No. 3 St. John Bosco crushes another out-of-state opponent on Saturday. Friday’s highlights include No. 10 Serra of Gardena beating another State Top 25 opponent for the second week in a row, but the bigger news was in Orange County where Orange Lutheran knocked off previously unbeaten Vista Murrieta and showed why playing No. 2 Centennial and No. 1 De La Salle on back-to-back weekends can have dividends.
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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Sept. 26. Check back on Monday for the updated new rankings with writeups for each team.
1. De La Salle (Concord) 3-1
Did not play. The Spartans travel next Friday to the Sacramento area to play at Granite Bay, which lost 27-14 this week to No. 5 Folsom.
2. Centennial (Corona) 4-0
Did not play. Head coach Matt Logan’s squad hosts Valencia next Friday and then will get into league games. Doesn’t look like much left for Huskies in regular season with exception of Norco.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 5-0
Defeated St. Peter’s Prep of Jersey City, N.J., 56-14. At one point in the third quarter, the Braves did have their lead cut to 21-14 before they ran off 35 straight points. Sean McGrew’s 80-yard run and then a 65-yard TD reception from Quentin Davis broke it open.
4. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 5-0
Defeated Edison of Huntington Beach 42-26. A fairly close game was partly broken open on a TD pass from freshman J.T. Daniels to sophomore Amon-Ra St. Brown. Amon-Ra is younger brother of Equanimous St. Brown and Osiris St. Brown.
5. Folsom 5-0
Defeated Granite Bay 27-14. Key TD came after 83-yard drive in second half that made it a two-score margin. QB Jake Jeffrey ended it with five-yard run. Granite Bay entered at 3-0.
6. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 4-1
Defeated Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks 56-17. This was similar to No. 2 Centennial’s win over Notre Dame from last week, which should further cement Amat’s ranking.
7. Mission Viejo 6-0
Defeated Redondo of Redondo Beach 35-16. There were some close moments in the early going, but Mission’s balance and running game took over.
8. Grant (Sacramento) 4-0
Defeated Franklin of Elk Grove 27-0. The win came one day after Franklin DB Lamar Jackson was given his Under Armour All-American jersey at the school. Grant proved it has some good defensive players as well. No. 23 Elk Grove is next, but EG will be higher coming into the game.
9. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 3-1
Lost to Lutheran of Orange 29-16. Game was in the OC, but not a good loss for the Broncos at all. They may want to re-think playing three straight easy opponents to start future seasons. As for OLu, we had to drop two teams last week to make room for Helix and Westlake and the Lancers unfortunately were one of them. They’ll be back in next week for sure and fairly high.
10. Serra (Gardena) 4-1
Defeated No. 22 Loyola of Los Angeles 35-17. Tyler Hall scored on a pick six, Winston Webb scored on a fumble recovery and Khalil Tate had rushing and passing TDs.
11. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 3-1
Defeated Wilson of Long Beach 67-30. There were upset alerts in the Twitter-sphere at halftime of this game since the Jackrabbits were only on top 27-21.
12. Alemany (Mission Hills) 5-0
Defeated Crespi of Encino 18-0. It’s the second shutout of the year for the Warriors and they only gave up one score in two of their other games.
13. Bellarmine (San Jose) 3-0
Did not play. The Bells and pretty much the entire WCAL took the night off to get ready for league games starting next week. Bellarmine is facing No. 19 Serra of San Mateo.
14. Narbonne (Harbor City) 2-2
Defeated Paramount 63-6. It was 35-0 at halftime for the Gauchos, whose losses are to Long Beach Poly and Gardena Serra. They are playing Los Alamitos next.
15. Clayton Valley (Concord) 3-1
Did not play. Head coach Tim Murphy and team have the weekend off. They face Monte Vista of Danville next week. If they win, it may be a smooth path to 9-1 regular season.
16. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 5-0
Defeated Escondido 42-3. The CIF San Diego Section’s No. 1 team will play defending Open Division section champ Oceanside next week.
17. Helix (La Mesa) 2-1
Did not play. The Highlanders had a bye following 37-7 win vs. Cathedral Catholic of San Diego. Cathedral bounced back to beat Liberty of Bakersfield 24-10. Liberty was the Fresno Bee’s No. 2 team in the CIF Central Section.
18. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 5-0
Defeated Birmingham of Lake Balboa 55-7. The Lions were no match for the L.A. City Section’s Patriots.
19. Serra (San Mateo) 2-1
Did not play. The Padres, who have wins over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and South San Francisco with a respectable 37-21 loss to No. 1 De La Salle, open WCAL action next Friday at San Jose City College against No. 13 Bellarmine.
20. Westlake (Westlake Village) 4-1
Defeated Dominguez of Compton 35-7. One week after beating Santa Margarita, the Warriors remained on target by beating the Dons much worse than Orange Lutheran did earlier in the season.
21. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 4-1
Defeated M.L. King of Riverside 56-7. The Eagles needed to take care of business with little fanfare so they can get started on next game in two weeks against No. 3 St. John Bosco.
22. Loyola (Los Angeles) 4-1
Lost to No. 10 Serra of Gardena 35-17. Junior RB Drake Beasley ran well, but defense couldn’t get enough stops and offense helped Serra score twice on turnovers.
23. Elk Grove 4-0
Defeated Davis 55-0. Ryan Robards scored four more TDs for the Thundering Herd, who will move up at least a few spots next week before they play No. 8 Grant of Sacramento.
24. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 5-0
Defeated St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs 42-7. Team’s twitter page said bye week is coming up, “then we work.” That refers to start of Trinity League. Should have said, “then we really, really work.” JSerra has played the weakest schedule of any Trinity League team so far.
25. Clovis 5-0
Defeated Centennial of Bakersfield 28-27. It’s another scrape of a win for the Cougars. We’ll likely keep them for at least another week, but could switch to Bullard of Fresno once we see No. 8 Grant play Elk Grove next week and knowing how close the Knights were to winning that game.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Defeated Pinole Valley (Pinole) 52-0.
Bullard (Fresno) 4-1
Defeated Clovis West (Fresno) 42-28.
Defeated Rio Mesa (Oxnard) 13-10.
Defeated Ventura 48-7.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 4-0
Defeated Weston Ranch (Stockton) 59-14.
Chaminade (West Hills) 3-1
Did not play.
Del Oro (Loomis) 2-2
Defeated Nevada Union (Grass Valley) 52-10.
Foothill (Pleasanton) 5-0
Defeated Granada (Livermore) 35-6.
Granite Bay 3-1
Lost to Folsom 27-14.
Heritage (Menifee) 5-0
Defeated Etiwanda 56-14.
La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 4-1
Defeated Vista 13-0.
Monte Vista (Danville) 4-0
Defeated Livermore 48-17.
Did not play.
Defeated Citrus Hill (Perris) 31-28.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 1-4
Lost to Bishop Amat (La Puente) 56-7.
Defeated Rancho Buena Vista (Vista) 28-9.
Defeated Vacaville 34-24.
Rancho Cucamonga 4-1
Defeated La Serna (Whittier) 59-21.
Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 3-1
Defeated Carter (Rialto) 50-0.
Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 4-0
Defeated Stockdale (Bakersfield) 43-22.
Servite (Anaheim) 2-3
Lost to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada) 38-7.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 4-1
Defeated Eastlake (Chula Vista) 46-9.
St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 4-1
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 42-38.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 3-0
Did not play.
Tesoro (Las Flores) 4-1
Defeated Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 45-31.
Thousand Oaks 5-0
Defeated Simi Valley 48-33.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 3-0
Did not play.
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That Bakersfield Liberty was the Bee’s #2 team in the CS is mind-boggling. Sitting at #4 is an undefeated team to *beat Liberty*, Ridgeview. Not only did they beat them, they beat them by the same margin as did state #7 Mission Viejo. On top of that, they beat Stockdale by 21, whereas Clovis only beat them by 7.
But, it’s Bullard that you may have replace Clovis? They barely beat 2-2 Buchanan and 1-3 Central.
I don’t see any justifiable reason why Ridgeview isn’t the #1 CS team. Because that’s how the Fresno Bee has it? I don’t get why you’d want to justify or support that kind of nonsense.
If the Bee continues to have Clovis as #1 and Liberty at #2, then again, that should tell everyone a great deal about where the CS is this year.
Sorry, Ridgeview is #5, not 4, which makes it even worse. Makes no sense.
Bullard also only lost to Grant by seven and just throttled Clovis West so having Bullard next isn’t nearly as bad as Liberty being second last week.
Your are correct completely on that point. When writing comment, wasn’t thinking that Ridgeview has a win over Liberty.
Main point is that probably none of them in the section are that good, which increases chances of Clayton Valley being a very high seed in the north for the bowl games, possibly as high as third if no unbeaten CCS team and behind only DLS and Folsom.