This is the place to go for a quick glance at the top teams in California and for some immediate analysis. No. 2 Corona Centennial falls in a wild finish at the Honor Bowl on Saturday to IMG Academy of Florida while No. 19 Helix tops No. 10 Clayton Valley earlier in the day in same event. The highest ranked team to lose on Friday was No. 9 Oaks Christian, but that was to Pennsylvania team at Honor Bowl. No. 14 Antioch fell to Milpitas team it beat 47-22 last year.
Here is a look at scores through Friday night, Sept 2. Check back later in the weekend for completed scoreboard through Saturday, Sept 3.
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1. De La Salle (Concord) 2-0
Defeated Serra (San Mateo) 47-13. Junior running back Kairee Robinson had an 84-yard TD run that prevented Serra from getting any momentum. Spartans play Servite of Anaheim in SoCal next week.
2. Centennial (Corona) 1-1
LOST to IMG Academy of Florida 50-49 in Saturday’s late game at the Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo. Centennial took a 49-42 lead with 1:06 left on a TD run by Miles Reed. IMG scored with 12 seconds left on TD catch by former Calabasas standout Brian Hightower and then won it on a two-point conversion play. With such a strong showing against a team some think is No. 1 in the nation (although there are questions that IMG should even be eligible for such a thing) the Huskies may not drop at all in the next rankings.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 2-0
Defeated No. 25 La Mirada 34-0. It’s the second straight 34-0 win for the Braves, who last week topped St. Xavier of Cincinnati, Ohio. Up next: Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas.
4. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 2-0
Defeated Mayfair (Lakewood) 63-0. The better news for Monarch fans was that Bishop Amat (which MD beat 63-14 last week) bounced back to top Servite 14-10.
5. Mission Viejo 2-0
Defeated Oak Hills (Hesperia) 42-28. This was the second of two games on the Friday schedule of the Honor Bowl at Mission Viejo. Oak Hills did well to stay close but Diablos won state-leading 30th straight game.
6. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 2-0
Defeated Redondo Union (Redondo Beach) 31-0. It was another strong showing for QB Karson Greeley.
7. Narbonne (Harbor City) 2-0
Defeated No. 16 Long Beach Poly 25-13. The Gauchos dominated the second half and beat the Jackrabbits to go along with season-opening win over Gardena Serra. A move up to No. 6 has to be pondered.
8. Folsom 2-0
Defeated Jesuit (Carmichael) 42-28. We saw the Bulldogs pull off a reverse in which the receiver then threw a long TD pass on the Fox 40 Final Quarter TV show.
9. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 1-1
LOST to St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) 49-17. We’re not part of a national network as we were from 1999 to 2012 and then again for 2014 season so hard to know how good St. Joseph’s is but Oaks Christian got rocked pretty good in game played as part of Honor Bowl.
10. Clayton Valley (Concord) 1-1
LOST to No. 19 Helix (La Mesa) 13-0 at Honor Bowl. The Ugly Eagles had scoring opportunities, but couldn’t break through.
11. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 2-0
Defeated Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 49-32. Dewey Cotton made some great catches for the Rams, who now have two strong wins over top NorCal foes after last week’s win over Serra of San Mateo.
12. Del Oro (Loomis) 2-0
Defeated Pleasant Valley of Chico 29-9. Head coach Casey Taylor’s boys beat last year’s top team from the CIF Northern Section.
13. Chaminade (West Hills) 1-1
Defeated St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 49-7. Remember when Oaks Christian beat St. Bonaventure 59-13 in 2006 in one of the most hyped games in Ventura County history? This was the worst loss for the Seraphs since then.
14. Antioch 1-1
LOST to Milpitas 49-28. This was a complete reversal of the Panthers’ 47-22 win over the Trojans from last year. But judging from Milpitas team of two years ago we know it’s a unit that can be very good and legit CCS contender.
15. Elk Grove 1-0
Did not play. The Thundering Herd had week off after first win against Inderkum. They’ll be big favorites in next week’s game vs. Lincoln of Stockton.
16. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 1-1
LOST to No. 7 Narbonne of Harbor City 25-13. Since Serra of Gardena didn’t drop out last week after a loss to Narbonne, the Jackrabbits probably won’t either.
17. St. Francis (Mountain View) 2-0
Defeated Palma (Salinas) 8-7. The Lancers trailed 7-2 for most of the game before rallying at the end. Palma lost its opener to Sutter so the close win could prevent St. Francis from moving up next week.
18. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 2-0
Defeated No. 23 Central Catholic (Modesto) 28-25 on Thursday. This was the opening game of the Honor Bowl and saw the Dons hold on after they let a 28-10 lead slip away in the fourth quarter.
19. Helix (La Mesa) 1-1
Defeated No. 10 Clayton Valley (Concord) 10-0 on Saturday at the Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo. Nice bounceback win after loss to Timpview of Utah.
20. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 2-0
Defeated Redlands 41-28. This is another team with some standout underclassmen, such as soph QB Hank Bachmeier and junior WR Marquis Spiker.
21. Monte Vista (Danville) 1-0
Did not play. The Mustangs play next on next Friday against Foothill of Pleasanton in their league opener.
22. Liberty (Bakersfield) 2-0
Defeated Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 20-13. This avenged a loss from last season and further ensconced the Patriots as the No. 1 team in the CIF Central Section.
23. Central Catholic (Modesto) 1-1
LOST to No. 18 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 28-25 on Thursday. It’s that the Raiders came back to make it close in the Honor Bowl loss. They’re playing No. 11 St. Mary’s (Stockton) next and might get to stay at No. 25 in the next rankings.
24. Calabasas 2-0
Defeated Salesian (Los Angeles) 35-26. Some of the WR/DB matchups in this game must have been fun to see.
25. La Mirada 1-1
LOST to No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 34-0. The Matadores followed up their big win over Orange Lutheran by taking on and falling to the Braves. It was 21-0 until late in the game so actually not that bad of a loss.
Cathedral (Los Angeles) 2-0
Defeated Burroughs (Burbank) 51-7.
Defeated Turlock 34-28 in OT.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 2-0
Did not play.
Grant (Sacramento) 2-0
Defeated Burbank (Sacramento) 42-14.
Jesuit (Carmichael) 1-1
LOST to No. 8 Folsom 42-28.
Lutheran (Orange) 1-1
Defeated Crespi (Encino) 23-3.
Madison (San Diego) 1-1
Defeated Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) 48-7.
Oak Grove (San Jose) 0-1
Did not play. Gets Granite Bay next week.
Defeated Morse (San Diego) 48-14.
Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 2-0
Defeated Cabrillo (Long Beach) 40-7.
Defeated James Logan (Union City) 63-6.
Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 2-0
Defeaed El Camino (Oceanside) 28-17.
Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 1-0
Defeated Etiwanda 31-6.
Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 1-1
LOST to No. 22 Liberty (Bakersfield) 20-13.
Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) 1-1
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 37-7.
Serra (Gardena) 0-3
LOST on Saturday 17-7 to St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) Saturday at Honor Bowl.
Serra (San Mateo) 0-2
LOST to No. 1 De La Salle (Concord) 47-13.
Servite (Anaheim) 1-1
LOST to Bishop Amat (La Puente) 14-10.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 2-0
Defeated Carlsbad 28-7.
St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 1-1
LOST to No. 13 Chaminade (West Hills) 49-7.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 2-0
Defeated Wilcox (Santa Clara) 35-14.