Where, when: La Habra High, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Outlook: La Mirada is ranked No. 1 in the CIF-SS’s Southeast Division. The Matadores last week beat St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs, 55-28, as Johnny Hills ran for 224 yards and two touchdowns on only 10 carries. He also had two receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. Adam Carrasco ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Kevin Dillman opened the game with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and La Mirada, in control throughout the game, attempted only nine passes.
We know La Habra is good. But how good, that’s the question. The Highlanders last week beat El Dorado, scoring three touchdowns in the final 13 minutes to win going away. Clan quarterback Sean Sparling was 19 for 37 for 255 yards and two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions. La Habra can’t survive that many turnovers against La Mirada. The feeling here is that the Highlanders put in a good deal of work in that category this week, which should help them win this one.
Winner: La Habra