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Line-Up, Times For "Smackdown In Sactown" Finalized

Prep Football Showcase Set For Grant High Sept. 2-3
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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After nearly five months of planning, everything has been finialized for the first "Smackdown In Sactown" football showcase which locally will feature both Placer and Colfax high schools. "We're all set to go," said Smackdown organizer Matt Wiliams who in past years as headed showcases played at both Folsom and Del Oro. "It took some time and coopertation from everyone involved but it's all coming together now," said Williams. According to Williams, all seven games in the Smackdown will be played at Grant High School. The slate has three games to be played on Friday, Sept. and four on Sat. Sept. 3. While there are several attractive matchups over the two-day event, the feature tilt on Saturday evening will match-up state and national powers Grant against Long Beach Poly. "We'll probably have Snoop Dog and possibly M.C. Hammer in the house," said Williams. Rapper Snoop Dog is a graduate of Long Beach Poly. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for high school students and younger. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted free of charge. Here's the schedule for the Smackdown: at Grant High School Fri. Sept. 2 4:30 - Colfax vs. Bradshaw Christian 6:30 - Placer vs. Brookside Christian 8:30 - Del Campo vs. Rancho Cotati (Sonoma County) Sat. Sept. 3 9 a.m. - Grant Jr. Pacers vs. Fremont 11 a.m. - Yuba City vs. Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa) 2 p.m. - Franklin (Elk Grove) vs. Bishop O'Dowd 7 p.m. - Grant vs. Long Beach Poly