Los Angeles Preps: Taleeb Isom

I.E.: Eastern Division second-round previews

November, 23, 2011
11/23/11
7:05
PM PT
EASTERN DIVISION

Second round, Friday

No. 1 Summit (10-1) vs. Silverado (6-5) at Victor Valley HS, 7:30 p.m.

How they got here: Summit slipped by visiting Paloma Valley, 26-18, at A.B. Miller HS; Silverado beat Oak Hills in a rematch, 16-7, at Victor Valley.

Matchup to watch: Summit quarterback Bernard Porter (1,106 passing yards, 13 TDs) vs. Silverado’s pass rush (26 sacks).

Fast fact: Silverado posted one of the biggest upsets of the 2010 season when it traveled to A.B. Miller in Week 6 and stunned Summit, 20-18, then the top-ranked team in the Eastern Division.

Prediction: Summit 31, Silverado 10.

No. 4 Serrano (9-2) at Elsinore (8-3), 7:30 p.m.

How they got here: Serrano upended visiting Granite Hills, 45-7; Elsinore beat visiting West Valley, 60-39.

Matchup to watch: Serrano running back Adarius Hogan (1,356 rushing yards, 15 TDs) vs. Elsinore linebacker Nolan Peralta (11.6 tackles per game).

Fast fact: Elsinore was the surprise Eastern Division champion last season, winning the program’s only section title in the school’s 84-year history.

Prediction: Serrano 24, Elsinore 14.

No. 3 Heritage (10-1) at Kaiser (8-3), 7:30 p.m.

How they got here: Heritage knocked off visiting Sultana, 56-21; Kaiser beat visiting San Jacinto, 37-19.

Matchup to watch: Kaiser running backs Marquette Washington and Taleeb Isom (332 combined rushing yards last week, five TDs) vs. Heritage linebacker Tony Hifo (7.6 tackles per game).

Fast fact: Kaiser had its streak of 10 consecutive Sunkist League titles ended this season by Summit.

Prediction: Heritage 28, Kaiser 14.

No. 2 Citrus Hill (11-0) at Ridgecrest Burroughs (6-5), 7:30 p.m.

How they got here: Citrus Hill defeated visiting Norte Vista, 55-28; Burroughs won at Apple Valley, 27-14.

Matchup to watch: San Jose State-bound defensive end Kyle Hart of Burroughs (6-3, 240) vs. Colorado-bound running back Davien Payne of Citrus Hill (1,382 rushing yards, 26 TDs).

Fast fact: Citrus Hill opened the playoffs last season by hosting Burroughs and lost, 24-6. Now it’s the Hawks who have to make the 340-mile round trip to Ridgecrest.

Prediction: Citrus Hill 42, Burroughs 17.

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