No. 6 San Clemente (2-5) at No. 9 Aliso Niguel (5-3). With four teams still in the Top 10, the South Coast League schedule is loaded with games to watch. This one is no exception. If Aliso can win, there will be three teams in the SCL with 1-1 league records. If San Clemente wins they go to 2-0 in the league, putting them in control of their own destiny.
Saint Viator (0-2: IL) at No. 2 CdM (6-0). You can’t blame St. Viator for escaping the Chicago winter to play some lax in the OC. But St. Margaret’s, Foothill, and CdM ? That’s no vaction.
No. 8 Trabuco Hills (7-1) at No. 20 Capo (3-4). By virtue of being in the SCL, Capo has eight games against Top 10 teams this year.
No. 17 Servite (4-5) at No. 19 Esperanza (5-3). Two teams on the playoff bubble get a mid-season opportunity to impress the playoff selection committee.
Downey (1-7) at No. 11 Los Al (4-5). Los Al takes a reprieve from their Sunset League schedule to host 1-7 Downey.
No. 3 J Serra (6-0) at No. 5 SMCHS (6-2). The Eagles are looking to rebound from their loss to Palos Verdes. J Serra won’t make it easy. The winner gains an advantage in the Trinity League Race.
No. 18 Mater Dei (3-4) at No. 10 Tesoro (2-6). A Mater Dei win will move them closer to a playoff seeding. Tesoro probably needs a win to stay in the Top 10.
No. 12 Newport Harbor (2-6) at No 15 Huntington Beach (4-4). Sunset League rivals competing for playoff seeding advantages and a league title.
No. 5 SMCHS (6-2) at No. 17 Servite (4-5). Servite gets the opportunity to put themselves firmly in a playoff position and into the Trinity League championship discussion.
No. 3 J Serra (6-0) at No. 1 Foothill (10-0) Last year’s Southern Division finalists meet for the first time this year. The Knights and the Lions produced one of the most exciting games of 2014. This one may be just as good.
No. 9 Aliso Niguel (5-3) at No. 4 St. Margaret’s (9-1). Aliso Niguel may be ready to advance deep into the playoffs this year. This non-league contest will be a good test for them.
No. 10 Tesoro (2-5) at No. 8 Trabuco Hills (7-1). The loser of this game will have an uphill climb to the SCL title.
No. 16 Yorba Linda (9-2) at No. 15 Huntington Beach (4-4). Two teams sitting on the playoff bubble with something to show the seeding committee.
No. 11 Los Al (4-5) at No. 12 Newport Harbor (2-6). The Sailors can make the Sunset League race very interesting if they beat HB on Wednesday and Los Al in this game.
No. 2 CDM (6-0) at Torrey Pines (5-2) . CdM is ranked No. 6 in the West according to Under Armour/IL. Torrey Pines is ranked No. 9. Try to get down to San Diego Friday night to see this one.
No. 7 Great Oak (7-2) at No. 1 Foothill (10-0). It’s rematch Saturday, Part 1. Foothill plays last year’s quarterfinal opponent Great Oak.
No. 3 J Serra (6-0) at No. 4 St. Margaret’s (9-1). It’s rematch Saturday, Part 2. J Serra play’s last year’s quarterfinal opponent St. Margaret’s. Don’t let anyone fool you; both teams really, really want to win this one.