The Breakdown: Northeast Division
Seeded teams: 1. Mission Prep (8-1), Freelance Entry; 2. Rio Hondo Prep (8-1), Prep League Champion; 3. Boron (9-1), Desert Mountain League Champion; 4. Salesian (9-1), Santa Fe League Champion
At-large: Frazier Mountain (6-4), High Desert League; Desert (6-4), High Desert League
Darkouse: Capistrano Valley Christian (8-2) – The Eagles have some firepower that could cause some trouble for opponents.
Players to watch: Mission Prep QB Tyler Baty; Mission Prep RB Michael Cardwell; Mission Prep WR/DB Joey Hall; Mission Prep DE Lucas O’Brien; Frazier Mountain WR/DB Kevin Enciso; Flintridge Prep RB/SS Stefan Smith; Bishop Union OLB Drake Trimble; Bishop Union OLB/RB Dustin Waasdorp; Desert Christian FB/DE Josh Kay; Salesian QB/S Jihad Vercher; Salesian RB/LB Jamarde Cobb; Capistrano Valley Christian QB/DB Riley Babick; Capistrano Valley Christian WR/DB Ben Sukut; Capistrano Vallley Christian RB/ILB/K Joseph Brinkis; Capistrano Valley Christian TE/OLB Luke Stevens; Boron QB/DB Austyn Fink; Boron WR/OLB Jadrian Wiser; Kern Valley OLB/WB Matt Reilly; Kern Valley DB/QB Dalton Gallis; Kern Valley CB/TE Cody Little; Saddleback Valley Christian QB/DB Brandon Camarillo-Towles; Saddleback Valley Christian RB/OLB Forrest Lohman; Saddleback Valley Christian RB/DE Michael Coppola; Saddleback Valley Christian ILB Gary Weiss; Desert QB Matthew Moore; Desert RB Brandon Valdez; Rio Hondo Prep RB/DB Nate Tayco; Rio Hondo Prep OL/DL Rico Perez; Bell-Jeff RB Josh Martinez
Best first round match-up: Capistrano Valley Christian (8-2) at Salesian (9-1). Right from the beginning, the Eagles get a chance against one of top seeds as they face fourth-seeded Salesian.
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