South High (1-1) has been giving up points faster than expected--44 in two games--but got its offense going last week, scoring 34 points against Mira Costa. Bishop Montgomery (1-1) shut out Mary Star, 27-0, but was whipped by Huntington Beach, 36-19. An interesting game-within-a-game will be Bishop Montgomery's elusive quarterback, Niu Sale, looking for running room against South's big linemen. Running back Steve Kuzawa is the big man in the South attack.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Bishop Montgomery in Torrance.
West Torrance vs. Hawthorne
Two teams coming off shutouts will meet in a match-up of Hawthorne's speed against West's swarming defense. The Cougars (2-0) have allowed only 3 points in two games but have not untracked their offense, totaling 28 points. West (1-1) has scored 53 points but gave up 33 to Verbum Dei before shutting out Inglewood. Sophomore quarterback Curtis Conway leads Hawthorne.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Hawthorne.
Muir vs. Morningside
This match-up is at Inglewood's Stadium of the Stars. The problem--at least for Morningside--is that Muir may have more stars. Two outstanding prospects will be on display. Muir features tailback Ricky Ervins, one of the top runners in the CIF. Morningside has pre-season All-American linebacker Corey Brown, who doubles at fullback. With Ervins gaining 303 yards in his first two games, Muir is off to a 2-0 start and is averaging 33 points, while giving up 11 per game. Morningside (1-1) scored 46 points against Serra but was shut out by Hawthorne, a fast team similar to Muir. Muir also features quarterback Vince Phillips, fullback Charles Crowther and receiver/defensive back Marcus Robertson.