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.