Will “Threepeat” shirts be a hot selling item at San Fernando High? That is a question to ask in December. But the two-time defending champion Tigers begin their pursuit of a third straight City Section Division II title by hosting dangerous Sierra Canyon tonight, Aug. 28.
This game is a bit of a role reversal. In 2013 the Trailblazers were coming off an 11-2 season that ended with a Southern Section playoff loss to Alhambra. San Fernando had won the 2012 City Division II championship, but were still decided underdogs. But the Tigers roared on to a 27-13 victory, and went on to a 14-0 year. Sierra Canyon kept stumbling to a 5-6 record.
Expect the Trailblazers to come into the San Fernando game hungry and focused, and ready to prove the same point the Tigers made against them last year.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m at San Fernando High.
Other games week involving Valley-area teams:
Thursday, Aug. 28
Canoga Park at Taft
Chaminade at Venice
Chavez at Hollywood Bernstein
Eagle Rock at Arleta
Kennedy at Contreras
Los Angeles Dymally at Panorama
Los Angeles Sotomayor at Monroe
North Hollywood at Los Angeles Franklin
Reseda at Los Angeles Locke
St. Genevieve at Poly
Van Nuys at Grant
Friday, Aug. 29
Alemany at Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos
Birmingham at Newbury Park
Campbell Hall at La Canada Flintridge Prep
Golden Valley at Granada Hills
Harvard-Westlake vs. Los Angeles Loyola, L.A. Valley College
Notre Dame at Manhattan Beach Mira Costa
Sylmar at Crespi
Saturday, Aug. 30
Ontario Christian vs. Heritage Christian, Granada Hills High
Village Christian at Claremont Webb, 3 p.m.
All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.