Bracing for the battle of unbeatens

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It is unusual to get to Week 7 in prep football and have two unbeaten teams going head-to-head. But that’s what we’ll have on Friday when Glendora squares off against Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos High School at 7 p.m.

Some compelling numbers to ponder. Glendora has won a lot of close games, with the total margin of victory in those six being 23 points – four decided by a field goal or less and the largest deficit being eight points.

It’s the opposite for Rancho Cucamonga who has won its six by a whopping 130 points. Just one close call – 32-29 over Bishop Amat.

So does that mean Glendora has played the tougher schedule? Well no. Glendora’s opponents are a combined 16-21 this season while Rancho’s are above .500 at 20-18.

Glendora has beaten one foe with a winning record (Bonita) and two that are .500 – Ayala and Upland.

Rancho has beaten three teams with winning records (Amat, Murrieta Valley and Etiwanda) and one who is .500 (Norco). Of course Glendora could also argue that a couple of its foes, namely Upland and Charter Oak, are better than their record might indicate because of they schedules they have played.

Those numbers might indicate the edge goes to Rancho Cucamonga if you’re trying to pick a winner. But it also means Glendora has made the clutch plays when it needed to and that makes for a dangerous opponent.

Hope the games lives up to its billing!