With the state’s big three continuing to distance themselves from all others, the most significant results came in from Mission Viejo and Mountain View. That’s where No. 8 Mission Viejo clobbered No. 21 San Juan Hills and where No. 24 St. Francis was edged by its rivals from Bellarmine.
Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Oct. 24. Check back on Monday for the new State Top 25.
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1. De La Salle (Concord) 7-1
Defeated Del Oro (Loomis) 41-3. The visiting Golden Eagles actually scored first on that field goal. DLS broke it open in third quarter on 28-yard TD run by QB Anthony Sweeney. The Spartans also improved to 28-0 all-time vs. CIF Sac-Joaquin Section opponents. In only one of those games has the opposing team been within one score.
2. Centennial (Corona) 8-0
Defeated Santiago (Corona) 79-31. It was 65-17 at halftime in another romp for the Huskies. Many others in SoCal are now beginning to hype eventual and looking more likely Centennial vs. St. John Bosco matchup for CIFSS Pac-5 title. Hopefully, they’ll both continue to roll and we could compare with legendary Anaheim vs. Downey game from 1956 that drew more than 41,000.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 8-0
Defeated JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 60-7. It was another running clock in the fourth quarter for the Braves, which they’ve done in every game so far. Loved pregame video going around social media with boxing champ George Foreman.
4. Folsom 8-0
Defeated Rocklin 28-14. This game was actually played on Thursday and the Thunder (coming off 28-3 win over Del Oro) gave the Bulldogs a battle. They were leading 14-7 at halftime. Folsom has now won 38 straight regular season games, tied for second longest in SJS history.
5. Serra (Gardena) 7-1
Did not play. The Cavaliers were on a bye following last week’s 33-7 win over Crespi of Encino. They play next week vs. Alemany of Mission Hills. Only loss to No. 2 Centennial without QB Khalil Tate.
6. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 7-1
Defeated No. 25 Servite (Anaheim) 42-10. It was another strong showing for freshman QB J.T. Daniels. This also shows how scary good St. John Bosco may be since the Braves beat Mater Dei 42-21 in previous game and were up 42-0.
7. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-2
Defeated Chaminade (West Hills) 30-22. Our friend Evan Barnes of the L.A. Daily News tweeted out some impressive plays made by the Lancers’ Tyler Vaughns in this game. RB Torreahno Sweet also scored three more TDs.
8. Mission Viejo 9-0
Defeated No. 21 San Juan Hills (San Juan Capistrano) 48-20. The Diablos were ahead 34-0 so it wasn’t even as close as that score may indicate. It definitely wasn’t similar to last week’s close call (39-33) vs. Tesoro.
9. Elk Grove 8-0
Defeated Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 31-20. After several recent blowouts, including 42-7 vs. Grant of Sacramento, this score actually was surprisingly close. This still looks like the No. 2 seed in SJS D1 playoffs behind Folsom.
10. Clayton Valley (Concord) 7-1
Defeated Concord 42-22. With the Ugly Eagles giving up a fumble return TD, Concord took a 14-13 lead at halftime and had folks tweeting upset alert hashtags. An 81-yard TD run by Ray Jackson III gave Clayton Valley the lead and the team took over from there.
11. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 7-0
Defeated Del Norte (Poway) 55-6. Nehemiah McFarlin rushed for three TDs and nearly 150 yards as Grizzlies should maintain No. 1 ranking for San Diego Section.
12. Helix (La Mesa) 6-1
Defeated Valhalla (El Cajon) 42-14. Valhalla entered the game at 6-1, but was just another easy win for Helix. The team’s lone loss is still the one in the first game to Chaparral of Scottsdale, Ariz.
13. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-0
Defeated St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 48-23. Six-foot-7 junior Colby Parkinson made some big plays on both sides of the ball for the Lions. It was a similar win to the one by Camarillo against St. Bonnie from last weekend.
14. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 6-2
Defeated Lakewood 35-21. After their 52-6 loss last week to No. 1 De La Salle, Poly returned to playing Moore League teams. Malik Henry also returned to playing QB and according to reports played the duration.
15. Narbonne (Harbor City) 6-2
Defeated Carson 58-7. The likely coronation of the Gauchos as the L.A. City champs continued with another easy win. QB Roman Ale also was named Homecoming King at halftime.
16. Foothill (Pleasanton) 9-0
Defeated California (San Ramon) 24-7. The Falcons only have their rivalry game vs. Amador Valley remaining to complete 10-0 regular season. The NCS, in fact, could have two other 10-0 teams heading into the D1 playoffs other than De La Salle. Antioch could join Foothill at 10-0 as well.
17. Westlake (Westlake Village) 7-1
Defeated Moorpark 25-21. It was a second straight close call for the Warriors following game vs. Newbury Park. You have to say that Oaks Christian is becoming a strong favorite as matchup between the two to end regular season gets closer.
18. Loyola (Los Angeles) 7-1
Defeated Alemany (Mission Hills) 24-21. The Cubs still have No. 7 Bishop Amat left on their regular season and could force a three-way tie for Mission League title if they were to win that game.
19. Lutheran (Orange) 5-3
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 28-14. The Lancers still have to play No. 3 St. John Bosco (will be next game) but they also are clearly emerging as the third-best team from the Trinity League.
20. Camarillo 8-0
Defeated Newbury Park 49-17. Given that Newbury Park played No. 17 Westlake much closer last week, we’ll have to seriously consider the Scorpions to be higher in the next rankings.
21. San Juan Hills (SJ Capistrano) 7-1
LOST to No. 8 Mission Viejo 48-20. It was not close as the Stallions couldn’t hang with the Diablos quite like No. 22 Tesoro did last week.
22. Tesoro (Las Flores) 7-2
Defeated Dana Hills (Dana Point) 68-7. The Titans will have their bye week coming up and then will close the regular season with matchup vs. San Juan Hills. They have a chance to be as high as a No. 2 seed in CIFSS West Valley Division playoffs.
23. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 8-1
Defeated Nevada Union (Grass Valley) 38-7. The Trojans’ bye week doesn’t happen until the week before the playoffs so they will end their regular season next Friday at home with a showdown against No. 4 Folsom.
24. St. Francis (Mountain View) 6-1
LOST to Bellarmine (San Jose) 28-26. The Lancers scored late, but couldn’t recover an onside kick. Who’s No. 1 in the CCS now? It probably goes back to the Bells, but not sure if they are going back into the State Top 25.
25. Servite (Anaheim) 3-5
LOST to No. 4 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 42-10. The lopsided nature of the game at Anaheim Stadium probably will force the Friars to drop out of the State Top 25. Always have to respect the team’s schedule, though. Who else will have played De La Salle, Bishop Gorman, Mater Dei and St. John Bosco this season?
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Alemany (Mission Hills) 5-3
LOST to No. 18 Loyola (Los Angeles) 24-21.
Defeated Liberty (Brentwood) 55-37.
Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco) 6-1
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 45-19 on Saturday.
Arroyo Grande 7-1
Defeated Righetti (Santa Maria) 45-0.
Bellarmine (San Jose) 6-1
Defeated No. 24 St. Francis (Mountain View) 28-26.
Bullard (Fresno) 7-1
Defeated San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) 63-14.
Defeated Agoura (Agoura Hills) 34-0.
Campolindo (Moraga) 7-1
Did not play. Bye.
Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 4-4
LOST to St. Augustine (San Diego) 35-21.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 8-0
Defeated Sierra (Manteca) 55-0.
Chaminade (West Hills) 5-3
LOST to No. 7 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 30-22.
Chino Hills 6-2
Defeated Upland 24-14.
Granite Bay 5-3
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 28-21.
Grant (Sacramento) 7-1
Defeated Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 21-20.
Heritage (Menifee) 8-0
Defeated Temescal Canyon (Lake Elsinore) 35-0.
JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 5-3
LOST to No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 60-7.
La Habra 7-1
Defeated Fullerton 62-13.
Monte Vista (Danville) 6-2
Defeated Granada (Livermore) 42-32.
Defeated Vacaville 28-21.
Defeated M.L. King (Riverside) 43-6.
Defeated Weston Ranch (Stockton) 58-20.
Defeated Heritage (Oakley) 55-21.
Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 6-2
LOST to Cajon (San Bernardino) 37-17.
Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 8-0
Defeated East Bakersfield 49-7.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 5-3
LOST to No. 19 Lutheran (Orange) 28-14.
Serra (San Mateo) 4-3
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 48-0 on Saturday.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 6-2
Defeated Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 35-21.
St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 5-3
LOST to No. 13 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 48-23.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 6-1
Defeated Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 33-7.
Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 7-1
Defeated Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta) 62-21.
Westview (San Diego) 7-1
LOST to La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 20-13.
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Jserra gotta go back in top 25. There 3 losses have only been vs TL.
JSerra may be legit but they have one semi credible victory over Chino Hills… there two losses are to soon to be unranked TL teams…. and they just lost 60 to 7… to maybe the best team in the nation…. but it was 60 to 7…. not the best week to make that argument…
You make an excellent point that Jserra has defeated nobody this year and was blown out this week. I agree with you- they shouldn’t be in the Top 25 and should have been bounced out a long time ago. Same with Servite.
ohhhhhhhh…. now I get it…. sarcasm… my bad
We ran through a lot of teams for No. 25 last week and Vista Murrieta really seemed to be next. Ranked ahead of Heritage in the IE and has a win over St. Augustine (which just beat Cathedral Catholic). Vista also is next highest in CIFSS West Valley Division. Only loss though to OLu by 14 while Servite lost to OLu on last play by one point. Just had to leave them there for one more week with MD next on sked. Along with Vista Murrieta, will look at teams like La Habra, Heritage, Bellarmine, Central Catholic and possibly a few others as new teams for upcoming week.
Heritage!! Move em up!