Pac 5The Monarchs have more recognizable talent, but the Jackrabbits have beaten the toughest two teams in Southern California, and should be favored in this game.
Long Beach Poly 17, Mater Dei 16
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The Huskies are the toughest opponent Vista Murrieta has faced this season, but the Broncos get this game at home. That should be enough for Candaele and his team to earn a trip to a state title game with a win.
Vista Murrieta 24, Corona Centennial 20
The balanced Sea Kings' attack should be able to exploit a questionable Warriors' defense for big plays.
Palos Verdes 35, West 20
LA City Section Division I
The Gauchos have been the best team in the city all season long, and can't afford a let-down game with a good chance at a state title berth on the line.
Narbonne 42, Crenshaw 28
Tigers' running back Daemon Thompson should be able to use his speed to break through the Hunters' front seven.
San Fernando 31, Canoga Park 23
San Diego Section Division I
The Grizzlies play better defense. The Titans are more explosive on offense. We'll go with consistency here.
Mission Hills 21, Eastlake 17
The Titans robbed Southern California of a Helix-Oceanside matchup by stunning the Highlanders last week. The Pirates looked wobbly last week, we predict Poway knocks them off.
Poway 21, Oceanside 20
If the Hornets were able to break through the tough Olympian defense last week, they should have enough firepower to take down the third-seeded Bulldogs.
Lincoln 28, Ramona 24
A matchup of the top two seeds pits the Saints against Madison. The Warhawks have an edge in star talent, thanks to running back Pierre Cormier.
Madison 35, St. Augustine 28
The Eagles beat the Lancers in the regular-season finale for both teams. Expect it to happen again, this time in what should be the postseason finale for each.
Santa Fe Christian 28, Francis Parker 20
Central Section Division I
The Broncos blew out the Grizzlies 50-7 in the regular season. Obviously, Central has become a different team in the postseason. This one will be closer than the first meeting, but that won't be enough to turn the tide of the outcome.
Clovis North 31, Central 17
The Rams have weapons all over the field on offense and could overwhelm the Apaches. Led by senior Cruise Adams, who's one big game away from a 3,000-yard passing season, we think Garces wins this one easily.
Garces 42, Sanger 21
The Emperors have had some problems with opposing ground games this postseason. That doesn't bode well for them this week against top-seeded Ridgeview, who enters this game averaging over 300 yards per game on the ground.
Ridgeview 31, Dinuba 28
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