This renewal of an old rivalry will be a stern test for Mary Star (1-1), which bounced back from an opening week shutout to whip Kern Valley, 26-7, last week. Quarterback Robbie Lorenzi was outstanding against Kern, passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Bishop Montgomery (2-0) has beaten North Torrance and shut out Long Beach Jordan, and its size on the lines should present problems for the Stars. The Knight offense has scored only two touchdowns--the defense has provided another--but the defense has allowed only seven points.
7:30 p.m. at Bishop Montgomery.
Hawthorne vs. Redondo
Redondo (2-0), winless last season, is off to its best start in years and faces another tough test after defeating ranked Miraleste last week. Hawthorne (2-0) presents more speed than Miraleste--possibly the most of any team in the South Bay--and will test a Sea Hawk defense that gave up 26 points to Miraleste. Redondo has shown a balanced attack behind running back Boots Cocoya and the passing combination of Scott Yessner to Mike Jones. Hawthorne is led by quarterback Alonzo Young and a defense featuring several college prospects up front.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Redondo.
North Torrance vs. West Torrance
A low-scoring contest of field position would appear to be on tap for these neighborhood rivals. North (0-2) has allowed only 19 points but with fullback Hector Murillo injured has managed only 14. West (1-1) lost a low-scoring game to powerful Verbum Dei but blasted Inglewood last week, 44-7. North will have a decided size advantage on the lines. Tailback Kevin Maher had 200 yards rushing and two touchdowns for West.