Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent | Varsity Football Competes in First-Ever CIF Division 4-A State Championship

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Covina-Valley Unified’s Northview High School Varsity Football Competes in First-Ever CIF Division 4-A State Championship

COVINA and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent – Football history was made at San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium as the Northview High School varsity football team competed in their first-ever CIF Southern California Division 4-A State Championship game on Dec. 11, 2021.

Coming into the game, the Vikings were experiencing one of Northview’s most successful seasons in years, winning the CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS) Division 10 Championship title for the first time since 1987 and the school’s first CIF-SS Division 4-A regional championship.

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For Vikings head football coach Marcel Perez, this team was something special.

“We didn’t know what kind of season we were going to have coming off of COVID-19 and school

Perez said.

“Our offensive coordinator Anthony Silva did a great job of putting the pieces together and making our offense a run-heavy strong offense, and our defense flew around and made plays all day. It just became a great combination.”

Although the Vikings played formidably against their opponent – the Sacred Heart Cathedral
Fighting Irish – they lost the game 48-29.

“We’ve been working hard for decades to make the championship,” Northview High junior and
varsity football captain James Arellanes said. “It’s been a long time since we’ve won a CIF title,
and to make it as far as we did means a lot to everyone in this community.”

With the successful season Northview had this year, the team has brought a greater spotlight on
the school’s football program. Coach Perez hopes future athletes continue to work hard and carry
on the legacy of this team.

“A big congratulations to Marcel Perez and our Northview football team for their incredible
season,” Northview High Principal Dr. Ryan Parry said. “This is a great accomplishment on our
students’ behalf and for our school. I’m excited to see where the team goes from here.”

About C-VUSD

For more than a century, Covina-Valley Unified School District has served the communities of Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, and Irwindale. Covina-Valley schools provide the personalized service and caring culture of a small school district, where teachers and administrators know their students by name.

Under Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent, each year, graduates earn in excess of $1 million in scholarships. Due to the high academic standing of Covina-Valley students, more than half of all graduates meet or exceed the admission requirements for the California State and University of California systems.

C-VUSD provides a strong basic education underscoring reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social science, and technology which is aligned with the California Department of Education standards. Moreover, each campus offers leadership, curricular, and athletics/sports opportunities. A broad array of support services is available to children, adults, and families.

An extensive arts program begins in elementary school, providing students with a well-rounded education. Our athletic teams garner California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships and are consistently ranked among the best in the region.

Each school enjoys high parent participation – active PTA and booster organizations. Community residents and local businesses serve as classroom volunteers, providing in-kind prizes to motivate and recognize student achievement and to underwrite important school events.