“This is huge,” said Lakers’ coach Jerry Rabideau, whose team will host Friday’s showdown against the No. 7-ranked and unbeaten Trojans. “These kids are going to grow up in these communities, run into each other, and they’ll have long-term bragging rights if they win this game.
“There’s a lot of emotion on the line. We know it’s going to be a packed house, and this is a long-standing, brutal rivalry.”
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