The biggest target on the field has 21 consecutive victories, five consecutive CIF championships, sons of famous fathers and more lopsided victories than a teenager picking on his little brother.
The biggest target for Serra is the 6-foot-1 wide receiver who is a junior with 73 catches, 1,282 yards, 17 touchdowns, four scholarship offers and a football intelligence quotient that his coach says cannot be questioned.
The biggest threat against Oaks Christian, which expects state titles with the same ferocity with which many teams hope for league championships, is Serra receiver Robert Woods.
On a talented team, Woods could be the player that separates Serra (13-0) from Oaks Christian (13-0) in tonight's CIF Southern Section Northwest Division championship game at Oaks Christian.
"Woods combines the best qualities of all the skill players I've coached," said Serra coach Scott Altenberg, who is in his 10th season. "He has an unbelievable football IQ and he knows how to use it. Some kids have talent and they shy away under the spotlight.
"Robert is not that kid."
Woods will have to be the kid against top-seeded Oaks Christian.
He had 17 catches for 183 yards and one touchdown in a 35-28 semifinal victory against El Segundo and made a key interception in the third quarter. While No.2 seed Serra has its own share of talent and speed, Woods' skills have become an increasingly larger part of its playoff success in December.
"I would not be a very good coach if I did not try to get the ball into his hands as many times as I can," Altenberg said. "Any game plan has to hugely involve him. It's not rocket science. I'd probably get him the ball 50 times in the game if I could."
Woods already has scholarship offers from UCLA, Cal, Oregon and Colorado. Some scouting services are predicting that he could be the top receiver recruit in the nation in his class.
Safe to say, Oaks Christian hasn't faced a player like Woods while trashing the likes of Santa Paula, Nordhoff, and Oak Park this year.
"Serra is the best team we've played in the six championship games," Coach Bill Redell said. "Speed-wise, they're the fastest team we've seen all year."
Woods and Oaks Christian running back Malcolm Jones will be the fastest players on the field, a lofty statement considering both teams' talent. Jones is also a linebacker who has committed to USC. Woods is a safety.
The two Pac-10 prospects figure to bang helmets tonight. Jones has rushed for 1,216 yards and 20 touchdowns.
"Jones is something else," Altenberg said. "It's an interesting subplot. Both kids are game changers on both sides of the ball on every play. You've got the running back-linebacker against the wide receiver-defensive back."
Woods doesn't need an introduction to Jones.
"I remember him from last year," Woods said. "He's got great size, great speed and great talent."
Woods said the two players were photographed together last summer for a recruiting publication. Woods said Serra needs to do more than smile at Jones.
"Our focus is to stop him at running back," he said. "We have an awesome chance to win if we can slow him down."
Redell said he can pick any number of offensive threats that worry him, but it's no secret that Woods is the primary playmaker in Serra's stable.
"I also saw (Serra) play against Taft," Redell said. "They've got a good quarterback (Ted Landers) and three or four good skill kids (Woods, running back Carl Winston, receiver George Farmer, receiver Anthony Carpenter) and an offensive lineman (Sione Tuihalamaka) I was really impressed with, so we're going to be tested."
Serra danced a pregame Haka then lost, 44-7, in the quarterfinals at Oaks Christian last year, a memory that has motivated the team through its 13-0 regular season as it tries to win its first CIF championship since 1989. Serra is making its first championship game appearance since 2002.
Despite Serra's talent, the Cavaliers are still widely regarded as underdogs, an identity Woods said Serra has embraced as much as its motivation to avenge its loss last year.
"We lost, 44-7," Woods said. "I know that score. We've played with that in our heads all season. Our main goal all season has been to get to Oaks and to finally beat them."
Calpreps.com projects Oaks Christian to defeat Serra, 35-28, but site co-founder Eric Maddy said Oaks Christian has been favored by at least 16 points in every game this season. Oaks Christian won every regular season game by at least 28 points. Its two closest games this season have been in the last two weeks, a 21-0 quarterfinal victory over Pioneer Valley of Santa Maria and a 29-7 semifinal victory over Morro Bay.
"Everyone is doubting us," Woods said. "It's a great inspiration. It's a great push. It's something to play for. We know we can win. We're trying to prove ourselves."
Woods said Serra's two most important games of the season were against Carson and Taft. He said defeating Carson, 21-19, in Week 2 and Taft, 49-13, in Week 5, were pivotal tests because they gave Serra a chance to face Carson's strength and Taft's speed.
Woods will be the focal point, but Altenberg said he respects how Woods has spent much of the season acting not only as a threat, but also as a diversion to help Serra's other skill players show their wares. Now, to obtain the hardware, Woods has to be on display.
"We're playing like seniors, but at an earlier age," Woods said.
Funny. The same could be said about Woods.