NO. 10 TUSTIN (4-0, 0-0) VS. NO. 20 YORBA LINDA (4-0, 0-0)
Where, when: Yorba Linda High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Outlook: OCVarsity colleague Dan Albano had Tustin at No. 6 (above Servite, Orange Lutheran, El Toro and San Clemente) on his Orange County top 10 ballot this week. It is true that Albano generally is on target, but that seems a bit high. Tustin has beaten teams that are a combined 3-12.
Tustin is, no doubt, the best team in the Empire League. Even with standout running backs Edward Tandy and DaVonte Young out last week because of injuries, the Tillers still steamrolled to a 42-14 victory over Beckman last week as Terence Martinez rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns.
Tustin is averaging 42 points a game. Yorba Linda got its best victory of this season last week, a 17-13 triumph over Esperanza.
It is a good Yorba Linda team, likely a playoff team, but probably not as good as last year’s that shared the league title with Tustin and Cypress.