LA South: Games of the week

No. 9 Encino Crespi (5-1) at No. 6 Bishop Amat (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

Amat looks to slow down Crespi quarterback Kenny Stenhouse, who has made breaking school records a weekly habit. The Lancers also have a solid signal caller in junior Rio Ruiz.

Locke (3-2) at No. 18 Dorsey (5-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

The Dons, coming off a close call against visiting Mira Mesa of San Diego, get a chance at redemption in the Coliseum League opener. Dorsey lost to Locke, 24-20, last year.

St. Paul (4-1) at Cathedral (4-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

This Mission League opener promises to be a doozy. St. Paul's lone loss came by a three-point margin, while Cathedral dropped its game to highly ranked Bishop Amat. The teams are ranked No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, in the Western Division in the latest CIF-Southern Section poll.

Rowland (4-2) vs. Diamond Ranch (3-3) at Ganesha HS, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Another week, another intriguing Hacienda League contest. Diamond Ranch, ranked fifth in the Southeast Division, is coming off three straight wins. Rowland, ranked eighth, lost to West Covina last week.