SANTA ROSA The North Coast Section Redwood Empire champion Novato Hornets football team downed Easy Bay champion Las Lomas 34-21 to take the NCS 2A title Friday evening in Santa Rosa.

Both teams came in with undefeated records. The game was played at Santa Rosa High School. The Del Norte High varsity football squad, the No. 3 seed in the Rewood Empire, faced No. 1 seed Novato in the Bay Area last Saturday in the semifinals for the right to go to the championship game. With Del Norte up 14-6 in the fourth quarter, turnovers played a major part in Novato scoring twice to down the Warriors 18-14. Del Norte ended the season 11-1. They defeated Fortuna and Healdsburg at home for the right to face Novato. This is the second year in a row the Hornets have won the NCS 2A title.

- Triplicate Staff