There were a couple of close calls but no huge upsets on the first major Friday and Saturday of the 2013 season. The next rankings may have just one new team.
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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Aug. 31. 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) 1-0
Defeated Clayton Valley (Concord) 34-14. First win for new head coach Justin Alumbaugh.
2. Centennial (Corona) 1-0
Defeated Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) 60-42. Sixty points about the norm for the Huskies, but that’s a lot to give up on defense.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 1-0
Defeated Dominguez (Compton) 40-7.
4. Serra (Gardena) 1-0
Defeated Desert Ridge (Mesa, Ariz.) 28-22 on Saturday in San Diego.
5. Folsom 1-0
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 56-7. Granite Bay is next for the Bulldogs.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 1-0
Defeated Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 28-15. RECAP
7. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 0-0
Did not play. First game is next Friday vs. Downey (11-3 last season).
8. Oceanside 1-0
Defeated St. Augustine (San Diego) 47-28. Some anxious early moments for the Pirates, who get No. 4 Serra next Friday (we’ll be there).
9. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 1-0
Defeated No. 17 Upland 44-13. If Oceanside wasn’t playing Serra next, the Monarchs would be jumping the Pirates in the next rankings for sure.
10. Granite Bay 0-0
Did not play. First game next Friday night at home vs. No. 5 Folsom.
11. Mission Viejo 1-0
Defeated Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii) 49-20 in game that ended early Saturday morning California time.
12. Chaminade (West Hills) 1-0
Defeated Venice 57-33. Eagles were down 21-0 early.
13. St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 1-0
Defeated Garfield (Los Angeles) 42-14.
14. Palo Alto 0-0
Did not play. First game on Sept. 13 vs. San Benito (Hollister).
15. Central (Fresno) 1-1
Defeated Hanford 36-16. Lost 31-7 to Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) last Saturday night in ESPN game.
16. Alemany (Mission Hills) 1-0
Defeated Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga) 30-7.
17. Upland 0-1
Lost to No. 9 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 44-13. Highlanders aren’t going to go 12-1 for a third straight season.
18. Bellarmine (San Jose) 0-0
Did not play. The Bells scrimmaged Monterey on Saturday, first game next Saturday vs. El Cerrito.
19. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 1-0
Defeated No. 23 Bakersfield 51-50. Drillers missed a 29-yard field goal at the end that would have made it a 53-51 win.
20. Clovis North (Fresno) 1-0
Defeated Atascadero 47-25.
21. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 1-0
Defeated Rocklin 28-14. Sac Bee had Rocklin No. 6 in its preseason rankings so it was a solid win for the Eagles.
22. Edison (Huntington Beach) 1-0
Defeated Centennial (Compton) 27-18.
23. Bakersfield 0-1
Lost to No. 19 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 51-50. Time will tell how significant this score will be as the season unfolds.
24. Elk Grove 1-0
Defeated Lincoln (Stockton) 27-0. It was viewed as an upset last year when the Thundering Herd thumped Lincoln. Not this time.
25. California (San Ramon) 1-0
Defeated Washington (Fremont) 46-20.
Teams On The Bubble
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 1-0
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 38-28
Del Oro (Loomis) 1-0
Defeated James Logan (Union City) 27-14.
El Cerrito 1-0
Defeated Sutter 34-14.
Hart (Newhall) 1-0
Defeated Santiago (Corona) 56-49.
Helix (La Mesa) 0-1
Lost on Saturday to Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) 10-6. Punahou No. 1 ranked team in Hawaii.
Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 1-0
Defeated Miramonte (Orinda) 45-14 on Saturday.
Mission Hills (San Marcos) 1-0
Defeated Desert Vista (Phoenix, Ariz.) 13-0 on Saturday.
Narbonne (Harbor City) 1-0
Defeated Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 27-23.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 1-0
Defeated Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) 42-6.
Serra (San Mateo) 0-0
Did not play. First game Sept. 7 vs. No. 1 De La Salle (Concord).
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 1-0
Defeated Stockdale (Bakersfield) 34-27
Tesoro (Mission Viejo) 1-0
Defeated La Mirada 40-13.
Lost to No. 12 Chaminade (West Hills) 33-57.
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