The highly anticipated 2024 CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys’ Volleyball Playoffs have officially commenced this week, with teams across Southern California vying for the prestigious CIF-SS divisional crowns. The action-packed series began with wildcard contests on Tuesday, setting the pace for a week filled with high-stakes volleyball.

The postseason starts with an impressive lineup of 218 schools, including the impressive back-to-back Southwestern League champions, Vista Murrieta. The Broncos, boasting a flawless 10-0 league record and an overall 21-8 standing, are among the twelve local teams set to make their mark in the divisional tournaments.

As the CIF Southern Section boys’ volleyball get under there will be 218 schools, including back-to-back Southwestern League champions, Vista Murrieta, as well as twelve other local teams will be looking to claim divisional crowns. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Vista Murrieta’s head coach, Kristen Cooke, expressed immense pride in her team, stating, “I’m so proud of their growth this year. They are talented players and amazing humans and are such a great team to be around. League might be done but our work is just beginning!”

The playoffs, which will see the Division 1 matches starting earlier this week on Wednesday, will feature a pool-play format for Division 1 and single-elimination tournaments for Divisions 2 through 7, with times and days subject to change.

Playoff Schedule

Division 1 and 2

No local teams

Division 3

First Round:

Sunny Hills – 3, Vista Murrieta – 1

Mission Viejo – 3, Elsinore – 0

Division 4

First Round:

Yorba Linda – 3, Temescal Canyon – 1

Murrieta Mesa – 3, Vista Del Lago – 0

Division 5

Wild Card Round:

Great Oak – 3, Sonora – 0

First Round:

Fontana – 3, Great Oak – 2

Division 6

Wild Card Round:

Orange Vista – 3, Bloomington – 0

Eastside – 3, San Jacinto Valley – 0

Liberty – 3, Desert Mirage – 0

First Round:

Winner I at Tahquitz, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.

Winner L at Santa Rosa Academy, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.

Division 7

First Round:

San Jacinto at Marshall, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.

St. Lestonnac at Indio, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.

Nuview Bridge at St. Paul, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.

The CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys’ Volleyball Championships will conclude on Saturday, May 11. The Division 1 final is set to take place at Cerritos College, while the finals for Divisions 2-7 will occur at sites to be determined post-May 4. Furthermore, fans across the globe can catch the divisional finals live, streamed by the NFHS Network, ensuring no one misses out on the thrilling conclusion to this volleyball showdown.

*All schedules/scores supplied by CIF-SS.

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JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.