8 California high school football games to watch this weekend

Here are eight California high school football games to watch this weekend (Sept. 19-21). The rankings are based on Scorebook Live’s statewide Top 25.

No. 3 De La Salle (3-1) vs. No. 23 Buchanan (3-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday

After dominating Folsom, the Spartans will try to extend their winning streak over NorCal teams to 301 games.

No. 7 JSerra (3-1) vs. No. 14 Calabasas (3-1), 7 p.m. Friday

The Lions host No. 12 Calabasas in arguably the biggest games of the week in the Southern Section.

No. 9 St. Augustine (4-0) vs. No. 11 Helix (2-1), 7 p.m. Friday

The top two teams in the San Diego Section have played several memorable games over the years, including St. Augustine’s 21-20 victory in last season’s CIF D1 Championship. This year’s matchup will feature two of the best running backs in the state in Elelyon Noa and Byron Cardwell.

No. 12 Narbonne (3-1) vs. No. 13 Serra (3-0), 7 p.m. Friday

Narbonne QB Jake Garcia (1,032 passing yards, 11 TDs) vs. Serra QB Doug Brumfield (487 passing yards, 167 rushing yards, 6 total TDs) is worth the price of admission. Get your popcorn ready for this showdown.

No. 19 Central (Fresno) (4-0) at Turlock (3-1), 7 p.m. Friday

QB Jameson Silva and Grizzlies go up against a Turlock defense that is allowing just 12 points per game and held an explosive Sheldon offense to six points last week.

No. 21 Liberty (Brentwood) (4-0) vs. Cardinal Newman (4-0), 6 p.m. Saturday

Liberty survived a last-second field goal miss last week and now gets a very good Newman team coming off a narrow victory over Placer. This will be another great quarterback matchup: Liberty’s Jay Butterfield (Oregon commit) vs. dual-threat Newman QB Jackson Pavitt.

Oaks Christian (2-2) at Murrieta Valley (3-0), 7 p.m. Friday

If Murrieta Valley runs the table they have an outside shot at the Southern Section D1 playoffs.

Edison (2-1) at San Clemente (4-0), 7 p.m. Friday

The Tritons are on a roll and headed for an Oct. 25 showdown with No. 4 Mission Viejo.

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