Week 14 Top 25 Scoreboard

Tommy Arnold (left) and Spencer Sheff were the primary orchestrators of key 95-yard scoring drive in fourth quarter of Elk Grove's 22-14 win over Rio Linda. Photo: Mark Tennis. RECAP

Tommy Arnold (left) and Spencer Sheff were the primary orchestrators of key 95-yard scoring drive in fourth quarter of Elk Grove’s 22-14 win over Rio Linda. Photo: Mark Tennis. RECAP

Does the state’s previously mentioned Big Four now seem more like a Big Two after No. 3 Folsom and No. 4 Serra of Gardena escape upset bids? More big winners include No. 6 Mater Dei (over No. 5 Long Beach Poly), No. 8 Corona Centennial (set state record), No. 11 Serra of San Mateo (on Saturday) and No. 18 Elk Grove.

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Here is a look at scores through Monday, Dec. 2. The new Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Top 25 were posted on Sunday night. The new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 was posted in list form only on Monday morning and updated again on Monday night. For breakdowns, analysis and more for every team, check out or Monday night/Tuesday morning post for Gold Club members only. To find out more about becoming a member of the Gold Club, CLICK HERE.

1. (1) De La Salle (Concord) 12-0
Defeated Deer Valley (Antioch) 57-27. The Spartans were tied 14-14 before storming out to a 43-14 lead by halftime. Still, Nsimba Webster’s big plays for Deer Valley might not be a good sign for a defense that could face more than one game-breaker against either St. John Bosco or Gardena Serra.

2. (2) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 13-0
Defeated No. 7 Alemany (Mission Hills) 56-14. We don’t have ties in rankings, but this big win by the Braves pulls them closer to DLS among those (like us) who will still have the Spartans ranked higher until they lose to another California team.

3. (3) Folsom 13-0
Defeated Jesuit (Carmichael) 42-35. Jesuit lost 56-14 to the Bulldogs earlier in the season. Kudos to the Marauders, but not a good omen if Folsom eventually wants to win the CIF Open Division state title. Note that according to one report the Bulldogs went for it on 4th and 13 from their own 17. They didn’t get it, then Jesuit scored the game’s first touchdown.

4. (4) Serra (Gardena) 13-0
Defeated St. Francis (La Canada) 22-14. Adoree Jackson did not play but is expected to be back next week for CIFSS Western Division final according to Evan Barnes of the South Bay Daily Breeze.

5. (6) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 11-2
Lost to No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 30-0. The season ends for the Jackrabbits as they’re completely shut down by Mater Dei’s defense. RECAP

6. (9) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 11-2
Defeated No. 5 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 30-0. Justin Allen scored on a 75-yard run as he continues to come back from an injury. With the win, Mater Dei will play St. John Bosco for the CIFSS Pac-5 Division title next Saturday night at the Big A. RECAP

7. (7) Alemany (Mission Hills) 10-2
Lost to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 56-14. We’ll probably have to wait a few weeks before the significance of losing 56-14 to the Braves gets figured out.

8. (8) Centennial (Corona) 10-2
Defeated Upland 86-56. Tre Watson rushed for 519 yards on 40 carries and the Huskies gained a total of 964 yards. This was even crazier than the 69-55 game we saw early in the season between Centennial and St. Bonaventure. Centennial’s 964 yards breaks the state record of 912 yards for most total offense in one game set in 1967 by Happy Camp. The small Northern Section school won 95-7 that season in that game against McCloud.

9. (10) Chaminade (West Hills) 11-2
Defeated Lompoc 49-14. The Eagles advance to the CIFSS Western Division finals for second year in a row where they will play No. 4 Serra (Gardena) also for the second year in a row.

10. (11) Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 12-1
Defeated No. 22 Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 26-20. With the win, Oak Ridge advances to CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 final and will get to take another crack at No. 3 Folsom. It was a 35-0 Bulldogs’ win in the first meeting.

11. (12) Serra (San Mateo) 10-2
Defeated Bellarmine (San Jose) 28-17 on Saturday. The Padres now meet Archbishop Mitty next for the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division championship. Winner still on track to probably play Sac-Joaquin Section D2 champ in NorCal Division I bowl game.

12. (14) Mission Hills (San Marcos) 12-1
Played Monday at Qualcomm Stadium vs. No. 14 Oceanside in first-ever San Diego Section Open Division final and won 36-14. The game was held Monday because the Chargers haad a home game on Sunday.

Coach Coley Candaele and his team at Vista Murrieta will be trying to win second CIFSS Inland Division title in last three years. .

Coach Coley Candaele and his team at Vista Murrieta will be trying to win second CIFSS Inland Division title in last three years.
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13. (15) Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 12-1
Defeated Norco 56-19. No problem for the Broncos against QB Coltin Gerhart’s old team. Now for the third straight year we get Vista Murrieta vs. Corona Centennial for the CIFSS Inland Division title.

14. (17) Oceanside 10-3
Played Monday at Qualcomm Stadium vs. No. 12 Mission Hills (San Marcos) for San Diego Open Division crown and lost 36-14. Pirates lost to Mission Hills 30-7 earlier in the season.

15. (5) Mission Viejo 11-1
Season complete. The Diablos were ousted in the CIFSS Pac-5 playoffs by Mater Dei. They didn’t lose by as much as Long Beach Poly did on Friday so they might move up in the next rankings.

16. (16) Del Oro (Loomis) 11-2
Defeated Yuba City 52-26. The Golden Eagles will face No. 18 Elk Grove in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II finals. Elk Grove ended Del Oro’s season last year with a 35-32 win in the D2 semis.

17. (18) Bakersfield 10-2
Defeated Central (Fresno) 45-6. The Drillers out-gained the Grizzlies 302-37 in the first half on their way to a 28-6 lead.

18. (20) Elk Grove 12-1
Defeated Rio Linda 22-14. RECAP

19. (23) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 11-1
Defeated Valley Christian (San Jose) 37-7. After seeing Valley Christian last week, this was a pretty good team that the Monarchs just thrashed. They will now play either Serra or Bellarmine in the CCS Open Division final.

20. (19) Narbonne (Harbor City) 11-2
Defeated Carson 40-12. Solid win for the Gauchos after they struggled a bit in game last week against Birmingham. They now face Crenshaw again for the L.A. City Section Division I title.

21. (22) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 12-0
Defeated Analy (Sebastopol) 48-20 on Saturday. Wildcats will now play El Cerrito next week in CIF North Coast Section Division III championship. Their earlier win over Miramonte of Orinda now looking better after Miramonte advanced to NCS D2 title game.

22. (NR) Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 10-3
Lost to No. 10 Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 26-20. The Eagles finish with two of their three losses to Oak Ridge.

23. (13) Eastlake (Chula Vista) 10-2
Season complete. The Titans lost in the San Diego Section Open Division semifinals 33-30 to No. 14 Oceanside.

24. (NR) Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 13-0
Defeated Westminster 37-0. The Sea Kings will now play Garden Grove in the CIFSS Southern Division final in a 13-0 vs. 13-0 showdown. Note: If Folsom were to play either St. John Bosco or Gardena Serra in the Open Division state bowl game, both teams would be 15-0.

25. (NR) San Pasqual (Escondido) 11-2
Defeated Carlsbad 28-14 on Wednesday. Played Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) in the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game on Monday afternoon and lost 37-31 in triple overtime.

Teams On The Bubble

Bellarmine (San Jose) 8-4
Lost to No. 11 Serra (San Mateo) 28-17 on Saturday in CCS Open Division semifinal.

California (San Ramon) 11-2
Defeated Pittsburg 31-17 in NCS D1 semifinal on Saturday. Now plays No. 1 De La Salle in NCS championship.

Casa Grande (Petaluma) 13-0
Defeated Montgomery (Santa Rosa) 42-13 on Saturday in NCS D2 semifinals.

Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 11-2
Defeated No. 25 San Pasqual (Escondido) 37-31 in three overtimes on Monday to win CIF San Diego Section Division I title.

Central (Fresno) 9-4
Lost to No. 17 Bakersfield 45-6.

Clayton Valley (Concord) 11-2
Lost to Miramonte (Orinda) 44-38. Miramonte will now play either Casa Grande.

Clovis North (Fresno) 11-2
Defeated Clovis 28-14 in Central Section D1 semifinals.

Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 9-4
Defeated Venice (Los Angeles) 30-25 in L.A. City Section D1 semifinals.

Deer Valley (Antioch) 11-2
Lost to No. 1 De La Salle (Concord) 57-27. Only other loss to Pitt.

Enterprise (Redding) 12-0
Defeated Paradise 40-14 on Saturday in CIF Northern Section D1 final. RECAP.

Inderkum (Sacramento) 10-3
Lost to Manteca 45-36. One team’s case for NorCal D2 bowl ends but another’s comes into focus.

Jesuit (Carmichael) 9-4
Lost to No. 3 Folsom 42-35.

JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 7-3
Season complete.

Luther Burbank (Sacramento) 9-3
Season complete.

Lutheran (Orange) 7-4
Season complete.

Manteca 12-1
Big, bad Buffs and their massive o-line beat Inderkum 45-36 and will play either Sacramento in Sac-Joaquin D3 final.

Mission Bay (San Diego) 11-1
Defeated Rancho Buena Vista (Vista) 56-49 on Wednesday. Will play Monday in San Diego Section D2 final at Qualcomm Stadium against St. Augustine.

Norco 9-4
Lost to No. 13 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 56-19.

Norwalk 13-0
Defeated Muir (Pasadena) 35-28. La Serna of Whittier up next in CIFSS Southeast Division. If Norwalk wins, could be Norwalk vs. Hart/Valencia winner for CIF SoCal D2 bowl game but San Diego D2 winner (St. Augustine or Mission Bay) right there as well.

Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 7-4
Season complete.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3
Season complete.

Pittsburg 10-3
Lost on Saturday to California (San Ramon) 31-17 in North Coast Section D1 semifinal.

Rancho Cucamonga 10-2
Season complete.

Rio Linda 11-2
Lost to No. 18 Elk Grove 22-14. RECAP

San Gorgonio (San Bernardino) 12-1
Lost to Norte Vista (Riverside) 38-37.

Servite (Anaheim) 6-6
Season complete.

St. Augustine (San Diego) 10-2
Defeated Imperial 56-12 on Wednesday in SD D2 semis. Plays Mission Bay in final. With losses to Oceanside and Eastlake, a win makes Saints a strong contender for D2 South bowl game especially if Cathedral wins D1 game (Saints have win over Dons).

St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 9-3
Season complete.

St. Francis (La Canada) 10-3
Lost to No. 4 Serra (Gardena) 22-14.

Upland 9-4
Lost to No. 8 Centennial (Corona) 86-56.

Valencia 11-2
Defeated Saugus 45-8. Will now play league rival Hart for CIFSS Northern Division title. Winner could have shot at D2 South bowl game berth.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 8-4
Lost to No. 19 Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 37-7.

Venice (Los Angeles) 10-3
Lost to Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 30-25.

Westlake (Westlake Village) 8-3
Season complete.

Yuba City 11-2
Lost to Del Oro (Loomis) 52-26.

Stockton office assistant editor Paul Muyskens contributed to this post. He and Mark Tennis, the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com, can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter: @CalHiSports


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6 Comments

  1. Blackbeard
    Posted November 30, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Championship time is when O’side has everything locked down. Going for nine CIF titles in ten years is nothing compared to DLS, but it is impressive. Oceanside looking to tighten the vice grips on the SDS yet again. Let’s go Pirates!!

  2. Dark Magus
    Posted November 30, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Pirate time !

  3. jimerpop
    Posted November 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I wonder how Adoree Jackson would have felt if Gardena had lost that game.

  4. James evans
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I do not think you can now reduce the big four to just DLS and Bosco. Folsom and Serra Gardena could beat DLS and Bosco just as well as each other and vice versa. DLS had two close wins against Serra San Mateo and Clayton Valley and their Servite win was less impressive than Folsom’s 35-0 over Oak Ridge. Teams will have off days and this week was Folsom’s and Serra’s. I think there is pretty much parity with the top 4.

    • Andrew
      Posted December 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

      Saying that a week after Serra struggled with St. Francis is poorly timed. Needless to say St. Francis is not Bosco or DLS.

  5. Del Rio Dad
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    You should have La Serna on the bubble, same argument posted on D 2 south choices.

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