Week 15 Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Edison of Huntington Beach head coach Dave White (who is retiring after the season) holds CIF Southern Section Division III title plaque after No. 16 Chargers beat No. 15 La Mirada 44-24 on Friday night at La Mirada. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Edison of Huntington Beach head coach Dave White (who is retiring after the season) holds CIF Southern Section Division III title plaque after No. 16 Chargers beat No. 15 La Mirada 44-24 on Friday night at La Mirada. Photo: Mark Tennis.


St. John Bosco will move to No. 1 in the state after toppling No. 2 Mater Dei on Saturday in CIFSS D1 final. De La Salle dominates unbeaten Freedom to win another NCS title and stamp ticket for CIF Open Division state final for eighth straight season. Other big winners include No. 16 Huntington Beach Edison plus San Clemente and Bakersfield in upsets.
Here is a look at scores through Saturday, Dec. 3. Check back Monday updated rankings.

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1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 13-1
LOST to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 42-28 in CIF Southern Section Division I championship Saturday at Angels Stadium. Monarchs were looking for first outright section title since 1998.

2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 12-2
Defeated No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 42-28 in CIFSS D1 final Saturday at Angels Stadium. Will now take on De La Salle of Concord on Dec. 17 at Sacramento State for CIF Open Division state title (which will be officially announced Sunday).

3. Centennial (Corona) 11-2*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss to No. 2 St. John Bosco in CIFSS D1 semifinals.

De La Salle players fight to get their hands on CIF North Coast Section title trophy after Friday's win vs. Freedom of Oakley. Photo: Twitter.com.

De La Salle players fight to get their hands on CIF North Coast Section title trophy after Friday’s win vs. Freedom of Oakley. Photo: Twitter.com.


4. Narbonne (Harbor City) 14-0
Defeated Dorsey (Los Angeles) 42-24 on Saturday night at El Camino College for L.A. City Division I championship. Gauchos won third straight section title.

5. De La Salle (Concord) 12-1
Defeated No. 7 Freedom (Oakley) 42-7 in CIF North Coast Section Open Division championship. Spartans won 25th straight section title (streak began in 1992) and clinched their 11th straight CIF state bowl game berth. They’ll be in the Open Division for the eighth straight year (have won six of last seven).

6. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 13-0
Defeated No. 14 Helix (La Mesa) 35-27 on Saturday in CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship. Also likely punched ticket to CIF D1-AA SoCal title game vs. No. 4 Narbonne.

7. Freedom (Oakley) 11-1
LOST to No. 5 De La Salle (Concord) 42-7 in NCS Open Division final. This time, though, a team losing to DLS in a section final will get to go on to a NorCal bowl game since the NCS went to an Open Division format and got process approved to send Open Division runner-up beginning this season.

8. Rancho Cucamonga 12-1*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss was to No. 1 Mater Dei in CIFSS D1 semifinals.

9. Mission Viejo 11-1*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss was to No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga in CIFSS D1 quarterfinals. Before that had won 39 straight games.

10. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 11-3
LOST to San Clemente 45-35 in Friday’s CIFSS Division II championship. Olita Palmer’s TD with about six minutes left brought the Nighthawks to within 38-35, but Tritons’ QB Jack Sears then scored on a 67-yard run. San Clemente (11-3) won school’s first CIFSS title.

11. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 13-1
Defeated No. 12 Folsom 56-25 on Saturday night at Sac State in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship. Rams likely to move up four positions in next week’s rankings.

12. Folsom 12-1
LOST to No. 11 St. Mary’s (Stockton) 56-25 in CIF Sac-Joaquin D1 final. Folsom hae won four straight section titles.

Bakersfield fans and players gather around CIF Central Section Division I title plaque after win Friday in Fresno. Photo: @BVarsityLive/Twitter.com.

Bakersfield fans and players gather around CIF Central Section Division I title plaque after win Friday in Fresno. Photo: @BVarsityLive/Twitter.com.


13. Calabasas 14-0
Defeated bubble team Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 35-14 for CIFSS D5 title on Saturday in Mission Viejo. It was 35-0 in second half. CIF bowl placement may not match this ranking, but we won’t change it.

14. Helix (La Mesa) 10-2
LOST to No. 6 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 35-27 in Saturday’s CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship. Defending champ Scotties lost earlier in year 35-28 to Dons.

15. La Mirada 11-3
LOST to No. 16 Edison (Huntington Beach) 44-24 in CIFSS Division III championship. The Matadores came back from a 34-10 deficit in the second half but couldn’t punch in a TD from inside the 5-yard line with five minutes left that could have cut the lead to 37-32. One of La Mirada’s earlier wins was 43-14 over CIFSS D2 champ San Clemente.

16. Edison (Huntington Beach) 13-1
Defeated No. 15 La Mirada 44-24 in CIFSS D3 title. It’s CIFSS title No. 6 for the Chargers, who will not let retiring head coach Dave White slide off into the sunset.

17. Pittsburg 9-2*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss was to No. 7 Freedom (Oakley). One of best wins was against Central Coast Section Open D2 champ San Mateo Serra.

18. Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-2*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss was to No. 5 De La Salle.

19. (20) Monte Vista (Danville) 13-1
Defeated bubble team Antioch and superstar RB Najee Harris 42-18 on Saturday in CIF North Coast Section D1 final. First section title for Mustangs since 2002.

20. Valley Christian (San Jose) 12-1
Did not play. Won CIF Central Coast Section Open Division III title last week over Palma (Salinas). Waiting to find out opponent, division and location during Sunday’s CIF bowl selection announcement.

21. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 7-5*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss to No. 2 St. John Bosco in CIFSS D1 quarterfinals.

22. Serra (Gardena) 7-4*
Did not play. Season complete. Playoff loss to No. 21 Santa Margarita in CIFSS D1 opening round.

23. Serra (San Mateo) 8-4
Did not play. Won CCS Open Division II title last week over Archbishop Mitty (San Jose). Waiting to find out opponent, division and location during Sunday’s CIF bowl selection announcement.

24. Hawkins (Los Angeles) 13-1
LOST to bubble team Los Angeles (12-2) 38-6 in Saturday’s CIF L.A. City Section Division II championship. L.A. High’s previous close game with Narbonne shows this wasn’t a huge upset, but margin surprising.

25. Central (Fresno) 11-2
LOST to Bakersfield 21-14 in CIF Central Section Division I championship. Drillers (11-2 with losses to CIFSS teams Chaminade and Valencia) earned their 37th all-time section title, which is ongoing state record.

TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
FROM LAST WEEK’S RANKINGS

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Antioch 9-4
LOST to No. 19 Monte Vista (Danville) 42-18 Saturday.

Bakersfield 11-2
Defeated No. 25 Central (Fresno) 21-14.

Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-4*
Did not play. Season complete.

Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 12-1
Defeated St. Bernard’s (Eureka) 44-21 Saturday.

Cathedral (Los Angeles) 11-1*
Did not play. Season complete.

Chaminade (West Hills) 8-4*
Did not play. Season complete.

Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 12-2
LOST to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 36-35 (2 OTs).

Del Oro (Loomis) 12-2
Defeated Inderkum (Sacramento) 35-13.

Dorsey (Los Angeles) 10-4
LOST to No. 4 Narbonne (Harbor City) 42-24 Saturday.

Elk Grove 11-2*
Did not play. Season complete.

Inderkum (Sacramento) 11-3
LOST to Del Oro (Loomis) 35-13.

JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 5-6*
Did not play. Season complete.

Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 7-4*
Did not play. Season complete.

Los Altos (Hacienda Heights) 13-1
LOST to Paraclete (Lancaster) 21-14.

Lutheran (Orange) 5-6*
Did not play. Season complete.

Madison (San Diego) 11-2
Defeated St. Augustine (San Diego) 35-31.

Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 10-3*
Did not play. Season complete.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3*
Did not play. Season complete.

Palma (Salinas) 10-3
Did not play. Eligible for CIF NorCal bowl game.

Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 11-1*
Did not play. Season complete.

Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 11-2*
Did not play. Season complete.

San Clemente 11-3
Defeated No. 10 Murrieta Valley (Murrieta Valley) 45-35.

Sanger 13-0
Defeated Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 20-10.

Servite (Anaheim) 4-7*
Did not play. Season complete.

Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 13-0**
Defeated Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 36-36 (2 OTs).
**One win by forfeit not included.

St. Francis (Mountain View) 10-2*
Did not play. Season complete.

Sutter 13-0
Did not play. Eligible for CIF NorCal bowl game.

Valencia 10-3*
Did not play. Season complete.

Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 9-3*
Did not play. Season complete.

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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8 Comments

  1. DB
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Man the north poses no challenges to De La Salle ever. They get cake walks into the state title game every year as a result. Can someone from the north please stand up and take on the bully? It’s been over 22 years for crying out loud. The Pac5 teams get beat on for weeks and have to play a team that has rested players in CIF final games. Its becoming comical. Step up northern competition!

    • paul_johnson884
      Posted December 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

      There have been plenty of games DLS has played vs SoCal that did not present the Spartans much of a challenge.

      Nobody in the SS challenges their two or 3 elite teams they have each year either. the SS elite cake walk until they play one of the other 1 or 2 elite teams.

      This is why a state wide Open division playoff is needed. Top 8 from either end.

      • Fooseball
        Posted December 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

        I agree with your state open but the difference is SS plays 4 games were DLS plays 2. And one of those ‘cake walk’ teams Servite gave DLS there toughest CA game of the year…

    • Kenneth Moore
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 12:40 am | Permalink

      DeLaSalle took St Mary’s off of the schedule. We would have beaten them this season!!!

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted December 4, 2016 at 10:16 am | Permalink

        Would be a great game if the two NorCal/SoCal Open Division games were being held. Winning D1-AA state title will have to be your consolation prize.

  2. Fooseball
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Mater Dei on great season. No reason they shouldn’t be playing Cath. Chris. or Narbonne for the D1 regional bowl like NCS and CCS open runner ups have they opportunity to do. Hopefully learning opportunity for Southern Section

  3. Kenneth Moore
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Mark, is the 56 points scored by St Mary’s last night the most points scored in D1 section championship history. Folsom scored 55 in ’14 and St Mary’s scored 50 in ’04.

    • michael prefling jr
      Posted December 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

      I believe Elk grove scored 77 against Atwater in 1998

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