San Pedro High Football Faces Tough Road In CIF-LACS Playoffs

Nothing is ever handed down to the San Pedro High football team, as they had to battle through injuries, their toughest nonleague schedule to date, plus deal with a stunning loss, and come off one of their worst defeats in recent memory…

And yet, the Pirates are still standing.

On Saturday, San Pedro (6-4 overall), who finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Marine League with Carson and Banning of Wilmington, who all went 3-2 in league, was awarded with the eighth seed of the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I playoffs, and will get one of the most intriguing first round matchups against ninth-seeded South Gate (8-2) this Friday, 7 pm at San Pedro High.

The Rams, who lost in the closing moments, 26-25 to Garfield of Los Angeles in a battle for the Eastern League championship, boasts a dangerous dual-threat quarterback in senior Miguel Guerra, who has thrown for 2,533 yards, 28 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. However, Guerra has also ran for 1,071 yards and 13 more touchdowns on 88 carries, a startling 12.2 yards per carry. The Rams will no doubt be looking to start the playoffs with one of the biggest program victories to date…

However, San Pedro has gone through the rigors of the Marine League time and time again, and are used to playoff pressure, reaching the Division I semifinals last season.

Senior WR/DB Antonio ‘A.J.’ Frazier Jr. is the Pirates’ best playmaker as he has done it all on runs, critical catches, two punt return touchdowns and 89-yard pick six against Carson on his only interception thus far this season. Frazier Jr. is eager to take advantage of his second chance in the playoffs after watching helplessly from the sidelines in last year’s 33-30 semifinal loss to Carson due to injury.

This game seems like a blessing to the Pirates since they open off the playoffs at home for the eighth straight season, but it also will seem like a curse to whomever wins.

Looming in the quarterfinals will most assuredly be the top seeded team, and defending CIF-LACS Division I and reigning Marine League champion Narbonne of Harbor City (8-2), the most talented and stacked team in the division who just routed the Pirates, 38-0 at San Pedro this past Friday.

Also getting the top four seeds of the tournament are second-seeded West Valley League champion Birmingham of Lake Balboa (7-3), third-seeded Eastern League champion Garfield (8-2) and fourth-seeded Dorsey of Los Angeles (6-4), the Coliseum League’s third place team.

Here is the full bracket of games in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I football playoffs.

UPPER BRACKET SIDE

No.16 Eagle Rock at No.1 Narbonne

No.9 South Gate at No.8 SAN PEDRO

No.12 Sylmar at No.5 Taft

No.13 Carson at No.4 Dorsey

LOWER BRACKET SIDE

No.14 El Camino Real at No.3 Garfield

No.11 Banning at No.6 Crenshaw

No.10 Venice at No.7 Arleta

No.15 Palisades at No.2 Birmingham

All first round games are this Friday, 7 pm.

QUARTERFINALS: Friday, November 20

SEMIFINALS: Friday, November 27

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Saturday, December 5, 7 pm at Cerritos College

Note: All playoff games leading up to the championship will be hosted by the higher-seeded home school.

(Note: Photo by Nancy Geiger)

Views: 637

Comment

You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


 

Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Heather Caine posted events
15 hours ago
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Maria Muldaur at Grand Annex

November 18, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm
yesterday
Heather Caine posted events
yesterday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Brentwood at Godmothers Saloon

December 22, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm
Special guest Low Key Band.General admission: $40.50 VIP tickets $100.$100 - includes 6.00pm early entry for a Meet and Greet with an autographed picture and CD, plus buffet dinner.https://www.facebook.com/Godmothers-saloon-135103119998573/https://www.last.fm/music/Brenton+WoodSee More
yesterday
Heather Caine posted events
Wednesday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Taste Of Taiko - Taiko Drumming Classes at Grand Annex

October 22, 2018 at 6:30pm to November 12, 2018 at 8pm
Wednesday
Dawn Clark-Johnson posted an event
Thumbnail

"Lord Knows I'm A Country Girl" be Barbara H. Clark at Institute of Musical Arts

November 3, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back our very own Storyteller Barbara H. Clark in “Lord Knows I’m A Country Girl”, a solo performance of original stories. Barbara, a multi-award winning storyteller, never shies away from challenging issues. "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl." .... It took a visit "back home" for Barbara to learn the truth of that saying.  Now she shares with us some of the…See More
Tuesday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

LOBO 5K - Running at South Coast Botanic Garden

October 13, 2018 from 8:30am to 10am
Oct 12

© 2018   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service