LA South: Games of the week

Alex Gallardo/Special to ESPNLA.com

Serra quarterback Conner Preston has plenty of weapons to choose from on offense.

St. Paul (5-1) at No. 5 Gardena Serra (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

With the electrifying pair of George Farmer and Marqise Lee on his side, Serra's Conner Preston may be the happiest quarterback in the region. Through six games, Preston has thrown for 1,640 yards and 17 touchdowns. St. Paul, the Western Division's No. 7-ranked squad, opened Mission League play with a dramatic 21-14 win at Cathedral.

No. 21 Compton Dominguez (5-1) at Gahr (3-3), Friday, 7 p.m.

D.J. Lopez (383 yards passing per game) leads a Gahr offense that is averaging 44.5 points. The big problem? Gahr can't seem to stop other teams from doing the same. Something should give. Dominguez allows less than 11 points per game and has won four straight since its six-point loss to highly ranked Bishop Amat.

Claremont (5-1) at Charter Oak (4-2), Friday, 7 p.m.

Claremont quarterback Daniel Kessler (20 touchdowns, 303 yards per game) has been a force for the No. 7-ranked team in the Inland Division. The Wolfpack is riding high following a one-point win against Chino Hills, while two-time CIF champion Charter Oak is seeking its first "good" win.

Mira Costa (3-3) at Palos Verdes (6-0), Friday, 2:30 p.m.

Hard to find a team with a more difficult non-league schedule than Mira Costa. The Mustangs hope that losses to Loyola, Serra and Chaminade pay off in Bay League play beginning Friday with Palos Verdes, which has not scored less than 27 points or given up more than 17 in any game this fall.