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Who will take home the title? This week’s top high school football games

Chase Garbers
Corona del Mar quarterback Chase Garbers throws a touchdown pass against Beckman on Oct. 13.
(Kevin Chang / Daily Pilot)

FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Southern Section championship games

Division 2: San Clemente (10-3) at No. 2 Murrieta Valley (11-2), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West) — Few teams have been able to stop Murrieta Valley’s offense. Sophomore quarterback Hank Bachmeier has passed for 3,558 yards and 43 touchdowns. Running back Olita Palmer has rushed for 2,259 yards and 28 touchdowns. Wide receiver Marquis Spiker has 81 receptions and 23 touchdowns. San Clemente, led by quarterback Jack Sears, will need to control the clock. The pick: Murrieta Valley.

Division 3: No. 2 Huntington Beach Edison (12-1) at No. 1 La Mirada (11-2), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West delayed) — La Mirada keeps finding ways to win games. Tristan Meyer has 35 touchdown passes and just one interception. Edison is trying to give retiring Coach Dave White a championship in his final season. Kenny Carmichael has 17 1/2 sacks. Quarterback Griffin O’Connor is cool, calm and collected. The pick: Edison.

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Division 4: No. 3 Corona del Mar (12-1) vs. No. 1 Sierra Canyon (12-0) at Granada Hills, 7 p.m. — Sierra Canyon’s Bobby Cole is one tough running back. Chris Cannon has 17 1/2 sacks. Corona del Mar counters with Cal-bound quarterback Chase Garbers and wide receiver TaeVeon Le, who is at times unstoppable. The pick: Corona del Mar.

Division 6: Lancaster Paraclete (9-4) at No. 1 Hacienda Heights Los Altos (13-0), 7 p.m. — Running back Tyler Nevens has been outstanding, and Los Altos keeps coming through with big plays to pull out victories. Paraclete has played a tougher schedule and has a rising standout in sophomore running back Jamaal Bell. The pick: Paraclete.

Division 7: No. 4 Riverside Norte Vista (11-2) at No. 3 San Gorgonio (10-3), 7 p.m. — Everyone knows the ball is going to be handed off to Eric Melesio, who has rushed for 4,194 yards and 53 touchdowns for Norte Vista. San Gorgonio, which is guided by former Crespi Coach Ron Gueringer, has relied on quarterback Kaleb Hayes, who has passed for 1,728 yards and rushed for 1,274 yards. The pick: Norte Vista.

Division 8: Burbank (10-3) at Anaheim Yorba Linda (11-2), 7 p.m. — Neither school has won a CIF football title, so there’s going to be a big celebration one way or the other. Guy Gibbs of Burbank has passed for 2,331 yards and 21 touchdowns. Luke Wilson of Yorba Linda has passed for 2,203 yards and 21 touchdowns. The pick: Yorba Linda.

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SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

City Section, at El Camino College

Div. III: No. 2 Reseda (11-2) vs. No. 1 Franklin (12-1), 11 a.m. 
Div. II: No. 2 Los Angeles (10-3) vs. No. 1 Hawkins (12-0), 3 p.m.
Div. I: No. 2 Dorsey (10-3) vs. No. 1 Narbonne (13-0), 7 p.m.

Southern Section, at 7 p.m. unless noted

Division 1: No. 3 St. John Bosco (11-2) vs. No. 1 Mater Dei (13-0), at Angel Stadium, 7:30 p.m. 
Division 5: No. 1 Calabasas (13-0) at No. 2 Capistrano Valley (12-1). 
Division 9: No. 3 Silverado (11-2) at No. 1 Cerritos Valley Christian (11-2). 
Division 10: St. Anthony (11-2) at No. 2 Aquinas (11-2). 
Division 11: Valley View (10-3) at Quartz Hill (10-3). 
Division 12: No. 2 Rancho Mirage (11-2) at No. 1 Arroyo (12-1). 
Division 13: No. 1 Santa Ana (13-0) vs. No. 2 Rancho Christian (11-2), at Temecula Valley High.


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