Trailblazers, Lions in September Showdown

An early big-time battle is brewing this week between Southern Section Division I powers Sierra Canyon High and Oaks Christian High.

Both programs have championship pedigrees — Sierra Canyon is the defending section Division 1-A titleholder, Oaks Christian ran off six consecutive section titles in the 2000s — and both expect to be playoff contenders in 2019. The outcome of the game could help shape the eventual postseason positioning.

The Trailblazers (2-0) are coming off 37-12 victory against Lawndale High. The Lions (1-1) were battered by Grace Brethren High of Simi Valley, 54-28.

The kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village.

Other games involving Valley area teams include:

Friday, Sept. 6


Alemany at Dorsey

Campbell Hall at Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m.

Chaminade at Birmingham, 7:30 p.m.

Chatsworth at Poly

Chavez at South East

Cleveland at Reseda

Crespi at Harvard-Westlake

Grant at Canoga Park

Manual Arts at Van Nuys

Monroe at Kennedy

North Hollywood at Lincoln

Notre Dame at Moorpark

Palisades at Granada Hills

Rancho Dominguez at Panorama

San Fernando at Franklin

Sierra Canyon at Oaks Christian

St. Monica vs. Village Christian, Burbank High School

St. Genevieve at Salesian

Sylmar at El Camino Real

Taft at San Pedro

University at Arleta, 3:30 pm

All games begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed.


Mike Terry@fridaynitemike