Chaminade High under Coach Ed Croson is accustomed to playing difficult nonleague schedules. But opponents don’t get any tougher than the one the Eagles face on Friday, Sept. 14.

At least the Eagles hope so.

Chaminade will host St. John Bosco High of Bellflower, considered the top prep football team in the state and one of the very best in the nation. The undefeated Braves (4-0) are coming off a 56-12 destruction of Paramount, and have given up only 26 points in their four games while scoring  213 points.

The Eagles (2-2), battered 70-34 last week by Folsom High, will probably see the action in the rugged Mission League as a relief following this final nonleague game.

The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Chaminade High School.

Other games involving Valley area teams:


Friday, Sept. 14

East Valley League

Arleta at Grant

Monroe at North Hollywood

Verdugo Hills at Chavez


Valley Mission League

Panorama at Kennedy

Reseda at Canoga Park

Sylmar at Van Nuys



Agoura at Birmingham

Crespi at El Camino Real

Downey at Alemany

Grace Brethren vs. Sierra Canyon, Granada Hills High School

Heritage Christian at Granada Hills

Notre Dame at San Fernando

Poly at Hamilton

Rio Mesa at Chatsworth

Salesian at Harvard-Westlake

San Pedro at Cleveland

Taft at St. Genevieve

Village Christian at Boron


Saturday, Sept. 15


Campbell Hall vs. Fairmont Prep, Yorba Linda High School, 6 p.m.