Campolindo (6-0) at Las Lomas (5-2), Friday, 7 p.m. The winner of this contest will sit alone in first place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League standings. Campolindo has won the last two DFAL titles, not losing to a league foe since 2010, but the Knights have given the Cougars some of their toughest games during their stretch of dominance. Last season, Campolindo held on for a 24-21 win at home. Two years ago, Las Lomas played Campolindo closer than any other DFAL team. Campolindo has had two weeks to prepare for this year's game, following an impressive 38-10 defeat of rival Miramonte on Oct. 4. Junior running back Nick Fadelli rushed for 217 yards and a score against the Matadors.
Northgate (6-0) at Concord (5-1), Friday, 7 p.m. Last season, Northgate snapped a four-year losing streak against Concord with a 28-20 win. This time around, the Broncos come into the Diablo Valley Athletic League game slightly favored. Northgate is well aware that they'll need to give maximum effort all four quarters to keep its unbeaten season alive. Concord, with only two returning starters from last season, started the year off slowly but have won four straight. Quarterback Mitch Daniels threw for 1,262 yards in five nonleague games. Northgate relies on its strong senior class and team chemistry.
Pittsburg (4-2) at Liberty (4-2), Friday, 7 p.m. The Pirates and running back Harris Ross, fresh off his commitment to Oregon State, will take on a Liberty team in the middle of its best season in years under new coach Jeff Walters. If not for forfeiting two wins due to the use of an academically ineligible player, the Lions would be 6-0. But Pittsburg will provide the surging Lions with their biggest challenge yet. Ross will be back in action after leaving the Pirates' win over Heritage with a leg injury. Linebacker Noah Palega leads a Pirates' defense that allowed just seven points last week. If Liberty can pull the upset, it will be the program's first over a Bay Valley Athletic League team other than Antioch since 2005.
James Logan (5-1) at De La Salle (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m. Both no longer part of a league, the Colts and Spartans will get together for a rematch of last season's North Coast Section Division I championship game. De La Salle was the victor, extending its streak to 21 straight section titles with a 52-7 win. Logan isn't quite as powerful as last season when it was led by an outstanding and experienced senior class, but the Colts are still very good, especially on defense. De La Salle, meanwhile, won its 32nd straight game two weeks ago against Servite-Anaheim. Running back John Velasco continues to produce behind the Spartans' massive offensive line. Both teams are coming off a bye week.
Moreau Catholic (4-2) at Washington (3-3), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. The Mariners and Huskies entered Mission Valley Athletic League play two weeks ago on opposite ends of the spectrum. Washington, playing a challenging, schedule limped in to league play with an 0-3 record. But the Huskies have since rattled off three straight blowout victories, vaulting them into first place in the MVAL standings. Moreau Catholic's season has played out completely opposite. With Jason Hinton running wild in nonleague play, the Mariners were 4-0. Then they dropped their first two MVAL games against Kennedy and Newark Memorial. Can the Mariners get back on track against the Huskies, who have suddenly emerged as favorites to claim the MVAL title?