Week 9 State Top 25 Scoreboard

Victor Rodriguez (left) had a game-clinching interception while Christian Rodriguez scored the first TD for No. 20 Milpitas in 27-21 win over Los Gatos. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Victor Rodriguez (left) had a game-clinching interception while Christian Rodriguez scored the first touchdown for No. 20 Milpitas in its 27-21 win over Los Gatos that upped its record to 8-0. For game recap, CLICK HERE. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Grant of Sacramento puts up the perfect score on Halloween, but it wasn’t a night of treats for No. 19 Serra of San Mateo, which was upset by Archbishop Mitty. Other big winners include St. John Bosco, Milpitas and Alemany of Mission Hills.

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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Nov. 1. 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) 8-1
Sean McGrew ran for three touchdowns in the second half as the Braves pulled away from No. 16 Servite of Anaheim for the 49-26 win that clinched the Trinity League championship for the third year in a row.

2. DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 9-0
Despite a rare punt in the first half, the Spartans jumped out to a 35-0 lead by halftime against Amador Valley of Pleasanton en route to the 56-0 win. Andrew Hernandez got the scoring underway as he rushed for the game’s first two touchdowns.

3. FOLSOM 9-0
The Bulldogs defeated Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills 42-7 as Bailey Laolagi rushed for the game’s first two touchdowns before Jake Browning and Josiah Deguara connected for three more touchdowns to give them a 35-0 halftime lead.

4. JSERRA (SJ CAPISTRANO) 8-1
Nick Robinson rushed for two touchdowns and had a touchdown pass as the Lions clinched a spot in the CIF Southern Section Pac-Five Division playoffs for the first time with a 24-20 win over No. 17 Lutheran of Orange.

5. MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 7-2
In a must win for their CIFSS Pac-Five playoff hopes, the Monarchs defeated No. 9 Santa Margarita 19-14. A pair of first half field goals by Elias Deeb gave Mater Dei a 6-0 lead at halftime and two more field goals along with a touchdown made it 19-0 before the Monarchs held on for the 19-14 win.

 J.J. Taylor is latest Corona Centennial standout running back. Photo: Mark Tennis.

J.J. Taylor is latest Corona Centennial standout running back. Photo: Mark Tennis.


6. CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 7-2
J.J. Taylor rushed for 104 yards and one touchdown on nine carries and Anthony Catalano rushed for two touchdowns as the Huskies defeated Corona 46-7 on Thursday night.

7. OCEANSIDE 9-0
Josh Bernard put himself in contention to earn some honors this week since he scored all five of the Pirates’ touchdowns during a 35-6 win over La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad.

8. LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH) 8-1
One of four State 25 ranked teams to win on Thursday, the Jackrabbits had a running clock during their 57-0 win over Millikan of Long Beach that had UCLA head coach Jim Mora in attendance. Josh Love had four touchdown passes with three of them going to Justin Calhoun.

9. SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 6-3
Trailing No. 5 Mater Dei of Santa Ana 19-0 with eight minutes remaining, a K.J. Costello 47-yard touchdown pass made it a one-score game with under two minutes remaining but the comeback ran out of time during a 19-14 defeat on a rainy Friday night.

10. GRANT (SACRAMENTO) 9-0
With Halloween, the Pacers had perhaps the score of the night: 66-6 over Davis. Coach Mike Alberghini’s team led 39-6 after the first quarter and were up 53-6 at halftime. In addition to the CIF costing the fans a likely De La Salle-Folsom game in the NorCal Open Division, yes there is a chance that an unbeaten Grant or an unbeaten Milpitas may not get a game at all.

11. CRESPI (ENCINO) 7-1
Did not play. The Celts will end the regular season next week against No. 23 Alemany of Mission Hills, which will move up after a win Friday over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

12. BAKERSFIELD 8-1
Marcus Bruce had three touchdown runs and a touchdown pass in the first half against Stockdale of Bakersfield as the Drillers led 42-0 at halftime on the way to the 49-6 running clock win.

13. WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE) 7-2
Malik Henry passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns and Chase Jasmin rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns in a surprisingly easy 45-28 win over St. Bonaventure of Ventura. If our rankings had extended beyond 25 last week, St. Bonnie would have been either 26th or 27th.

14. BISHOP AMAT (LA PUENTE) 6-3
Despite playing without QB Damian Garcia and trailing in the first half 10-0 to Loyola of Los Angeles, the Lancers got touchdown runs by Torreahno Sweet to get them going and never looked back over the final two and a half quarters of a 46-23 victory.

15. SERRA (GARDENA) 7-2
In a game that was tied at halftime 28-28, junior signal caller Khalil Tate had four touchdown passes as the Cavaliers put up a shutout in the second half for a 41-28 win over Chaminade of West Hills.

16. SERVITE (ANAHEIM) 4-5
The Friars trailed just 17-14 at halftime and 24-20 late in the third quarter after a Travis Waller touchdown run but No. 1 ranked St. John Bosco of Bellflower pulled away over the last quarter plus to hand the Friars a 49-26 loss.

17. LUTHERAN (ORANGE) 4-5
Any hopes of making the CIFSS playoffs came to an end on Thursday night with a 24-20 loss to No. 4 JSerra of San Juan Capistrano. It was the team’s third loss in Trinity League play by four points or less with previous losses by one point to Santa Margarita and by three to Servite of Anaheim.
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18. NOTRE DAME (SHERMAN OAKS) 6-3
Khalid Taylor returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-10 early in the second quarter but that would end up being the final score in a 14-10 loss by the Knights to No. 23 Alemany of Mission Hills.

19. SERRA (SAN MATEO) 5-3
Leading Archbishop Mitty of San Jose 7-0 after a touchdown run by Kelepi Lataimua ,the Padres allowed 24 unanswered points and couldn’t rally for the win in a 27-14 loss to the Monarchs.

20. MILPITAS 8-0
For recap of the Trojans’ 27-21 win over Los Gatos, CLICK HERE.

21. FOOTHILL (PLEASANTON) 8-1
It wasn’t as easy as expected but the Falcons clinched their first East Bay Athletic League title since 2006 with a 28-21 win over Granada of Livermore.

22. CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC (SAN DIEGO) 9-1
The Dons ended the regular season with a 35-3 win over Mira Mesa of San Diego. They will now have two weeks to rest until the postseason according to @Donsfootball on twitter.

23. ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS) 7-2
With the rain coming down, the Warriors’ defense stood strong and they didn’t allow a touchdown during a 14-10 win over No. 18 Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. The lone touchdown they allowed was on a fumble return with the offense on the field.

24. HELIX (LA MESA) 8-1
Nathan Stinson had two touchdown runs and a touchdown catch while Michael Austin had a touchdown run of his own to go with three touchdown passes during a 56-10 win over Grossmont of El Cajon.

25. UPLAND 7-2
Making sure their most recent stay in the State 25 wouldn’t be just for one week, the Highlanders defeated Rancho Cucamonga 28-10 in a key game in Baseline League play.

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Teams On The Bubble

Bellarmine Prep (San Jose) 7-1
Defeated Archbishop Riordan 28-15.

Campolindo (Moraga) 9-0
Defeated Miramonte (Orinda) 49-12.

Chaminade (West Hills) 5-5
Lost to No. 15 Serra (Gardena) 41-28.

Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-0
Defeated Ygnacio Valley (Concord) 69-13.

Chino Hills 7-2
Defeated Etiwanda 38-35.

Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 8-1
Defeated Beckman (Irvine) 35-13.

Del Oro (Loomis) 4-5
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 42-10.

Edison (Fresno) 8-1
Defeated Madera 52-7.

Granite Bay 7-2
Defeated Rocklin 28-21.

Hart (Newhall) 7-2
Defeated Saugus 43-12.

Heritage (Menifee) 9-0
Defeated Paloma Valley (Menifee) 42-21.

Jesuit (Carmichael) 8-1
Played Saturday and defeated Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 28-21. Hosts Sacto Grant next Saturday.

La Mirada 8-1
Defeated Cerritos 56-0.

Los Gatos 6-2
Lost to No. 20 Milpitas 27-21. For recap, CLICK HERE.

Loyola (Los Angeles) 4-5
Lost to No. 14 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 46-23.

Mission Viejo 8-2
Defeated El Toro (Lake Forest) 24-17.

Narbonne (Harbor City) 5-4
Lost to Carson 39-35.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 5-4
Defeated Moorpark 35-21.

Palma (Salinas) 8-0
Defeated Monterey 21-7.

Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 8-1
Defeated Yucaipa 45-9.

Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 8-1
Defeated Tehachapi 43-14.

San Ramon Valley (Danville) 5-4
Lost to California (San Ramon) 21-14.

Santiago (Corona) 5-4
Lost to Norco 49-14.

St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 5-4
Lost to No. 13 Westlake (Westlake Village) 45-28.

St. Francis (La Canada) 9-0
Defeated La Salle (Pasadena) 60-0.

St. Mary’s (Stockton) 8-1
Defeated Lodi 56-10.

Tesoro (Las Flores) 7-2
Did not play. Bye.

Valencia 7-2
Defeated Canyon (Canyon Country) 45-21.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 6-2
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 17-15.


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12 Comments

  1. Matt Palmer
    Posted November 1, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    cmon man..! Put those Heritage (Menifee) Patriots in the top 25!! Defending CIF Champs, longest winning streak in the state, 24 straight league wins.. 66-7 in last 6 seasons. 9-0 this season.

    3 and 4 loss teams who are out of playoff contention have no business in the top 25! I don’t care what league they play in. Their seasons are over!

    • redbeard
      Posted November 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      I agree with the four loss comment. Favoritism and ridiculous. Who cares what they did last year and the fact that you lose by one our two points to a higher ranked team and that keeps you in the top ten. Oceanside should definitely be #3 , what’s up with that? No love for the SD teams. This site should be called SS hi sports, not cal hi.

      • RDADDYLOC
        Posted November 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

        Your right redbeard that would make sense I already mentioned earlier in the season that calhi is a PAC 5. Trinity league suck up. How many consecutive CIF titles pirates have? 2 state titles talk about being consistent the pirates are definitely that every year!!!
        What’s great is all the people calling out Romero last year have defiantly shut there mouths this year that’s why coach Carroll is a great head coach doesn’t flip flop qb’s like some suggested last season they didn’t get the big picture.

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted November 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

        All I can say is that I’ve seen Oceanside and current No. 3 Folsom and Folsom is better. Centennial is currently right in front of Oceanside with a one-point loss to Bishop Gorman and a win over Long Beach Poly. Is Mission Viejo or Mission Hills (best wins for Oceanside) better than Long Beach Poly? Just doesn’t look like that’s the case as of now, but this stuff really does change every week. Oceanside also may get a shot to prove itself in CIF D1 final probably against Folsom.

        • RDADDYLOC
          Posted November 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

          Ok that’s your opinion. So look at folsoms opponents none of them are in your top 25 so I’m saying there good but there opponents are not. When they play de la salle they get crushed period. When de la salle plays a team from so cal they usually don’t blow them out. Except for servite 3 yrs ago. I’m telling you the pirates can compete and probably beat any team in your top 25.

          • Mark Tennis
            Posted November 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

            Actually, Cathedral Catholic is currently in the top 25 and DLS also blew out Westlake in 2011 and Centennial in 2012 in the Open Division game.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      Do you really think Heritage could play Corona Centennial and lose 52-49 like Orange Lutheran did? Yes, what league you play in does matter. However, if Heritage were to do well in Inland Division playoffs we would consider moving them up. And maybe if the CIFSS Inland Division rankings had them No. 1 (they don’t, they have REV higher, which has a loss to St. Bonaventure) that would help as well.

      • Matt Palmer
        Posted November 3, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

        Mark,
        I believe that Heritage is one of the best D2 teams in the state, if not THE best. They might not be able to beat some of the big D1s, but they would definitely give them a run for their money. As for REV being higher ranked in division, they ranked Rancho Verde above us all last season too, and look how that turned out. All Heritage does is win baby. Show them the love..!

  2. paul_johnson884
    Posted November 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    dont you guys know Servite’s 5 losses are all quality. They now have 15 quality losses in their last 29 games.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

      Ninety percent of the teams in Northern California would have more than 15 losses playing the same schedule Servite has in those 29 games. If you saw Servite play DLS (down by just three in 3rd qtr), tell me for sure how many teams in Northern California are better? Folsom? No doubt. Grant? Maybe Milpitas? Another maybe. Foothill? Not as sure. Clayton Valley? See, you start running out of legit teams to even mention rather quickly.

      • paul_johnson884
        Posted November 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

        Not sure why you always bring this back to nor cal. We have a different opinion in who deserves to be in the top 2% of CA. I would like to see teams that are great and win more than they lose in that elite tier. What’s wrong with having Servite earn their way up the rankings. Servite’s SOS at some point should lose revelance. You agree with that sentiment to some extent or else you wouldn’t be dropping them in your rankings. Servite, under Gass, has lost the benefit of the doubt until they win consistently.

        For what it is worth, you have the best CA poll around. I like that you take into account the entire program rather than just count D1 players. I believe you guys have missed the boat on Servite (Chaminade and Hart too). Typically your best poll is the last one after the bowl games.

  3. james
    Posted November 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Did CIF meet last week as planned? Any word on if they will bring back the CIF Norcal and SoCal opens or change it to a semifinal of no. 1 NorCal vs. No. 2 SoCal and vice versa? Do you expect them to make adjustments as it seems folks are displeased with their Open decision?

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