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De La Salle players hold the NCS Division I trophy as they celebrate after defeating California High School in their North Coast Section Division I Championship game at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. De La Salle defeated California 49-17. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)


Spartans celebrate on a cold night

De La Salle High football players celebrate a 22nd consecutive North Coast Section championship after beating California 49-17 in the Division I title game on Dec. 7. The Spartans' ground game, led by John Velasco and his career-high 231 yards, rolled up 561 yards on a frigid night at Dublin High. De La Salle's season continues this week with the Northern California regional Open Division game. The Spartans host Folsom at Diablo Valley College on Dec. 14 with the winner earning a trip to the Open Division state bowl game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.