La Serna is a big step closer to an outright Del Rio League title after routing Santa Fe in a battle of two teams that were unbeaten in league on Thursday night.
The Lancers can win with the title outright next week by beating California, which can earn a share of the league title with a win this week and next.
La Serna can finish the season at 9-1 with a win next week, but likely will be the No. 2 seed in the Southeast Division playoffs with La Mirada also likely to be 9-1.
Being the No. 1 or No. 2 seed, at this point, is really splitting hairs. The two teams appear to be on a collision course unless Bonita or Muir can prove otherwise.
Aram’s take: By the way, La Serna victim Westlake is 6-3 and headed to the PAC-5 playoffs. Westlake only lost to St. Bonaveture (7-1) by eight points. The Bonnies are thought to be on the short list of top teams in the Southland this season with their only loss coming to Santa Margarita.