Cal remains in contention for Freedom High running back Joe Mixon, who announced his final four teams via Twitter on Tuesday.

In no particular order, Mixon, a five-star recruit (out of five), announced that UCLA, Cal, Wisconsin and Oklahoma are his final four teams, with Florida State and Washington off his previous list.

Mixon told Scout.com that Steve Sarkisian's move from Washington to USC will add the Trojans to his list if Sarkisian, as expected, recruits him.

Mixon repeatedly has talked about how much playing close to home would mean to him, which helps to explain why the Bears are still on Mixon's radar after a 1-11 season. He said his home visit with UCLA on Monday went very well. He has home visits this week with the other three, including Cal.

Mixon said he plans to announce his decision at the Army All-American Game on Jan. 4 in San Antonio. He is one of six finalists for the U.S. Army national player of the year award after rushing for 1,704 yards and 28 touchdowns in 11 games his senior year, including 470 yards and nine touchdowns in two North Coast Section playoff games. He had 4,281 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career.

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Branson d. St. Joseph Notre Dame: For the fifth year in a row, the Bulls are on their way to the California Interscholastic Federation Division V state championship game after a 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep of St. Joseph Notre Dame in the CIF Division V Northern Regional final.

In a rematch of the section title game that Branson (35-6) won in four games, it was the Bulls who handled business from the start at the College of Marin. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead against St. Joseph Notre Dame, and in both of the first two games, Branson held a double-digit lead and finished with a nine-point win.

The third game was a different story, as the Pilots (32-10) started to string together points and had a 17-15 lead.

"Playing in a big match like this, you've got to get used to it," St. Joseph Notre Dame coach Edwin Chen said. "You've got to get in a rhythm, and we were finally able to get into one in the end there."

For Branson coach Michelle Brazil, this rematch was one she had hoped for.

"We kind of felt like we gave a little bit away last time, and it's kind of frustrating winning a championship that way," Brazil said. "Even though we won last time, we wanted to go out and play much better, and I feel like we did."

The Bulls were led by Sarah Wallace, who had 13 kills and 13 digs.

For the Pilots, Rebecca Langowski led the way with 12 kills.

She was followed by Emma Doud with eight kills, and Dana Pineda and Allie Oilar each had 11 assists.

-- Brian Sanchez, Marin Independent Journal

Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.