The third and final leg of the 2011 prep football season starts this week for four local teams that have moved on to compete for CIF Southern Section championships.
Edison, Huntington Beach, Ocean View and Brethren Christian are all part of the postseason party and each began preparations Monday for first-round games. Both Edison and Ocean View will play at home, while Huntington Beach and Brethren Christian open on the road.
"We're really excited to be where we are," said Eric Lo, who is taking the Oilers to the playoffs for the second time in his fifth year as head coach. "The kids have had a great season so far and we are focused now on the playoffs. We can't wait."
Below is a capsule look at the four games.
Tesoro (6-4) vs. Edison (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday, Orange Coast College: An intriguing first-round game pits teams coming from rugged leagues against each other in the first meeting between the schools.