Mater Dei comes back from 21-12 deficit in third quarter to beat St. John Bosco 26-21 and will have to be a unanimous state No. 1 next week. But will the Braves drop at all past No. 3? They were, in fact, the only State Top 25 team to lose on Friday.
Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Oct. 22. Check back on Monday for new rankings updates.
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1. Centennial (Corona) 7-1
Defeated Corona 64-14. The Huskies’ chances of being the top seed for the CIFSS D1 playoffs even though they’ve been the top CIFSS team for three of the last four years still took a hit on Friday despite the easy win due to Mater Dei’s win over St. John Bosco. A Bosco win would have been better.
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 6-2
LOST to No. 3 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 26-21. Demetrious Flowers helped the Braves build 21-12 lead with two TDs runs, but game turned on a punt that pinned Bosco on the 1-yard line and on an interception that the Monarchs turned into a go-ahead TD. Bosco’s other loss is to national No. 1 Bishop Gorman so because it was a close game it’s hard to see any other team passing the Braves in the rankings other than the Monarchs.
3. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 8-0
Defeated No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 26-21. QB J.T. Daniels was held in check, but the Monarchs proved great teams win in all facets and their special teams (field goals, punt return, punts, kickoff, kickoff return) were simply spectacular. At this point of the season, since all Southern California and national rankings will have Mater Dei higher than Centennial, we’ll switch ours as well to match next week. We said all year we’d wait for the Bosco game. The Braves were a few minutes from making us look smart, but it just didn’t happen. Kudos to the Monarchs.
4. Mission Viejo 9-0
Defeated Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo) 68-0. The Diablos won their state-leading 37th straight game and were leading 56-0 at halftime.
5. Narbonne (Harbor City) 8-0
Defeated George Washington Prep (Los Angeles) 49-8. If we possibly get to a No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup in the CIFSS D1 quarterfinals between Mission Viejo and Rancho Cucamonga, at that point it will almost have to be No. 4 vs. No. 5 in the state, too.
6. Rancho Cucamonga 8-0
Defeated Etiwanda 52-10. The Baseline League is turning into a walk in the park for the Cougars.
7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 8-0
Defeated Point Loma (San Diego) 37-17. Shawn Poma’s TD runs of 55 and 60 yards got the Dons rolling. They play arch-rival St. Augustine next week.
8. De La Salle (Concord) 7-1
Defeated California (San Ramon) 31-9. Facing a Grizzlies’ team on the road that was 6-1 with its only loss coming on a last-second field goal to No. 11 Monte Vista, this qualifies as a second straight impressive outing for the Spartans.
9. Serra (Gardena) 6-3
Defeated Crespi (Encino) 33-7. The Cavaliers are now in cruise control in the Mission League and will have a bye next week.
10. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 6-2
Defeated Temecula Valley (Temecula) 62-6. The Nighthawks led 55-0 at halftime and to us should be the No. 1 team in the CIFSS for Division II.
11. Monte Vista (Danville) 8-0
Defeated Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 35-7. An easy win for the Mustangs, who have to play San Ramon Valley (team that lost to De La Salle by one point) next week before they play the Spartans.
12. Calabasas 8-0
Defeated Newbury Park 40-14. Congrats to senior QB Tristan Gebbia, who joined elite company in our state record book with 10,000 yards and 100 TD passes for a career.
13. Pittsburg 8-0
Defeated Liberty (Brentwood) 56-7. Montaz Thompson set a career school record for TDs as the Pirates did their part to set up a titanic matchup next week vs. No. 14 Freedom.
14. Freedom (Oakley) 8-0
Defeated Heritage (Brentwood) 48-14. This was the final home game of the regular season for the Falcons, who travel next week for the big game vs. Pittsburg.
15. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 6-2
Defeated Camarillo 49-7. Sophomore Josh Calvert started the game at QB, according to VCPreps.com, because head coach wanted to give the back-up relevant experience. All-American junior Matt Corral played later.
16. Chaminade (West Hills) 6-2
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 31-14. Junior RB T.J. Pledger rushed for 217 yards on 27 carries and scored one TD, according to the L.A. Daily News.
17. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 7-1
Defeated Tracy 57-21. The Rams’ offense was humming in the first half of this game against a team that was in the SJS D1 final just two seasons ago.
18. Helix (La Mesa) 6-2
Defeated West Hills (Santee) 55-0. Ely Noa, the freshman brother of senior standout Zeke Noa, scored one of the Highlanders’ TDs.
19. Folsom 7-1
Did not play. The Bulldogs had a bye. They play next week at Rocklin.
20. Clayton Valley (Concord) 7-1
Defeated Acalanes (Lafayette) 56-7. After last week’s 21-0 win over Concord, the Ugly Eagles probably will roll in final regular season outings.
21. Cathedral (Los Angeles) 8-0
Defeated Salesian (Los Angeles) 37-36. Salesian missed a field goal at the end that would have won it. Salesian didn’t lose by that much to Calabasas and it only lost last week 20-13 to St. Francis of La Canada, which is the team the Phantoms play next.
22. Valley Christian (San Jose) 8-0
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 28-0. Up next for the Warriors will be St. Francis of Mountain View, which will be looking to throw the WCAL into chaos with a win.
23. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 6-2
Defeated Lakewood 77-6. Yes, this is the same Lakewood team that won last week 80-64 against Compton. It’s Poly’s fifth straight 70-point game vs. Moore League opponents.
24. La Mirada 6-2
Defeated Glenn (Norwalk) 70-10. Nick Hernandez scored on a 48-yard TD run on the first play and rout was on. Better news was that Orange Lutheran beat Servite for second Trinity League win. La Mirada has a win over Orange Lutheran.
25. Heritage (Menifee) 8-0
Defeated Perris 49-6. It was a solid win for team that was lone newcomer in last week’s State Top 25 rankings.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
IN LAST WEEK’S RANKINGS
Defeated Del Campo (Fair Oaks) 31-29.
Bellarmine (San Jose) 5-3
Defeated Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco) 55-14.
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 5-3
Defeated Alemany (Mission Hills) 38-21.
California (San Ramon) 6-2
LOST to No. 8 De La Salle (Concord) 31-9.
Central (Fresno) 7-1
Defeated Clovis North (Clovis) 28-7.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 6-2
Defeated Sierra (Manteca) 70-10.
Charter Oak (Covina) 8-0
Defeated Diamond Ranch (Pomona) 20-6.
LOST to Buchanan (Clovis) 28-7.
Del Oro (Loomis) 6-2
LOST to Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 34-32.
Dorsey (Los Angeles) 5-3
Defeated Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 42-14 Saturday at L.A. Coliseum.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 7-1
Defeated Marina (Huntington Beach) 52-14.
Elk Grove 7-1
Defeated Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 21-14.
Grant (Sacramento) 6-2
LOST to Sheldon (Sacramento) 20-14.
Hawkins (Los Angeles) 8-0
Defeated Los Angeles 34-22.
JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 5-3
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 27-21.
Lutheran (Orange) 5-3
Defeated Servite (Anaheim) 49-42.
Madison (San Diego) 7-1
Defeated Lincoln (San Diego) 49-0.
Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 7-1
Defeated Del Oro (Loomis) 34-32.
Paloma Valley (Menifee) 8-0
Defeated Elsinore (Lake Elsinore) 69-28.
Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 8-0
Defeated Westview (San Diego) 41-21.
LOST to Woodcreek (Roseville) 28-14.
Defeated Johnson (Sacramento) 65-0 on Saturday.
San Benito (Hollister) 8-0
Bye. Did not play.
Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 4-4
LOST to JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 27-21.
Serra (San Mateo) 4-4
Defeated Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 41-14 on Saturday.
Servite (Anaheim) 4-4
LOST to Lutheran (Orange) 49-42.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 7-1
Defeated Mira Mesa (San Diego) 42-7.
St. Francis (La Canada) 8-0
Defeated Harvard-Westlake (N. Hollywood) 49-7.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 7-1
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 35-7.
Defeated Saugus 28-7.
Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 6-2
Defeated Chaparral (Temecula) 41-14.
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