consecutive season -- gets to host a first-round game, but the opponent
that it likely will face presents the toughest first-round matchup in the
Dan Berry's squad will face the winner of Wednesday's wild-card game
between San Gabriel -- the second-place team from the Almont League --
and Westlake Village Westlake (16-7-2), the third-place team from the
tough Marmonte League.
Most likely, it will be Westlake, which finished runner-up in the San
Fernando Valley Victory Spring Classic behind La Canada and in front of
CV, that will face the Falcons in the 3:15 p.m. game Friday at Montrose
The Warriors were edged out in the Marmonte League by Simi Valley
Royal -- the No. 4 seed in Division II -- and Thousand Oaks.
If CV could get by that tough matchup, then it will face California
(19-5-1), the Del Rio League champion.
The Falcons also have Foothill, the No. 1 seed, Royal and Rio Mesa in
the same bracket.
In Division I, Hoover (13-13, 6-4 in the Pacific League for third
place) will be on the road against Oxnard Hueneme (13-13, 7-5 in the
Pacific View League for third place) in a wild-card game at 3:15 p.m.
The winner has the unfavorable task of facing No. 1-seed Valencia in
the first round.
In Division IV, La Canada (17-4-1) has a possible quarterfinal matchup
with No. 2-seed Fullerton Rosary waiting in the wings.
The Royals finished right behind Mater Dei in the Serra League.
In the meantime, Bart Dickins' squad hosts a first-round game at 3:15
p.m. Friday against either L.A. Immaculate Heart (17-4-1) and Torrance
Bishop Montgomery (8-12). After that, La Canada will likely meet La
Puente (14-8), the Montview League champion.
Rounding out the local teams in the playoffs are Flintridge Prep and
Holy Family in Division V.
The Rebels (10-10) host a wild-card game at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday
against Sierra Madre Maranatha (12-10), the same team that beat them,
13-1, in the first game of the season.
The Gaels (8-6) -- who finished third in the Horizon League -- will
travel to Downey Calvary Chapel (16-9) for a first-round game at 3:15