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Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita
Steve Fryer has previews and predictions for some of the top games on the schedule for Week 4 of the high school football season.
FRYER ON FOOTBALL
NO. 10 LOS ALAMITOS (2-1) VS. NO. 5 JSERRA (4-0)
Where, when: JSerra High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Analysis: Los Alamitos is a fine team. The Griffins, in this opinion, are the best team in the Sunset League. JSerra has too much offensive firepower for most teams, including Los Alamitos.
OCVARSITY VIDEO: Preview of El Modena vs. Villa Park
NO. 13 VILLA PARK (2-1) VS. NO. 20 EL MODENA (3-0)
Where, when: El Modena High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Analysis: This is one of those Century Conference cross-over games, in which a team from the conference’s Crestview League (Villa Park, in this game) plays a team from the conference’s North Hills League (El Modena). Villa Park got rolled by Servite last week but showed plenty of grit and we-don’t-quit quality. El Modena has that same sort of resolve and plenty of good players all over the field. Villa Park might have more offensive weapons, and that could be the difference.
Winner: Villa Park
NO. 24 ALISO NIGUEL (3-1) VS. NO. 16 PACIFICA (4-0)
Where, when: Bolsa Grande High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Analysis: While it’s one thing that Pacifica is beating good teams like Newport Harbor and Trabuco Hills, it’s quite another that Pacifica is beating them by such large margins. The Mariners will add another such result in this one. Those upcoming Empire League games among Cypress, Pacifica and Tustin are going to be terrific.
NO. 24 TRABUCO HILLS (2-2) VS. NO. 12 CAPISTRANO VALLEY (4-0)
Where, when: Capistrano Valley High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Analysis: Trabuco Hills already has as many wins as it finished with last season. Looking at the Mustangs’ schedule … can they get a third win? After Capistrano Valley, they have Corona del Mar and then their South Coast League opponents. Capistrano Valley again looks like a CIF-SS championship contender, in Division 4.
Winner: Capistrano Valley
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