Here is a look at scores through Saturday, Nov. 24. Compiled by Paul Muyskens with comments from editor Mark Tennis.
Check throughout next weekend as well since we will be posting updated CIF bowl game rankings as they are done with all divisions being completed before the CIF section commissioners meet on Sunday, Dec. 3 to determine which teams will play in the regional bowl games. And be sure to watch Time Warner’s selection show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mark Tennis of Cal-Hi Sports will be one of the featured analysts.
1. DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 12-0
Defeated Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 49-0. Amador had scored 28 and 45 in its previous two games. Spartan defense may be stepping it up. DLS plays James Logan of Union City next week and will be going for 21st consecutive section title and 24th straight win. Counting teams with forfeit losses (Vista Murrieta) in the last two years, the win streak also is now the longest current one in the state.
2. NARBONNE (HARBOR CITY) 13-0
Defeated Carson 39-12. It might even be bigger for the Gauchos’ prestige that they’ve beaten both teams in the CIF Southern Section Pac-Five finals. And they beat CIFSS Western Division finalist Serra of Gardena.
3. VISTA MURRIETA (MURRIETA) 13-0
Defeated Rancho Cucamonga 34-0. More than solid win for the Broncos. Does a win over Corona Centennial next week ensure a CIF Southern California Open Division berth? You’d think with the CIFSS Pac-Five title game matching teams that are 11-2 and 10-3 might do it, but we all know what happened last year. If going just by wins on the field, Vista Murrieta’s 27-game win streak also is now the longest in the state.
4. ST. JOHN BOSCO (BELLFLOWER) 12-1*
Lost to No. 19 Long Beach Poly 13-10. The Braves gave up the lead after they took it in the second half on a 65-yard interception return by Naijiel Hale, the son of rapper Nate Dogg. This was their first loss on the field. They also have four forfeit losses.
5. ST. BONAVENTURE (VENTURA) 11-2
Lost to No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 21-0. The fog rolled in at Larrabee Stadium in the early going and while it cleared later the fogginess for the Seraphs did not.
6. MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 11-2
Defeated No. 5 St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 21-0. The CIFSS will never publicly root for teams but trust us they like it when the Red Army gets to invade Anaheim Stadium for a CIFSS championship. Beating Santa Margarita earlier might have knocked the Eagles down from where they were in the rankings at the time, but this win was better because the Seraphs were the top seed and there was no doubt about it.
7. CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 12-1
Defeated No. 10 Upland 46-36. This win sets up a Corona Centennial vs. Vista Murrieta final for the CIFSS Inland Division crown and since we were there for last year’s fantastic matchup we have to be there for this year’s.
8. FRANKLIN (ELK GROVE) 12-1
Lost to Granite Bay 37-7. It isn’t surprising that Franklin lost to Granite Bay since the Grizzlies are the defending CIF Sac-Joaquin D1 champs, but the margin sure is. Part of the reason for the score, which we found out on Saturday, was that Franklin’s top three running backs missed the game with injuries.
9. FOLSOM 13-0
Defeated Buhach Colony (Atwater) 49-22. Notice the results above. Even before the scores started rolling in, Joe Davidson of the Sac Bee said he thought Folsom would have the edge in a possible selection over Franklin for the CIF NorCal Open Division if both were 14-0. Next week, Folsom will likely rise to No. 6 in the state overall and with one more win there is now no doubt that the Bulldogs would be in the Open Division (probably opposite you know who).
10. UPLAND 12-1
Lost to No. 7 Centennial (Corona) 46-36. For the second straight year, a 12-0 Upland team falls in the CIFSS Inland Division semis. This time, though, a gallant effort will pretty much ensure that the team’s final state ranking will be in the top 20 or higher.
11. BELLARMINE (SAN JOSE) 11-1
Defeated Serra (San Mateo) 17-12. No overtime was required in this second win by the Bells over the Padres. They will now go for their fourth CIF Central Coast Section Open Division title in five years next Friday against St. Ignatius of San Francisco, which defeated Archbishop Mitty 25-22 Saturday in the bracket’s other semifinal.
12. CRENSHAW (LOS ANGELES) 11-1**
Defeated Venice 59-10. Anybody who thinks that No. 2 Narbonne is going to cruise to the L.A. City title next week hasn’t been paying attention to what the Cougars have been doing.
13. ELK GROVE 12-1
Defeated Del Oro (Loomis) 35-32. Wadus Parker and Robert Frazier will present unique challenges for Folsom in next week’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II final. Just a hunch, but the Folsom vs. Elk Grove game probably was picked to be the Saturday night game next week at Sac State due to weather concerns for Friday. That one is certainly the top matchup of the weekend for the SJS.
14. OCEANSIDE 11-1
Defeated Valhalla (El Cajon) 31-28. The closeness of this score will only further complicate the evaluation of the Pirates with Huntington Beach Edison, Chaminade and Gardena Serra.
15. EDISON (HUNTINGTON BEACH) 12-1
Defeated Foothill (Tustin) 22-16. The closeness of this score will only further complicate the evaluation of the Chargers with Oceanside, Chaminade and Gardena Serra.
16. CHAMINADE (WEST HILLS) 12-1
Defeated Cathedral (Los Angeles) 45-7. With Serra’s win over Lompoc, Chaminade’s earlier win over Serra plus closer than expected scores for Oceanside and Edison, it’s likely that the Eagles will move to No. 1 in next week’s CIF D2 South bowl division rankings.
17. LOMPOC 12-1
Lost to No. 18 Serra (Gardena) 34-21. The Braves see their 32-game win streak, which was the longest in the state, come to an end. Serra may now go on to win a D2 state title, but that shouldn’t stop Lompoc from really trying to strengthen its nonleague schedule in future seasons.
18. SERRA (GARDENA) 11-2
Defeated No. 17 Lompoc 34-21. The Cavs now get a chance to avenge one of their two losses, which was to Chaminade, in the CIFSS Western Division final. Their only other loss was to No. 2 Narbonne and they have a win over Long Beach Poly.
19. LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH) 10-3
Defeated No. 4 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 13-10. For the second straight week, the Jackrabbits’ defense gets key stops in the second half. We’re trying to remember if we’ve ever covered a team that lost a game 56-0 early in the season that has come back the way this team has. It’s 35 plus years of the memory banks and can’t find one. All you can do is tip your cap to coach Raul Lara and his staff.
20. MISSION VIEJO 11-1
Season complete. The Diablos were No. 4 one week ago whey they were the victims of the Long Beach Poly upset bug.
21. SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 9-3
Season complete. The team’s ovetime loss to St. Bonaventure gets diminished a bit by the Seraphs getting shutout this weekend by Mater Dei.
22. BURBANK (SACRAMENTO) 12-1
Lost on Saturday 24-6 to No. 25 Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills). The Titans started slowly against the Trojans and could never get untracked. Watch out next year for 6-foot-3, 260-pound junior defensive tackle Ngalu Tapa.
23. ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS) 9-3
Season complete. Since the team’s CIFSS Pac-Five playoff loss was to Mater Dei and MD just beat St. Bonaventure there might be a slight bump for the Warriors in the next rankings.
24. TUSTIN 12-1
Lost to Villa Park 35-34. Just when we were starting to take the Tillers seriously, they get bounced from the CIFSS Southwest Division playoffs. So much for the possible 13-0 vs. 12-1 title game against Edison. Now it will just be Edison trying to beat Villa Park for the second time.
25. OAK RIDGE (EL DORADO HILLS) 12-1
Defeated No. 22 Burbank (Sacramento) 24-6 on Saturday. This win advanced the Trojans to next Friday’s SJS D1 final against Granite Bay. Since Oak Ridge’s only loss is to Folsom and the team just beat a 12-0 opponent, the team will be ranked higher next week than Granite Bay. Looks like most of the local scribes, though, will probably pick Granite Bay due to its track record and the manner in which the Grizzlies have been rolling as of late.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE (How they fared)
Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 8-5
Lost to De La Salle (Concord) 49-0.
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 8-4
Lost on Saturday 25-22 to St. Ignatius (San Francisco) in CCS Open Division semifinals.
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-3-1
Buhach Colony (Atwater) 10-3
Lost to No. 9 Folsom 49-22.
California (San Ramon) 9-3
Lost on Saturday 40-7 to James Logan (Union City)
Carter (Rialto) 12-1
Lost to Serrano (Phelan) 21-14.
Charter Oak (Covina) 10-2
Central (Fresno) 11-2
Defeated Liberty (Bakersfield) 35-14.
Citrus Hill (Perris) 13-0
Defeated Tahquitz (Hemet) 37-0.
Clayton Valley (Concord) 11-1
Defeated Concord 49-22.
Clovis North (Clovis) 11-1
Defeated Edison (Fresno) 37-34.
Crespi (Encino) 8-2
Del Oro (Loomis) 7-6
Lost to No.13 Elk Grove 35-32.
El Cerrito 13-0
Defeated Analy (Sebastopol) 40-20.
El Toro (Lake Forest) 9-2
Granite Bay 10-3
Defeated No. 8 Franklin (Elk Grove) 37-7.
Helix (La Mesa) 9-2*
Lost to Poway 21-7.
James Logan (Union City) 11-1
Defeated California (San Ramon) 40-7 on Saturday in NCS D1 semifinals.
La Serna (Whittier) 12-1
Defeated West Covina 35-17.
Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 11-1
Defeated Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 42-37 on Saturday in NCS D3 semifinals.
Mission Hills (San Marcos) 10-2
Defeated San Pasqual (Escondido) 42-17.
Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 10-2
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 8-4
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3
Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 10-3
Defeated Valencia 50-33.
Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) 12-0
Defeated Northgate (Walnut Creek) 30-17 on Saturday in NCS D2 semifinals.
Rancho Cucamonga 10-3
Lost to Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 34-0.
Serra (San Mateo) 9-3
Lost to Bellarmine (San Jose) 17-12.
Serrano (Phelan) 13-0
Defeated Carter (Rialto) 21-14.
St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 8-3
Defeated Archbishop Mitty 25-22 Saturday in CCS Open Division semifinals.
*Indicates forfeits wins are not included.
**Indicates default win not included.
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