Tickets on sale Wednesday for PV state title game, first ever in North State

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley High School student store for the CIF-4AA state championship game which kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday against Visalia's Central Valley Christian High School.

Prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students with an ASB card and seniors over 60.

This will mark the first time a state championship football game will played in the North State. P.V. captured a state crown in 2016 on the road.

The Vikings, 9-3, enjoyed a good season but reached the state championship contest in part to the Camp Fire. Paradise High School, which was the third seed in the Northern Section playoffs, was forced to forfeit, allowing Pleasant Valley to face a weaker 6th seeded opponent in Red Bluff.

The twist of fate also gave P.V. a bye in the Northern California state tournament since several North Coast schools didn't finish their playoffs due to poor air quality caused by the fire.

"Yeah, we probably got a little bit lucky where we got a bye and some of those teams didn't get a bye.," said Mark Cooley, the Vikings head coach.

"But that's not our fault," said Cooley. "We were all looking forward to playing the NorCal regional game."

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