Senior Nathan Branco carries the ball in a 42-8 loss to rival Lodi to complete the 2018 season. (Kristina Lewis)
On Thursday, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs started with a Division I game between No. 10 Davis of Davis at No. 7 Pitman of Turlock.
Today, the rest of the D-I, plus Divisions II through VII, continue the first round. The top four teams in each division have byes.
And, for a second consecutive year, none of the four Lodi-area high school football teams advanced into the playoffs.
The four schools — Lodi, Tokay, Galt and Liberty Ranch — had a combined record of 11-29. Lodi went 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the Tri-City Athletic League. Tokay was 0-5 in the TCAL and 0-10. Galt and Liberty Ranch went 4-6 each; Galt went 0-5 in the Sierra Valley Conference and Liberty Ranch 2-3 in the SVC.
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