CIF-SS Southeast Division Preview: It’s a battle of the La’s, but don’t count out Muir

DOUBLE CELEBRATION?: Can Muir celebrate again, like it did after the Turkey Tussle? Possible, but not likely.
Staff photo by Sarah Reingewirtz

Ask anyone, and this is a two-team race between top seed La Mirada and No. 2 La Serna. I, having seen both, can argue with that, with a lead toward La Mirada and the Matadores vaunted run game. But it would be wrong to overlook Muir, which has advantage over each in team speed. In fact, no team in the division — yes, including Dominguez — has the speed advantage like Muir. I like the Mustangs to get to the semifinals, where their title train will be stopped by La Serna. The Lancers rolled the Mustangs in the semifinals last season and that was a more experienced Muir squad. At the big dance, go with La Mirada’s bigger line.

STEVE’S BRACKET
First round

La Mirada over Arcadia
Bonita over Santa Fe
Norwalk over Burbank
Rowland over Downey
Muir over California
Paramount over West Covina
Dominguez over Bellflower
La Serna over Diamond Ranch
Quarterfinals
La Mirada over Bonita
Norwalk over Rowland
Muir over Paramount
La Serna over Dominguez
Semifinals
La Mirada over Norwalk
La Serna over Muir
Finals
La Mirada over La Serna

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  • Uncle Rico – “Hector”

    I’ve been predicting all year long a collision between La Serna and La Mirada.