Los Angeles Preps: 2011 City Section pairings

Football: City Section Div. II seedings

November, 12, 2011
South East, the champion of the Eastern League, earned the No. 1 seeding in the CIF City Section Division II football playoffs. South East (9-1) didn’t exactly end league play on a high note though, losing to Jordan, 49-47, for its only loss.

South East will play Grant of Van Nuys in the first round of playoffs. Grant (4-6) finished in third place in the East Valley League and won its league finale, 22-13, over Poly of Sun Valley. All four of Grant’s win were against East Valley League opponents.

Marshall (8-2) is the No. 2 seed will play Santee in the first round. Marshall won the Northern League championship with a 5-0 record and has won seven games in a row. The last game Marshall lost was to Bonita, 50-22, on Sept. 23.

Santee (5-5) finished in a tie with Belmont for second place in the Southern League. The Falcons won their league finale, 27-13, over Bernstein to finish 4-2 in the Southern League.

Granada Hills (5-5) earned the No. 3 seed in playoffs and will play University in the first round. The Highlanders are the fourth-place team from the West Valley League with only two wins in league play. They have a three-game losing streak heading into playoffs, but only lost by one point, 35-34, to El Camino Real in the West Valley League finale.

Granada Hills opened the season with a 14-7 win over Reseda, the Valley Mission League champs.

University (3-7) didn’t win a game against Western League opponents and finished in last place in league. The Wildcats lost six games in a row to finish the regular season.

Jefferson (9-1) is the No. 4 seed and the Southern League champs. The Democrats went undefeated in the Southern League at 5-0 and finished with two shutouts. They beat Santee, 55-0, and then beat Hollywood, 63-0, in the Southern League finale.

Jefferson’s only loss came against Arleta, 45-7, on Oct. 28. The Democrats will play Bell (4-6), the fourth place team from the Eastern League. Bell finished with two wins in a row, including 14-0 over Roosevelt in the league finale.

All first-round playoff games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Fairfax won the City Section Division II championship last year. The Lions are the No. 14 seed in the City Section Division I playoffs and will play No. 3 seed Dorsey in the first round.

Here’s a look at the CIF City Section Division II first-round playoff games:

No. 16 Grant at No. 1 South East

No. 9 Fremont at No. 8 Verdugo Hills

No. 12 Eagle Rock at No. 5 Canoga Park

No. 13 Bell at No. 4 Jefferson

No. 14 University at No. 3 Granada Hills

No. 11 Washington at No. 6 Van Nuys

No. 10 Manual Arts at No. 7 Lincoln

No. 15 Santee at No. 2 Marshall

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Football: City Section Div. I seedings

November, 12, 2011
To no surprise, Marine League champion San Pedro (10-0) on Saturday received the top seeding for the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I football playoffs. Marine League runner-up Narbonne (7-3) is seeded No. 2, Coliseum League champion Dorsey (9-1) is No. 3 and Western League winner Venice (6-4) is No. 4.

First-round play begins Friday -- either at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. -- at the higher seeded team's field. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Nov. 25, the semifinals for Dec. 2 and the championship for Dec. 10 at East Los Angeles College.

San Pedro's toughest regular-season test came on Nov. 4 against Narbonne, a game the Pirates won 49-42. Carson (5-5), a team San Pedro beat 21-0, is seeded No. 5. The Pirates could face two-time defending City Section champion Crenshaw in the second round. The Cougars finished third in the Coliseum League and are seeded No. 8.

Here's the entire Division I bracket:

No. 16 Gardena (3-7) at No. 1 San Pedro (10-0)

No. 9 El Camino Real (8-2) at No. 8 Crenshaw (5-4)

No. 12 Garfield (5-5) at No. 5 Carson (5-5)

No. 13 Taft (4-6) at No. 4 Venice (6-4)

No. 14 Fairfax (6-4) at No. 3 Dorsey (9-1)

No. 11 Arleta (9-1) at No. 6 Birmingham (8-2)

No. 10 Westchester (7-3) at No. 7 West Adams (5-5)

No. 15 Reseda (8-2) at No. 2 Narbonne (7-3)