Mendez has been added to the City Section Division III football playoffs after No. 14-seeded Bernstein dropped out because of lack of players, City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said Wednesday. Mendez will play at No. 3 Fremont on Friday night.
Mendez was left out of the Division III playoffs because of an error on Saturday during the seeding meeting, when it should have been seeded No. 16, Aguirre confirmed on Monday. Jordan High in South L.A. received the No. 16 seed when it should have been No. 17.
In an email sent on Monday to Mendez coach Carlos Fernandez, Aguirre wrote: “After speaking with Max Preps representatives, they have confirmed that there were a couple of late entries of scores by Southern Section schools that both Jordan and Mendez played during the season. The changes dropped Mendez’s rating from a -43.8 to a -43.1, while Jordan remained at a rating of -43.3.