Five CIF-Southern Section playoff games will be played in Orange County during the semifinals round, including one of the Pac-5 Division games.
Mission Viejo will play Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium on Friday in one Pac-5 semifinal. In the division's other semifinal, Alemany of Mission Hills will play division defending champion Servite on Saturday night, 7 p.m., in a battle of 12-0 teams at Cerritos College.
The Southwest Division semifinals feature Villa Park at Tustin on Friday, 7 p.m., and Freeway League rivals La Habra and Sonora at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, 7 p.m. Sonora also uses the stadium at La Habra High as its home stadium and won the coin flip that decided the home team in that game.
La Habra beat Sonora, 42-13, in a league game on Oct. 29.
When two teams meet after the first round of the playoffs, the team that has played the fewest home playoff games is the home team. If the teams have played the same number of playoff home games, a coin flip decides the home team.
Corona del Mar plays Beckman at Tustin High on Saturday, 7 p.m. in a Southern Division semifinal. Corona del Mar defeated Beckman, 17-15, in a Pacific Coast League game on Nov. 12. Northwood vs. Garden Grove will be held Friday night, 7 p.m. at Garden Grove High.
Whittier Christian plays Village Christian of Sun Valley in a Mid-Valley Division semifinal Friday at Glendale High. In the East Valley Division, defending champion St. Margaret's plays Paraclete of Lancaster on Friday at Antelope Valley College.
All games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Starting times and sites are subject to change.