Grant is arguably the last team that could keep Arleta from claiming the 2014 East Valley League title outright.
The Mustangs (6-1, 3-0) are unbeaten in league play, and will be heavy favorites against Chavez and North Hollywood in their final two games. Should Grant (5-3, 3-1) pull off a victory, they will be favorites to beat Poly in their regular season finale. If the results are as expected, both teams would finish tied in league at 5-1, but Grant would be considered the top league team because of the tiebreaker of head-to-head competition.
A win against Arleta, a Division I team, would certainly boost Grant’s hopes of getting a home game in the first round of the Division II playoffs. A loss would devastate Arleta’s hopes of a decent seeding in the Division I playoffs, even if the Mustangs and Lancers wound up co-league champs.
The kickoff is 7 p.m. at Grant High.
Other games this week involving Valley-area teams:
Friday, Oct. 24
East Valley League
Monroe at North Hollywood
Verdugo Hills at Chavez
Gold Coast-Ocean League
Los Angeles Brentwood vs. Sierra Canyon, Granada Hills High
Crespi at Chaminade
Gardena Serra at Alemany
Los Angeles Loyola at Notre Dame
Heritage Christian at Pasadena Maranatha
Village Christian vs. La Habra Whittier Christian, Whittier College
Santa Fe League
St. Genevieve vs. St. Monica, Santa Monica College
Valley Mission League
Kennedy at Reseda
San Fernando at Canoga Park
Sylmar at Panorama
West Valley League
Birmingham at Chatsworth
El Camino Real at Taft, 7:15 p.m.
Granada Hills at Cleveland
All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.