The Breakdown: Northwest Division
Seeded teams: 1. Bishop Diego (10-0), Tri-Valley League champion; 2. Nordhoff (9-1), Tri-Valley second place; 3. La Salle (10-0), Del Rey League champion; 4. North Torrance (8-2), Pioneer League champion
At-large: South Torrance (4-6), Pioneer League; Oak Park (5-5), Tri-Valley League; Centennial/Compton (3-7), Pioneer League
Darkhorse: Whittier Christian – The Heralds (7-3) won the Olympic League are boast a strong balance on offense led by quarterback Ryan Esslinger (68.7 percent, 25 touchdowns, 2,213 yards).
Players to watch: Bishop Diego QB/S Anthony Carter; Bishop Diego RB/LB Abel Gonzalez; Bishop Diego RB/LB Jack Gregson; Bishop Diego LB Christian Pearson; Bishop Diego DL Justin Brosnan; South Torrance TE/ILB James Hapgood; South Torrance RB/LB Adam Heifetz; Bishop Montgomery RB Michael Turner; Bishop Montgomery LT Andrew Reimer; Gladstone QB Kevin Amezquita; Gladstone RB/MLB Aaron Sanchez; Gladstone DT/OG Eric Lopez; Mary Star of the Sea RB/CB Jake Tedesco; North Torrance QB Jorge Hernandez; Oak Park OL/DL Shawn Green; Oak Park DE Luca Bruno; La Salle QB Austin Willis; La Salle RB/DB Isreal Lacy; La Salle WR/DB Garrett Stone; El Segundo RB/LB Austin Brasher; El Segundo TE/DE Austin Kurke; Whittier Christian QB Ryan Esslinger; Whittier Christian RB/CB JP Marquez; Whittier Christian RB David Fischer; Whittier Christian WR/DB Cody Bronkar; Whittier Christian DL Jacob Hughes; Torrance DB/RB Jonathan Heard; Torrance RB/LB Andrew Irvine; Torrance DL Leo Fuimaono; Nordhoff QB Tanner Workman; Nordhoff RB/DB Tayler Livingston; Sierra Vista RB/DB Lee Jones; Sierra Vista FB/DT Sergio Gonzales; Sierra Vista TE/ILB Michael Mora
Best first round match-up: Bishop Montgomery (7-2) vs. Village Christian (6-4). Two second place teams meet.
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