Falcons gear up for NCS playoffs

Freedom High's Rodney Pope (11), seen here in a game against Foothill-Sacramento on Jan. 10, helped lead the Falcons into the North Coast Section playoffs this week. After capturing its first Bay Valley Athletic League title on Feb. 21 with a 73-41 win over Antioch, Freedom received the No. 3 seed for the NCS Division III playoffs and hosted No. 14 James Logan on Feb. 25, after this newspaper went to press.