Big Game Friday

#TGIBGF.  Thank goodness it’s big game Friday.  Not quite as many big games as on Thursday but still two league titles and a No. 1 are on the line.

Who: No. 11 Los Alamitos (8-6; 5-1)  vs No. 12 Newport Harbor (8-6; 5-0)
Where:  Los Alamitos
When: 5:30 PM
What’s at Stake? If Newport Harbor wins, their magic number for an outright Sunset League title becomes 1.  If Los Alamitos wins, they move into a tie for first place. Look for the two teams to reverse roles in the polls if the Sailors win.
Background: Both teams are hot.  The Griffins are 5-1 over their last six games. That loss was a 9-8 decision to you guessed it, Newport Harbor.  The Sailors are a little hotter; they are 6-0 in April.

Who: No. 19 Esperanza  (8-3-1; 5-1) vs  No. 16 Yorba Linda (12-3; 7-0)
Where:  Yorba Linda
When: 6:00 PM
What’s at Stake? One of these two teams will experience some May Madness as the Century League AQ.  The Aztecs probably need a win to stay in contention.
Background: This is probably the most underrated rivalry in the OC.  Doesn’t really matter what’s at stake, these two teams just enjoy beating one another.

Who: No. Foothill  (16-1) vs Torrey Pines (9-6)
Where:  Torrey Pines
When: 7:30 PM
What’s at Stake?  No. 1 seed in the playoffs.  CdM took care of business with the Falcons a few weeks ago.  A Foothill loss to the same team could push the Sea Kings past the Knights into the No. 1 spot.
Background: It’s been a down year by Torrey Pines standards.  A win against Foothill would go a long way towards redemption.



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