The Bee’s Joe Davidson previews five high school football games to watch this week. All games start between 7-8 p.m. Friday.
No. 3 Jesuit (0-1) at No. 1 Folsom (1-0) – Just because the game was switched from Jesuit doesn’t mean this anticipated showdown of section-title contenders won’t sizzle as the Big Red sense an upset.
No. 2 Granite Bay (1-0) at No. 15 Whitney (1-0) – The Wildcats’ home opener is a great way to welcome new coach Jesse Armas to a spirited rooting section, though the Grizzlies aim to crash the party.
No. 4 Oak Ridge (1-0) at Vacaville (1-0) – This has been a terrific series between traditional powers, and it tugs emotionally at Trojans coach Eric Cavaliere, who played for the host Bulldogs in the 1980s.
No. 13 Sheldon (1-0) vs. Casa Roble (1-0) at Bella Vista – The “host” Rams are in bounce-back mode after some lean seasons, and face a major test against run-heavy Huskies.
No. 20 Cosumnes Oaks (0-1) vs. Pleasant Grove (0-1) at Sheldon – The Wolfpack are smarting from an opening loss at River Valley while the “home team” Eagles are eager to win after going 0-10 in 2016.
This week’s schedule
All games start between 7-8 p.m., unless noted
No. 3 Jesuit at No. 1 Folsom
No. 2 Granite Bay at No. 15 Whitney
No. 4 Oak Ridge at Vacaville
Kennedy at No. 6 Inderkum
No. 7 Rocklin at Napa
Burbank at No. 9 Grant
No. 10 Capital Christian at Modesto Christian
No. 12 Franklin vs. Laguna Creek at Cosumnes River College
No. 13 Sheldon vs. Casa Roble at Bella Vista
No. 14 Antelope at Lincoln
Manteca vs. No. 16 Christian Brothers at Hughes Stadium
No. 17 Del Campo at Alameda
No. 18 Placer at Nevada Union
Wood at No. 19 River Valley
No. 20 Cosumnes Oaks vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon
Rio Vista at Natomas
Ponderosa at Vista del Lago
Rio Americano vs. Center at Del Campo
Davis at Woodcreek
Rio Linda at Roseville
Oakmont at Foothill
Highlands at Lindhurst
Marysville at Wheatland
Colusa at East Nicolaus
Galt at Ripon
Los Banos at Liberty Ranch
Winters at Colfax
Bear River at Union Mine
Woodland at Rosemont
Johnson at Mountain House
Dixon at Sutter
El Dorado at Del Mar
Chavez at Cordova
Mira Loma vs. Encina at El Camino
Valley Christian at Big Valley
Golden Sierra vs. Mesa Verde at San Juan
No. 5 Del Oro vs. Timpview-Utah at Mission Viejo, 4 p.m.
Serra-San Mateo at No. 8 Elk Grove
Florin at San Juan
River City vs. McClatchy at Hughes Stadium