Why it’s big:
Friday’s penultimate game of the regular season will probably eliminate the loser from contention for the West Catholic Athletic League title.
This series couldn’t be more even in recent years, with both teams winning seven out of the 14 meetings since 2004. They split a pair of games last year, with Bellarmine College Prep beating Valley Christian in the CIF Central Coast Section semifinals after losing to the Warriors in the regular season.
Names to watch:
Kyle MacAuley is a playmaker with game-breaking speed for Bellarmine Prep at running back and defensive back. Fellow seniorJosh Bringuel is in his third season as a two-way starter at tight end and linebacker.
Morian Walker Jr., rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports as a cornerback, leads Valley Christian in both rushing and receiving yards. He needs just 84 yards to go over 1,000 combined yards for the season.