Many State Football Games Cancelled (updated)

Each day seems to bring new changes in high school sporting activities in the state. Southern California, in particular, is seeing a great number of events cancelled or postponed. Check back Friday a.m. for the latest news of what games will be played.

Here, as it stands Thursday, is the status of major areas in California:

Greater Los Angeles: All L.A. City Section games are canceled by order of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties ordered by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles not to play.

Long Beach area: The Long Beach Unified School District will play, as will all other schools not part of the L.A. City system or the Archdiocese.

Orange County: Anaheim's High School District will not play, but all others, including Catholic schools Servite, Mater Dei and Santa Margarita, reportedly will play, although many games such as Mater Dei's has been pushed back to Saturday.

San Fernando Valley and beyond: Playing, except for Harvard-Westlake, which canceled sporting events the rest of the week, and schools part of the L.A. City system or the Archdiocese.

South Bay: Many leagues will play as scheduled although many games are also being pushed back to Saturday. Some schools, such as Palos Verdes Peninsula, which called off all sporting events the rest of the week.

Bay Area:As of Thursday afternoon, the Bay Area games appear to have sporadic cancellations. The San Francisco Section and The West Catholic League were remaining on schedule as of early in the afternoon Thursday. However, San Mateo Co.'s Peninsula Athletic League announced all games would be canceled.

Inland Empire and Riverside: Games are scheduled to be played.

Note: Many teams whose opponent could not play are scrambling to find replacement opponents for the weekend. Some other games, which were originally scheduled for Thursday or Friday, will be played Saturday.

The rankings below are from last week's Top 20 SoCal teams. New rankings will be released today.

Key matchups that will NOT be played:
#1 Long Beach Poly (1-0) vs. Banning (Wilmington) (7 p.m.)
#3 Loyola (1-0) vs. Narbonne (7 p.m.)
#6 Hart (1-0) vs. St. Bonaventure (THURSDAY) (7 p.m.)
#13 Carson (1-0) vs. Taft (THURSDAY) (7 p.m.)
#17 Peninsula (Palos Verdes) (1-0) vs. Long Beach Jordan (7 p.m.)
Crescenta Valley (1-0) vs. St. Francis (7 p.m.)
Muir (1-0) vs. Bishop Amat
Birmingham (1-0) vs. San Pedro
Crenshaw (1-0) vs. La Mirada (7 p.m.)

Key matchups that WILL be played:
#2 Santa Margarita (0-0-1) vs. Los Alamitos (THURSDAY) (7 p.m.)
#4 Mater Dei (1-0) vs. Mission Viejo (postponed to Sat.)
#10 Helix (La Mesa) 2-0 vs. Pt. Loma
#14 Thousand Oaks ( 0-1) vs. Buena
#15 Esperanza (1-0) vs. Paso Robles
#19 Dominguez (0-1) vs. Righetti (7 p.m.)
Carlsbad (2-0) vs. Hoover
Fountain Valley (1-0) vs. San Clemente (7 p.m.)
Mira Costa (1-0) vs. Warren (Downey) (7 p.m.)

Top 20 teams in games with status unknown
#5 Eisenhower (Rialto) (0-1) vs. Etiwanda (THURSDAY)
#12 Edison (HB) (1-0) vs. Capistrano Valley
#16 Chino (1-0) vs. Ontario
#18 Notre Dame (SO) (1-0) vs. Westlake (7 p.m.)
#20 Centennial (Corona) (1-0) vs. Upland Redlands (1-0) vs. JW North

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