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SoCal Prep Legends Game of the Week: Chaminade at Oaks Christian (7pm)
Week 0 is finally here.
With the Los Angeles Daily News area’s No. 1 (Oaks Christian) and No. 2 (Chaminade) teams going at it, it was a no-brainer to deem the this game the SoCal Prep Legends Game of the Week.
This matchup has all the makings of a great high school football game: the lights, the atmosphere, the highly-touted players, savvy coaches and certainly all the media attention.
WHO TO WATCH:
Both teams are stacked with talent.
Chaminade’s QB-RB combo may be one of the best in all of Southern California with junior quarterback Brevin White (transferred from Alemany, first year with Chaminade) and junior running back T.J. Pledger, both of which are receiving high major division one college interest.
On top of the big names like White and Pledger, the Eagles boast impact athletes like tight end Michael Wilson, receiver Isaiah Richardson and running back Andrew Van Buren.
Oaks Christian is loaded. Quarterback Matt Corral, who’s already committed to play at USC as a junior, will be looking to start his 2016 campaign with a win Friday night along side Stanford-commit Colby Parkinson at tight end, and Nico Difronzo who’s committed to Air Force.
The Lions also boast a defensive force in USC-commit Bo Calvert, a linebacker that looks to disrupt offenses with physicality. Also can’t forget about wide receiver Mycah Pittman, lineman Reese Silofau and defensive back Zach Charbonnet.
It’s still August.
This nonleague matchup is a great opportunity for each team to look at themselves in the mirror and see what they can produce. In many ways, this game is like USC-Alabama on Sept. 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
The lights will be bright, all eyes focused on the big name players, and the prognosticators will have more ammunition moving into Week 1, but there’s too much football left to play for the game to imply anything of real substance.
TEAM PREVIEWS (L.A. Daily News):
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