Biggest upset on Friday night saw No. 5 Serra of Gardena go down to Chaminade of West Hills while on Saturday it was 10-0 Antioch making a case to be in the next rankings after 44-42 win over Pittsburg. No. 8 Bishop Amat of La Puente defeats No. 14 Loyola of Los Angeles in lone battle of Top 15 ranked teams this week. No. 18 Orange Lutheran loses to JSerra of San Juan Capistrano on the field but wins the coin flip to get the No. 3 spot in the Trinity League and a playoff spot.
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1. De La Salle (Concord) 9-1
Defeated California (San Ramon) 56-0. It was 49-0 at halftime playing a team that had upset Monte Vista of Danville in its previous game. The Spartan defense is now up to seven games with just two field goals allowed.
2. Centennial (Corona) 10-0
Defeated Norco 67-20 on Thursday. The Huskies cruised in matchup that decided Big V League championship. Both teams were unbeaten in league. Centennial has been No. 1 ranked n CFSS Pac-5 Division since the preseason.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 10-0
Defeated Servite (Anaheim) 70-7. It’s only fair to point out that Servite lost 52-13 to De La Salle early in the season and that Servite lost 38-7 to national No. 1 (by some) Bishop Gorman. We compared the Orange Lutheran scores in De La Salle’s favor last week.
4. Folsom 10-0
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 48-10. Jake Jeffrey threw for five TDs and ran for another score as the Bulldogs wrapped up fourth straight unbeaten regular season. That win streak will be 41 and counting starting next August.
5. Serra (Gardena) 8-2
LOST to Chaminade (West Hills) 38-21. Ouch, this one hurts as it cost the Cavaliers an outright Mission League title. They still go to the CIFSS Pac-5 playoffs as a No. 1 seed, however, due to their head-to-head win over Bishop Amat, which ends up as the Mission League’s other co-champ.
6. Mission Viejo 10-0
Did not play. The Diablos ended their regular season one week ago. They will move up to fifth in the state due to the Serra loss and should be the top seed for the CFSS West Valley Division playoffs.
7. Elk Grove 10-0
Defeated Sheldon (Elk Grove) 55-6. It‘s another easy win for the Thundering Herd, who are heading to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind Folsom.
8. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 8-2
Defeated No. 14 Loyola (Los Angeles) 24-3. The Lancer defense shut down the Cubs while Tyler Vaughns made just enough big plays on offense.
9. Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-1
Defeated College Park (Pleasant Hill) 42-13. Make it nine wins in a row for the Ugly Eagles since their one-point loss to No. 4 Folsom in the season-opener.
10. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 10-0
Defeated San Marcos 42-6. Nehemiah McFarlin rampaged for 321 yards on 29 carries and scored three times as the Grizzlies capped perfect regular season. Amazingly, they don’t project to be perhaps even the No. 2 seed in the goofy San Diego Section Open Division due to its continuing reliance on nonsense power rankings.
11. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 8-2
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 45-14. Brandon LaMarche’s two TDs, one on a 67-yard scamper, pushed the Monarchs from a 21-14 lead to start the second half to a 35-14 advantage.
12. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 10-0
Defeated Westlake (Westlake Village) 52-29. This avenged a loss from last year and came against rival team that was No. 19 in state two weeks ago.
13. Helix (La Mesa) 8-1
Defeated El Capitan (Lakeside) 48-7. The Highlanders clobbered an opponent they lost to last year and have to rank as co-favorites with Mission Hills in the CIFSDS Open Division.
14. Loyola (Los Angeles) 8-2
LOST to No. 8 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 24-3. The Cubs were looking for a breakthrough win over a top 10 team, but did not happen.
15. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 8-2*
Defeated Millikan (Long Beach) 70-3. Off the field, however, it was a disastrous week since the Jackrabbits took three forfeit league losses, then after Friday’s game they drew unluckily out of a hat in a three-way draw for their league’s third automatic CIFSS Pac-5 playoff berth.
16. Narbonne (Harbor City) 8-2
Defeated San Pedro 38-0. It should take the L.A. City Section about two seconds to choose the Gauchos as the top seed for its top division.
17. Foothill (Pleasanton) 10-0
Defeated Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 35-7. There will be at least one team in NCS Division I playoffs with a better record than De La Salle. We’ll find out Saturday if Antioch also will be 10-0 after its game vs. 8-1 Pittsburg.
18. Lutheran (Orange) 5-5
LOST to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 45-40. The Lancers were stunned on back-to-back TDs late in the fourth quarter (one off of a fumbled kickoff return) and their attempt to come back from that was stopped on a deflected pass in the end zone in the closing seconds. They still nabbed a playoff berth in the three-way coin flip that involved JSerra and Servite.
19. Bellarmine (San Jose) 8-1
Defeated Valley Christian (San Jose) 24-21. QB Troy Martig brought the Bells back in the final minutes. They still have one more week to go in their regular season.
20. Camarillo 10-0
Defeated Royal (Simi Valley) 49-21. The Scorpions won the Camino Real League title and likely the No. 1 seed for the CIFSS Northern Division playoffs.
21. Tesoro (Las Flores) 8-2
Defeated San Juan Hills (San Juan Capistrano) 66-27. QB Devon Modster was reported with 390 yards passing and two TDs. He also had three TD runs.
22. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 8-1
Defeated Temecula Valley (Temecula) 55-20. With Orange Lutheran falling to 5-5, it will be a tough call where to put the Broncos this week due to still having that head-to-head loss to the Lancers.
23. La Habra 9-1
Defeated Troy (Fullerton) 42-0. It was reported that the Highlanders set an Orange County record with their 45th straight league win. We’ll check next week to see where it stands on state record list.
24. Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 10-0
Defeated Independence (Bakersfield) 30-6. According to tweet from Zach Ewing of Bakersfield Californian, the Wolf Pack also ended as the only CIF Central Section team at 10-0 for the regular season due to Tulare losing on Friday to Tulare Western.
25. Norco 8-2
LOST to No. 2 Centennial (Corona) 67-20. Yes, we did kind of put the Cougars in there last week because they were playing Centennial. Their only other loss, though, was to Mission Viejo.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Alemany (Mission Hills) 5-5
Lost to Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 25-21.
Defeated Pittsburg 44-42 on Saturday in Little Big Game.
Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco) 7-2
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) 42-7.
Arroyo Grande 9-1
Defeated San Luis Obispo 47-14.
Defeated Simi Valley 54-26.
Campolindo (Moraga) 9-1
Defeated Acalanes (Lafayette) 49-19.
Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 6-4
Defeated Mira Mesa (San Diego) 41-3.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 10-0
Defeated Oakdale 42-37.
Chaminade (West Hills) 7-3
Defeated Serra (Gardena) 38-21.
Chino Hills 8-2
Defeated Etiwanda 45-21.
Defeated Clovis West (Fresno) 20-12.
Granite Bay 5-5
Lost to Del Oro (Loomis) 17-14.
Grant (Sacramento) 9-1
Defeated Jesuit (Carmichael) 42-16.
Heritage (Menifee) 10-0
Defeated Lakeside (Lake Elsinore) 44-6.
Inderkum (Sacramento) 10-0
Defeated Pioneer (Woodland) 55-3.
JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 7-3
Defeated Orange Lutheran (Orange) 45-40.
Liberty (Bakersfield) 6-3
Defeated Bakersfield 44-21.
Defeated Vintage (Napa) 42-14.
Lost to Central Catholic (Modesto) 42-37.
Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 8-2
Did not play.
Palm Springs 10-0
Defeated Cathedral City 55-10.
LOST on Saturday 44-42 to 10-0 Antioch.
San Clemente 8-2
Defeated Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo) 70-28.
San Juan Hills (SJ Capistrano) 8-2
Lost to Tesoro (Rancho SM) 66-27.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 5-5
Lost to Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 45-14.
Serra (San Mateo) 5-4
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 56-7.
Servite (Anaheim) 4-6
Lost to St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 70-7.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 8-2
Defeated Lincoln (San Diego) 47-0.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 8-1
Defeated Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 14-13.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 7-2
Lost to Bellarmine (San Jose) 24-21.
Westlake (Westlake Village) 7-3
Lost to Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 52-29.
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Time for the#1 team in the Inland Div to move into the top 25!
Those Heritage Patriots! All they do is win! 30-0 in league last 6 yrs. back 2 back 10 win seasons.
6 straight CIF semifinal or final appearances, with a Championship in 13.
Mark, you can’t compare Orange Lutherans game 2 weeks back to De La Salle’s game against them. First, O-Lu knows SJ Bosco because they play them every year and they didn’t have to travel 300+ miles. Those things matter and having seen the SJ Bosco game they slept through that as good teams do at times (DLS has slept against Nor cal Serra in the past for the same reasons). DLS/CC and SJ Bosco are the state’s top 3 easy but in the south the playoffs are not rigged like in the north where the top teams never face off. All of the best compete in the pac5 down south so many good teams are left out for state bowls weakening the field entirely.
I’m hopefully just having some fun with it. Comparing rout scores is all it is. Agree that top NorCal teams don’t play each other but don’t blame DLS. They didn’t get rid of the NorCal Open Bowl. The CIF did.
Can you explain why Central Catholic, Clayton Valley, Folsom and De La Salle all play in separate, weak playoff brackets? Is it designed so the north gets their top 5 teams in state bowls each year compared to the south that never does because the top teams want to face off? That is a clear advantage to pairings when 90% of the south’s top teams won’t qualify because the choose to play in one bracket while the north does the complete opposite.
The choice is not by the teams or the schools. The Southern Section wants to create the best division at the top of its playoffs for its own interests. Of course, they want 30,000 to go see Bosco vs. Centennial and then not even a third of that for the state bowl. Can’t blame them for trying. The north sections also are just too hung up on enrollments so in the NCS it just takes many years for Clayton Valley to be in the same division as DLS. And actually, Central Catholic is not in a weak bracket this year. Oakdale beat them last year and CC will have to get past them probably again. Folsom may not beat Elk Grove, either. EG is very good. Comparable for sure to a lot of the Pac-5 teams that Bosco and Centennial have been slaughtering. Foothill and Antioch (with the best junior RB in the nation) also are in De La Salle’s division this year.
Napa 26 Pleasant Grove 0. Next up is St. Marys at Napa Memorial Stadium. The winner to face Folsom, most likely, in the SJS semis.