It wouldn't seem likely that a football team that had never won more than two games in a season, that had never been in the San Diego Section playoffs and that had a first-year coach would be favored to beat the defending champions.
Bishop's High School is.
Bishop's (9-1) will play Francis Parker tonight at Mira Mesa High School in the section 1-A eight-man championship game at 7:30 p.m. Parker (7-1) beat Borrego Springs, 28-27, in last year's inaugural championship.
Bishop's football team, which is in its fifth year, had more victories this season than in the previous four seasons combined. One of those victories was over Parker, 41-23.
In that game, Bishop's rush helped cause three interceptions. Bishop's Coach Tom Melchior said pressure on quarterback Will Beamer will be a key tonight. But Bishop's cannot place too much emphasis on the pass, Melchior said.