state, we made a statement, our kids fought hard. We have great community, great support. Maybe with a little bit of luck, they’ll consider us.”