FIVE FOR FRIDAY
ATWATER (2-2 CCC, 6-3) at BUHACH COLONY (4-0, 7-2): The Thunder lead the all-time series 4-2, including three straight wins. Both teams are in the playoffs, but need a win tonight to improve their seeds.
MERCED (3-1, 6-3) at GOLDEN VALLEY (0-4, 3-6): The Bears have defeated the Cougars six straight times and have taken home the Mayor's Cup 10 times in their 18 meetings.
LOS BANOS (4-1 WAC, 8-1) at PACHECO (3-2, 5-4): After sitting out last week, Tigers running back James Sams will be back in action tonight as these two teams continue to build their rivalry.
LIBERTY (3-1 NSL, 8-1) at CHOWCHILLA (4-0, 7-2): The Redskins are rolling with seven straight wins. They win the North Sequoia League title outright with a win tonight.
RIPON CHRISTIAN (5-1 SL, 7-2) at LE GRAND (6-0, 8-1): The Bulldogs can wrap up their fourth straight Southern League championship and top seed for the Division 5 playoffs.
-- SHAWN JANSEN