There will a battle of the unbeatens at Dos Pueblos High’s Scott O’Leary Stadium on Friday night, but one of the teams is more unbeaten than the other. Both the Lompoc Braves and Dos Pueblos Chargers are 3-0 in this high school football season. Lompoc is coming off a perfect 2011 season (14-0) and brings a 23-game winning streak into the showdown. The L.A. Times ranks the Braves No. 15 in the Southland. They feature one of the state’s top running backs in Lavon Coleman, a 5’11” 210-pounder who is averaging better than 150 yards a game. The Chargers’ rookie head coach Nate Mendoza is a Lompoc graduate.
SBCC seeks its first football victory of the season Friday night at La Playa Stadium against visiting Compton College. Representing the home team in the pregame coin toss will be honorary Vaquero captain Abraham Moreno, a Santa Barbara Special Olympics athlete. SBCC’s ticket prices are $5 general admission; $3 students and seniors; children under 5 free.
SCHEDULE OF GAMES
Thursday, September 13
High school boys water polo – Mater Dei at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.
High school girls volleyball – Oxnard at Santa Barbara, 6 p.m.; Hart at San Marcos, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 14
High school boys water polo – Santa Barbara Invitational at S.B. High and Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.
College women’s soccer – San Francisco CC at SBCC, 2 p.m.; U. of San Francisco at UCSB, 7 p.m.
High school football – Lompoc at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Rio Mesa, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Hueneme, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Santa Ynez, 7:30 p.m.
College football – Compton at SBCC, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – UCSB at San Diego, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15
High school boys water polo – Santa Barbara Invitational at S.B. High and Dos Pueblos, 9 a.m.
College cross country – Westmont Invitational, 9:30 a.m.
High school football – Santa Clara at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 16
College men’s soccer – UCSB at Seattle, 3 p.m.
Monday, September 17
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.
College men’s soccer – La Sierra at Westmont, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18
College women’s volleyball – Concordia at Westmont, 7 p.m.
College men’s soccer – Oxnard at SBCC, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19
High school cross country – Channel League meet at Dos Pueblos, 4 p.m.
College women’s volleyball – Bakersfield at SBCC, 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 20
High school girls volleyball – Buena at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.; San Luis Obispo at San Marcos, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 21
College men’s soccer – Bethesda at Westmont, 4 p.m.; UCLA at UCSB, 6 p.m.; Glendale at SBCC, 7 p.m.
College women’s volleyball – CSU San Marcos at Westmont, 5 p.m.
High school football – Rio Mesa at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Bakersfield Centennial at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Channel Islands, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Santa Clara, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 22
High school football (8 man) – Faith Baptist at Cate, 1 p.m.; Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.
College women’s volleyball – San Diego Christian at Westmont, 3 p.m.
College football – SBCC at L.A. Valley, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 23
College men’s soccer – Harvard at UCSB, 12 p.m.
College women’s soccer – San Diego State at UCSB, 2 p.m.
Monday, September 17 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood presentation: “Use Your Brain When You Play Hard.” Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 6 p.m. Reservations.
Thursday-Friday, September 20-21 – 29th City Men’s Senior Golf Championship. Santa Barbara Golf Club. www.santabarbaraca.gov.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Sunday, September 30 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m. carpinteriatriathlon.com.
Saturday, October 6 – Solvang Mile, Copenhagen Drive, 7 a.m. active.com.
Sunday, October 7 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run, Carpinteria Bluffs, 8 a.m. active.com.
Saturday, October 13 – Fall 5-Mile Cross Country Classic and Kids’ Mile, Lake Los Carneros, 8 a.m. foxfallxc.com.
Sunday, October 14 – Cancer Center 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run, Montecito Union School, 8 a.m. ccsb.org.
Saturday, October 20 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders: 100 miles, 100K, and 34-mile Foothill Course. santabarbaracentury.org.
Saturday, November 10 – Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High School to SBCC, 7:15 a.m. Half Marathon, Page Youth Center to SBCC, 7:45 a.m. sbimarathon.com.
Sunday, November 25 – Red Rock Marathon and 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m. allwedoisrun.com.