LONG BEACH – High school girls water polo teams begin their quest for various CIF Southern Section Division titles today at 3:15 p.m. with wild-card games at sites throughout the Southland. Those who are fortunate enough to survive will take part in first-round playoff matchups, which are tentatively scheduled for Thursday. The Griffens, who finished runner-up to Newport Harbor in the Sunset League, will host a good El Toro team. The Jackrabbits, who finished third in Moore League, heads to Corona del Mar. The Rams, who finished second in Moore League, will take on Irvine in the top bracket and will likely face No. 1 seeded Foothill in the second round. In Division III, Downey, the two-time CIF-SS Division VI and defending San Gabriel Valley champions, will have its hands full with visiting Chino Hills High on Thursday. Today, Cerritos, the No. 2 entry from the SGVL, will be hosting Rowland while Warren, the No. 3, will have to go on the road to face South Pasadena in a pair of Wild-card matchups. Wilson, Los Alamitos and Poly were all placed in the lower bracket and will have to get through a field that includes heavyweights like Montebello and Corona del Mar to get to the semifinals. The Bruins, who recaptured the Moore League title this season, were placed in the lower bracket and will start off at home against Mater Dei. Earl Williams can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!