FRIDAY'S TOP GAMES
No. 7 Ventura St. Bonaventure (0-0) vs. No. 5 Long Beach Poly (1-0) at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m. — Poly possesses something even longtime Jackrabbits fans may not recognize: a prolific passing game. Junior Chaiyse Hales completed 15 of 24 passes for five touchdowns with no interceptions in a season-opening 42-28 victory over Bakersfield. St. Bonaventure defeated the Jackrabbits, 27-7, last season, but it was one of 11 victories the Seraphs later forfeited for using an ineligible player. St. Bonaventure has a new quarterback, junior Marc Evans, and running backs Shaun Wick and Diamond Schouder will split the rushing duties. The pick: Poly.
No. 10 Los Angeles Crenshaw (0-1) at No. 12 Norco (0-0), 8:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net — Norco is taking a new approach on offense. "We're getting tired of everybody putting what feels like 10 guys in the box," said Cougars Coach Todd Gerhart, whose teams are known for a grind-it-out running game. Norco has switched to a shotgun formation, with junior Shane Truelove and freshman Coltin Gerhart, the coach's son, splitting time at quarterback. Stanford-bound running back Kelsey Young will still receive plenty of carries, however. Crenshaw is trying to bounce back from a season-opening 17-12 loss to Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett in which it committed three second-half turnovers. The pick: Norco.