QUESTION: El Paso-Gridley has reached the football quarterfinals following the first two playoff wins since the schools merged in 2004. Before that, when was the last time El Paso and Gridley both reached the quarterfinals?


ANSWER: The schools played each other in the 1991 Class 1A quarters, with El Paso claiming a home 3-0 win before falling to eventual champion Stockton in the semifinals. While that was Gridley's last quarterfinal appearance, El Paso advanced that far in ’96 and 2002.

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