By Will James
Home Town Sports

Several conference races are tightening up in week-8 of the high school football season as teams have reached the far turn with the home stretch just beyond.

Cosumnes Oaks (4-0, 5-2) sits atop the Capital Valley Conference, and with its final two regular season games against second division opponents, it appears a virtual certainty the Wolfpack will maintain their slim lead and claim the CVC crown.

Del Campo Cougars Quaterback Ben Purcell [Courtesy:]

Del Campo Cougars Quaterback Ben Purcell [Courtesy:]

However, the Del Campo Cougars (3-1, 5-2) and Antelope Titans (2-2, 4-3) are in hot pursuit of securing a second-place finish behind Cosumnes Oaks to assure a post-season playoff berth.

Access Sacramento will originate Friday’s live telecast of the Home Town Sports Game-of-the-Week at 7 p.m. from Antelope High School where the host Titans will tangle with Del Campo.

Watch the game on Comcast or Consolidated Communications (SureWest) Cable Channel 17, AT&T U-Verse Channel 14 or watch live on

Mike Dimino‘s 16th-ranked Cougars will rely on Jr. QB Ben Purcell, RB Trevin Wilson, and TE Tariq Mitchell to lead the offense, while LB’s Lance Harris and Isaac Cisneros anchor the defense.

Antelope Titans Quaterback Montel Aaron [Courtesy:]

Antelope Titans Quaterback Montel Aaron [Courtesy:]

Matt Ray‘s #17 Titans will use home field advantage to help snap a 2-game skid.  Jr. QB Montel Aaron and 2-way threat Mister Harriel provide offensive punch.  DB’s Caelan Barnes and Davaeon Johnson are the defensive stoppers.

The outcome of this battle between two well coached teams accustomed to making the playoffs, will likely determine which of the two teams will advance to the post-season, and which team will miss the playoffs.

Given the magnitude of this match-up and considering what’s at stake, this game will undoubtedly hold playoff intensity and big game drama.