NORWALK – The (4-1) Norwalk Lancers football team is set to face-off with the (3-2) La Mirada Matadores on Friday at 7 p.m. Although the schedule says Norwalk is the home team, they will be entering hostile territory as the game will be on the La Mirada football field.
The Matadors come into the game as the fifth-ranked football program in the state and the 31st in the nation, according to MaxPreps. Their only two losses were to Mater Dei and St. John Bosco, two of the nation’s best football programs who often springboard their student athletes to Division 1 college football programs after graduation.
The Matadors were shutout in both their defeats allowing a combined 82 points over the two outings, though La Mirada is coming off an impressive 62-0 shellacking over Cerritos High School last week.
La Mirada’s senior stud quarterback Tristen Meyer’s numbers are impressive through five games, completing 40 of his 60 passes for eight touchdowns and allowing only one interception. Meyer is coming off his best performance of the season scorching Cerritos for five touchdowns. His 169.5 quarterback rating was nearly perfect as he completed 10 of 11 passes for 264 yards including his longest of the season of 51-yards.
The Lancers have a better record so far but have played weaker opponents. Over the last three games, the Lancers have outscored their opponents 108-27. Norwalk’s only loss this year was to Jordan High School (Long Beach), 6-7, in a defensive grudge match.
Both teams come into the game (1-0) in league action with the winner going home in first place with four remaining league games.