Week 7 Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Mater Dei soph QB JT Daniels threw for seven TDs in team's win over Santa Margarita. We have two weeks to go until Monarchs play St. John Bosco. Photo: @D1Bound/Twitter.com.

Mater Dei soph QB JT Daniels threw for seven TDs in team’s win over Santa Margarita. We have two weeks to go until Monarchs play St. John Bosco. Photo: @D1Bound/Twitter.com.


No. 3 Mater Dei crushes No. 11 Santa Margarita in another indication of how much better the top three (maybe top four) are compared to rest of the state. No. 7 Del Oro and No. 9 St. Augustine both lose while it’s another one-point scary win for De La Salle, which looks even more vulnerable this week than after its win two weeks ago over Antioch.

Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Oct. 8. Check back on Monday for updated State Top 25 plus change of our ticker.

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1. Centennial (Corona) 5-1
Defeated Roosevelt (Eastvale) 77-20. The Huskies had 60 of their points in the first half. With all the hype that the Bosco-Mater Dei game is deservedly going to get in two weeks, this is the team that has been the best in SoCal the last two years and for three of the last four.

2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 5-1
Defeated Servite (Anaheim) 70-6. A lot of folks in Northern California winced when they saw this score because they know Servite was a team that lost by only one point to De La Salle. Re-al Mitchell continues to show he is the real deal at quarterback as he completed 10 of his 12 pass attempts for 151 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 90 yards and a score.

3. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 6-0
Defeated No. 11 Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 62-14. Yes, it was 56-0 at halftime in perhaps the best outing yet for the ultra-talented Monarchs. Amon-Ra St. Brown and brother Osiris combined for five TD catches and JT Daniels threw for seven overall.

Mission Viejo QB Matt McDonald had another solid outing in team's win vs. Tesoro. Photo: @D1Gridiron.

Mission Viejo QB Matt McDonald had another solid outing in team’s win vs. Tesoro. Photo: @D1Gridiron.


4. Mission Viejo 7-0
Defeated Tesoro (Rancho SM) 41-0. Colin Schooler scored four TDs for the Diablos.

5. Narbonne (Harbor City) 6-0
Defeated Gardena 78-0. The Gauchos seemed to take out some adrenaline from last week’s close call vs. Los Angeles Highs.

6. De La Salle (Concord) 5-1
Defeated San Ramon Valley (Danville) 28-27. The Spartans had to stop a two-point conversion try with 3:17 left and then ran out the clock on first downs. It’s their second one-point win of the season. San Ramon Valley’s other loss coming in was in overtime to Foothill (Pleasanton).

7. Del Oro (Loomis) 7-0
LOST to Folsom 42-7. That big gulp you heard around the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section on Friday as this score was developing was that the four-time defending D1 champions have completely overcome that bizarre earlier 32-27 loss to Sacramento. Folsom’s Joe Curry had six TD passes.

8. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 6-0
Defeated Scripps Ranch (San Diego) 55-6. The Dons were up 48-0 at half and most at the game probably were on their phones after that following how St. Augustine would end up.

9. St. Augustine (San Diego) 5-1
LOST to Madison (San Diego) 56-42. This result will cause some big changes because Madison has a 20-9 loss to Vista Murrieta.

10. Rancho Cucamonga 6-0
Defeated Upland 47-10. Oregon-bound Jaylon Redd scored four times, including once on a punt return and once on a kickoff return as the Cougars rolled. Of the teams not named Centennial, St. John Bosco, Mater Dei or Mission Viejo, they are making a case that they’re possibly the next best team in the state.

11. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 4-2
LOST to No. 3 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 62-14. Turnovers and special teams struggles constantly gave Mater Dei short fields and that led to the big, early deficit.

12. St. Francis (Mountain View) 5-1
LOST to Serra (San Mateo) 41-40 in OT on Saturday at Serra. The Padres went for two after the Lancers scored and kicked a PAT in their overtime possession. St. Francis won vs. Bellarmine 21-12 in its previous game. Serra still is only 2-3, but losses are to De La Salle, St. Mary’s of Stockton and Valley Christian of San Jose. VC won on Saturday so it will now move up to be No. 1 in CIF Central Coast Section.

13. Monte Vista (Danville) 6-0
Defeated Dublin 55-7. Jake Haener threw for three TDs for the Mustangs, who don’t want anyone else but themselves on Nov. 4 to be the one team from the NCS to finally beat De La Salle.

University of Nebraska head coach Mike Riley went to the Calabasas-Westlake game on Friday where he spent time with Keyshawn Johnson Sr., whose son is committed to the Cornhuskers. Photo: Twitter.com.

University of Nebraska head coach Mike Riley went to the Calabasas-Westlake game on Friday where he spent time with Keyshawn Johnson Sr., whose son is committed to the Cornhuskers. Photo: Twitter.com.


14. Calabasas 7-0
Defeated Westlake (Westlake Village) 46-16. Freshman Johnny Wilson stepped up with three TD catches as both seniors Darnay Holmes and Brendan Radley-Hines were out with injuries.

15. Pittsburg 6-0
Defeated Deer Valley (Antioch) 62-28. Deer Valley led 19-14 in the first half. A’jae Boyd had a 97-yard kickoff return TD and an 11-yard TD catch for the Pirates.

16. Serra (Gardena) 4-3
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 38-7. It could be another strong bump in the rankings coming up for Serra, which has suffered only in-state loss to No. 5 Narbonne.

17. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 4-2
Defeated Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 42-37. Given Vista Murrieta’s recent domination of the Southwestern League, this was a breakthrough win for the Nighthawks.

18. Helix (La Mesa) 4-2
Defeated Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) 42-0. Carson Baker threw for five TDs for the Highlanders (at least that’s what the school’s twitter page had after three quarters).

19. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 5-2
Defeated Newbury Park 63-49. What a shootout it was between the Lions and QB Matt Corral (530 yds passing) and the Panthers and QB Cameron Rising (more than 600 yds rushing and passing).

20. Clayton Valley (Concord) 5-1
Defeated Miramonte (Orinda) 43-13. The Ugly Eagles continue to roll after loss to Helix, but may get passed in rankings this week by Freedom of Oakley.

21. Cathedral (Los Angeles) 6-0
Defeated St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs) 40-0. The Phantoms were only up 6-0 at halftime, but got ramped up in the second half.

22. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 4-2*
Defeated Crespi (Encino) 38-17. Having those two wins over JSerra and Servite are becoming less significant but win by this score over the Celts is impressive.

23. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 4-2
LOST to Lutheran (Orange) 30-29 OT. The Lions gave up a field goal with 34 seconds left that tied the score and couldn’t convert a two-pointer in OT that would have won it.

24. Servite (Anaheim) 3-3
LOST to No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 70-6. Asa Fuller had a 48-yard field goal to make it 14-3 before the Friars gave up 28 straight to trail 49-3 at halftime.

25. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 4-2
Defeated Compton 70-0. This comes on the heels of Poly’s 77-0 win against Cabrillo of Long Beach.

LAST WEEK’S TEAMS LISTED ON THE BUBBLE
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Antelope 6-0
Defeated Roseville 42-7.

Antioch 3-3
Lost to Freedom (Oakley) 65-28.

Bellarmine (San Jose) 4-2
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 48-7.

Central (Fresno) 5-1
Defeated Buchanan (Clovis) 37-21.

Central Catholic (Modesto) 4-2
Defeated Kimball (Tracy) 49-7.

Chaminade (West Hills) 4-2
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 42-0.

Charter Oak (Covina) 6-0
Defeated West Covina 27-24.

Clovis 6-0
Defeated Clovis East (Clovis) 35-0.

Elk Grove 5-1
Defeated Jesuit (Carmichael) 23-6 on Saturday.

Folsom 6-1
Defeated No. 7 Del Oro (Loomis) 42-7.

Grant (Sacramento) 5-1
Defeated Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 21-20.

Freedom (Oakley) 6-0
Defeated Antioch 65-28.

Hawkins (Los Angeles) 6-0*
Defeated Locke (Los Angeles) 38-0.

Heritage (Menifee) 6-0
Defeated Lakeside (Lake Elsinore) 50-6.

Jesuit (Carmichael) 4-1
Plays Elk Grove at home on Saturday.

La Mirada 5-2
Defeated Artesia (Lakewood) 66-15.

Los Alamitos 4-2
Defeated Marina (Huntington Beach) 47-0.

Los Angeles 4-2
Lost to Dorsey (Los Angeles) 21-20.

Loyola (Los Angeles) 2-5
Lost to Chaminade (West Hills) 42-0.

Lutheran (Orange) 4-2
Defeated No. 24 JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 30-29 OT.

Madison (San Diego) 5-1
Defeated No. 9 St. Augustine (San Diego) 56-42.

Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 5-1
Defeated Rocklin 27-15.

Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 6-0
Defeated Mission Hills (San Marcos) 34-20.

Rocklin 4-2
Lost to Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 27-15.

Sacramento 5-1
Defeated Laguna Creek (Elk Grove) 69-10 on Saturday.

San Benito (Hollister) 7-0
Defeated Christopher (Gilroy) 45-0.

St. Francis (La Canada) 6-0
Defeated La Salle (Pasadena) 38-28.

St. Mary’s (Stockton) 5-1
Defeated Tokay (Lodi) 65-8.

Valencia 3-2
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 35-14.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 6-0
Defeated Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco) 38-7 on Saturday.

Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 4-2
Lost to No. 17 Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 42-37.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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15 Comments

  1. Bulldogmgc
    Posted October 8, 2016 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Please rate/rank De La Salle on this year’s performance and not prior years. They are simply not that good. Freedom HS has a better team and these ranking will see some huge swings before the season is over. Why St. Mary’s of Stockton dropped out of the top 25 is a shambles. SJB and the other 3 top SoCal teams are simply that much better. SJB’s defeat of Servite by a much bigger margin than St. Mary’s should help prove that dropping St. Mary’s out of the top 25 was a huge mistake. Not realizing how the game changed between SJB and St. Mary’s when Frampton left the game is just poor judgment. No worries, just as many had Del Oro overrated, basing their standing on an undefeated record against not so great competition (yes, Bellarmine is not that good this year), the SJS D1 playoffs will fix it. Mark (excuse the pun) my words, St. Mary’s will cruise thru the SJS D1 playoffs to the finals and prove they belong.

    • Kenneth Moore
      Posted October 8, 2016 at 8:41 am | Permalink

      As an St. Mary’s supporter, I couldn’t have said it better myself. And I would go further by saying, we went into the Bosco with a couple of injuries to some defensive starters and when you couple that with the loss of Frampton, our depth, especially on defense was hit hard. And despite that, we lead 7-0 & 10-7 midway into the 2nd quarter. We have played one of if not the toughest schedule in the north. There should be no doubt that SM is top in the north. Yeah I know, we have many games to play and it will show itself on the field. So anyways, SM not in the calhi top 25 is laughable.

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted October 8, 2016 at 10:00 am | Permalink

        DLS still hasn’t lost to a NorCal team (north of Fresno) for 26 years. Of course, it looks like other teams are better, like Monte Vista, Pitt, Freedom, St. Mary’s, but we’ve done this for a long time and don’t make moves until losses actually happen. And there are other teams that have been blasted by Bosco, Mater Dei, etc. that may come back to the State Top 25 (La Mirada is another one) in addition to St. Mary’s.
        Also, anyone who saw Folsom last night and who has seen St. Mary’s (like me) knows that saying St. Mary’s is now going to somehow cruise through the D1 bracket is nuts. Folsom looked very capable of defending its title and no doubt can beat St. Mary’s. They will play in a much tougher league for the next few weeks as well and will only get better. I’m not picking a winner, just that Folsom proved it is still the team to beat.

        • Bulldogmgc
          Posted October 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for confirming that this year’s rankings are based on the past 26 years. Smh!

          Uh, Folsom “was” the team to beat in SJS, in NorCal. Sacramento (4-1) took care of making your statement past tense. But, I have a hunch St. Mary’s loss to SJB will have them ranked lower than a team that lost to Sacramento or to a team that lost to a team that lost to Sacramento. And, nevermind who Sacramento lost to.

          Maybe St. Mary’s won’t cruise thru SJS D1 to get to the finals, because these rankings will land them an undeserving seed#, like #4 or #5 or maybe even #8, instead of #1 or #2. Despite SFL being a stronger league than TCAL, and it’s not even close, St. Mary’s pre-league competition was so much tougher than any SFL team. But, go ahead and keep them down. Go ahead and send DLS or any team that beats them to the CIF State Open game. St. Mary’s will have a much better chance at a state championship if they can avoid the Open. Maybe Folsom can beat St. Mary’s in the SJS D1 championship or maybe they face off in the semi-finals. But, outside of Folsom, who is going to give them a tough time in the playoffs this year that will take them out of cruising to the finals? Nobody in NorCal has a defense like Bosco, not DLS this year, not even Folsom. So please tell me who is going to stop or slow down St. Mary’s offense, especially when Frampton is at full strength. Curious?

          • Mark Tennis
            Posted October 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

            How will rankings deny St. Mary’s of being no worse than the No. 2 seed? And who cares if you’re seeded first or second. Makes no difference.
            The four-time defending champion is always the team to beat in the playoffs until someone actually does it in the playoffs and in the NCS it’s the 26-time defending champion.
            Oak Ridge, which beat Rocklin last night, is another D1 team to watch and Elk Grove if it were to win the Delta League (overcoming the loss to Davis) also may be very tough by the time the playoffs roll around. None of those teams also really doesn’t have to stop or slow down the St. Mary’s offense but Folsom is definitely capable of outscoring the Rams.

  2. Bulldogmgc
    Posted October 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    The difference? #1 plays #4 or #5 or worse in the semis and #2 plays #3 or #6 or worse seed. But, it does not matter. St. Mary’s will take care of business and will be in the finals. This is not 2009 where there was such a deep set of very good teams. Sure, Folsom is capable of outscoring St. Mary’s. But, just remember it was a non-ranked Sacramento team that outscored them. Whereas, it was a nationally ranked team that outscored St. Mary’s. I understand using prior year results when the team has several returning players. That works for St. Mary’s. It doesn’t work for Folsom, especially their line. Everyone knows how last year’s Folsom vs St. Mary’s game went. Everyone knows Folsom is good, but not as good as last year. Oh wait, except you … because your rankings are based on prior year results and statistics. Oak Ridge vs Rocklin. Hmm. Let’s use your logic and recall how badly St. Mary’s beat Rocklin a couple of years ago. Elk Grove is not as good as last year or the year prior. St. Mary’s dominated Elk Grove in the playoffs a couple of years ago and this year’s St. Mary’s team is better. Let’s not forget Oak Ridge lost to a team ranked in the 500’s in the nation, no where near the competition of Bosco.

    Serra beating St. Francis in OT just reflects the parity in the WCAL, which is not so strong. I guess St. Francis drops from your rankings. NCS, in my opinion has some good teams, better than DLS, which we will have confirmation in a few weeks. Freedom should be up there considering how easier they had a game with Antioch compared to DLS.

    But, go ahead and continue your rankings on prior year results. More upcoming games for “this season” will continue to correct you. Lol.

    • Kenneth Moore
      Posted October 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

      Man, I like this guy (or lady)!!!! I believe ever word you speak. However, I understand where Mr. Tennis is coming from. I’ve seen in ranking SoCal teams, you mention teams that play other teams etc. so in st Mary’s case, they are WAY better than servite which in theory, makes St Mary’s better than DLS. Servite was destroyed by Bosco, servite loss to dls by 1 point. Serra beat SF and St Mary’s beat Serra by more than dls. You get my point right? I really think the sfl, delta vs Tcal argument is irrelevant. The two sac leagues are getting credit for past success by primarily 2 or so teams, Folsom & Grant for example. Let us not forget the total domination two seasons ago by the top two TCAL teams, SM & Tracy, had in the D1 & D2 playoffs. Both section finalist. Like the bulldogmgc said, SM preseason schedule included one nationally ranked team (Bosco), one 4x defending state champion(central catholic), another team that will most likely win their section this season (cardinal Newman). Plus two others that should play a few weeks in the playoffs. So, SM is fully equipped to handle a deep playoff run (section final ’14, section semifinal ’15) coming out of the TCAL I am excited at possibility of the semi final rematch of last season between SM and Folsom. Playing the game in Stockton rather than the blue turf like last year. Hahahaha look forward to seeing where the Rams fall into the rankings this week. thanks again mark for the forum.

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted October 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

        We had very little movement last week in Top 25 because of byes and we had to get LB Poly back in there because they dropped from the week before and did not lose. We knew Servite and JSerra and the others from Trinity League would start dropping down when league begins and would create room for others to move back in or move up. That has happened this week. Lots of new teams, as we thought, will be in. Moves are planned to some degree ahead of time.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

      That’s actually pretty much how we’ve done it for 30 years. More results during the season work them out.
      We look at past seasons, upcoming schedules and consensus (other rankings). You are focusing on fact that RIGHT NOW De La Salle is ahead of St. Mary’s.
      We haven’t even done this week’s rankings yet and you’re already pissed because we are giving credit to Folsom. We actually haven’t ranked Folsom ahead of St. Mary’s since the beginning of the season. The computer rankings actually will be more likely to rank Folsom higher at the end of the regular season due to the strength of SFL. But wait. You can’t write and complain to a computer and it isn’t going to write back.

      • Kenneth Moore
        Posted October 9, 2016 at 8:55 am | Permalink

        I’m not so much worried about Folsom being ranked higher than SM. You can use your DLS rationale for their ranking to a certain degree. They have had continued success winning multiple sections and they beat us head to head in the playoffs last year. I get it. My beef so to speak was the complete drop all together based on the Bosco loss. Knowing our team and seeing Bosco live, if we play them again, which is possible, they would not beat us by that type of margin again. We had unforced errors and injuries that did not help our cause. And they may beat every team in their “great” league like they did to servite with the exception of mater Dei. To date, SM has been the only team to play with them to some degree except Gorman. On that fact alone, SM should be a top 10 team since there are probably only 2 other teams in the state that can play them as well as we did or better (Centennial & MD). I have watched many games as well as you. There are not 20-25 schools better than SM in the state. Playing in TCAL or not. The beauty of the computer is, as long as central catholic, Bosco, cardinal Newman continue to BLAST teams, Serra gets going in their league winning big games and consumnes oaks, Tracy and Lincoln continues to win, SM will have a really nice strength of schedule despite the overall TCAL being “weak”. So no need to send a virus to the computers. LoL like he blogger below said so clearly, at the end of the day, the playoffs will settle most if not all of the debates. But it is fun & entertaining banter leading up to it!!!

  3. ChachoLibre
    Posted October 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    This will all be settled in the playoffs . . . actions and victories speak louder than rankings.

    • Kenneth Moore
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 8:57 am | Permalink

      I agree 100%!!! SM was ranked low last year and shocked a lot of folks before taking Folsom to the brink of elimination.

  4. mattpalmer20
    Posted October 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Mark! It’s time for those Heritage Patriots to crack your top 25! Cmon man!

  5. phil60
    Posted October 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    From an outsider on the great debate, it seems to me that both St. Mary’s and Folsom should be somewhere in the top 25 right now and it might have been harsh to drop SM out of the rankings completely after the Bosco loss. It looks like a game between the two in the playoffs is building up to be a pretty big thing. As for DLS, I will believe a team from up there beating them when I see it. With their system, they may be playing a lot better than now by the end of the season. Instead of winning games by 5 to 8 touchdowns, it could be narrow wins, but still wins.

    • Kenneth Moore
      Posted October 9, 2016 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

      The potential of a SM v Folsom in say the D1 section Final would be epic!!! Not the greatest game we have ever seen, but it would definitely be worth the $10 CIF ticket price of admission. It could easily be a top 5 SJS game for sure.

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