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Here are SBLive’s Top 10 LA City Section high school football rankings for the week of April 12. The rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette.

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April 12, 2021

1. Birmingham (1-2)

The Patriots won the Open Division championship in 2019. 2022 wide receiver Arlis Boardingham and 2021 QB Forrest Brock form a dangerous partnership.

2. San Pedro (0-0)

The Pirates bring back quarterback Dylan Kordic as well as Josh Johnson, an Eastern Washington commit, who plays receiver and DB. 2021 offensive lineman Kyle Keller, a Drake Commit, is another name to know.

3. Banning (1-0)

It's all about 2022 running back Jakob Galloway for the Pilots. In Banning's week one blowout win over Kennedy, Galloway rushed 127 yards and four TDs. He also had 95 receiving yards and a fifth touchdown.

4. Venice (1-0)

Venice's offense looked like the real deal in their 36-0 win over Palisades to open the season. 2021 quarterback Sam Vaulton and 2021 WR/DB JJ Thurman are legitimate talents.

5. Garfield (1-0)

Garfield junior quarterback Jaison Vargas completed 11 of 17 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 63-6 win over Wilson. He also had nine carries for 137 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

6. Reseda (1-0)

Androw Nesem had 72-yard and six-yard TD runs in Reseda's season opening 22-14 victory over Crenshaw. Junior QB Kameran Charles rushed for a 39-yard score in the win as well.

7. Crenshaw (0-1)

2022 receiver Andrew Wynn is a player to watch for the Cougars.

8. Carson (0-0)

Narbonne is no longer a City power, will Carson take advantage in the Marine League?

9. Granada Hills (1-0)

Granada Hills beat Cleveland 32-20. 2023 running back Dijon Stanley, a Grace Brethren transfer, is one of the top running backs in the City Section.

10. Westchester (1-0)

Westchester beat Fairfax 14-12 in their season opener.

In the mix: Canoga Park, San Fernando and Grant