The Cavaliers, playing at home for the fourth straight week of the postseason, have scored a minimum of 40 points in each of their past three games, including last week's 41-23 win over Paso Robles.
In fact, Serra hasn't been held to less than 34 points all year. The Cavaliers routed St. Paul by a score of 34-7 back in October. The closest game for Preston and his squad came against Chaminade (35-21) last month.
Most people expected a Serra/Chaminade rematch to occur tonight, but Arroyo Grande nixed that idea by easily handling Chaminade last week, 52-19.
The Eagles, whose only two losses were to Paso Robles and Atascadero, have gained approximately 4,500 yards of total offense on the year. 6-foot-5 junior quarterback Brent Vanderveen has thrown for 1,352 yards with 10 TDs and five interceptions.
Last week, Vanderveen completed 9-of-15 passes for 112 yards with two touchdowns and two picks vs. Chaminade. He's thrown as many as 27 passes in a playoff game (against St. Luis Obispo) and as few as 6 (two weeks ago vs. Dominguez).
In other words, Arroyo Grande takes what a defense will give them, and the Eagles have enjoyed ample success on the ground behind the running of 5-foot-8, 192-pound senior Christian Crichton (203 carries, 1,224 yards, 11 TDs).
Vanderveen is second on the team in rushing with 591 yards and 6 touchdowns on 94 attempts.
Turning to Serra, Preston has been sizzling-hot all season. Last week, he connected on 19-of-24 throws for 323 yards and five touchdowns. Over the past four games, the senior QB has tossed 12 TD passes with no interceptions.