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

Mission League

La Puente Bishop Amat at Crespi

Notre Dame at Gardena Serra

Nonleague

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.

 

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