Previews, predictions for Round 1 of the playoffs – Orange County Register

CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

FRIDAY’S GAMES

DIVISION 1

SERVITE (6-4) VS. MISSION VIEJO (10-0)

Where, when: Mission Viejo High, 7:30 p.m.

Analysis: Servite finished fifth in the six-team Trinity League with a 1-4 league record. All six Trinity League teams got berths in the 16-team Division 1 bracket. Mission Viejo won the South Coast League championship, as usual. The Diablos beat a Trinity League team, third-place Santa Margarita 28-23 in September. Servite has a terrific defensive backfield but that group might have trouble covering Mission Viejo receivers Olaijah Griffin and Austin Osborne.

Winner: Mission Viejo

La Habra’s Skyler Taylor runs into the secondary for yardage against Sunny Hills in Buena Park, CA on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Photo by Michael Kitada, Contributing Photographer)

DIVISION 2

EDISON (7-3) VS. LA HABRA (7-3)

Where, when: La Habra High, 7 p.m.

Analysis: Both teams are capable of winning this game. Edison would get a boost if running back Jack Carmichael is cleared to play after having missed several games because of a leg injury. La Habra will win if it regularly hassles Edison’s superb quarterback, Griffin O’Connor, who must watch out for Highlanders interception machine Clark Phillips III.

Winner: La Habra

DIVISION 3

EL TORO (6-4) VS. VILLA PARK (9-1)

Where, when: El Modena High, 7 p.m.

Analysis: El Toro quarterback Cooper Jones is seventh in O.C. with 2,630 yards passing because he is good and so is the Chargers’ deep group of receivers. Villa Park has the defense to limit the damage Jones and Co. can do. The Spartans, averaging 43 points a game, have the offense to outscore El Toro.

Winner: Villa Park

Woodbridge’s Nick Nash, leaps to evade a tackle during the game against University in Irvine on Friday, October 27, 2017. (Photo by Foster Snell, Contributing Photographer)

DIVISION 9

ALISO NIGUEL (6-4) VS. WOODBRIDGE (7-3)

Where, when: University High, 7 p.m.

Analysis: Aliso Niguel got two wins it needed to make the…

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