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  • Football

Mission League football action begins on Friday, and the usual favorites still have lots to prove, making for the possibility of surprises.

The best opening game has Chaminade hosting Bishop Amat. Both teams have played tough nonleague schedules and suffered big losses, but what will they do now that the real season begins?

Chaminade is hoping its players got lots of experience in losses to St. John Bosco, Folsom and Oaks Christian, three of the top teams in the state. Bishop Amat lost to Mater Dei in its opener, lost its standout running back Damien Moore to injury but is still 4-1. Both schools rely on veteran quarterbacks in Ryan Stevens and Blake Archuleta, respectively.

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Saturday, Sept. 22

SOUTHERN SECTION

NONLEAGUE

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Friday, September 21st

CITY

EAST VALLEY LEAGUE

  • Basketball

The Southern Section released on Friday its basketball playoff divisions for 2018-19 based on its formula of competitive equity and past success.

Of course, the top eight teams regardless of divisions will end up playing in the Open Division playoffs.

Here’s the link for boys’ divisions.

Basketball standout Cassius Stanley of defending state champion Sierra Canyon has announced a final three as he contemplates his college choice.

He tweeted that UCLA, Kansas and Oregon are the schools he’s still considering.

The 6-foot-5 Stanley is considered an outstanding athlete with tremendous leaping skills.

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Thursday, Sept. 20

SOUTHERN SECTION

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Former UCLA running back Jermaine Lewis has his alma mater, Antelope Valley, off to a 4-0 start and looking strong in Division 5. Apple Valley and La Serna are 5-0 and could be challengers in Division 5.

The Antelopes are loaded with top skill position players, such as receiver Jamaal Bell and running back Jermaine Marshall.

Antelope Valley continues Golden League play Friday against Highland. The Antelopes’ best victory came in their season opener, 32-29 over Grace Brethren.

  • Football
Quarterback Ezekiel Savage will make his season debut for Reseda on Friday against San Fernando.
Quarterback Ezekiel Savage will make his season debut for Reseda on Friday against San Fernando. (Reseda High)

Reseda is 5-0 and facing its toughest game of the season on Friday in a Valley Mission League road game against league favorite San Fernando.

The Regents will unveil quarterback Ezekiel Savage, a transfer from Royal who was forced to sit out the first five games.

“He gets thrown right into the fire,” coach Alonso Arreola said. “We’re expecting good things.”

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Thursday, September 20th

SOUTHERN SECTION

PACIFIC LEAGUE

The week five and six schedule for TV and web games have been announced by Fox Sports West.

Friday’s TV game on Prime Ticket is IMG Academy vs. Mater Dei. The Prep Zone games are Mission Viejo vs. Orange Lutheran; Cathedral vs. Gardena Serra; Heritage vs. Cajon; Antelope Valley vs. Highland.

Next Friday, the JSerra vs. St. John Bosco Trinity League opener will be televised by Prime Ticket. The Prep Zone games are Calabasas vs. Westlake; Mater Dei vs. Servite; San Clemente vs. Tesoro; Valencia vs. Canyon.