No. 8 Grant of Sacramento had bus headed to Fresno turned around on Friday due to postponement but got to play on Saturday instead and won. Highest ranked teams to lose on Friday to an unranked opponent, meanwhile, were No. 18 Pittsburg and No. 20 Redlands East Valley.
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Here is a look at scores through Friday night, Sept. 11. Check back later in the weekend for completed scoreboard through Saturday, Sept. 12.
1. De La Salle (Concord) 2-1
Defeated Servite of Anaheim, 52-15. After giving up a field goal and trailing 3-0 in the early going, the Spartans ramped it up on both sides of the ball. They get No. 19 Orange Lutheran next.
2. Centennial (Corona) 3-0
Defeated No. 19 Lutheran of Orange 35-14. DLS gets OLu next so we’ll get a good comparison score afterward. For recap, CLICK HERE.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 3-0
Defeated Central Catholic of Portland, Ore. 66-17. The Braves scored 76 in their first game, then 67 in week two, so they are slipping.
4. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 3-0
Defeated La Mirada 42-7. Don’t know if it means much, but La Mirada lost to Bosco 76-8 two weeks ago.
5. Folsom 3-0
Defeated Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove 54-14. This used to be a strong rivalry, but PG isn’t the same program it was a few years ago. Still, another good sign the revamped Bulldogs are coming along.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 2-0
Did not play. Jackrabbits are playing at national powerhouse Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas next Friday.
7. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 2-1
Defeated Colony of Ontario 59-12. League rival Alemany beat the same team 42-0 last week, so a similar win for Lancers.
8. Grant (Sacramento) 3-0
Defeated Bullard of Fresno 21-14 on Saturday night. This game was originally scheduled for Friday in Fresno, but was switched to Grant due to poor air quality. Bullard came in as the Fresno Bee’s No. 2-ranked team from the CIF Central Section.
9. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 3-0
Defeated Dorsey of Los Angeles 33-13. The Dons were 2-0, but one of the wins was by one point over Paraclete of Lancaster.
10. Mission Viejo 4-0
Defeated La Habra 24-14. With the win, the Diablos helped set up a big game next week vs. No. 20 Norco.
11. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 2-0
Defeated Santiago of Corona 55-33. It could be one of those years in which the Broncos are in a lot of shootouts.
12. Narbonne (Harbor City) 1-1
Defeated Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 45-14. PV was the CIFSS Western Division champion last year so a quality win for the Gauchos. They get No. 15 Serra next.
13. Alemany (Mission Hills) 3-0
Defeated Downey 42-6. After blanking Colony of Ontario last week, the Warriors dominated again vs. a highly ranked team from one of the CIFSS’s lower divisions.
14. Bellarmine (San Jose) 2-0
Defeated No. 23 Del Oro of Loomis 34-31. This was dubbed the NorCal Game of the Week by many and it lived up to it with numerous lead changes. For recap, CLICK HERE.
15. Serra (Gardena) 2-1
Defeated Carson 43-0. After the blowout loss to No. 2 Corona Centennial at the San Diego Honor Bowl, the Cavs were back to normal. They get No. No. 12 Narbonne next.
16. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 3-0
Defeated Millikan of Long Beach 48-7. We wish the Grizzlies would have played a tougher CIFSS Pac-5 team than the Rams.
17. Norco 2-0
Did not play. Cougars are prepping for No. 10 Mission Viejo in perhaps state’s top matchup for next week.
18. Pittsburg 2-1
Lost to Monte Vista of Danville 49-42. The Pirates couldn’t beat a third straight EBAL team, but who knows after this win it could be that the Mustangs (2-0) are the class of the EBAL this season.
19. Lutheran (Orange) 2-1
Lost to No. 2 Centennial of Corona 35-14. It was quite a game until the middle of the third quarter. OLu is playing No. 1 De La Salle next and of course will play No. 3 St. John Bosco in the Trinity League. For recap, CLICK HERE.
20. Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 1-1
Lost to St. Bonaventure of Ventura 63-34. These are the results we hate the most because REV beat Chaminade last week and Chaminade beat St. Bonnie two weeks ago. It’s the dreaded three-way tie.
21. Clayton Valley (Concord) 2-1
Defeated Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa 28-0. Circle the calendar in two weeks because the Ugly Eagles are playing Monte Vista (team that just beat Pitt). What’s more impressive? Getting shutouts of Tracy and Cardinal Newman back-to-back or holding Folsom to 26 in that season-opening 27-26 loss?
22. Clovis 3-0
Defeated Atwater 28-0. The Fresno Bee’s No. 1 team from the Central Section could be building some momentum.
23. Del Oro (Loomis) 1-2
Lost to No. 14 Bellarmine of San Jose 34-31. The Golden Eagles are two plays from being 3-0, but will now have to regroup for start of league play in two weeks. For recap, CLICK HERE.
24. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 3-0
Defeated Venice 42-6. It wasn’t much of a test for the Lions, who were hoping for a win from Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks on Saturday vs. San Mateo Serra since they defeated the Knights in week one. Serra won 35-29.
25. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 3-0
Defeated Huntington Beach 39-8. The Lions are still on track to be 5-0 when they start the Trinity League with their less than stellar preseason schedule.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Arroyo Grande 2-1
Lost to Camarillo 27-13.
Bullard (Fresno) 2-1
Lost to No. 8 Grant (Sacramento) 21-14 on Saturday.
Defeated West Adams (Los Angeles) 48-28.
Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 1-2
Defeated Torrey Pines (San Diego) 28-14.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 2-0
Defeated St. Mary’s (Stockton) 30-24.
Chaminade (West Hills) 2-1
Defeated Valencia 43-38.
Crespi (Encino) 1-2
Lost to Lawndale 35-19.
Elk Grove 2-0
Defeated Lincoln (Stockton) 41-14.
Foothill (Pleasanton) 3-0
Defeated Stagg (Stockton) 55-34.
Heritage (Menifee) 3-0
Defeated La Quinta 34-16.
Los Alamitos 2-0
Defeated Lakewood 53-16.
Loyola (Los Angeles) 3-0
Defeated St. Augustine (San Diego) 23-20.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 1-2
Lost on Saturday to Serra (San Mateo) 35-29.
Defeated Chaparral (Temecula) 12-7.
Palma (Salinas) 1-1
Lost to St. Francis (Mountain View) 28-14.
Rancho Cucamonga 2-1
Defeated Don Lugo (Chino) 35-10.
Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 2-0
Did not play.
Lost to Whitney (Rocklin) 28-20.
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 1-1
Lost to Archbishop Riordan (SF) 48-21.
Serra (San Mateo) 1-1
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 35-29 on Saturday.
Servite (Anaheim) 1-2
Lost to No. 1 De La Salle (Concord) 52-15.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 2-1
Lost to Loyola (Los Angeles) 23-20.
St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 2-1
Defeated Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 63-34.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 2-0
Defeated Oak Grove (San Jose) 24-0.
Westlake (Westlake Village) 2-1
Defeated Garfield (Los Angeles) 31-7.
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Loyola-St. Augustine was a good match-up, as Loyola No. 22 by Times and St. Augustine No. 2 by Union. Loyola may be only the 4th or 5th best team in their league. St. Augustine one of best in whole SD section.
Grant-Bullard very exciting. Bullard gave Grant all it could handle. Bullard could’ve won. Plays made by Grant in 2nd half weren’t made by Bullard. If Grant a true #8 in state, Bullard runs the table in Central section. Look at the yards gained and allowed by Bullard. Two games in row Bullard doesn’t play same in second half. They have to learn to finish. Next week Bullard plays Central. Grant beat Central 55-7.