When/where: Tonight, 7:30 at JSerra High
Key Lightning: Sr. TB/LB Taylor Ross (1,584 yards rushing, 23 TDs; 66 tackles); Sr. OL/DL T.J. Danner (74 tackles); Jr. WR/DB Taylor Petty (35 catches for 647 yards, three TDs; 46 tackles).
Key Saints: Sr. QB Matt Homan; Soph. TB Blake Cox.
Breakdown: Sage Hill (7-2, 1-1 in league) can clinch the Academy League's second guaranteed spot into the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division playoffs by winning in the regular-season finale … The Lightning, ranked No. 8 in the division, are big favorites against the winless Saints (0-9, 0-2) … Crean Lutheran has been outscored by a combined 95-6 in its first two league games … The Saints, in their second varsity season, have been shut out in four of their first nine games and have lost each game by at least nine points … The Lightning can surpass last season's win total by winning their eighth game tonight.
— Matt Szabo