Second round, Friday
No. 1 Rancho Verde (11-0) at San Gorgonio (6-5), 7 p.m.
How they got here: Rancho Verde defeated visiting Don Lugo, 44-0; San Gorgonio won at La Quinta, 44-41.
Matchup to watch: San Gorgonio quarterback Monroe Offield (294 total yards last week) vs. Rancho Verde defense (hasn’t allowed a point in last 12 quarters)
Fast fact: These teams already met this season, with Rancho Verde winning, 37-10, against the visiting Spartans in Week 1. San Gorgonio also started and ended last season with losses to the Mustangs.
Prediction: Rancho Verde 34, San Gorgonio 14.
No. 4 Colony (10-1) at Moreno Valley (5-6), 7 p.m.
How they got here: Colony eliminated visiting Valley View, 28-14; Moreno Valley surprised host Cajon, 43-16.
Matchup to watch: Colony middle linebacker Eddie Martinez (7.6 tackles per game) vs. Moreno Valley running back Imeria Talia (867 rushing yards, nine TDs last four games).
Fast fact: Moreno Valley last won a playoff game in 2007, the same postseason that ended with a 29-14 loss to Colony in the Central Division semifinals.
Prediction: Moreno Valley 24, Colony 21.
No. 3 La Sierra (10-1) at Carter (10-1), 7 p.m.
How they got here: La Sierra defeated Chaffey, 23-6, at Norte Vista; Carter eliminated visiting Palm Desert, 48-22.
Matchup to watch: La Sierra defensive lineman A.J. Fanene (12 solo tackles last week, 24 ½ sacks last two seasons) vs. Carter running back Gaylon Maxie (1,835 rushing yards, 24 TDs)
Fast fact: Carter won its first playoff game in school history last week while hosting its first postseason game.
Prediction: La Sierra 28, Carter 21.
No. 2 Palm Springs (11-0) at Chino (9-2), 7 p.m.
How they got here: Palm Springs shut out visiting Rialto, 35-0; Chino defeated visiting Arlington, 26-14.
Matchup to watch: Palm Springs linebacker Kyle Lass (13.2 tackles per game, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries) vs. Chino running back Xavier Browne (1,511 rushing yards, 16 TDs)
Fast fact: After finishing 0-10 in the 2009 season, Chino is 20-3 over the last two.
Prediction: Palm Springs 42, Chino 21.