A win in the Flames' regular-season finale wasn't enough and the Grape Bowl debut will have to wait. Making its first trip to the postseason since 2005, the Lodi football team (7-3) was dealt the No. 12 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket and will play on the road against No. 5 Turlock (8-2) on Friday.
The Lodi hopeful were optimistic a 48-7 win over Chavez on Friday would help Lodi's chances of earning a first-round playoff game. Turns out it wasn't and Lodi is one of five 7-3 teams that will open the postseason on the road.