After repeating as Central Section boys soccer champions, the Garces Memorial boys soccer team is back in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs.
The Rams (24-2) are the No. 2 seed in the D-III SoCal Regionals and earned a first round bye on Tuesday.
Garces will host the winner No. 3 La Mesa-Helix or No. 6 Norwalk on Thursday at Sam Tobias Field. The scheduled game time is 4 p.m. for all regional playoffs.
Newhall-Hart was awarded the No. 1 seed ahead of Garces. The Indians (18-3-3) lost in the Southern Section D-III semifinals to eventual champions, Torrance-North.
Garces beat Shafter 4-0 in the Central Section D-IV championships on Feb. 21. That was a second consecutive section title for the Rams after winning the D-V title last year.
The Rams now look to repeat as regional champions. Garces defeated Pasadena-Marshall 2-0 for the SoCal D-V title a year ago.
Helix (13-3-4) defeated Sanatee-West Hills 3-1 in the San Diego Section D-II title on Saturday while Norwalk (16-5-1) lost to Hart in the in the Southern Section D-III quarterfinals.
Ticket pricing for the SoCal D-III semifinals at Sam Tobias Field on Thursday will be $9 for adults and $5 for seniors, students with ID and children.