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Serra is taking on the City Section’s toughest league, as they look to pick up back-to-back wins against two of the Marine League’s best teams. Last Friday night they knocked off Carson 31-6, and this Friday they will host Narbonne.

Against Carson, Serra was clearly the better team, as they led the game from the opening drive and never looked back. Carson was able to keep the game relatively close in the first half by playing good defense, Serra led 14-6 at the break. But offensively, Carson had issues moving the ball the length of the field against Serra’s defense.

Serra was able to pull away in the second half. The Cavalier used a two-quarterback system for the most part, with senior Caleb Wilson serving as their passer, and junior Khalil Tate rushing. Wilson finished the game completing 11-of-16 passes for 144 yards. Tate was able to get in the open field on a number of runs; he rushed for 117 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns. He also complete 3-of-5 passes, one of which went in for a touchdown.

Senior Stanley Norman was all over the field. He had four receptions for 64 yards; broke up two passes while playing cornerback, and he returned one kickoff past midfield.

Carson is a tough opponent, but look for Narbonne to give Serra a much tougher challenge.

Meanwhile, Narbonne lost to another powerhouse program Friday, as Alemany defeated them 51-30. This is the second consecutive loss for the Gauchos. The week before, they fell to Long Beach Poly 34-21. In both games, against two of the best teams in Southern California, Narbonne was competitive, but mistakes did them in.

Serra will be the favorite this Friday night, but Narbonne could just as easily take this game.

It is great to see Serra face both Carson and Narbonne, and the two Marine League schools will play each other later in the season. Most of these athletes grew up playing youth football together, and that makes these match-ups even more intriguing.

Last Week’s Results

Crenshaw 12, Hamilton 0

Santa Margarita 21, Dorsey 10

Salesian 56, View Park 12

Alemany 51, Narbonne 30

Serra 31, Carson 6

Canoga Park 42, Gardena 6

Cathedral 73, Locke 18

Oaks Christian 48, Venice 3

Fairfax 41, Birmingham 25

Santa Monica 15, Palisades 7

Garfield 41, Washington 0

Huntington Park 55, Fremont 0

Jefferson 40, West Adams 0

Legacy 28, Manual Arts 0

Los Angeles 70, Jordan 0

Marquez 27, Rancho Dominguez 13

Santee 34, Sotomayor 6

Westchester 28, North Hollywood 26

Banning 10, University 6

St. Bernard 55, Animo South Los Angeles 26

Crespi 49, Lawndale 0

Dominguez 51, Compton 0

Hawthorne 51, Blair 6

Leuzinger 9, Bishop Montgomery 7

Peninsula 19, Culver City 14

Torrance 35, Morningside 20

Verbum Dei 44, Compton Centennial 12

West Torrance 27, Inglewood 6

Lynwood 72, Angelou 0

This Week’s Schedule (All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless noted)

Alemany vs. Dorsey at Rancho Cienega Park

Crenshaw at Bakersfield, 7:30 p.m.

Sotomayor vs. View Park at Rancho Cienega Park, Thursday 7 p.m.

Narbonne at Serra

Carson at Paramount

Cathedral at Washington

Gardena vs. Glenn at La Mirada

Fountain Valley at Banning

Canoga Park at Palisades

Jordan at Hawkins

Manual Arts at Los Angeles

Sylmar at Fremont

South East at Locke

Grant vs. Jefferson at Angelou

Contreras at Santee

Garfield at Venice

University at Lincoln

West Adams at Hamilton, 3 p.m.

Westchester at Rivera

Hawthorne vs. Verbum Dei at Los Angeles Southwest College

Jurupa Hills at Dominguez

Lancaster at Lynwood

Leuzinger at Lawndale

Dymally at Compton

San Pedro at Culver City

Morningside at St. Bernard

Bell vs. Inglewood at Coleman Stadium

South Torrance at Rancho Dominguez