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Four unbeatens put records on the line, including one head-to-head matchup. Who buckles?

"Hardly a one-man show in El Dorado Hills:" Four of The Bee's ranked teams to watch

Here's a look at four powerhouse teams to keep an eye on this week.
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Here's a look at four powerhouse teams to keep an eye on this week.

League championship races are heating up with three weeks remaining in the regular season. The Bee’s Joe Davidson peeks at five games, all of which kickoff between 7-7:30 p.m.:

No. 12 Del Oro (4-3) at No. 2 Oak Ridge (7-0) – Del Oro is out of the Sierra Foothill League title race but can throw a wrench and a helmet into the unbeaten hopes of the Trojans, who have won games with offense and with defense.oak

No. 19 River Valley (6-1) at No. 3 Inderkum (8-0) – This is for the Tri-County Conference championship, which is old hat for the host Tigers, who seek their sixth successive title and 11th in 12 seasons. The Falcons have to some how stymie the speed. Inderkum has won 31 consecutive league games and 57 of 58.

No. 8 Sheldon (5-2) at Grant (3-4) – Sheldon is competing for the Delta League championship and knows it can compete with Grant, having beaten the Pacers with a late drive a year ago. Grant is fighting to stay in the playoff mix.

No. 10 Antelope (7-0) at No. 11 Del Campo (7-0) – Beyond a battle of unbeatens where defense has been key, the rooting sections are as good as they get: Cougar Crew for Del Campo and the Red Zone for the Titans.

No. 20 Cordova (5-2) at El Dorado (5-2) – El Dorado traditionally likes to rush to the Bell Tower in downtown Placerville to ring it loud and clear after victories, but Cordova aims to mute the noise as the Sierra Valley Conference title hangs in the balance.

This week’s schedule (Oct. 20-21)

All games start between 7-7:30 p.m., unless noted.

Friday

Top 20

No. 12 Del Oro at No. 2 Oak Ridge

No. 3 Inderkum at No. 19 River Valley

No. 4 Sacramento vs. Johnson at Rosemont

No. 5 Granite Bay at Nevada Union

Woodcreek at No. 7 Rocklin

No. 8 Sheldon at Grant

No. 10 Antelope at No. 11 Del Campo

No. 13 Christian Brothers vs. El Camino at Hughes Stadium

Center at No. 14 Lincoln

No. 15 Placer at Foothill

No. 16 Elk Grove at No. 17 Monterey Trail

Rio Linda at No. 18 Woodland

No. 20 Cordova at El Dorado

Byes: No. 1 Folsom

Other games

Rio Americano at Vista del Lago

Bella Vista at Cosumnes Oaks

Oakmont at Ponderosa

Capital Christian at Dixon

Mesa Verde at Marysville

Colfax at Bear River

Roseville at Whitney

Florin at Burbank

Laguna Creek at Kennedy

Pioneer at Yuba City

Galt at Union Mine

Delta at Foresthill

Encina at Rio Vista

Highlands at San Juan

Lindhurst at Harker

Bradshaw Christian at Golden Sierra

Rosemont vs. Liberty Ranch at Galt HS

Mira Loma vs. Casa Roble at El Camino HS

Davis vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon HS

Valley Christian vs. Western Sierra at Highlands HS

Valley vs. McClatchy at Cosumnes River College

Saturday

No. 9 Franklin at No. 6 Jesuit, 1 p.m.

Joe Davidson: 916-321-1280, @SacBee_JoeD

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