Verdugo Hills and Grant are the only prep teams still unbeaten in the East Valley League. And the Dons are chasing their first league championship since 2012.
But to do so, they will have to get past a perennial league contender in Arleta, which visits the Dons on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Mustangs (5-3, 3-1) already have a league loss — to Grant, back on Sept. 14 — and can ill afford another as they start jockeying for Division II playoff positioning. Arleta is coming off a 32-16 victory against Monroe.
The Dons (4-3, 3-0) are coming off their bye week, which gave them some extra time to prepare for Arleta. They hope to keep their winning streak going; it stands at three games.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Verdugo Hills High School.
Other games involving Valley area teams:
Friday, Oct. 12
Crespi at Cathedral
Del Rey League
St. Genevieve at St. Anthony
St. Paul at Harvard-Westlake
East Valley League
Grant at North Hollywood
Poly at Monroe
Alemany at Serra
Bishop Amat at Notre Dame
Loyola at Chaminade
Maranatha vs. Village Christian, Burbank High School
Valley Mission League
Canoga Park at Sylmar
Panorama at Reseda
San Fernando at Van Nuys
West Valley League
Birmingham at Cleveland
El Camino Real at Granada Hills
Taft at Chatsworth
Saturday, Oct. 13
Gold Coast League
Viewpoint at Campbell Hall, 6 p.m.
Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian, Los Angeles Valley College
All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.