The start to the 2011 Sunset League football race doesn't get any bigger than this.
Edison and Los Alamitos, two teams considered to be front-runners for the league title, clash Thursday when the Chargers host the defending champion Griffins at 7 p.m. at Huntington Beach High's Sheue Field.
It's also Edison's homecoming game.
"Obviously, it's a huge game," Edison Coach Dave White said. "We've had 13 days to prepare for this and right now, this is the most important part of the season for everyone. League play begins and it's a new start for everyone.
"I think Los Al is the favorite (for the title), but I also think there's a lot of parity in the league and anyone can beat anyone on a given night. Edison or Los Al pretty much has been league champ for the last 10 years and this game, again, is really big. It's big for our pysche, especially after losing tough games to Mater Dei and Servite."