BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As with most weeks in the high school football season, week 8 in the South Yosemite League is best understood by taking a look at the week which came before it. South went down for the first time all season at the hands of defending league and valley champs Ridgeview and the battle for second place is now on with South and West standing at 1-1.
Ridgeview QB Lawrence White is our player of the week in the SYL for his 3 TD/1 INT performance against the Rebels.
Week 8's most intriguing matchup is a non-league affair between the Bakersfield Christian Eagles and the South Rebels. A bit of the shine might be taken off due to South's loss but in the end it could do them good with the cloud of "perfection" no longer looming and some notes on team improvement taken from the loss to be applied during playoffs.
Elsewhere, the Golden Valley Bulldogs will face a winless Mira Monte club and a win would vault them right into the 1 and 1'ers for the battle for second place. Week 8 looks to be a good one!
Check back into turnto23.com/sports for more league previews and tune to 23ABC at 11:17pm this Friday for Friday Night Live when we will be at the SWYL clash between Independence and Centennial.