A look at two of the best high school football games in the first week of the playoffs.
Murrieta Valley (6-4) at La Puente Bishop Amat (7-3), Friday 7pm
The Nighthawks present Bishop Amat with offensive challenges in this Southern Section Division 2 playoff opener. With Bear Bachmeier at quarterback and brother Tiger Bachmeier at receiver, Murrieta Valley had 76 points in a 77-76 overtime loss to Norco earlier this season. Bishop Amat has played a strong schedule and can turn to Delano Franklin, who has caught 10 touchdown passes. The choice: Murrieta Valley.
Downey Warren (9-1) at Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday
The up-and-coming Trailblazers won the Mission League title and face Tennessee-bound quarterback Nico Iamaleava, who has a standout receiver in Jordan Ross, in a Southern Section Division 2 playoff opener. Sierra Canyon’s rushing attack has gotten impressive behind second running back Dane Dunn and second quarterback Alonzo Esparza. The choice: Sierra Canyon.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2022-11-02/top-high-school-football-game-southland-week-1-playoffs This week’s top high school football games