Sunday was a pretty good day for area football teams who received favorable draws when the CIF-Southern Section released pairings for its divisional playoffs.
Monrovia, ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Valley Division all season, was awarded the top seed in the division and should make a solid run at a fourth consecutive divisional title. Rio Hondo Prep also looks destined for a three-peat, given the No. 2 seed in the Northeast, while Pacific League champion Muir received the No. 4 seed in the Southeast. St. Francis, ranked No. 1 in the area, did not receive a top four seed, but the Golden Knights were given a good path to make it to the Western semifinal.
The first round is scheduled for Friday. The finals are slated for Dec. 7-8 at selected sites.
CIF-SS FOOTBALL PAIRINGS
St. Francis (8-2) at Culver City (6-4)
Sierra Canyon (5-5) at No. 1 Monrovia (9-1)
Rosemead (8-2) at Pomona (9-1)
La Canada (5-5) at No. 4 Paraclete (6-4)
Gabrielino (7-3) at No. 3 San Dimas (6-4)
Bell Gardens (7-3) at San Marino (8-2)
St. Monica (3-7) at No. 2 Rio Hondo Prep (9-1)
St. Genevieve (7-3) at Pasadena Poly (8-2)
Carpinteria (7-3) at La Salle (9-1)
Duarte (6-4) at Maranatha (8-2)
La Mirada (4-6) at No. 4 Muir (9-1)
ALL GAMES ARE SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 P.M.