With a win, San Clemente (18-6, 6-1), which has already clinched at least of share of its first back-to-back league championships in program history, will be undisputed champions. The Tritons have now won three of the last four league titles after previously going 35 years without one.
The seniors to be honored are David Breen, Aidan Butler, Jake Cameron, Cole Fotheringham, Dylan Hauser, James Paterson, Gage Shelmidine and Dillon Waikle.
And even before Thursday's big game, San Clemente will play for South County public school bragging rights when it travels to Tesoro on Tuesday. The Titans currently lead the Sea View League.
It should be noted that with wins over both Tesoro and Dana, the Triton Varsity will tie the school record for wins in a season with 20.
Following the season finale, Varsity Head Coach Marc Popovich will give his team a day off while they await next Sunday's announcements of the first-round pairings for the CIF 1AA Playoffs. The Tritons have qualified for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.
Another benefit of a victory over Dana Hills would be the high likelihood that as an undisputed league champion San Clemente would be very likely to earn a first-round home game, which would be played in Triton Gym at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The Triton Junior Varsity (4-3, 17-7) needs a win over Dana Hills on Thursday and some help from Mission Viejo and El Toro, if it is to win at least a share of its fifth consecutive league championship.
J.V. Coach Oscar Montecinos says its not out of the question for the league's junior varsity champion(s) to wind up with three losses in what he described as a very evenly matched league.
Friday's hard-fought, double-overtime loss by the Triton Soph at Aliso Niguel, likely means San Clemente (5-2, 13-7) will not be defending its championship in that division. Both of San Clemente's league losses have been to Aliso, both times by just three points.
Both the soph and frosh will host Tesoro and travel to Dana.