State Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Folsom’s extremely potent receiving corps includes junior standout Joe Ngata and sophomore Elijah Badger. Ngata also can return kicks. Photo: Mark Tennis

The top three teams all had byes while No. 4 Mission Viejo and No. 5 De La Salle had fairly easy outings. With the two crazy games on Thursday in Southern California won by No. 9 Chaminade and No. 10 Calabasas, the biggest game in the state on Friday was in Granite Bay where No. 7 Folsom topped No. 23 Granite Bay 35-14. Upset of the night was unbeaten Westlake of Westlake Village, which was No. 39 in last week’s State Top 50, falling to Oxnard.

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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday night, Sept. 30)

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 5-0
Did not play. The Monarchs and the rest of the other teams from the incredibly tough Trinity League are all on byes this week. They play next Friday against No. 13 Santa Margarita.

2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 4-1
Did not play. The Braves, on a bye this week, suffered their only loss in the first game in overtime to national power St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).

3. Centennial (Corona) 3-1
Did not play. No, you aren’t seeing double. It is the second straight week the Huskies have had a bye.

4. Mission Viejo 6-0
Defeated El Toro (Lake Forest) 49-14. After big wins the last two weeks over Long Beach Poly and Santa Margarita, the Diablos settled in for an easier time of it vs. the Chargers.

Jaden Casey put his name into the state record book for the first time by throwing for eight TDs in Calabasas win over Valencia. He’s just a sophomore. Photo: #D1Bound/

5. De La Salle (Concord) 5-1
Defeated Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 45-24. The Spartans led 38-3 and 45-10 before the backups gave up some big plays to some of O’Dowd’s key standouts, such as jr. RB Austin Jones.

6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 4-1
Defeated Wilson (Long Beach) 56-0. QB Matt Corral played a lot more than he did in game vs. Millikan and went 39 of 45 for 457 yards and five TDs plus two TDs rushing.

7. Folsom 6-0
Defeated No. 23 Granite Bay 35-14. Kaiden Bennett’s 73-yard run for a score on a big third down play and Joe Ngata’s kickoff return TD after Granite Bay cut the score to 21-14 led the unbeaten Bulldogs.

8. Rancho Cucamonga 6-0
Defeated Victor Valley (Victorville) 49-0. The Cougars warmed up for next week’s showdown against No. 24 Upland.

9. Chaminade (West Hills) 5-1
Defeated No. 21 Serra (Gardena) 37-32 on Thursday. Andrew Van Buren rambled for 312 yards rushing on 35 carries and scored five times, according to Evan Barnes of L.A. Daily News. Van Buren’s 66-yard TD gave Eagles 20-13 lead.

10. Calabasas 5-0
Defeated No. 15 Valencia 65-63. What a shootout it was as the Coyotes came up with two turnovers on defense and got a fourth down stop in the fourth quarter for a comeback win. Sophomore QB Jaden Casey hit on 29 of 54 for 558 yards and eight TDs. Johnny Wilson caught 10 balls for 217 and three while Mycah Pittman caught seven for 142 and three.

11. Lutheran (Orange) 5-0
Did not play. Lancers were on a bye. They get No. 2 St. John Bosco next week.

12. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 5-0
Did not play. Lions were on a bye. They are going up against No. 14 Servite next week.

13. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 4-1
Did not play. Eagles also were on a bye. They have to take on No. 1 Mater Dei next week.

14. Servite (Anaheim) 5-0
Did not play. This is the final of six Trinity League teams in the state top 15. Friars also with a bye. Next up is JSerra.

15. Valencia 4-1
LOST to No. 10 Calabasas 65-63. Connor Downs went 24 of 35 for 417 yards with one TD pass and one TD run in the wild-and-wacky loss. Moises Haynes rushed for 217 yards on 34 carries and scored four TDs.

Edison of Huntington Beach players make a tackle against San Clemente in matchup of top Orange County teams won by San Clemente. Photo: Mark Bausman/

16. San Clemente 6-0
Defeated No. 34 Edison (Huntington Beach) 23-20. The Tritons held off the Chargers in rematch of last year’s CIF SoCal D1-A title game that also involved the CIFSS D2 and D3 champions.

17. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 5-0
Did not play. The Grizzlies, who had a bye, are the top-ranked team in the CIF San Diego Section.

18. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 5-0
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 42-14. The Trojans still have to play both Folsom and Granite Bay in Sierra Foothill League.

19. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 5-0
Defeated Granada (Livermore) 41-14. Wolves had this game wrapped up by halftime.

20. Narbonne (Harbor City) 2-3
Did not play. Gauchos were on a bye. Their losses are to Long Beach Poly, Corona Centennial and St. Louis (Hawaii) and they have a win over Serra (Gardena).

21. Serra (Gardena) 2-3
LOST to No. 9 Chaminade (West Hills) 37-32. Sophomore Doug Brumfield was the QB for the Cavaliers and showed himself very positively in a big game.

22. Central (Fresno) 4-1
Did not play. CIF Central Section top-ranked team was on a bye. The Grizzlies play unbeaten Buchanan (Clovis) next on Thursday of next week.

23. Granite Bay 5-1
LOST to No. 7 Folsom 35-14 on Friday at home. The Grizzlies led 7-0 but couldn’t stop Folsom’s big-play offense later on. Top two-way RB-LB Evan Tattersall, a Cal commit, was carted off the field with two minutes left with possible neck injury. He did stand and sat in cart with head being held still.

24. Upland 5-0
Did not play. Highlanders had a bye and no doubt checked out No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga’s win at Victor Valley. Those two meet next week.

25. Madison (San Diego) 5-0
Defeated Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 48-12. The Warhawks host defending D1-AA state champ Cathedral Catholic next Friday.


Bishop Amat (La Puente) 1-4
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 7-3.

Buchanan (Clovis) 5-0
Defeated Porterville 48-0.

Central Catholic (Modesto) 4-0
Defeated Sierra (Manteca) 48-7.

Citrus Hill (Perris) 4-1
Bye. Did not play.

Edison (Huntington Beach) 3-2
LOST to No. 16 San Clemente 23-20.

Freedom (Oakley) 5-0
Bye. Did not play.

Helix (La Mesa) 4-1
Defeated Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 65-0.

Heritage (Menifee) 4-1
Bye. Did not play.

Lompoc 6-0
Defeated Templeton 56-0.

Milpitas 5-0*
Defeated Los Altos 50-7 Saturday.

Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 3-2
Bye. Did not play.

Norco 2-3
Defeated Chino Hills 45-0.

Oakdale 4-1
Defeated Weston Ranch (Stockton) 59-18.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 4-2
Defeated Liberty (Bakersfield) 42-7.

Paraclete (Lancaster) 5-1
Defeated St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 55-21.

Pittsburg 3-1
Bye. Did not play.

Quartz Hill 5-0
Defeated Eastside (Lancaster) 48-6.

San Marcos 5-0
Bye. Did not play.

St. Francis (Mountain View) 3-2
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 45-17.

St. Mary’s (Stockton) 3-2
Bye. Did not play.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 4-1
Defeated St. Ignatius (SF) 34-10.

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  1. Jazz Bass
    Posted September 30, 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Mission Hills would dominate San Clemente. San Clemente barely beat a weak Oceanside Pirate team. Madison may be the 2nd best team in San Diego as well at this point. Good to see them in top 25.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted September 30, 2017 at 8:44 am | Permalink

      Yes, but San Clemente had a great win over Murrieta Valley. Mission Hills still hasn’t played that great of a schedule. Will be great when they play rivals from San Marcos.

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