The Highland Park lacrosse team will try to mix business and pleasure during its annual spring-break trip to California this weekend.
The business part comes in the form of three games against powerful West Coast teams, with the results potentially yielding pleasure if the Scots can pass their first big test of the season.
HP will face San Francisco University High School tonight and nationally ranked St. Ignatius, also in San Francisco, on Saturday afternoon. They will head to San Jose to face Bellarmine Prep on Monday.
Last season, the Scots fell 9-6 on the same weekend to St. Ignatius, which lost only one game all season. It might be another battle for regional seniority between an established California power and the defending champion in Texas, which is gaining a reputation for its talent on a national scale.
HP (2-0) has gotten off to a strong start this season with a 15-7 win over Keller and a 13-3 victory over Allen.