Seeded teams: 1. St. Bonaventure (9-1); 2. Mission Viejo (10-0); 3. St. John Bosco (6-4); 4. Mater Dei (8-2)
At-large: Bishop Amat; Tesoro.
Darkhorse: El Toro. The Chargers became a darkhorse after losing, and losing big, to Mission Viejo, 49-7, on Friday in their final game of the regular season. So El Toro is 9-1 going into its first Pac-5 Division playoffs after advancing to last year’s Southwest Division championship game in which the Chargers lost to Tustin. El Toro quarterback Conner Manning had thrown only three interceptions through nine weeks but threw six of them against Mission Viejo.
Players to watch: Mater Dei RB Justin Allen; El Toro WR Dominic Collins; Santa Margarita WR/DB River Cracraft; Oaks Christian QB Brandon Dawkins; Mater Dei WR/LB Thomas Duarte; Alemany QB Devon Dunn; Mater Dei RB/LB JC Genova; Oaks Christian RB Zack Green; Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks QB Kelly Kilinski; El Toro QB Conner Manning; Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks RB Khalfani Muhammad; St. John Bosco WR/DB AJ Holman; Mission Viejo DL Garrett Marino; Santa Margarita WR/DB Connor O’Brien; Mission Viejo WR/DB Max Redfield; St. John Bosco QB Josh Rosen; Lakewood WR Xavier Shepherd; Mission Viejo RB Alex Suchesk; Tesoro RB Nate Tago; St. Bonaventure QB Ricky Town; St. John Bosco RB Darren Walker; Cabrillo of Long Beach QB Jalen Warfield.
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