Football: It's week 10 and playoff scenario time
It's the final week of the regular season and time for playoff scenarios in the Pac-5 Division.
In the Trinity League, St. John Bosco (5-4, 4-0) needs to defeat Santa Margarita (8-1, 3-1) on Friday to win the league title. A loss would leave the Braves tied with Santa Margarita for first place. Mater Dei (7-2, 3-1) also could make it a three-way tie for first with a win over Servite and a St. John Bosco loss, resulting in coin flips to decide playoff seedings.
Orange Lutheran (6-3, 1-3) needs a win over JSerra to keep its hopes alive to finish in fourth place and be considered for one of two at-large playoff berths.
In the Serra League, Alemany (7-2, 2-1) needs a win over Loyola to earn at least a share of the title with the winner of Bishop Amat (7-1-1, 2-1) and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (6-3, 2-1). If Alemany loses, there will be a three-way tie for second, resulting in coin flips. Crespi (8-2, 2-2) will be rooting for Notre Dame to win. If that happens, along with an Alemany victory, the Celts and Bishop Amat will be pitted against Orange Lutheran for the two at-large berths. If Notre Dame loses, it has a tiebreaker edge over Crespi that could result in the Knights and Orange Lutheran being chosen.
In the South Coast League, El Toro (9-0) and Mission Viejo (9-0) play on Friday to decide the league title.
In the Moore League, Long Beach Poly (6-3, 5-0) and Lakewood (8-2, 5-1) are in. Wilson (3-6, 3-2), Cabrillo (3-6, 3-2) and Jordan (4-5, 2-3) are battling for the final spot.
In the Marmonte League, St. Bonaventure (8-1) plays at Oaks Christian (8-1) on Friday to decide the league champion. Westlake (6-3) and Moorpark (7-2) play to decide third and fourth place.
Playoff pairings are announced on Sunday.
-- Eric Sondheimer