The Malibu High School varsity team is taking on Bishop Union in the first round of the CIF playoffs today in a home tilt at Malibu High. For in-game updates on all the exciting action, check out our Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/TheMalibuTimes.
Having clinched its first league title since 2005 and setting a school-record for wins in the process, the 2nd-seeded Sharks are now aiming for the ultimate prize: a CIF championship.
Malibu finished the regular season 23-4 and 13-2 in the Frontier League. Coach Ari Jacobs has done a remarkable job transforming a program from mediocrity into success in his four years at the campus. Jacobs won seven games in his first season, eight in his second, 15 last year and 23 this season.
“The league title allows the guys to see that hard work pays off. And that’s what we are trying to do here is set a tone for the rest of their lives that hard work will get them anything in life,” Jacobs said this week. “This program is working really hard and they are seeing benefits of their hard work. Now it’s about winning and keeping on playing the kind of ball that will help us win a CIF championship.”