All kickoffs are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated:
Friday November 19
Lutheran/ Orange (8-4) at Sierra Canyon (7-4)
Tough matchup for Sierra Canyon. Orange Lutheran is coming off a 38-14 win over Corona del Mar. The Trailblazers blew out Vista Murrieta 48-23. Both teams can score but Sierra Canyon will score more.
Sierra Canyon 42 Lutheran/Orange 28
La Serna (10-2) at St. Francis (9-2)
Best game of the weekend. La Serna is coming off a last second win over Lawndale and has won 10 straight games. St. Francis knocked off a tough Chaparral team by two touchdowns on the road. It should be decided late and possibly some last second heroics. Home field should be enough for the Golden Knights. They advance to the finals.
St. Francis 35 La Serna 31
Pasadena (9-2) at Aquinas (7-5)
Aquinas held off Leuzinger by one point while Pasadena rolled over La Mirada. Aquinas is a solid program and will come to play. But at this point can anybody stop the Dena-Train? Bulldogs to the finals.
Pasadena 38 Aquinas 28
Northview (6-6) at Palmdale (8-3)
Palmdale comes at you in waves. The Falcons turned a close game into a rout in 23 seconds last Saturday night against Covina. Great win for Northview over Kaiser. Marcel Perez’ defense completely shut down the Cats explosive running attack. He’ll need that kind of effort again from his troops and for the most part he’ll get. But on the road against a team like Palmdale is a little to much to ask. Falcons hold on to win.
Palmdale 31 Northview 24
South Pasadena (7-5) at Montclair (8-4)
Nice run for so far South Pasadena. Both teams are coming off big wins. Montclair blew out San Gabriel while South Pasadena beat up on Western Christian. On paper it looks like two evenly matched teams. The Tigers hang in until the end but Montclair wins at home.
Montclair 27 South Pasadena 24
Loara (6-6) at Alhambra (6-6)
Alhambra got a break at the end of the regular season with not only a winning coin flip but also being placed in Division 14. The Moors are right where they want to be and look to be primed for a championship run. Alhambra advances.
Alhambra 30 Loara 27