South Pasadena High, which struggled down the stretch by losing its final two games of the season, will travel to San Bernardino Friday night to face Aquinas High in a first round matchup in CIF- Southern Section playoff action.
The Tigers, playing in Division 10, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Rio Hondo League with San Marino and La Canada, while Monrovia won the Rio Hondo League title after soundly beating South Pasadena 46-16 last Friday.
South Pas finished 7-3 overall, 3-2 in league, while Aquinas 8-2 on the season, 4-1 in league. The Tigers appeared to be in control looking to win their first league title since 1977, before stumbling against rival San Marino and the Wildcats in the final weeks of the regular season.
The 7:30 p.m. game will be played at 2772 Sterling Avenue in San Bernardino.