Friday, December 3, 2010
LA South: Games of the week
By Blair Angulo
City Section Division I: Taft (9-3) at Carson (10-2), Friday, 7 p.m. The Toreadors got it done on the road last week, advancing to the semifinals with a 34-18 upset victory at Dorsey. Taft will have to get similar production from Arizona State-bound quarterback Michael Bercovici and receiver Mike Thomas to unseat top-seeded Carson and duel-threat Justin Alo.
Western Division: Paso Robles (10-2) at Serra (12-0), Friday, 7 p.m. We've pointed this out before, but you've got to feel for Paso Robles in this one. The Bearcats have to travel more than 200 miles and endure a bus ride that should last no less than four hours. Oh, and if that wasn't grueling enough, they have to contain George Farmer, Marqise Lee and Co. once they get to Gardena. Ouch.
Southeast Division: West Covina (11-1) vs. Mayfair (8-4) at Bellflower High, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Is this the one? Will West Covina, Hacienda League champion and winner of 11 straight, finally run out of steam? If it's going to happen, Mayfair has it lined up in its favor. Throw out the intimidation factor -- the Monsoons' first three games were against Chino Hills, Los Alamitos and Lakewood.
Southeast Division: La Serna (11-1) at Bonita (11-1), Saturday, 7 p.m. Remember when an undefeated Bonita team was overwhelmed on the road at West Covina? The loss proved to be the difference in the Hacienda League. Obviously, the Bearcats want to make things right with a rematch in the final, but they'll have to get through Del Rio League champ La Serna first.