Defending league champ Alemany is only a six-point favorite at home against Notre Dame, and they’ve done well enough in a close loss to Centennial and blowout win over Norco to let me know they will handle the Sherman Oak Irish. Crespi is a 14-point favorite at home over Loyola, a game that will be much closer. Crespi’s hard to get a handle on, the only two teams they beat with winning records are from Arizona and Nevada. In fact, the only Southern Section team they faced was Westlake, wining easy last week, but Westlake isn’t Westlake. I’m still going with Crespi, particularly because Loyola’s lopsided loss to St. John Bosco just shouldn’t happen, but it did. But it’s much closer than 14 points. And for the record, here is my Serra League prediction
Prediction: 1. Alemany, 2. Bishop Amat, 3. Crespi, 4. Loyola, 5. Notre Dame.
Notre Dame (4-2) at Alemany (5-1), 7 p.m.
Loyola (6-0)* at Crespi (6-0), 7 p.m.