Eight local high schools earned berths in the CIF Southern Section boys volleyball playoffs.
Only three of them, El Rancho, Whittier Christian and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary, will open play at home.
On the road are Montebello,, Whittier, La Serna, La Mirada and St. Paul.
All of them open play Friday night.
Here is their schedule:
Palmdale (11-7) at El Rancho (15-2)
Montebello (10-4) at Redlands (18-2)
Whittier (14-4) at Paraclete (16-3)
La Serna (11-4) at Beverly Hills (12-11)
Corona (8-7) at Whittier Christian (14-3)
La Mirada (11-6) at Torrance (12-14)
MIlken Community (9-9) at Cantwell (10-8)
St. Paul (9-8) at Southwestern Academy (9-4)
Looking at it from a distance, best chances to advance:
El Rancho, La Serna, Cantwell.
Even money to advance:
Whittier, La Serna, Whittier Christian.
Montebello, La Mirada.
Does anyone have a closer look at it?