The CIF Southern Section playoff season has arrived, with football, boys’ water polo and girls’ tennis postseason play all underway. The work put in all season, as well as in the preseason, continues for those programs that had above average seasons. In the local football report, quite a few teams advanced past the first round, while some surprisingly did not. Included in that mix is Southwestern League champion, Murrieta Valley (7-4), who only put 14 points on the scoreboard, matching their amount scored since their week 2 loss to Apple Valley in early September. The Nighthawks were ill prepared for Edison High School’s backup quarterback, Tyler Gioia, who had to step up into the starting role on short notice for the Chargers. Gioia, with one previous start this season, was fi
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