Three local high school football teams are asking for donations to make the trip to the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation State Football Championship Bowl Games later this month.
Orange Glen High School, Lincoln High School, and San Diego High School are set to represent San Diego in the state matches in San Francisco.
"The money we are trying to raise is for an extra night to give these guys a great experience, the meals out. Anything extra we are going to put towards a championship ring," Orange Glen head football coach Jason Patterson said.
Middle linebacker Julien Lesa said his team was made up of individuals last year, and it showed in their 1-9 record.
"This year we just really came together as a team," he said.
Orange Glen High will face off against the Lincoln Mustangs from San Francisco on Dec. 15 at 12 p.m.
Lincoln High will face off against the Menlo-Atherton Bears from just outside San Jose on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
"We are an inner-city school. We don't have a lot of funds to go around, but we will try to make it work," Lincoln head coach David Dunn said.
Offensive lineman T'ray Kirkland said his team's mission is bigger than football.
"We are not doing this just for a championship ring or championship trophy. we are doing this for the community to show that the southeast produces," he said.
San Diego High will face off against the Colfax Falcons, a school 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. as well.
Head to the CIF’s website to learn more about the bowl games.