Village Christian High (4-0) has already doubled its win total from its last full fall season in 2019, and is looking like a contender for the 2021 Olympic League title.
The Crusaders hope to continue solidifying their status when they face Maranatha High of Pasadena on Friday, Oct. 1.
The Minutemen (1-3) have lost three straight since their season-opening victory against Beverly Hills High back on Aug. 27. Freshman running back Miles O’Malley has been their most consistent offensive performer, with 490 yards rushing five touchdowns in 44 carries.
Village Christian, on the other hand, is not having many problems with its offense that’s averaging 30 points per game. Sophomore quarterback Nate Bennett has been very efficient, throwing for 1,115 yards and 17 touchdowns with only two interceptions in 63 pass attempts.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Maranatha High School.
Other games involving Valley area teams this week include:
Friday, Oct. 1
Arleta at Verdugo Hills
Grant at North Hollywood
Poly at Monroe
Notre Dame at La Puente Bishop Amat
Chaminade at Los Angeles Cathedral
Gardena Serra at Alemany
Kennedy at San Fernando
Panorama at Van Nuys
Reseda at Sylmar
El Camino Real at Granada Hills
Taft at Chatsworth
Calabasas at Crespi
Harbor City Narbonne at Canoga Park
Los Angeles Westchester at Birmingham
Sierra Canyon at Mission Viejo
Saturday, Oct. 2
San Pedro Mary Star at Harvard Westlake, 7:30 p.m.
Heritage Christian vs. La Habra Whittier Christian, Cerritos Valley Christian High School
St. Genevieve at Los Angeles Brentwood, 5 p.m.
Torrance Bishop Montgomery at Campbell Hall, 6 p.m.
All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.