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Foothill football week six preview

Posted: October 3, 2013 9:54 p.m.
Updated: October 3, 2013 9:54 p.m.

Canyon (3-1) at Steele Canyon (2-2)

Where: Steele Canyon
When: Today 7 p.m.
Last season: Tied 49-49

Player to watch: Steele Canyon wide receiver Lawrence Dickens torched Canyon for 192 yards and 3 TDs in 2012.

What’s at stake:Canyon is coming off a disappointing  45-21 loss to Notre Dame and would like some momentum before heading into Foothill Leauge play against Golden Valley on Oct. 11.

Outlook: Canyon’s defensive unit has already shut out one team that scored over 40 on it last season in Clovis West, and it should be able to slow down another on Friday night.
Steele Canyon’s defense is improved, too, playing well against a strong St. Augustine team in a 20-12 loss, and beating Rancho Buena Vista 27-23.
But the Cowboys’ Cade Apsay led offense is the best Steele Canyon has seen to this point, and Canyon’s superiority should be clear.

Golden Valley (1-3) at Chatsworth (1-3)

Where: Chatsworth High School
When: Today 7 p.m.
Last season: Did not play

Player to watch: Chatsworth quarterback James Dorado has showcased a strong arm and an ability to score on the ground.

What’s at stake: On paper, this is Golden Valley’s best chance to pick up its second win of the season. The Grizzlies haven’t won multiple games in a season since starting 3-2 in 2010.

Outlook: After a season opening victory over Granada Hills, the Grizzlies have lost three straight and are looking to get back in the win column.
It’s been a tough season for Chatsworth so far, as well, but the Chancellors are coming off a 22-3 victory over Kennedy.
Chatsworth has struggled defensively, being torched by San Fernando in a loss for 490 passing yards and allowing 277 rushing yards in a loss to Arleta.

Hart (4-0) at Santa Monica (2-2)

Where: Santa Monica C.C.
When: Today 7 p.m.
Last season: Hart won 41-7

Player to watch:Santa Monica wideout De’Jai Whitaker showed off his skill with an 80-yard TD grab against Valencia.

What’s at stake: Hart is looking to go undefeated in preleague play for the first time since 2007, when the Indians won the Foothill League and advanced to the CIF-SS Northern Division III final.

Outlook: The Hart offense will need to rein in the turnovers this week against a good Santa Monica team. The Indians turned the ball over four times last week in a win over Birmingham.
Santa Monica was locked in a battle with Valencia at the same time; a battle that went all Valencia’s way in the second half.
Staying close this week might be harder for a Santa Monica team that averages 20.5 points, compared to Hart’s 52.25.

Saugus (3-1) at Camarillo (3-1)

Where: Camarillo High School
When: Today 7 p.m.
Last season: Did not play

Player to watch: Camarillo wideout Frankie Tostado leads a strong group of receivers with five TDs and 478 yards.

What’s at stake: Saugus faces its toughest test of the preleague season with a chance to enter league with a surprising 4-1 record. The Cents open league with Valencia and would like momentum at their backs.

Outlook: Saugus dropped a tight game to Simi Valley 31-28, but has otherwise been impressive on both sides of the ball in three preleague victories.
The defense has shown a knack for taking the ball away, and quarterback Chris Hamilton has been throwing the ball well to complement a strong running game.
Camarillo will bring an aerial attack to the contest, but outside of Simi Valley, Saugus’ defensive backs have shown they’ll be up for the challenge.

Valencia (3-1) at Loyola (2-3)

Where: L.A. Valley College
When: Today 7 p.m.
Last season: Loyola won 24-14

Player to watch: The Vikings’ defensive line will be tested by Loyola senior running back Nico Evans

What’s at stake: The Vikings have started slowly in their last two games and would like clean that up before league play starts. Valencia is 1-3 against Loyola and last won in 2009 — that’s another trend it would like to end.

Outlook: Don’t be deceived by Loyola’s 2-3 record — the Cubs are every bit as strong as Valencia fans have come to expect over the past four years.
The Cubs have run into a juggernaut of a schedule, falling to Harvard-Westlake, Crenshaw and St. John Bosco.
Working in the Vikings’ favor is their spread attack, an area the Cubs haven’t been as tested this season after facing the strong running attacks of the aformentioned three opponents.


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