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There was a big shakeup in the North Coast Section football playoff brackets in the off-season and a lot of people are excited about it.
The section has expanded to eight divisions, seven with 11-person football and one with an 8-person division.
The section decided to lower the brackets from 16 to 8 teams in each and that worked out well this season because once again wildfires and poor air quality led to postponement and cancellation of numerous regular-season games.
With only eight teams in each playoff bracket, that allowed the section to extend the regular season a week to allow those schools effected by the fires and poor air to get all its games in.
That was a big bonus.
The championship games, which were supposed to conclude Nov. 22-23, have now been extended to Nov. 29-30, which is in-line with the CIF regional bowl games.
Champions from 2018 were De La Salle (Open Division), San Ramon Valley (D1), Bishop O'Dowd (D2), Fortuna (D4), Middletown (D5) and Branson (D6). No D3 championship game was played last season due largely to the Camp Fire.