Four big games from this weekend's football
? LUTHERAN (Orange, Calif.) vs. POLY ( Long Beach,
Calif.) Dec. 1
Poly's defense, which has allowed just one TD in 10 of 12 games, tries to stop
Lutheran's big-armed, swift-footed senior quarterback Aaron Corp in the
Southern Section Division 1 semifinal.
? LAKELAND ( Fla.) vs. MAINLAND ( Daytona Beach) Dec.
Lakeland's speedy running back Chris Rainey (1,438 yards) will look to sprint
past Mainland, which had its first undefeated regular season in 57 years, in
the Class 5A state semifinal.
? DON BOSCO PREP (Ramsey, N.J.) vs. ST. PETER'S PREP
( Jersey City) Dec. 1
A rematch of last year's Non-Public Group IV title game--won by St. Peter's
22--15--features two game-breaking runners: St. Peter's senior QB Will Hill and
Bosco's freshman tailback Tony Jones.
? CARROLL (Southlake, Texas) vs. PERMIAN (Odessa,
Texas) Dec. 2
In the Class 5A regional semifinal Permian, the school chronicled in Friday
Night Lights, attempts to end Carroll's run for a seventh state title.