Birmingham Community Charter High (2-0) is showing signs it wants to be a serious contender in the City Section Open Division. The Warriors knocked off Harvard-Westlake in their season opener, and last week blasted Pasadena La Salle.
Another view of how good the Patriots are or could be may come into focus on Friday, Sept. 7, from their road game against St. Paul High.
The Swordsmen (3-0) routed Venice and Lompoc in their first two games, then had a close encounter against Los Altos last week, needing two overtimes to win.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs.
Other games involving Valley area teams:
Thursday, Sept. 6
Harvard-Westlake at Burroughs
Notre Dame at Paraclete
Friday, Sept. 7
Alemany at Oaks Christian
Chatsworth at Canoga Park
Contreras at Chavez
Dorsey at San Fernando
El Camino Real at Agoura
Folsom at Chaminade
Golden Valley at Crespi
Granada Hills at Kennedy
Grant at Sylmar
Hamilton at Cleveland
Heritage Christian at Verdugo Hills
Huntington Park at Reseda
Los Angeles Marshall at Arleta
Maranatha at Campbell Hall, 6 p.m.
North Hollywood at Manual Arts, 2:30 p.m.
Roybal at Panorama
San Bernardino vs. St. Genevieve, LA Valley College
Sierra Canyon at Valencia
Simi Valley at Taft
Van Nuys at Lincoln
View Park at Monroe
Village Christian vs. Pasadena Marshall, Occidental College
All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.