The potential playoff teams from the Mission League are starting to come into focus. And the picture could be clearer after the Notre Dame-Alemany contest that takes place on Friday, Oct. 19.

The two teams will finish the regular season at .500 or better and should make the Southern Section’s Division II 16-team playoff slate. But Alemany and Notre Dame, currently tied for second place in the Mission League, are in a “must win” situation for any hopes of a decent first round playoff game. 

Both teams are trailing Bishop Amat High of La Puente — a Division I team —  which is undefeated in league play and plays Loyola High of Los Angeles on Friday. Alemany (6-2, 2-1) still has a shot at the league title if the Warriors beat Notre Dame and then defeat the Lancers next Friday. Winning out would, in all probability, earn them one of the division’s Top 4 seeds.

Notre Dame (5-3, 2-1) has already lost to the Lancers. A loss to the Warriors on Friday slams the Knights into third, and they would have to deal with a hungry Chaminade team in the season finale next week. Chaminade (3-5, 1-2) is playing Serra High of Gardena on Friday, and must win out to guarantee itself a .500 record and a probable Division I playoff slot. 

The Alemany-Notre Dame kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Alemany High School.

Other games involving Valley area teams:

Friday, Oct. 19

Del Rey League

St. Genevieve at La Salle


East Valley League

Monroe at Grant

North Hollywood at Chavez

Verdugo Hills at Poly


Mission League

Notre Dame at Alemany

Serra at Chaminade


Olympic League

Valley Christian vs. Village Christian, Burbank High School


Valley Mission League

Canoga Park at Kennedy

Sylmar at San Fernando

Van Nuys at Reseda


West Valley League

Birmingham at Chatsworth

El Camino Real at Taft

Granada Hills at Cleveland



Sierra Canyon at San Pedro


Saturday, Oct. 20

Angelus League

Salesian at Crespi, 12 p.m.


Gold Coast League

Campbell Hall at Brentwood


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


Mike Terry@fridaynitemike