Week 5 State Top 25 Scoreboard

Two quarterbacks who helped their teams to solid wins on Friday were senior Donovan Brown (left) from Grant of Sacramento and sophomore Sitaleki Nunn from Junipero Serra of San Mateo. Photos: Mark Tennis & Paul Muyskens.

Two quarterbacks who helped their teams to solid wins on Friday were senior Donovan Brown (left) from Grant of Sacramento and sophomore Sitaleki Nunn from Junipero Serra of San Mateo. Photos: Mark Tennis & Paul Muyskens.

Alemany makes statement on Thursday night with impressive win over Chaminade. Top Friday winners include Grant of Sacramento, Serra of San Mateo, Bishop Amat and Long Beach Poly, which won by bizarre score of 99-9. For Grant-Elk Grove recap, CLICK HERE.

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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Oct. 4. 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.

1. ST. JOHN BOSCO (BELLFLOWER) 4-1
After their 34-31 loss from last week to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, the Braves got back to business with a 65-7 romp past Crenshaw of Los Angeles. All of the debate about whether they or Mater Dei should be No. 1 in Southern California won’t matter after next Friday because the two are playing in Bellflower. Our own Ronnie Flores will be there for us.

2. DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 6-0
It was 56-7 at halftime of the Spartans’ 70-14 win at San Ramon Valley of Danville. They play next Saturday at Levi’s Stadium against James Logan of Union City, which will be the fourth high school game of the weekend at the new 49ers’ home.

3. MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 5-0
Defeated No. 16 Westlake (Westlake Village) 28-27 on Thursday. The Monarchs survived a late fumble that gave the Warriors a chance to kick a game-winning field goal but the attempt with three seconds left was no good.

4. FOLSOM 6-0
It wasn’t as easy against Del Oro of Loomis as it was against Granite Bay but the Bulldogs still won 42-7. Two weeks ago, Del Oro lost at home on same field 52-0 to De La Salle.

5. ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS) 5-0
Defeated No. 6 Chaminade (West Hills) 55-38 on Thursday. Dominic Davis also made a statement that he’s one of the state’s top running backs by scoring five touchdowns for the Warriors. Alemany players also can’t get too caught up in the one win with so many other Mission League teams that seem capable of giving them a battle.

6. CHAMINADE (WEST HILLS) 5-1
Lost to No. 5 Alemany (Mission Hills) 55-38 on Thursday. The Eagles may only drop a few spots in next week’s rankings and if they end the regular season with just this one loss they could still get a No. 4 or No. 5 seed in the CIFSS Pac-Five Division playoffs.

7. CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 3-2
Defeated Valencia 72-42 on Thursday. The Husky offense is beginning to look more and more like the same old, same old, which is bad news for the rest of the CIFSS. Centennial could be headed to a top four seed in the Pac-Five Division if it maintains this pace.

8. OCEANSIDE 5-0
Did not play. The Pirates have a bye this week, then next week get to take on No. 13 Mission Hills in what will be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup for the CIF San Diego Section.

9. SERRA (GARDENA) 4-2
The first big upset of the year so far in the Mission League sees Bishop Amat of La Puente downing the Cavaliers 14-7. This came a few days after local prep columnist Aram Tolegian argued that Amat perhaps didn’t belong in the CIFSS Pac-Five Division. Don’t think anybody in the South Bay will now argue that Serra doesn’t belong.

10. SERVITE (ANAHEIM) 3-2
Did not play. The Friars headed into their bye week after a 47-24 loss to No. 2 De La Salle. Their other loss was 47-28 to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas. One of their wins over La Mirada also is looking better as both La Mirada and Tesoro (only loss to La Mirada) have been looking strong in recent weeks.

11. JSERRA (SJ CAPISTRANO) 5-0
Did not play. Like Servite, Orange Lutheran and Santa Margarita, the Lions also took a bye on their schedule prior to starting the meat grinder that is the Trinity League.

Scoreboard shot from Friday game tweeted out by Chris Swanson @ChrisPSwanson.

Scoreboard shot from Friday game tweeted out by Chris Swanson @ChrisPSwanson.


12. LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH) 5-1
The Jackrabbits’ winning 99-9 over Compton certainly made us scramble for our own state record files. It’s the highest-scoring game for one team in the state since Bloomington won 108-20 over Jurupa Valley in 2005. The record of 141 was set in 1924 by Santa Rosa over St. Helena. Believe it or not, Compton actually led 6-0 after returning the opening kickoff for a score.

13. MISSION HILLS (SAN MARCOS) 4-1
Did not play. The Grizzlies couldn’t spend Friday night scouting No. 8 Oceanside for next week’s San Diego Section showdown since the Pirates also had a bye this weekend.

14. LUTHERAN (ORANGE) 4-1
Did not play. At the time of OLu’s one loss (by three points 52-49) to Corona Centennial it was Centennial’s first win. Since then, both teams have looked like two of the state’s top teams.

15. GRANT (SACRAMENTO) 5-0
It was a quality win for sure for the Pacers as they topped No. 18 Elk Grove 26-19 on Friday in perhaps the top game of the night in Northern California. For recap, CLICK HERE.

16. WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE) 3-2
Lost to No. 3 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 28-27 on Thursday. The Warriors were up 17-6, then down 28-17 before they came back and had a chance to win on a last-second field goal by Kevin Robledo that was no good. Their other loss was to No. 12 Long Beach Poly.

17. SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 4-1
Did not play. After their bye week, the Eagles will play No. 11 JSerra in their Trinity League opener.

18. ELK GROVE 4-1
It was a tough night for the Herd. They not only lost 26-19 to No. 15 Elk Grove but had to watch senior Julian Brown get loaded into an ambulance on the field after suffering an apparent broken leg. For recap, CLICK HERE.

19. EDISON (FRESNO) 5-0
Anthony Shepard returned an interception 88-yards for a touchdown, A.J. Greeley returned a punt 83-yards for a score and Chris Allison returned a fumble 46-yards for six points as the No. 1 team in the CIF Central Section defeated Clovis West of Fresno 42-12.

20. BAKERSFIELD 4-1
Trailing 14-7 early against Ridgeview of Bakersfield, the Drillers surged back to take a 21-20 lead and then added a touchdown late to get an important 28-20 win. Ridgeview was unbeaten and is the team that beat Liberty of Bakersfield after Liberty beat Mission Viejo.

21. FOOTHILL (PLEASANTON) 5-0
A narrow 7-0 lead after one quarter on the road against Livermore had it looking like it was going to be a tough game but then the Falcons scored 35 points in just the second quarter alone and went on for a 51-0 win.

22. CHINO HILLS 4-1
The big news for the Huskies wasn’t their 48-0 win over Victor Valley of Victorville but that Bishop Amat beat No. 9 Serra of Gardena 14-7. Chino Hills owns a 45-28 win over the Lancers.

23. CRESPI (ENCINO) 5-0
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 35-13 behind a powerful rushing attack that saw Jalen Starks rush for 116 yards and a touchdown while T.J. Brumfield also ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

24. BELLARMINE PREP (SAN JOSE) 4-0
The Bells handed St. Ignatius of San Francisco their first loss of the season on Saturday as they were victorious by a 31-28 final score in a game that had neither team score twice in a row.

25. NOTRE DAME (SHERMAN OAKS) 4-1
Leo Lambert III rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown as they defeated Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 37-31.

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Teams On The Bubble

Bishop Amat (La Puente) 3-3
Defeated No. 9 Serra (Gardena) 14-7.

Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 5-1
Defeated Eastlake (Chula Vista) 17-14.

Clayton Valley (Concord) 5-0
Did not play. Bye.

Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 4-1
Did not play. Bye.

Del Oro (Loomis) 2-4
Lost to No. 4 Folsom 42-7.

Hart (Newhall) 3-2
Did not play. Bye.

Helix (La Mesa) 4-1
Defeated Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 42-0.

Heritage (Menifee) 5-0
Did not play. Bye.

James Logan (Union City) 4-1
Defeated Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 27-22.

La Mirada 5-1
Defeated Bellflower 40-20.

Los Alamitos 4-1
Lost to Narbonne (Harbor City) 30-26.

Loyola (Los Angeles) 4-2
Lost to No. 23 Crespi (Encino) 35-13.

Milpitas 5-0
Defeated Monta Vista (Cupertino) 62-3.

Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 4-2
Lost to Rocklin 59-21.

Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 4-1
Defeated Miller (Fontana) 35-6.

Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 4-1
Lost to No. 20 Bakersfield 28-20.

Rocklin 5-0
Defeated Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 59-21.

San Ramon Valley (Danville) 2-3
Lost to No. 2 De La Salle (Concord) 70-14.

Santiago (Corona) 3-2
Did not play. Bye.

Serra (San Mateo) 2-2
Defeated Valley Christian (San Jose) 24-10.

St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 3-3
Defeated Garces (Bakersfield) 56-0.

St. Francis (La Canada) 5-0
Defeated Calabasas 45-7 on Thursday.

St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 3-1
Lost to No. 24 Bellarmine Prep (San Jose) 31-28 on Saturday.

St. Mary’s (Stockton) 4-1
Defeated Buhach Colony (Atwater) 45-30.

Tesoro (Las Flores) 5-1
Defeated San Clemente 59-38 on Thursday.

Upland 3-2
Did not play. Bye.

Vacaville 4-1
Defeated Berkeley 42-0.

Valencia 3-2
Lost to No. 7 Centennial (Corona) 72-42 on Thursday.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 2-2
Lost to Serra (San Mateo) 24-10.

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7 Comments

  1. LARRY
    Posted October 4, 2014 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    i hope you will show ridgeview bakersfield SOME LOVE IN THE IN THE D 2 RANKING THEY BEAT BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN LAST YEAR D5 STATE LOSER 49.42 AND JUST LOST TO BAKERSFIELD LAST YEAR D1 WINNER 28.20 THIS IS FOR REAL TEAM THEY JUST NEED A SHOT THEY NEED TO MOVE UP IN THE D2 RANKING THEY CAN PLAY WITH ANY BODY IN D2 THAMKS

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 4, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

      They may indeed move up a spot this week even though they lost. There are some D2 South teams, though, that have a chance to be 14-0 and bowl eligible. Just a long way to go. And beating Bakersfield Christian is no big deal for a D2 South team.

  2. Robbins
    Posted October 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Just curioys, and why is St. John Bosco ranked higher than DLS? Is it because of the loss last year? Didn’t DLS beat Bishop Gorman last year?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 5, 2014 at 1:02 am | Permalink

      De La Salle did not beat Gorman last year and yes Bosco is ranked higher partly because of last year and also because Bosco has so many more tough games to play in the next few weeks, starting with Mater Dei next.

  3. Grey Crane
    Posted October 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    So now it comes out that one of the major factors in ranking teams here is the strength of the teams “to be played” in the future. That seems very arbitrary, since many supposedly “strong” teams have already proven to be paper tigers that can’t really do it on the field when tested.
    Bosco is ranked behind DLS, Folsom and Mater Dei in the much more fact-based and computer calculated MaxPreps poll, by the way. For those who desire to see rankings based on results (not the potential future strength of mythical opponents), try that site.
    By the way, I hear Bosco is schedule to play against a team of Minotaurs next season. Should we move them up even higher than #1?

    • monte300
      Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:47 am | Permalink

      Crane, it scares me that you take stock in Maxpreps rankings.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      For 30 years, we have always looked ahead and done rankings based on what a team’s possible future resume may look like. In your love of MaxPreps’ computer, bet you money that if Bosco were to win out for the rest of its games and if DLS were to win out the rest of its games that the computer will spit out the same order. We just don’t believe in jumping around teams from week to week. You have obviously never followed our rankings over the years. We aren’t some mom and pop sitting in the basement who just started a website. We have final state rankings in football for every season back to 1975.

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