The City Section Division II football playoffs resume on Friday with quarterfinal games.
Lincoln at Hamilton: The top-seeded Yankees are probably too big, too fast and too physical for Lincoln. I can't wait until 6-foot-6 quarterback Armani Rogers shakes hands with 5-3 defensive back Albert Ramirez. And that's the big warning for Hamilton: The Tigers will fight to the last second. They are proud, pesky and don't mind being overlooked. The pick: Hamilton.
South Gate vs. University at Venice: The duo of quarterback Andrew Toro and running back Lavell Thompson from South Gate will be tested by a good University defense. I just don't think University has enough offense to outscore the Rams. The pick: South Gate.
Chatsworth at Sylmar: The Spartans keep getting better week after week. That's the key for them to emerge as Division II champions. Quarterback
San Fernando at Eagle Rock: The versatile Nick Novanelly has been Eagle Rock's best player, and as long as the Eagles find a way to get him touches, they'll be fine. San Fernando has been slowly getting its inexperienced players experience, so this is like the first game of 2015. The pick: Eagle Rock.