Friday’s top high school football games:
San Fernando (8-2) vs. Lake Balboa Birmingham (8-2) at Pierce College, 7:30 p.m.
This City Section Open Division playoff game will settle which team is No. 1 in the San Fernando Valley. The Tigers have two players with more than 1,000 yards rushing — Nehemiah Thompson and Kyle Bryant. Birmingham quarterback Jason Artiga has passed for 2,012 yards. The big question is how well will the Patriots perform after being off for three weeks? The pick: San Fernando.
Westlake Village Oaks Christian (11-0) at San Juan Capistrano JSerra (9-2), 7:30 p.m.