Three area teams advance to the third round of the Southern Section CIF high school football playoffs Friday night.
St. John Bosco (12-0) is at home against Fontana (12-0) in a Big Five Conference game at Cerritos College. Lynwood (8-3-1) entertains Santa Ana (11-1) in a Southern Conference encounter and Valley Christian (10-1) visits Tehachapi (11-1) in an Inland Conference contest.
All semifinal games begin at 7:30.
Coach Bill Friedrich of St. John Bosco predicts a close score against the Steelers.
"I expect a real blood bath," he said. "It could be a one-pointer, or who knows? Fontana has an excellent football team."
12 Consecutive Wins
Valley Christian was knocked out of the playoffs a year ago by Tehachapi, 14-0. It was the school's only loss after 12 wins. Crusader Coach Mike Wunderley said his team won't be bent on revenge.