Matchup between No. 2 St. John Bosco and No. 6 Chaminade is close for awhile, but Braves wore down the Eagles 31-17. NorCal No. 1 De La Salle had similar game with NorCal No. 3 St. Francis of Mountain View but dominant defense helped Spartans pull away 31-7 in second half. One of biggest upsets of the night was in Stockton where No. 10 St. Mary’s lost to local parochial rival Central Catholic of Modesto.
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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday night, Sept. 9)
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 3-0
Defeated La Mirada 42-0. J.T. Daniels had a 60-yard TD run to go with three TD passes to Nikko Remigio. The Monarchs play next on Sat, Sept. 16 vs. Bergen Catholic (N.J.) at Mission Viejo.
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 2-1
Defeated No. 6 Chaminade (West Hills) 31-17. Jaiden Woodbey’s 83-yard pick six for a score got the Braves rolling to break 0-0 deadlock. They also are playing next Saturday at Mission Viejo against Dorsey (Los Angeles).
3. Centennial (Corona) 2-1
Defeated Etiwanda 73-0. The Huskies went with No. 3 QB Arturo Herrera and led 59-0 at half. Top QB Tanner McKee tested his ankle before game but head coach Matt Logan still held him out. McKee expected back next week vs. Narbonne.
4. De La Salle (Concord) 3-0
Defeated St. Francis (Mountain View) 31-7. DLS coaches were not happy with the offense after this game since one TD came on a fumble return by Michael Puckett and a field goal also was set up by a turnover. Spartans are at Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) next Saturday.
5. Mission Viejo 3-0
Defeated La Habra 42-27. The Diablos have their big game next week at Long Beach Poly.
6. Chaminade (West Hills) 3-0
LOST to No. 2 St. John Bosco 31-17. It doesn’t look like this loss will cost the Eagles too many spots in the state rankings.
7. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 2-0
Bye. Did not play. Jackrabbits playing No. 5 Mission Viejo next Friday at Veterans Stadium. Winner will be regarded as solid No. 4 after the SoCal big three.
8. Narbonne (Harbor City) 2-1
Defeated Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 34-15. Gauchos reportedly were flagged for a lot of penalties. They’ll have to clean that up big time to have any chance at Corona Centennial next week.
9. Rancho Cucamonga 2-0
Bye. Did not play. Cougars travel next week to play Bishop Amat (La Puente).
10. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 2-1
LOST to Central Catholic (Modesto) 20-7. Five turnovers doomed the Rams in this loss, which they have traditionally suffered before to their local Holy Bowl rivals. This loss also takes away much luster that might have helped create interest in the St. Mary’s game against Mater Dei in two weeks.
11. Folsom 3-0
Defeated Oakdale 45-29. Going down to Oakdale and beating a CIF state champ from last season will push the Bulldogs to No. 2 in NorCal next week and up into the State Top 10.
12. Calabasas 2-0
Bye. Did not play. Coyotes get back to it next Friday at Pacifica (Oxnard).
13. St. Francis (Mountain View) 2-1
LOST to No. 4 De La Salle (Concord) 31-7. Look for the Lancers to stay No. 1 among teams from CIF Central Coast Section. They were only down 17-7 at halftime.
14. Lutheran (Orange) 3-0
Defeated Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 40-20. According to Riverside Press-Enterprise, Lancers’ QB Ryan Hilinski passed for 505 yards and four TDs.
15. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 3-0
Defeated Alemany (Mission Hills) 61-7 in game played on Thursday. Chad Magyar rushed for 156 yards on 12 carries with two TDs and Dylan Brady booted 55-yard field goal.
16. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 3-0
Defeated Burbank (Sacramento) 46-8. Trojans host a Reed (Sparks, Nev.) team next week that they lost to one year ago.
17. San Clemente 3-0
Defeated Fullerton 45-7. Tritons will host Murrieta Valley next week in rematch of last year’s CIFSS Division 2 championship.
18. Valencia 2-0
Defeated Chaparral (Ariz) 56-14. Vikings travel to play Newbury Park next week, which just lost 42-40 in a shootout to unbeaten Westlake.
19. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 3-0
Defeated Bishop Amat (La Puente) 59-35. After Trinity League moved all of its teams inside the Top 20 last week, they all could be inside Top 15 next week.
20. Servite (Anaheim) 3-0
Defeated Roosevelt (Eastvale) 52-24. Team from Inland Empire with designs on a CIF divisional state title was not match for the Friars. T.J. McMahon rushed for three TDs and passed for two more.
21. Paraclete (Lancaster) 2-0
LOST to No. 33 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 30-21. After win from previous week over state-ranked Helix, Spirits fell to Lions’ squad with a loss to Chaminade but with two big wins afterward.
22. Serra (Gardena) 1-2
Defeated Dorsey (Los Angeles) 44-7. Cavs lost first two games to Narbonne (No. 8) and to Punahou (Hawaii) but rolled over the Dons.
23. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 3-0
Defeated Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) 56-7. Up next for Grizzlies is a test at 3-0 Carlsbad.
24. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 2-0
Defeated Foothill (Pleasanton) 45-0. Wolves are now in league play and still look good to be 9-0 when they eventually play De La Salle.
Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 2-0
Defeated Justin-Siena (Napa) 51-7.
Central (Fresno) 3-0
Defeated Liberty (Bakersfield) 30-3.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 2-0
Defeated No. 10 St. Mary’s (Stockton) 20-7.
Defeated Sweetwater (National City) 49-0.
Citrus Hill (Perris) 3-0
Defeated El Camino (Oceanside) 28-9.
Del Oro (Loomis) 2-1
Defeated Windsor 46-13.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 2-1
Defeated Canyon (Anaheim) 38-0.
Freedom (Oakley) 3-0
Defeated James Logan (Union City) 55-6.
Helix (La Mesa) 1-1
Did not play. Bye.
Heritage (Menifee) 3-0
Defeated Corona 56-7.
Defeated San Marcos (Santa Barbara) 72-14.
Madison (San Diego) 3-0
Defeated Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 56-6.
Defeated Enochs (Modesto) 41-0.
Defeated Berkeley 52-6 on Saturday.
*Forfeit win vs. Brookside Christian not included.
Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 2-1
Defeated Cajon (San Bernardino) 49-46.
Did not play. Bye.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 2-1
Defeated No. 21 Paraclete (Lancaster) 30-21.
LOST to No. 11 Folsom 48-29.
Defeated Serra (San Mateo) 35-28 on Saturday on the road.
Defeated Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 47-26.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 2-1
Defeated Pleasant Valley (Chico) 55-3.
Westlake (Westlake Village) 3-0
Defeated No. 41 Newbury Park 42-40.
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