Esperanza at Fountain Valley (Sunset League, 3:15pm)
This game was supposed to be played last week, but got moved to today. The implications remain the same, and that is first place in league. Los Alamitos (4-2) is currently in first. With a victory today, Fountain Valley (3-2) joins the Griffins for a share of that spot. Yet if the Aztecs (3-1-1) defeat the Barons, they move into sole possession of first. While all three of these teams looked poised for the playoffs, there’s a huge difference between league champ and No. 3 finisher come CIF. Playoff atmosphere?
Century at Santa Ana Valley (Orange League, 3:15 pm)
This match directly effects the league’s playoff race. Currently Santa Ana Valley (2-2-0) is ahead of Century (1-1-1), but how 80 minutes can change that. With a victory in this match, Valley looks like a playoff lock. However, Century can mix up the standings and make a postseason push with a win of its own.
Katella at Kennedy (Empire League, 3:15 pm)
Sticking with the playoff bubble theme, this Empire League showdown is perfect. The Knights (2-2) and Fighting Irish (2-2) have identical records entering this one and tied for third place behind Loara and Valencia. The winner no doubt gets the leg up for the final postseason berth.
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