Miramonte (4-1) at Campolindo (5-0), Friday, 7 p.m. One of the East Bay's best rivalries could very well determine the Diablo Foothill Athletic League champion. The two programs have accounted for the last three DFAL titles and both teams enter the game on a hot streak. Miramonte has won four straight and Campolindo is undefeated after beating Acalanes 24-14 last week. While both teams have strong QBs, both teams also ran the ball well last week. Miramonte's defense is improved from a year ago and has given up an average of 10 points during its four-game win streak. Campolindo coach Kevin Macy thinks his team also took a big step defensively last week in holding a previously unbeaten Acalanes team to 184 yards of offense.
California (3-1) at Amador Valley (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m. California won its EBAL opener last week against Granada, but it was a struggle. Penalties contributed to the Grizzlies' sluggish offense, which was held to just one touchdown -- a six-yard run by Blake Bierwith in the fourth quarter. Now they'll face the Dons, who are coming off a 28-7 win over Monte Vista and have also beaten Freedom, Concord and Skyline in an undefeated start. Michael White, who missed most of last season with a back injury, has emerged as Amador Valley's top ball carrier.
Alameda (3-1) at Encinal (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m. Could this be Alameda's year in the highly-anticipated Island Bowl? Encinal has owned the rivalry recently, winning the past six meetings, including 22-15 last year. Scores were more lopsided in the years before that. But Alameda has played well this year, beating Dublin, Redwood-Larkspur and Hillsdale-San Mateo. Keelan Doss is coming off a big game for Alameda with eight catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns, a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble and a blocked PAT against Hillsdale. Encinal's only loss is to Serra-San Mateo. Jordan Parker scored both Encinal touchdowns in its 14-7 win over Vallejo last week.
Deer Valley (4-0) at Vacaville (2-2), Friday, 7 p.m. The unbeaten Wolverines will face their biggest test yet with a road game against the Sac-Joaquin Section power. Nsimba Webster was the hero for Deer Valley last week, scoring on an 80-yard run with about two minutes left to give the Wolverines a 37-34 victory over San Leandro. Webster ran for 149 yards and three scores and threw for 181 yards and two more scores. Deer Valley's defense will need to slow a Vacaville running attack that is averaging 261 yards a game. The Bulldogs have played a demanding schedule, including games against Valley Christian-San Jose, Oak Ridge and Granite Bay.
De La Salle (5-0) vs. Servite-Anaheim (3-1) at Santa Ana Bowl, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. The Spartans hit the road for a rematch of their 2010 Open Division state bowl game win. The Spartans won that game 48-8, but they don't expect another rout this time around. Servite has rebounded from a down year in 2012 to post a 3-1 record, including a win over Long Beach Poly, and is nationally ranked by Rivals.com at No. 71. De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh calls the Friars' spread offense "dynamic." But De La Salle has played very well since its Week 2 scare against Serra-San Mateo, averaging 547 yards of offense and giving up an average of just 12 points in wins over St. Mary's-Stockton, Del Oro-Loomis and San Ramon Valley. Arizona State commit Dasmond Tautalatisi is expected to return to action after dislocating his elbow against Serra. The game will be streamed over the internet at http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/channels/de-la-salle-concord-california