Refreshed Dons Out to Prove Themselves Against Mustangs

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

Angelus League

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


Mission League

Alemany at Serra

Bishop Amat at Notre Dame

Loyola at Chaminade


Olympic League

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.


Olympic League

Heritage Christian vs. Whittier Christian, Los Angeles Valley College

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

Mike Terry@fridaynitemike