Scorebook Live California’s Connor Morrissette makes his LA City Section football picks every Thursday during the high school football season. He takes a shot at predicting Week 8 games below.

Franklin vs. Eagle Rock

Franklin dominating Fairfax 48-21 earlier in the year shows that the Panthers can not only hang with, but beat good Division 1 teams. Alfred Bobadilla and Franklin will put up points on Friday, can Eagle Rock match?

The pick: Franklin

Carson vs. Banning

Carson QB Ui Ale is done for the year. Banning star running back Jakob Galloway will be a game time decision. It’s a shame both teams aren’t at full strength. In my eyes, this game hinges on Galloway’s health.

The pick: Carson



Venice vs. Fairfax

Venice had a tough time protecting star quarterback Luca Diamont on Monday against Palisades. Fairfax is coming off of a big 21-17 win over Westchester. Jordan Reed rushed for 192 yards and a score in the victory. He’ll have another big game Friday.

The pick: Fairfax

Cleveland vs. Granada Hills

Both teams are well rested after not playing last week due to poor air quality in the area. That will allow for Cleveland to get a few of Kariem Muhammad’s blockers healthy.

The pick: Cleveland

Crenshaw vs. Locke

Locke picked up a big 27-0 win over Dorsey last week, but Crenshaw has outscored their first two Coliseum League opponents 143-6.

The pick: Crenshaw

Overall record: 42-15


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