The outcome of this nonleague meeting between Canoga Park and Pacific Palisades on Friday, Sept. 19, could have ramifications later on this season.
Both teams are fighting to get among the top eight City Division I teams for at least one playoff home game. Unbeaten Canoga Park (3-0) is currently ranked 10th, and Palisades (1-1) is currently 15th.
A loss to Canoga Park might make it impossible for Palisades — barring an unbeaten run through the Western League — to get back up into the upper echelon. Due to it’s hot start Canoga will be a favorite to win the Valley Mission League, so a loss here is less crucial. But it would give the Dolphins a tie-breaker when seeding begins, and could still mean the difference between opening the playoffs at home or on the road for the Hunters.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Palisades.
Other games week involving Valley-area teams:
Friday, Sept. 19
La Puente Bishop Amat at Crespi
Notre Dame at Gardena Serra
Alemany at Los Angeles Dorsey
Animo South Los Angeles vs. Village Christian, Occidental College, 7:30 p.m.
Canoga Park at Pacific Palisades
Chaminade at Birmingham, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Van Nuys
Granada Hills at Kennedy
Grant at Los Angeles Jefferson
Heritage Christian at Yermo Silver Valley
Hollywood Bernstein at North Hollywood
Los Angeles Torres at Chavez
Monroe at Belmont
Poly at Los Angeles Roybal
Reseda at Chatsworth
South Gate Legacy at Panorama
St. Genevieve at Oxnard Santa Clara
Sylmar at Los Angeles Fremont
Taft at Harvard-Westlake
Verdugo Hills at El Camino Real
All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.