No. 1 De La Salle barely beats San Mateo Serra on Saturday while No. 2 Corona Centennial unleashes 870 yards of offense in win over No. 13 St. Bonaventure. No. 6 Long Beach Poly also falls to Servite of Anaheim on Friday. The next rankings updates will be out on Monday morning.
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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Sept. 7. The new Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Top 25 will be posted on Sunday night. The new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 will be posted in list form only on Monday morning. The new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 with breakdowns, analysis and more will be for Gold Club members and generally posting on Monday nights. To find out more about becoming a member of the Gold Club, CLICK HERE.
1. De La Salle (Concord) 2-0
Defeated Serra (San Mateo) 21-14 on Saturday. The Spartans were trailing 14-7 in the fourth quarter, but figured out a way to beat the Padres. It was reminiscent of a 29-28 win at Serra in 2009.
2. Centennial (Corona) 2-0
Defeated No. 13 St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 69-55 on Saturday at UT San Diego Honor Bowl. RECAP
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 2-0
Defeated No. 17 Clovis North (Fresno) 48-0. This was easier for the Braves than the opener against Dominguez. Time will tell if Bosco is that good or Clovis North isn’t nearly as good as last season.
4. Serra (Gardena) 2-0
Defeated No. 8 Oceanside 50-39. RECAP
5. Folsom 2-0
Defeated No. 10 Granite Bay 30-14. Jake Browning with two TD passes and according to Sac Bee’s Joe Davidson the Bulldogs played very well against the run. RECAP
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 1-1
Lost to Servite (Anaheim) 31-24. Servite has a 41-17 loss to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas but Poly also always seems to play one stinker game every preleague.
7. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 1-0
Defeated Downey 66-28. Coltin Gerhart had five TDs in the first half.
8. Oceanside 1-1
Lost to No. 4 Serra (Gardena) 50-39 at the UT San Diego Honor Bowl. This loss may not hurt the Pirates too much in the next rankings since No. 6, No. 10 and No. 12 lost as well. RECAP
9. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 2-0
Defeated St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs) 56-7 on Thursday.
10. Granite Bay 0-1
Lost to No. 5 Folsom 14-30. One of the TDs for the Grizzlies was set up by an interception return by junior LB Cameron Smith. RECAP
11. Mission Viejo 2-0
Defeated Santiago (Corona) 58-28. The Diablos were trailing early and surged in the second half. Santiago is a team that lost 56-49 in first game to Hart of Newhall.
12. Chaminade (West Hills) 1-1
Lost to Hart (Newhall) 55-54 (OT). Donovan Lee and Brad Kaaya both were sensational for the Eagles, but Brady White threw for seven touchdowns to lead Hart.
13. St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 1-1
Lost to No. 2 Centennial (Corona) 69-55 on Saturday at UT San Diego Honor Bowl. RECAP
14. Palo Alto 0-0.
Did not play. The Vikings open next weekend against San Benito of Hollister.
15. Alemany (Mission Hills) 2-0
Defeated Muir (Pasadena) 44-24.
16. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 1-0
Defeated Upland 57-28 on Saturday at UT San Diego Honor Bowl. RECAP
17. Clovis North (Fresno) 1-1
Lost to No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 48-0.
18. Bellarmine (San Jose) 1-0
Defeated El Cerrito 28-25 on Saturday. El Cerrito is the top-ranked team in the CIF D3 North bowl game rankings.
19. Elk Grove 2-0
Defeated Foothill (Palo Cedro) 60-7.
20. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 2-0
Defeated Luther Burbank (Sacramento) 14-12. This avenged a loss from last season to the Titans.
21. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 2-0
Defeated Chino Hills 47-42. Last year, these two teams played to a 48-48 tie.
22. Edison (Huntington Beach) 2-0
Defeated Garfield (Los Angeles) 14-0.
23. Bakersfield 1-1
Defeated Wasco 35-13. It could have been worse for the Tigers, who stepped up big time to play the Drillers. They were 13-0 last season.
24. California (San Ramon) 1-1
Lost to Pittsburg 33-35. A bounce-back win for the Pirates after they scuffled on the road in a season-opening loss to Analy of Sebastopol.
25. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 2-0
Defeated Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 28-21 after trailing 21-0.
Teams on the Bubble
Central Catholic (Modesto) 1-1
Lost to St. Mary’s (Stockton) 47-27.
Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 0-1
Did not play.
Del Oro (Loomis) 1-1
Lost to Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 41-24 on Saturday at UT San Diego Honor Bowl. RECAP
Edison (Fresno) 2-0
Defeated Carson 40-6 on Saturday in Southern California.
El Cerrito 1-1
Lost to No. 18 Bellarmine of San Jose 28-25 on Saturday.
Hart (Newhall) 2-0
Defeated No. 12 Chaminade (West Hills) 55-54 OT
Helix (La Mesa) 1-1
Defeated Northridge (Layton, Utah) 32-0.
La Habra 2-0
Defeated La Mirada 28-19.
Luther Burbank (Sacramento) 1-1
Lost to Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 14-12.
Madison (San Diego) 2-0
Defeated Valhalla (El Cajon) 35-5.
Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 2-0
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 31-20 on Saturday. RECAP
Narbonne (Harbor City) 2-0
Defeated Gahr (Cerritos) 26-0.
Lost to Rancho Cucamonga 24-7.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 2-0
Defeated Del Oro (Loomis) 41-24 on Saturday at UT San Diego Honor Bowl. RECAP
Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 2-0
Defeated Rocklin 33-21.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 0-2
Lost to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 34-31 (2 OTs)
Serra (San Mateo) 0-1
Lost to No. 1 De La Salle (Concord) 21-14.
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 2-0
Defeated Central Catholic (Modesto) 47-27. Plays De La Salle next Friday at home on ESPNU.
Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo) 2-0
Defeated Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) 35-20.
Venice (Los Angeles) 1-1
Defeated Salesian (Los Angeles) 57-0.
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