Two weeks down, three to go.
For the past 14 days, the football races in the Sunset and Golden West leagues have started to shake out, spit out and lay out their respective order. Today and Friday, those standings certainly can change as both races reach pivotal points with teams vying to stay in title and playoff contention.
Today's schedule has Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach and Marina at Los Alamitos in Sunset action. Friday's Sunset schedule has Edison entertaining Newport Harbor and Ocean View hosting Westminster in its homecoming game in Golden West play.
For Brethren Christian, it also boils down to a three-week season as the Academy League season gets underway for the Warriors on Saturday against Crean Lutheran South of Irvine.
Fountain Valley (3-3-1, 1-1) vs. Huntington Beach (4-3, 0-2), 7 p.m. today at Huntington Beach High: Fountain Valley picked up its first Sunset League win last week at the expense of Marina, beating the Vikings, 31-8. Running back Montana Merhoff rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns, Ryan Balzer ran for another score, Jesse Quintana took in an eight-yard touchdown pass from Josiah Fernandez and Derek Huynen booted a 32-yard field goal for the Barons.