Presidio Sports’ County Football Fab 5

Things get really interesting from here on out for all of our Fab Five football teams.

While Lompoc and St. Joseph have already commenced league play, top-ranked Bishop Diego, No. 2 Carpinteria and fifth-ranked San Marcos kick things off this weekend.

The game of the week is Bishop Diego vs. Carpinteria in the Tri-Valley League opener Saturday at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium. Both teams mowed through their non-league opponents and appear to be in peak form going into this titanic.

San Marcos opens Channel League with a home game against Ventura on Friday. After starting out 5-0, the Royals’ character will be tested coming off a 48-7 drubbing at the hands of defending CIF Northwest Division champion Nordhoff


Bishop Diego (5-0) — Cardinals enter rivalry game against Carpinteria after spending some quality time in Solana Beach.

Carpinteria 6-0 — After an impressive win on the road, the Warriors move into No. 2 slot the week of the big game against Bishop Diego. Every ranking needs a 1 vs. 2 Game of the Century.

Lompoc (4-1) — During a bye week, the Braves still posted a win as standout lineman Ainu Taua was picked for U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

St. Joseph (4-1) — The Knights learn how tough life is in the Pac-7.

San Marcos (5-1) — The Royals learn some valuable lessons before the start of league play.