FOXSportsWest.com streams four games every Friday night. Here is a look at the teams involved, the players to watch, and predictions.
All Games are Friday, November 1st at 7PM PST
St. Francis (8-0) @ Serra (8-0) 7PM Live Stream: Prepzone
On paper this game matches the two best records as St. Francis and Serra both come into the game without a defeat. St. Francis is led by quarterback Ty Gangi who had an early offer from Bowling Green, and senior running back Joe Mudie has rushed for nearly 1,000 yards on the season.
The list of D1 talent for Serra is long but distinguished. All-Everything athlete Adoree Jackson returns kicks, plays corner, running back and receiver for the Cavaliers. Quarterback Jalen Greene is headed to Boise State. There are a pair of D1 linebackers in John Houston '15 and Dwight Williams, and this will be our first look at outside linebacker/defensive end Olajuwon Tucker on Prepzone since he made his commitment to USC.
Prediction: St. Francis has been a pleasant surprise this season amassing an 8-0 record, but the Golden Knights are about to get a dose of reality. In the Mission League there is Serra, and then there's everyone else this year. Serra wins comfortably.
Valencia (6-2) @ Hart (8-0) 7PM Live Stream: Prepzone
Valencia is coming off of a big win against Canyon setting up the showdown with Hart on Friday. Both teams are undefeated in league play and the winner should win the Foothill League. Valencia isn't loaded with D1 talent, but defensive end Josh Stanton had early offers from Texas State and Wyoming.
Hart has a wide open attack capable of putting 40+ on just about anyone. 4-Star junior quarterback Brady White leads the attack, and 4-Star wide receiver Trent Irwin and Duke commitment Davis Koppenhaver are two of White's favorite targets.
Prediction: Valencia has won three straight since getting surprised by Loyola the last time they were on Prepzone, but Hart is playing on a different level right now and should have the firepower to pull away in the second half.
Santiago (5-3) @ Centennial (6-2) 7PM Live Stream: Prepzone
Two of the highest scoring teams in the Southern Section lock horns in Corona
on Friday. Centennial is back on track since getting beaten by Long Beach Poly
and Alemany early in the year, and Santiago has reeled off four straight wins
since a heartbreaking one point loss to Upland in September.
Centennial is led by quarterback Robert Webber who is one of the most productive players in the nation. He's over 2,000 yards passing this season, and at 400 yards rushing, his numbers are actually a little down this year. The reason they're down is running back Tre Watson (Cal) will go over 2,000 yards in this game. Opening the holes for him is Alabama commit Viane Talamaivao, and UCLA wide receiver commit Barry Ware helps stretch the defenses. The defense is led by USC commitment Austin Maloata.
Santiago has seen their 4-Star junior quarterback Blake Barnett battle injuries this year. When he's healthy, wide receiver Jordan Huffman is a dangerous target. Safety Ron Robinson (UCLA) leads the defense.
Prediction: Santiago came up just short in two of their three losses. They lost a chance to come back against Hart on a blown call by the referee late in the fourth quarter that would have given them the ball with a chance to break even, and the loss to Upland by one stung. Santiago is a good team ripe to pull off an upset. If they had gotten Centennial earlier this year, they may have pulled it off, but the Huskies have righted the ship and should outscore the Sharks in a game that should break 80 points.
Huntington Beach (4-4) @ Los Alamitos (7-1) 7p 7PM Live Stream: Prepzone
Prediction: Los Alamitos is having a bounce back season after going 6-5 and 6-4 the last two years. Huntington Beach is having a disappointing year, especially the devastating 48-6 loss at the hands of their rival Edison. Los Alamitos beat Edison last week, and while one game against a common opponent doesn't necessarily predict the future with 100% accuracy, it's hard to pick against Los Alamitos in this one.