Discussion about real estate and cars could be prominent among fans attending Saturday night’s high school football game matching Palisades (4-0) and host Brentwood (3-0).
After all, you’re talking about two of the most desired locations to live in Southern California.
And the neighborhood football teams are doing quite well. Palisades has enjoyed beating four City Section opponents — Cleveland, Sylmar, Granada Hills and South Gate. Now the Dolphins venture into uncharted territory, playing a Southern Section opponent. Other City teams have struggled.
Upland is 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division 2. Friday’s home football game against unbeaten Mission Viejo (4-0) will be televised by Prime Ticket and offers the Highlanders an opportunity to find out just how good they might be.
Wins over La Habra, Redlands East Valley and La Mirada have served as ample preparation. But now it’s test time.
Junior quarterback Evan Rowe won the starting job and has played pretty much mistake-free football. He has passed for 408 yards and three touchdowns.
Four Southern California-based beach volleyball players have been selected to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires pending approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The competition takes place Oct. 6-18.
Tim Brewster, a Sherman Oaks Notre Dame graduate who will begin his freshman year as a student at UCLA, is teaming with Santa Monica graduate John Schwengel on the men’s side. Both are 18.
On the women’s side, Devon Newberry, a Marymount High student committed to UCLA, will team with Lindsey Sparks, an Edison grad who signed with UCLA for beach volleyball.
When the high school football season began on Aug. 17, most City Section teams were not ready to face their Southern Section counterparts in nonleague games. They were on the losing end in a big way, offering little competition.
On Friday, there are more intersectional games, and we’ll get to see if the City Section teams have improved enough over the last month to offer better competition.
Among the matchups: Venice at Newbury Park; Narbonne at Gardena Serra; Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at San Fernando; Crespi at El Camino Real; Crenshaw at Lawndale; St. Genevieve vs. Taft at Valley College; Agoura at Birmingham; Gardena at Compton; Los Alamitos at Carson.