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Senior Anthony Munoz of Anaheim Western and junior Josh Stupin of Fountain Valley rank No. 1 and 2 in passing yards in California after three football games this season.

Munoz has passed for 1,009 yards and 14 touchdowns with one interception while completing 67%, according to MaxPreps.com. Stupin has passed for 960 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions. He’s completing 59%.

Jeff Widener of Apple Valley has 16 touchdown passes and Nathan Manning of Capistrano Valley has 15.

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The USA Girls' Youth National team won the gold medal at the NORCECA games in Honduras on Sunday night.
The USA Girls' Youth National team won the gold medal at the NORCECA games in Honduras on Sunday night. (Jacobs family)

Allison Jacobs of West Ranch and Kami Miner of Redondo are two of the best girls’ volleyball players in Southern California.

They took time out from their busy schedules to play for the USA Girls’ Youth National team. Jacobs was team captain and made all-tournament in helping USA win the gold medal at the NORCECA games in Honduras on Sunday night.

Jacobs is committed to UCLA.

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San Fernando might be getting some real competition in the Valley Mission League this season from Reseda.

The Regents are 3-0 and have only two more weeks to wait until their quarterback, Ezekiel Savage, becomes eligible just in time to face the Tigers on Sept. 21.

Last season at Royal, the 6-foot-3 Savage passed for 2,642 yards and 27 touchdowns. Reseda has rarely had anyone at quarterback with those kind of skills.

Thursday, Sept. 6

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The downtown landscape stands behind the Los Angeles Cathedral team as it prepares to take the field before a game on Aug. 25, 2017.
The downtown landscape stands behind the Los Angeles Cathedral team as it prepares to take the field before a game on Aug. 25, 2017. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Yes, when Cathedral plays Loyola in football, the debate inevitably turns to which school has the best view of downtown Los Angeles at night.

This year’s game will be played at Loyola on Friday night.

In 2016, when the rivalry resumed, freshman quarterback Bryce Young helped Cathedral defeat Loyola 21-19 on a missed field goal on the final play. In 2017, Loyola won 17-7.

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Gardena Serra will be without Max Williams for the rest of the season after a knee injury.
Gardena Serra will be without Max Williams for the rest of the season after a knee injury. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Friday’s nonleague football game between Gardena Serra and Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium will be televised by Prime Ticket.

The Prep Zone games on the web:

Alemany vs. Oaks Christian; Eastvale Roosevelt vs. Servite; San Clemente vs. Murrieta Valley; Folsom vs. Chaminade.

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Running back Peter Garcia will lead Garfield against Crenshaw on Friday.
Running back Peter Garcia will lead Garfield against Crenshaw on Friday. (Courtesy Garfield)

There’s some big games in the City Section this week that will help clarify potential teams in the Open Division playoffs and also seedings overall.

Eagle Rock, off to a 3-0 start, gets its toughest test from Fairfax at Eagle Rock on Friday. Quarterback Nathan Corrales of Eagle Rock has passed for 149, 335 and 195 yards in wins over South Gate, Arleta and Bell.

Garfield, off to a 3-0 start, hosts 1-2 Crenshaw. Peter Garcia of Garfield is averaging 9.4 yards per carry with 581 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Crenshaw is coming off a win over Fairfax in its first game against City Section competition.

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Westchester is off to a 3-0 start, and the play of junior quarterback Jeliun Carter has been key.

Against St. Bernard on Friday night, Carter completed 12 of 15 passes for 332 yards and seven touchdowns in a 51-39 victory.

Jacoby Sims has caught eight passes for 167 yards this season.

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Crescenta Valley quarterback Cole Doyle has been starting since his freshman season.
Crescenta Valley quarterback Cole Doyle has been starting since his freshman season. (Raul Roa)

Cole Doyle is finally a senior at Crescenta Valley. He has been the team’s starting quarterback ever since the final two games of his freshman year. That’s 26 games as a starter.

On Friday night, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-26 win over Montebello.

At 5 feet 11, Doyle is continually underestimated because of his size, but he has helped lead the Falcons to a 3-0 record. This season, he has passed for 687 yards and rushed for 401 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Saturday, September 1st

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