Most impressive wins on Saturday were from No. 4 Mater Dei and No. 22 Helix of La Mesa. Both No. 6 Long Beach Poly (easier than expected) and No. 17 Clovis North (much closer than expected) also picked up wins. The next rankings updates will be out Monday morning.
Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Aug. 30. For the complete new rankings with writeups on every team and longer list of bubble teams, that post will be for Gold Club members only. Please sign up to get your Gold Club pass today. For info, CLICK HERE.
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1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 1-0
Did not play. Braves opened up one week ago on Friday by crushing St. Louis of Honolulu 63-14. They face Norwalk next week and probably will be unbeaten when they play Bishop Gorman on Sept. 26.
2. De La Salle (Concord) 1-0
Even without one big transfer and two injured captains, the Spartans pummeled Jesuit of Carmichael 63-0 in game played at Cal’s Memorial Stadium. By the time ESPN2 picked up the game, it was already 35-0 just before halftime.
3. Servite (Anaheim) 0-1
The Servite defense gave up a lot of points in losses last year to Bishop Gorman, St. John Bosco and De La Salle. Scheduling these great teams is admirable, but until the Friars start slowing them down the big wins just won’t follow. For recap of Friday’s Bishop Gorman game, CLICK HERE.
4. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 1-0
The season started for the Monarchs Saturday against No. 9 Centennial of Corona at the Mission Viejo Classic and it was a dominating 38-18 win. Backed by a stout defensive line, Mater Dei led 28-0 before the Huskies could get much going. It’s probably enough of a win to move MD up to No. 3 in the state next week.
5. Folsom 1-0
Jake Browning showed the San Diego prep community what the rest of Northern California has known for two years. In a 55-10 win by the Bulldogs on Friday over Cathedral Catholic as part of the Brother In Arms Classic, Browning passed for a reported 511 yards and seven TDs. He has now moved to No. 1 on the all-time state career yardage list and is just one behind the all-time state career TD pass record of 146 held by Jimmy Clausen of Oaks Christian.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 1-0
New coach Antonio Pierce made his debut with the Jackrabbits an impressive one on Saturday when the team crushed defending CIF L.A. City Section champ Crenshaw 54-14 at the Mission Viejo Classic.
7. Serra (Gardena) 1-0
The Cavs knocked off Lakewood 24-6 in their season opener. Their second game is next Saturday in Oceanside against national power Bellevue (Wash.).
8. Alemany (Mission Hills) 1-0
Coach Dean Harrington’s club had a ho-hum first game on Friday with a 44-15 win over Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga.
9. Centennial (Corona) 0-1
Instead of speculating about a Huskies’ jump in next week’s rankings, it’s more about where to drop them following 38-18 loss to No. 4 Mater Dei on Saturday.
10. Chaminade (West Hills) 1-0
Yet another Mission League team in the top 10 (same league as Serra & Alemany), the 2013 CIF D2 state bowl champs blew past Venice 70-23 in first game, which was played on Thursday night.
11. Pittsburg 1-0
This was a little bit of a hunch ranking for the Pirates, but they backed it up by beating California of San Ramon (which was in last year’s CIF North Coast Section D1 final) 19-7.
12. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 0-0
San Diego’s Open Division champ from last season lost 42-28 to Utah powerhouse Timpview (13-1 last season) on Saturday. Britain Covey, Timpview’s QB, rushed for six TDs.
13. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 0-0
The Broncos, who could be the team to beat in the new CIF West Valley Division, don’t open until next week when they play Downey.
14. Bakersfield 1-0
Marcus Bruce rushed for nearly 200 yards (197 according to Ventura Star) and scored twice in the fourth quarter as the Drillers avenged a loss from last year and beat Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 34-21.
15. Westlake (Westlake Village) 1-0
Junior QB Malik Henry tossed three TD passes as the Warriors cruised past Canyon of Canyon Country 44-17.
16. Hart (Newhall) 0-1
The highest ranked team to lose on Friday other than Servite (which was to a higher ranked national team) was the Indians. They lost in a scorefest 63-48 to Chino Hills. QB Brady White was injured in the third quarter (details unknown) but since Chino Hills also is from the CIFSS West Valley Division this is a loss that will send Hart quite a ways downward in next week’s rankings.
17. Clovis North (Fresno) 1-0
Coming off of a 66-13 loss to Mountain Pointe of Arizona, Reed of Reno probably wasn’t expected to be a tough opponent for the Broncos on Saturday in Loomis but Reed was a tough opponent. Clovis North had to hold on for a 19-17 triumph. For recap, CLICK HERE.
18. St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 0-1
Ricky Town had some clutch TD passes, but the Seraphs couldn’t get past No. 22 Helix 24-20 on Saturday night in San Diego.
19. Serra (San Mateo) 0-0
The Padres and the rest of the CIF Central Coast Section (except Wilcox of Santa Clara) don’t start until next week. Their first game is against No. 2 De La Salle.
20. Mission Viejo 0-1
It’s possible the Diablos got caught looking past Liberty of Bakersfield on Friday in a 18-7 loss with their game against Oceanside coming up next week. On the other hand, Liberty was No. 4 in the Central Section so perhaps the Patriots may have something special brewing this season, too. Liberty snapped Mission Viejo’s 24-game regular season win streak.
21. Oceanside 1-0
The Pirates had to hang on to beat St. Augustine of San Diego 34-28 on Friday and will host Mission Viejo next.
22. Helix (La Mesa) 1-0
With Mission Hills losing, Oceanside beating St. Augustine by six and the Highlanders getting a big 24-20 win over No. 18 St. Bonaventure, there is a case to be made for them to be San Diego’s No. 1 team next week.
23. Upland 1-0
It was 57-0 at halftime and 71-0 at the final gun as the Highlanders beat Knight of Palmdale on Friday in their first game.
24. Valley Christian (San Jose) 0-0
The most talented team in the CIF Central Coast Section doesn’t get started until next week with a game against Pioneer of San Jose.
25. Grant (Sacramento) 1-0
The Pacers got going on Friday with a 20-0 shutout of Sacramento Burbank.
Teams on the Bubble
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 0-0
Lost to Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 26-21.
Chaparral (Temecula) 1-0
Defeated Victor Valley (Victorville) 64-0.
Chino Hills 1-0
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 63-48.
Clayton Valley (Concord) 1-0
Defeated Carson (Carson City, Nev.) 55-7. For recap, CLICK HERE.
Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 1-0
Defeated La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 38-0.
Del Oro (Loomis) 0-1
Lost to Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii) 25-17. For recap, CLICK HERE.
Edison (Fresno) 1-0
Defeated Buchanan (Clovis) 13-7.
Elk Grove 1-0
Defeated Diamante Ranch (Reno, Nev.) 55-7.
Foothill (Pleasanton) 1-0
Defeated San Leandro 30-12.
JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 1-0
Defeated Cabrillo (Long Beach) 40-0.
Liberty (Bakersfield) 1-0
Defeated Mission Viejo 18-7.
Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 1-0
Defeated Citrus Hill (Perris) 37-34.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 1-0
Defeated Bishop Amat (La Puente) 26-21.