Nonleague Matchup Between Trailblazers, Celts Figures to be Entertaining

Sierra Canyon (D-III) and Crespi (D-IV) are in different Southern Section divisions. But their programs are comparable in historical talent, both have the weight of history and expectations, and each team can believe this nonleague game can be a valuable measuring stick entering the second half of their 2018 seasons.

After a stumbling start, the Trailblazers (4-2) have won four straight games and looked in sync and impressive in their 31-7 thumping of Bakersfield last week. Sophomore Chayden Peery, who has thrown for 1,503 yards and six touchdowns (against three interceptions) appears to be settling in at quarterback and has a wealth of receivers to pass to.

The Celts (3-2) have built their winning record from beating City Section teams — including El Camino Real, 26-23, last week. But more importantly, they get another fresh start by moving out of the power-laden Mission League and into the Angelus League, which could propel them to their first overall winning season since 2014.  

The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Pierce College.

Other games involving Valley area teams:

Friday, Sept. 28

East Valley League

Arleta at North Hollywood

Poly at Chavez

Verdugo Hills at Monroe


Mission League

Bishop Amat at Chaminade

Loyola at Alemany

Serra at Notre Dame


Olympic League

Heritage Christian at Valley Christian

Village Christian vs. Whittier Christian, Whittier College


Valley Mission League

Kennedy at Reseda

San Fernando at Canoga Park

Sylmar at Panorama


West Valley League

Birmingham at Granada Hills

Chatsworth at El Camino Real

Cleveland at Taft



Campbell Hall at Vazquez

St. Genevieve at Agoura


Saturday, Sept. 29

Del Rey League

St. Anthony at Harvard-Westlake, 7:30 p.m.


All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.