The city section introduced him football pairs playoffs on Saturday using this season ‘s results while relying on CalPreps.compower ratings to place teams in the playoffs. Wilmington Banning received 1st seed for the Open Division with eight teams, followed by no. 2 San Pedro, no. 3. Palisades and no. 4. Lincoln.
The sowing process was complicated by waiting to see which schools might have to drop out if they did not have at least 18 fully vaccinated players. The United School District of Los Angeles requires that students who wish to engage in sports must be fully vaccinated by Sunday. One school that wasn’t sure it would have enough players, Crenshaw, was included in Division I pairs.
Although Banning won first place in the Open Division thanks to the Marine League Championship and victory over 2nd San Pedro, the Pilots will not have All-City returnee Jakob Galloway, who was lost in the season due to a knee injury. The pilots have been preparing for weeks to rely on new players to fill the Galloway role.
Another uncertainty includes Lincoln, who are 10-0 and have won the Northern League title. Quarterback Ivan Plancarte served a one-match suspension on Friday. He may not get permission to return to the opening game of the Tigers playoffs.
The area of the eight-team open division begins Nov. 12. The 16 teams of Division I, II, III and eight men start on Friday.
Dorsey is 1st in Division I, El Camino Real is 1st in Division II and Taft is 1st in Division III.
The place of the final was not determined. Several lower schools are under consideration. The championship will be held from November 26 to 27.