Banning and Carson continue toward another showdown for the City 4-A football title, playing semifinal games against San Fernando Valley teams Friday.
South Torrance will play its first-ever CIF conference semifinal in Friday's high school football action.
Banning will be playing host to Kennedy (6-3-1) at Long Beach Veterans Stadium as the nation's No. 1 ranked high school team, by virtue of its 10-0 record and overwhelming defense. The Pilots defeated Kennedy earlier this season, 18-0. Kennedy, which started out 1-3 but has turned things around, features running back Edwin Jones, who is averaging nearly 100 yards per game.
Carson (9-1) faces the Valley's best team, Granada Hills (9-0-1), at Granada. The Colts will be trying to stop the City League's leading scorer, running back Khalid Ali, who has 16 touchdowns and 1,102 yards rushing. Granada also has a good passer in quarterback Jeremy Leach, who has passed for 1,056 yards and 12 touchdowns with nearly 60% accuracy. Carson running back Calvin Holmes needs fewer than 100 yards to top 1,000.
South Torrance High (9-3) will take a long bus ride to Lancaster to face Antelope Valley (10-1-1) in a Coastal Conference semifinal. This is the farthest South High ever has advanced in post-season play.