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